Symposium ‘Catalysis under Realistic Conditions’

To design high-performance catalyst materials for sustainable processes, comprehensive insight into their functioning as well as structure-property relations is needed.

While model studies often use conditions, which are far from industrial reality, modern spectroscopic in-situ and operando instrumentation enables to study catalytic processes and materials under (close to) realistic conditions.

The symposium ‘Catalysis under Realistic Conditions’, to be held on November 16, 2018 at Eindhoven University of Technology, features invited national and international expert and highlights research of MCEC member groups.

With this symposium, the newly installed Near-Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (NAP-XPS, click here for more pictures) will be inaugurated and first exciting results will be presented. After five scientific talks, the symposium will conclude with a lab-tour including instrument demonstration and drinks afterwards.

Participation is free, registration (see below) is mandatory. Please register before November 1st.

You can find the program here.

Registration Symposium Catalysis Under Realistic Conditions


MCEC Lectureship 2019: Prof. Karsten Reuter

Prof. Karsten Reuter (Technical University of Munich) is recipient of the third MCEC Lectureship Award. Between 13-24 May 2019, he will visit the different MCEC research groups, give scientific lectures and participate in scientific discussions.

Prof. Reuter’s lectures are open to both MCEC members and other interested parties. Registration is not required. Dates, locations and abstracts of the lectures will be announced here shortly.

Emke Molnar (former MD MCEC) thanks Prof. Karsten Reuter

In 2017, Karsten Reuter was one of the speakers at the MCEC mini-symposium. He was interviewed by MCEC PhDs Jeroen Vollenbroek and Anne-Eva Nieuwelink about his background and interest in theoretical chemistry, and the unavoidable change from fossil towards renewable sources:

“Very soon we will be able to sustainably produce certain base fuels at costs lower than through fossil resources. This will be the key moment, because then we will stop burning something as precious as oil, which in itself generates big problems because of the huge amounts of fuel that we need.  So here we have this very valuable chemical and what do we do? We burn it. I think it’s unavoidable that the situation will change in the next ten years.” Read the full interview here.