Location: TU Eindhoven, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, HELIX building

Date: 11 and 12th of April 2022

Organization team: Dr. Marta Costa Figueiredo (TU/e), Dr. Antoni Forner Cuenca (TU/e),
Dr. Thijs de Groot (TU/e), Dr. Bastian Mei (UTwente) and  Dr. Ward van der Stam (UU)


As follow up to the CAIA course (Catalysis an Integrated Approach) NIOK offers now a successor of that course where you can deepen your understanding called “NIOK Advanced Topics in Catalysis”. This course consists of 4 independent modules which can be followed separately. These four modules are focused on 1) photo- and electrocatalysis (Costa Figueiredo, TU/e), 2) conversion of renewable feedstocks (Bitter, WUR), 3) theoretical catalysis (Bickelhaupt, VU), and 4) advanced topics in molecular catalysis (De Bruin, UvA).
You as NIOK PhD student or postdoc are invited to this course but also external PhD/postdocs as well as colleagues from industry are welcome.

The attended and completed modules can be mentioned as such on the NIOK bull issued with the PhD degree. Certification of attendance to individual modules can be issued.

You are herewith invited for the first part of the course: Photo- and Electrocatalysis – A hands-on workshop

This course will be complementing the graduate school on the fundamentals of electrochemistry of the Dutch initiative on Electrochemical Conversion and Materials (ECCM), which is held each year in the fall. Since the ECCM Fall school is organized in lectures by experts from the field,  we planned an hands-on workshop were focus is put on basic operations in the electrochemical lab as well as data treatment, analysis and interpretation.

The course will consist of four 3-hour working blocks given by colleagues from TU Eindhoven (Figueiredo, Forner, De Groot), U Twente (Mei) and U Utrecht (van der Stam). The students will be divided in groups of 6-7 participants, that will rotate through the 4 working blocks so that everybody can follow each block resulting in a two-day program. Next to the workshops, there will be time and room for exchange and community building. A detailed program will be distributed in due time.

Target audience: max. 30 participants PhD students /Postdocs /industrial participants,

As we tried to organize this course before and some participants were already registered and accepted, we now have

only 15 seats left. The course fee will be 200 Euro.

Pre-register here