Program 2019

This first edition of Catalysis Connected was held 24-27 August 2019. The program consisted of plenary sessions with keynote speakers and a poster session. To have ample room for discussion lectures lasted 30 minutes + 30 minutes discussion. On Sunday and Monday, there was a joint ‘recreational/community building’ activity to discuss and meet each other in an informal setting.

Conference chairs: Prof. Bert Weckhuysen & Prof. Harry Bitter

Programme Saturday 24 August

16:00 | 24/08/2019


16:45h | 24/08/2019

Official Opening by Conference Chairs Prof. Bert Weckhuysen & Prof. Harry Bitter

17:00h | 24/05/2019

Lecture 1: Who is doing the job? Unravelling the role of metals and oxides in alcohol conversion on bimetallic Au and Pd catalysts

Dr. Karin Föttinger, TU Wien
18:00h | 24/05/2019

Lecture 2: Atomic layer deposition: Bridging semiconductors to catalysis and beyond

Dr. Riikka Puurunen, Aalto University
19:00h | 24/08/2019


20:00h | 24/08/2019

End of day one


Programme Sunday 25 August

09:00h | 25/08/2018

Lecture 3: Alginate: A versatile biopolymer for functional advanced materials for catalytic applications

Dr. Nathalie Tanchoux, ENSC Montpelier
10:00h | 25/08/2018

Lecture 4: Refining lignocellulose: Introducing the lignin-first biorefinery concept

Prof. Bert Sels, KU Leuven
11:00h | 25/08/2018

Coffee break

11:15h | 25/08/2018

Lecture 5: 13 orders of magnitude: From molecules to chemical plants

Dr. Christian Hulteberg, Lund University
12:15h | 25/08/2018


13:00h | 25/08/2018

Excursion (“Another way to discover Utrecht”)

17:00h | 25/08/2018

Lecture 6: Biocatalysis for organic synthesis: Why and how?

Dr. Frank Hollmann, Delft University of Technology
18:00h | 25/08/2018

Lecture 7: Spectroscopy & catalysis: An eye on the active sites, but not only

Dr. Elena Groppo, University of Turin
19:00h | 25/08/2018

Poster session and networking event with drinks

21:00h | 25/08/2018

End of day two


Programme Monday 26 August

09:00h | 26/08/2018

Lecture 8: Catalysis in single electron steps

Prof. Bas de Bruin, University of Amsterdam
10:00h | 26/08/2018

Lecture 9: Mutualism between auto-catalysis and motion

Prof. Nathalie Katsonis, University of Twente
11:00h | 26/08/2018

Coffee break

11:15h | 26/08/2018

Lecture 10: Probing (re)active species in homogeneous catalysis: Application of advanced lab and synchrotron techniques

Prof. Moniek Tromp, Groningen University
12:15h | 26/08/2018


13:00h | 26/08/2018

A tour on the premises (Museum Speelklok)

16:30h | 26/08/2018

Lecture 11: Transition metal sulphides and phosphides as electrocatalysts for water splitting: Insights into activity and stability

Dr. Jan Philipp Hofmann, Eindhoven University of Technology
17:30h | 26/08/2018

Lecture 12: Hierarchical multiscale catalytic modelling: From the active site to the reactor

Dr. Ivo Filot, Eindhoven University of Technology
19:00h | 26/08/2018

Conference dinner

22:00h | 26/08/2018

End of day three


Programme Tuesday 27 August

09:00h | 27/08/2018

Lecture 13: Design of a photocatalyst as a coating for removal of organic pollutants from air and water

Prof. Nataša Novak Tušar, University of Nova Gorica
10:00h | 27/08/2018

Lecture 14: Theory-guided design and optimization of catalytic conversions of renewable feedstocks

Dr. Evgeny Pidko, Delft University of Technology
11:00h | 27/08/2018

Coffee break

11:30h | 27/08/2018

Lecture 15: From powder to production: Supporting heterogeneous catalysts for high performance

Dr. Lars Kiewidt, Wageningen University & Research
12:30h | 27/08/2018

lecture 16: High-gravity high shear reactors for intensified chemicals production

Dr. John van der Schaaf, Eindhoven University of Technology
13:30h | 27/08/2018

Closing of programme

14:00 | 27/08/2018

End of meeting