MCEC Phase 2

Since catalysis can be studied at different length scales, different scientific disciplines are involved in catalysis research. The main objective for the second phase of MCEC is that chemists, physicists materials scientists and chemical engineers work together, both within and outside their own discipline, to find answers to important questions in the field of energy transition.

For the second phase of MCEC three broad research themes are defined, divided into several projects:

Research themes:


  • Continuous sensing and flow with bubbles
  • Making porous supraparticles for catalysis
  • Modelling Combinatorial Complexity in Hydrocarbon Catalysis
  • Exploring the Complexity of Pore Space of a Catalyst Particle
  • Plasmonic, catalytic, and electrolysis bubble nucleation & growth
  • Diffusion and reactivity in single porous catalyst particles on the single-molecule level
  • A Multiscale Catalysis and Engineering Approach to CO2-to-X
  • Support, alloying and promoter effects and active sites in CO2 hydrogenation
  • Catalytic Conversion of Municipal Waste
  • Nanosensors for local halide concentrations