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Academic report on August 1-Prof. Emiel Hensen (Eindhoven University of Technology)
发布时间:2019-07-25 来源:国际化学理论中心 浏览:57


Fundamentals of   metal-catalyzed COx hydrogenation and CO oxidation


Prof. Emiel Hensen

Reporter’s   institution

Eindhoven University of   Technology

report time

2019-08-01 15:00

Report location

Science and Technology Exhibition Hall on   the 1st floor of Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the   Microscale


Hefei National Laboratory for Physical   Sciences at the MicroscaleInternational Center   for ChemicalTheory (ICCT), Overseas Expertise   Introduction Center for Discipline Innovation, School of Chemistry and   Materials Science















Report introduction


Heterogeneous catalysis significantly shapes society, as it plays a   crucial role in the production of base chemicals, fuels for mobility and specialty   chemicals and protection of the environment. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is an   increasingly important process for the production of fuels and chemicals from   a variety of feedstock. Our working approach is to combine advanced kinetic   and spectroscopic methods with theoretical studies. By combining advanced   kinetic investigations on cobalt model systems with theoretical studies, we   can understand the fine details of converting synthesis gas to hydrocarbons.   Recently, we have developed strongly improved iron-based catalysts that   approach cobalt-based systems in terms of performance. These insights can be   extended to CO2 hydrogenation to methane, relevant to energy   storage, for which manganese promotion of nickel will be highlighted.   Besides, the highly dispersed, possibly isolated atom nature of the metal   phase in ceria-supported Pd catalysts has been emphasized. We combine   computational modeling with near-ambient pressure XPS and operando IR   spectroscopy to investigate nanostructured ceria models. Our work highlights   the dynamics of the Pd phase. A computational approach is developed to   predict the composition of small supported Pd clusters in a reactive oxygen   atmosphere. These methods are then applied to understand the positive effect   of a ceria support on gold clusters for CO oxidation.


About the speaker:

Emiel Hensen obtained a PhD degree from Eindhoven University of   Technology (TU/e) in 2000. He was promoted full professor in Eindhoven in   2009. In 2006-2008 he was a visiting research scientist at the Shell Research   and Technology Center Amsterdam. He was visiting professor at Hokkaido   University (2016) and VISTEC (since 2018). Hensen is the author of more than   475 publications (h-index: 62; ~14,200 citations), 5 patents, and 10 book   contributions. He obtained Veni, Vidi, Vici and TOP grants and is chairman of   the Netherlands Research School for Catalysis (NIOK), management team member   of the Dutch gravitation program Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion,   board member of the European Research Institute of Catalysis (ERIC) and   member of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium.   Hensen is dean of the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry of   TU/e.