All current research projects

Flagship projects

A flagship project is a multilateral 5-year project in which all industrial partners cooperate with several academic partners. Each project consists of an interdisciplinary team of PhD students, postdoc researchers and industrial staff members. Together, they work on fundamental issues that are important to the Dutch chemical industry as a whole. These multilateral research projects will uncover new innovative options and seek breakthroughs within that field. They are the main research projects within ARC CBBC, since creating impact within a new field of research requires a concerted, in-depth effort for several years.

1. Crosslinking in waterborne coatings with new building blocks

2. Ultimate control over nanoparticle structure, composition, size, and location in supported bimetallic catalysts

Bilateral projects

Within a bilateral research project, one industrial partner is cooperating with one or several partner universities. Together, they are answering applied applied research questions.

  1. Cobalt-free curing of alkyds and of vinylester-styrene coatings

  2. Polyester synthesis using novel and efficient esterification catalysts

  3. Perovskite crystallization for stable and large-scale printable solar cells

  4. The re-use of the by-product hydrochloric acid to generate valuable compounds

  5. Fundamentals of reduction of Ni-based catalysts

  6. Unravelling structure sensitivity in CO2 hydrogenation over nickel

  7. Exploration of non-commodity zeolite frameworks for small molecule activation

  8. Electrochemical CO2 conversion: elucidating the role of catalyst, support and electrolyte

 9. Development of new catalytic technologies for industrial waste water treatment

10. Smart waterborne coatings with tunable barrier properties

11. Reactor technology for reduction of metal oxide catalysts

12. Exploring electrochemical promotion of catalytic oxidation of methane to alcohols

13. Photo-electrochemical fuel production: optimizing NiO, light absorber, and catalyst