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Research triangle

                                                        Performance               Characterisation




Control of composition, structure and location of active sites and phases in a catalyst particle.

Building blocks

  • Zeolites 
  • Mesoporous materials 
  • Two-dimensional solid acids and bases 
  • Carbon nanofibers 
  • Amorphous oxides 
  • Microporous (silico-) aluminophosphates
  • Metal organic frameworks 

Assembly techniques

  • Homogeneous deposition precipitation 
  • Impregnation 
  • Ion exchange 
  • Liquid phase reduction of metal ions 
  • Growth from the gas phase 
  • Micelle and emulsion templating 
  • Hydrothermal crystallization


  • Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
  • Alcohol-to-Hydrocarbon conversion
  • Alkane cracking
  • Lignin conversion
  • Alkane dehydrogenation
  • Selective hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation
  • Glycerol conversion 
  • De-NOx


  • 3D-Transmission Electron Microscopy 
  • in-situ Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance 
  • in-situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy 
  • in-situ Raman spectroscopy 
  • in-situ Infrared spectroscopy 
  • in-situ UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy 
  • in-situ X-ray Diffraction 
  • in-situ micro-spectroscopy techniques, making use of Raman, ultraviolet-visible, infrared and X-ray spectroscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy in combination with spectroscopy, including tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
  • Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy 
  • X-ray fluorescence 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy 
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy-Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy