Catalysis contributes 20-30% of the gross domestic products of industrialized countries. Catalysts play a vital role in the production of transportation fuels, bulk and fine chemicals in a sustainable way. Many more improvements are expected for the next years.
… a fascinating discipline
NIOK, the Dutch school of research in catalysis, with some 200 PhD students involved in research, offers the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into various aspects of this fascinating discipline: fundamental, theoretical, homogeneous, heterogeneous, industrial catalysis and biocatalysis. The main theme of this course is the molecular approach of catalysis in view of its applications, from catalyst preparation and characterization to reactor engineering.
The course is designed for graduates and polytechnic (HBO) levels, either as a first introduction or as a refresher course. Especially graduates preparing a doctoral dissertation related to catalysis are potential attendants, but also those who are already working in industry and feel the need to deepen their insights into catalytic processes.
Topics to be discussed
Modern developments seen from two angles:
Heterogeneous Catalysis – Prof. dr. J H (Harry) Bitter / Prof. dr. M. (Moniek) Tromp
Homogeneous Catalysis / Characterization – Prof. dr. E. (Edwin) Otten, Dr. J.E.M.N. (Johannes) Klein
Reaction Engineering & Kinetics – Prof. J.(Jun) Yue
Biocatalysis – Prof. F. (Frank) Hollmann
Synthesis – Prof. dr. P. E. (Petra) de Jongh
Place and time
The course is held on the island Schiermonnikoog. The lectures take place in “Het Dorpshuis”, Torenstreek 18a. Lodging is in Hotel Van der Werff, Reeweg 2, Schiermonnikoog. The course starts Sunday 26 November (afternoon arrival) and ends Friday 1 December after lunch.
The text book will be ‘Catalysis, an integrated approach‘, edited by Prof.dr U. Hanefeld and Prof.dr ir L. Lefferts, with contributions from many experts.
The registration form is available here.
The number of participants is limited to 55.
A Certificate of Attendance is available. A Certificate of Proficiency is available for those who successfully pass the assessment.
Obtaining the Certificate of Proficiency is one of the requirements that needs to be met before NIOK graduates can apply for a NIOK diploma accompanying their doctor’s degree certificate. For the complete set of requirements please contact the NIOK office or ask your supervisor.
The course fee amounts to:
|Registration before Sept. 30 2023||Registration after Sept. 30 2023|
|Graduate students and postdocs working with NIOK members||€ 800||€ 850|
|All other graduate students and postdocs||€ 1.100||€ 1.200|
|All other participants*||€ 2.600||€ 3.000|
* VIRAN members can send one employee of a member company’s own staff at a reduced rate of € 850
The fee includes:
Cancellation fees are applicable:
Assessment of the NIOK CAIA course will be done based on case studies and a presentation. Throughout the week you will work in groups of 5-6 people on set case studies, i.e. catalysis problems given to you. At the end of the week, the case studies must be presented to the entire group. The case study and presentations will be assessed with pass/fail (and some feedback). For NIOK graduate students it is obligatory to take part and pass, to be able to obtain the NIOK Certificate of Proficiency certificate at the end of your PhD.
Prof.dr. M. Tromp, Groningen University