ARC CBBC summer school 2021

Program summer school 2021

21 June 12:45 – 17:15 Day 1

12.45 – 12.55 Welcome and introduction to the ARC CBBC summer school of 2021 by Hans Kuipers

12.55 – 13.55 Valuation of R&D Investments (I)  by Paul Rudenko
When R&D projects are competing for budget, how do you rank your opportunities to create maximum value? In this short introduction on the topic we will look at basic economics and how that can be applied to R&D decision making.

13.55 – 14.00 Break

14.00 – 15.00 Valuation of R&D Investments (II) Paul Rudenko

15.00 – 15.15 Break

15.15 – 16.45 Diversity and Inclusion; what do these mean in an academic environment? by Laura Coello Casian
Dutch universities have the ambition to become increasingly international; and for some years now also diverse and inclusive. However, little attention is paid to cultural differences when working together. What does it mean to work with international and diverse students and staff? How do we take diversity and inclusion into account in intercultural teamwork? And how can we create a more inclusive team work? Meet Laura Coello Casian.

16.45 – 17.15 Alumnus lecture – Multiscale Modeling of Metal Oxide Reduction Processes in a Fixed Bed Reactor by Jiangtao Lu
Catalysts used in industry often contain nickel, cobalt or copper where the final step in the manufacturing process of the catalyst involves the reduction of the metal oxides with hydrogen. The resulting catalysts are widely used in the chemical industry for the production of base chemicals and energy carriers. The catalytic reduction of metal oxides with hydrogen is a very complex process where transient reactor-scale phenomena (transport) and particle-scale phenomena (transport and reaction) and their mutual interplay prevail. These processes are unfortunately poorly understood and hamper the optimal design of metal oxide reduction reactors. A multi-scale model is developed to enable insight in the reduction and stabilization processes. This will lead to improved reactor design and more sustainable operation of the process in terms of energy efficiency, hydrogen consumption and metal resources. This integral reactor model is flexible and comprehensive, which can translate the knowledge at the nanoscale into the large scale to realize harvest in commercial applications. The model has been applied to analyze new reactor concepts mostly related to water removal during the reduction. Because water has an inhibition effect, such strategies are very promising for improving the process performance.

17:15 End of day 1

22 June 13.00 – 17.00 Day 2

13.00 – 14.00 Introduction to Industrial Chemical Reaction Engineering and Prelude to a hands-on course by René Bos and Dominik Unruh

14.00 – 14.15 Break

14.15 – 15.15 Introduction to Industrial Chemical Reaction Engineering and Prelude to a hands-on course by René Bos and Dominik Unruh

15.15 – 15.30  Break

15.30  – 16.30 Generic lecture about start-ups and spin-offs and example of a spin-off by Michael Boot
What do you need to know when you think about a start-up? What steps do you need to take? Vertoro: revolutionizing the oil industry by producing a platform product that is 100% nature based.

16.30 – 16.35 Break

16.35 – 17.00 Extra Q & A session for those who want to know more about start-ups and spin-offs and have more questions by Michael Boot

17.00 End of day 2

23 June 13.00 – 16.45 Day 3

13.00 – 13.20 Alumnus lecture by Alexander Parastaev

13.20 – 13.30 ARC CBBC infrastructure by Hans Kuipers
What is the ARC CBBC infrastructure? Why has it been set up this way and what are the benefits for you?

13.30 – 13.40 HUB Utrecht by Matteo Monai and Ina Vollmer “Watch your catalyst come to life”
Tenure tracks Ina Vollmer and Matteo Monai share a visual impression of the lab facilities and research at the ARC CBBC Utrecht University hub.

13.40 – 13.50 HUB Groningen by Michael Lerch, Sebastian Beil and Nicole Imholz “The (re)cycle of life: synthesize bio-based and bio-inspired materials”
Tenure tracks Michael Lerch and Sebastian Beil and scientific coordinator Nicole Imholz share a visual impression of the lab facilities and research at the ARC CBBC Groningen University hub.

13.50 – 14.00 HUB Eindhoven  by Nikolay Kosinov and Marta Costa Figueiredo “Looking into technical details”.
Tenure tracks Nikolay Kosinov and Marta Costa Figueiredo share a visual impression of the lab facilities and research at the ARC CBBC Eindhoven University hub.

14.00 – 14.15 Break

14.15 – 14.20 Introduction to Gather Town by Ina Vollmer and Matteo Monai

14.20 – 16.45 Poster session and lectures Hubs Utrecht, Groningen and Eindhoven

16.45  End of Summer School 2021 by Hans Kuipers

The summer school is one of the three mandatory educational activities within ARC CBBC. If you are unable to attend please let us know.

Please register for June 14th.