Cooperation in NIOK
NIOK researchers (about 35 professors and more than 200 Ph.D. students, originating from eight Dutch Universities) cover the whole range of catalysis: heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis, and biocatalysis. Each research group has chosen its own focus and has its own strengths. As research problems tend to become increasingly complex, multidisciplinary approaches are more and more required. In NIOK, academic catalysis researchers convene, and cooperation between two or more groups is promoted, e.g., during special seminars.
Cooperation with the Catalysis Industry
A unique aspect of cooperation within the Netherlands is the open communication, not only between universities, but also between academia and industry. NIOK has an industrial advisory board (VIRAN) in which companies are represented such as Albemarle Catalysts, ARKEMA Vlissingen BV, Avantium Technologies BV, BASF Nederland BV, Dow Benelux BV, DSM, ExxonMobil Chemical Europe, Johnson Matthey, Cabot Norit Nederland BV, SABIC EuroPetrochemicals, Sasol  and Shell International Chemicals BV. Being the platform for the catalyst-producing and/or catalyst-using industry, VIRAN not only advises NIOK on possible research subjects and strategy, but also cooperates actively on educational developments, such as catalysis master courses.
NIOK research initiatives
In the past years, NIOK was one of the initiators of the national top institute National Research School Combination – Catalysis (NRSC-C), a research program on innovative research funded by Government for a period of ten years. Another recent example of working on innovations for a sustainable society is ACTS (Advanced Chemical Technologies for Sustainability), a joint initiative of Government, academia and industry funding tens of millions of euros for pre-competitive and industrially relevant research, with aim to anticipate on the needs of the future society. NIOK members, amongst others, played an important part in the processes that led to the formulation of the Technology Roadmap Catalysis, Key to Sustainability (2001) and the subsequent creation of ACTS and its research programs.
Download: Technology Roadmap Catalysis (2001)

Since 2001, the world has changed significantly in areas such as the important societal issues, the economic situation, the structure of research funding and the interests/strategy of the (chemical) industry in the Netherlands. The Dutch catalysis community, represented by the Netherlands Institute for Research in Catalysis Research (NIOK) and the Industrial Advisory Board of NIOK (VIRAN), has created a new Science and Technology Roadmap for Catalysis in the Netherlands: “Catalysis – Key to a Sustainable Future” , which builds on the changed situation.

Download: Science and Technology Roadmap for Catalysis in the Netherlands: “Catalysis – Key to a Sustainable Future”

Research profiles of NIOK-members
– Amsterdam – Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis, Biocatalysis and Sustainable Chemistry
– Delft – Catalytic Processes and Engineering, Biocatalysis
– Eindhoven – Modelling of Catalytic Reactions
– Groningen – Homogeneous Catalysis for Fine Chemicals and Polymerization Catalysis
– Leiden – Fundamental Heterogenous Catalysis
– Nijmegen -Homogeneous Catalysis and Polymerization Catalysis
– Twente – Physical Chemistry of Catalytic Processes
– Utrecht – Homogeneous; Heterogenous Catalytic Materials

Research profiles of NIOK-members

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Dr. Sebastian Beil

Dr. Sebastian Beil

Assistant professor

Email: s.b.beil@rug.nl
Department: Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
Field of expertise: Electrosynthesis and Photocatalysis
Personal website: www.beillab.org

Prof. dr. Adriaan  Minnaard

Prof. dr. Adriaan Minnaard

Full Professor

Email: a.j.minnaard@rug.nl
Department: Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
Field of expertise: Homogeneous catalysis
Personal website: minnaardgroup.nl

Prof. Dr. Marco W. Fraaije

Prof. Dr. Marco W. Fraaije

full professor

Emailm.w.fraaije@rug.nl
Department: Molecular Enzymology
Field of expertise: Biocatalysis
Personal website: www.fraaije.info

Prof. Dr. Jun Yue

Prof. Dr. Jun Yue

Associate professor

Email: yue.jun@rug.nl
Department: ENTEG – Chemical Engineering
Field of expertise: Catalytic biomass conversion, process intensification
Personal website: http://www.rug.nl/staff/yue.jun/

Prof. Dr. Sijbren Otto

Prof. Dr. Sijbren Otto

Full professor

Email: S.Otto@rug.nl
Department: Faculty of Science & Engineering – Stratingh Institute
Field of expertise: systems chemistry / dynamic covalent libraries
Personal website: http://www.otto-lab.com/

Prof. Dr. Peter Deuss

Prof. Dr. Peter Deuss

Associate professor

Email: p.j.deuss@rug.nl
Department: ENTEG – Green Chemical Reaction Engineering
Field of expertise: Catalytic Processing of Sustainable Resources; Bio-based Chemical Products; Lignocellulose fractionation/upgrading; Lignin; Homogeneous catalysis; Catalytic Pyrolysis
Personal website: https://www.rug.nl/staff/p.j.deuss/

Technische Universiteit Delft

Dr. Ruud Kortlever

Dr. Ruud Kortlever

Assistant professor TT

Email: R.Kortlever@tudelft.nl 
Department: Process & Energy
Field of expertise: Electrocatalysis
Personal website: www.kortlevergroup.com

Prof. Dr. Ruud van Ommen

Prof. Dr. Ruud van Ommen

Professor

Email: J.R.vanOmmen@tudelft.nl
Department: Chemical Engineering
Field of expertise: Atomic layer deposition, reaction engineering
Personal website

Prof. Dr. Wiebren de Jong

Prof. Dr. Wiebren de Jong

Professor

Email: Wiebren.deJong@tudelft.nl
Department: Process & Energy
Field of expertise: Reaction engineering, process intensification, chemical energy conversion
Personal website: https://www.tudelft.nl/staff/wiebren.dejong/

