Please welcome our guest scientist Dr. Kinga Mlekodaj from J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechia. During her stay she will work on advanced characterization of the catalysts for direction conversion of methane.
A new colleague, Ms. Man Guo, started on September 1, 2021 as a PhD student in the van Bokhoven group under Luca Artiglia's supervision and we would like to welcome her.
Welcome to Alessia Cesarini, new PhD student in the van Bokhoven group. She is located at EMPA and works together with Andreas Borgschulte.
On February 10th, 2021, Julian Wennmacher defended his PhD entitled "Developing electron crystallography to elucidate the location of functional sites in zeolites" at ETH Zurich. Congratulations!
On Feb 1st, a new postdoc, Florent Dubray will start in our group. He finished his PhD on the synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications of metal containing zeolites at the ENSI in Caen.
He will work on the (new) SYNFUEL project (a PSI initiative to make sustainable jet fuel) converting methanol into jet fuel over modified zeolite catalysts.
Anthony started working at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in January 2018 as a PostDoc within an internal project shared between the Electrochemistry Laboratory and the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry at PSI. He worked on 2D LSCO electrodes for the in situ investigation of oxygen evolution reaction and on the interaction of ferryhydrite samples with acidic trace gases. His main expertise is ambient pressure photoelectron spectroscopy and he will work on the in situ investigation of methane oxidation on PtPd size- and composition-selected nanoparticles supported on different oxides.
Andreas started in January as a PhD student in the van Bokhoven group. Andreas did his master thesis at the Technical University of Munich, TUM, under the supervision of Prof. Johannes Lercher. The title of Andreas’ thesis was “Kinetic modelling and characterization of bifunctional metal-acid catalysts for renewable diesel generation via deoxygenation”.
The work "Elucidating the mechanism of heterogeneous Wacker oxidation over Pd-Cu/zeolite Y by transient XAS" of Jerick Imbao (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14982-x), result of a collaboration with Dr. Maarten Nachtegaal of the Paul Scherrer Institut, was highlighted by the editors of Nature Communications.