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Join the NIOK PhD platform (NPP) visit to ECN (part of TNO) in Petten

The NIOK PhD platform (NPP) will visit ECN part of TNO in Petten and you can join! What: Visit to the Biomass & Energy Efficiency group of ECN When: Friday 10 January 2020 Where: ECN part of TNO in Petten (Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Westerduinweg...

NPP profile published by ChemCatChem

Good news! The society profile have been publicized online :  Take a look here:   It will be included in their number: 1/2020

Professors Ben Feringa, Freek Kapteijn and Marc Koper on list of Highly Cited Researchers

Each year, the Web of Science Group identifies the world’s most influential researchers. The select few who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or 0.1%, of the world's researchers, across 21 research fields,...

NIOK Advanced Topics in Catalysis Photo- and Electrocatalysis – A hands-on workshop

Location: TU Eindhoven, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, HELIX building Date: April 20-21, 2020 Organization team: Dr. Marta Costa Figueiredo (TU/e), Dr. Antoni Forner Cuenca (TU/e), Dr. Thijs de Groot (TU/e), Dr. Jan Philipp Hofmann (TU/e), Dr....

CAIA Course November 2019

Date   : 17 - 22 November 2019 Venue : Hotel van der Werff, Schiermonnikoog …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...

15-17 May 2019 CHARACTERIZATION IN CATALYSIS RESEARCH (CCR) COURSE

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Thierry Slot: 10 Weeks at Fudan University

Thierry Slot  spent a research visit at Fudan University in Shanghai, China as part of the Research Priority Area (RPA) Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam.

He wrote a nice blog his experiences in China.  Not just about the science, but also about the other things he did and enjoyed in China.

Read the full travel report here

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