Prof. Dr. Atsushi Urakawa

Prof. Dr. Atsushi Urakawa

Professor

Email: A.Urakawa@tudelft.nl 
Department: Chemical Engineering
Field of expertise: Heterogeneous catalysis, operando spectroscopy
Personal website: https://www.tudelft.nl/tnw/over-faculteit/afdelingen/chemical-engineering/principal-scientists/atsushi-urakawa

Universiteit Utrecht

Prof. Dr. Ir. Bert Weckhuysen

Prof. Dr. Ir. Bert Weckhuysen

Professor

Email: B.M.Weckhuysen@uu.nl
Department: Chemistry
Field of expertise: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Spectroscopy, Microscopy, Operando Analysis, Renewable Catalysis, Sustainability, and Circularity
Personal website: https://bertweckhuysen.com/

Prof. Dr. Petra de Jongh

Prof. Dr. Petra de Jongh

Chair of Catalysts and Energy Materials

Email: P.E.deJongh@uu.nl
Department: Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science
Field of expertise: Supported Catalysts / Nanomaterials / CO2 conversion / Storage and conversion  of renewable energy / Batteries
Personal website: www.uu.nl/staff/PEdeJongh/Profile

Dr. Daniël Broere

Dr. Daniël Broere

Tenure Track assistant professor

Email: d.l.j.broere@uu.nl
Department: Chemistry
Field of expertise: Ligand design, organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis
Personal website: www.broerelab.com 

Dr. Ward van der Stam

Dr. Ward van der Stam

Assistant Professor

Email: w.vanderstam@uu.nl
Department: Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis
Field of expertise: Electrocatalysis, in situ spectroscopy and X-ray characterization, colloidal nanomaterials
Personal website: www.broerelab.com 

Dr. Nong Artrith

Dr. Nong Artrith

Assistant Professor

Email: n.artrith@uu.nl
Department: Debye Institute of Nanomaterials Science, Chemistry Department
Field of expertise: Computational & theoretical materials chemistry to model and predict the surface composition of catalysts
Personal website: http://nartrith.atomistic.net

Dr. Peter  Ngene

Dr. Peter Ngene

Assistant Professor

Email: P.Ngene@uu.nl
Department: Chemistry Department
Field of expertise: Electrocatalysis
Personal website

Prof. dr. Bert  Klein Gebbink

Prof. dr. Bert Klein Gebbink

Professor

Email: r.j.m.kleingebbink@uu.nl
Department: Chemistry department, Institute for Sustainable and Circular Chemistry, Organic Chemistry & Catalysis
Field of expertise: homogeneous catalysis, organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry
Personal website: www.uu.nl/en/research/organic-chemistry-catalysis

Universiteit Twente

Dr. Aayan Banerjee

Dr. Aayan Banerjee

Assistant Professor

Email: a.banerjee@utwente.nl
Department: TNW-CPM
Field of expertise: Heterogenous and Electro Catalysis, Reactor Design, Scaling, Numerical Modelling, Digital Twins
Personal website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/s2sm/ 

Dr. Arturo  Susarrey Arce

Dr. Arturo Susarrey Arce

Assistant Professor

Email: a.susarreyarce@utwente.nl
Department: TNW-MCS
Field of expertise: 3D nanostructures for energy harvesting and chemical conversion
Personal website

Prof. dr. J.G.E. (Han) Gardeniers

Prof. dr. J.G.E. (Han) Gardeniers

Professor

Email: j.g.e.gardeniers@utwente.nl
Department: Mesoscale Chemical Systems group
Field of expertise: miniaturized analytical instrumentation and sensors; microfluidics and microreactors; fabrication of nanostructured catalytic materials
Personal website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/mcs/people/academic-staff/han-gardeniers/ 

Dr. Jimmy Faria Albanese

Dr. Jimmy Faria Albanese

Associate professor

Email: j.a.fariaalbanese@utwente.nl
Department: TNW-CPM
Field of expertise:Catalytic activation of small molecules (N2, CO2, CH4), Biomass valorization Catalysis in emulsions and foams
Personal website: https://www.jimmyfaria.com/ 

TU Eindhoven

Dr. Toni  Forner-Cuenca

Dr. Toni Forner-Cuenca

Tenure track assistant professor

Email: a.forner.cuenca@tue.nl
Department: Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Field of expertise: Electrochemical technologies
Personal website:

Prof. Dr. Eng. Fausto Gallucci

Prof. Dr. Eng. Fausto Gallucci

Professor

Email: f.gallucci@tue.nl
Department: Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Field of expertise: integrated reactors, membranes, chemical looping, plasma reactors
Personal website: www.tue.nl/spe

Dr. M. Fernanda  Neira D'Angelo

Dr. M. Fernanda Neira D'Angelo

Assistant professor

Email: m.f.neira.dangelo@tue.nl
Department: Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Field of expertise: Reaction engineering and circular processes
Personal website: https://www.tue.nl/en/research/researchers/fernanda-neira-dangelo/

Dr. Marta Costa Figueiredo

Dr. Marta Costa Figueiredo

Assistant professor

Email:m.c.costa.figueiredo@tue.nl
Department: Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Field of expertise: Electrocatalysis, electrochemistry, electrosynthesis
Personal website: https://research.tue.nl/en/persons/marta-costa-figueiredo

Dr. Nikolay  Kosinov

Dr. Nikolay Kosinov

Tenure track assistant professor

Email: n.a.kosinov@tue.nl
Department: Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Field of expertise: Heterogeneous catalysis for C1 conversion
Personal website