Solar and wind energy are incessant, but by nature intermittent resources. One way to store the temporary surplus of ‘green power’ lies in chemical bonds. Within this theme, the PhD student will work on the design, characterization and testing of new solid catalysts capable of turning carbon dioxide into fuels and base chemicals.
10 projects have been defined:
A Multiscale Catalysis and Engineering Approach to CO2-to-X (Prof. Bert Weckhuysen)
Catalysis by defect oxides for methanol synthesis from carbon dioxide (Prof. Emiel Hensen)
Reinvestigating the Sabatier reaction for large-scale storage of renewable H2 (Prof. Emiel Hensen)
Modeling combinatorial complexity in hydrocarbon catalysis (Prof. Emiel Hensen)
High-temperature/high-pressure electrochemical COx reduction (Prof. Emiel Hensen)
Continuous sensing and flow with bubbles (Prof. Albert van den Berg)