MCEC Members Ivo Filot and Freddy Rabouw have both been awarded a Veni Grant 2017 by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). Veni is a part of NWO’s Talent Scheme programme. We wholeheartedly congratulate Ivo and Freddy on this great success!
A brief summary on their research projects (read more on the website of NWO):
Mesoscale simulations in catalysis
Dr. ir. I.A.W. (Ivo) Filot (m), TUE – Inorganic Materials Chemistry
Understanding catalysis at the all length and time scales is important in solving today’s environmental and energy challenges. The researchers will study how the structure of a catalyst changes during a chemical process. In this way, new ways can be identified to avoid premature catalyst deactivation.
Characterizing catalysis on the molecular scale
Dr. F.T. (Freddy) Rabouw (m), UU – Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science
Catalysts make chemical reactions faster and more efficient. A typical catalyst contains billions of active nanoparticles that together determine its properties. The researcher will study chemical reactions on the scale of individual catalytic nanoparticles. This will yield a better understanding of catalysis and contribute to the development of new catalysts.
28 July, 2017