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05 December 2022

Printing packages with light

Can we make food packaging more sustainable? Sterre Bakker (TU/e)  recently published her results in journal ACS Applied Optical Materials. In collaboration with BASF, she looked at waterborne coatings that […]

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01 December 2022

New researchers!

Aleksandra Wawrzyniak (UL) Aleksandra is a new PhD student in the group of Prof. Marc Koper. She grew up in Poland, and moved to Berlin when she was 19 to […]

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28 November 2022

Using zeolites to produce chemical building blocks from green methanol

Chuncheng Liu (TUD) and Sophie van Vreeswijk (UU) joined forces, and published their work in the Chinese Journal of Catalysis. Chuncheng’s research is focused on using green methanol as feedstock […]

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24 November 2022

The secrets of drying paint

What exactly happens to paint when it dries? Ellard Hooiveld, PhD candidate at Wageningen University, recently published his research in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Together with his […]

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14 November 2022

A multifunctional catalyst

How can we turn industrial chemical waste product HCl into feedstock for useful chemical building blocks? This question has kept PhD candidate Bas Terlingen busy during his PhD candidateship. Together […]

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11 November 2022

EIES 2022 | Hans Kuipers: “Conversion of CO2 to Chemical Building Blocks”

Today is decarbonization day during the UN Climate Conference in Egypt. In order to fight climate change, we must reduce our carbon footprint together. The ARC CBBC not only contributes […]

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Other 2022 news

100% efficient electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide

Researchers from the University of Twente, in collaboration with Shell, developed a new mechanism that makes the conversion of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, which is an essential feedstock in […]

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Interview Kaijian Zhu (UT) in U-Today

PhD candidate Kaijian Zhu from the University of Twente was interviewed by Hans Wolkers in U-Today! Kaijian talks about his research, its great potential, but also about its bottlenecks. Click […]

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Publication | Bifunctional Europium for Operando Catalyst Thermometry in an Exothermic Chemical Reaction

ARC CBBC PhD candidate Bas Terlingen (Utrecht University) has published his work in Angewandte Chemie: “Bifunctional Europium for Operando Catalyst Thermometry in an Exothermic Chemical Reaction” Click here to read the […]

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Plastic coatings without toxicity

At the ARC CBBC, we like to collaborate to innovate. Recently, two of our projects crossed paths; PhD candidates Felix de Zwart and Nicole van Leeuwen (UvA), both working on […]

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Video | Sneak peek EIES2022

ARC CBBC will be represented at the European Industry & Energy Summit (EIES) 2022 at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen! There will be interesting talks by various members of […]

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Understanding and improving zeolite catalysts

PhD candidate Sophie van Vreeswijk (UU) recently published her work in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. In collaboration with BASF, Sophie studies zeolites, a type of catalyst that […]

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Publication | Isocyanate-Free Polyurea Synthesis via Ru-Catalyzed Carbene Insertion into the N–H Bonds of Urea

Felix de Zwart (UvA) his work on making isocyanate-free polyureas through a Ru-catalyzed approach was published in Macromolecules! Abstract Polyureas have widespread applications due to their unique material properties. Because […]

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Welcome to our new colleagues!

Jens Tolboom (UvA) During his Master’s programme, Jens Tolboom developed an interest in synthesis, catalysis and material chemistry. In his thesis research he studied the enantioselective atom transfer radical addition […]

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Publication | Detecting Cage Crossing and Filling Clusters of Magnesium and Carbon Atoms in Zeolite SSZ-13 with Atom Probe Tomography

PhD candidate Sophie van Vreeswijk (UU) published her work in American Chemical Society publications (ACS publications). In collaboration with industrial partner BASF she wrote this publication entitled Detecting Cage Crossing […]

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Publication | Kinetics of zeolite-catalyzed heptane hydroisomerization and hydrocracking with CBMC-modeled adsorption terms: Zeolite Beta as a large pore base case

PhD candidate Shrinjay Sharma (TU Delft) contributed to a recent publication in Journal of Catalysis! Click here to read “Kinetics of zeolite-catalyzed heptane hydroisomerization and hydrocracking with CBMC-modeled adsorption terms: […]

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Throwback Thursday: 2021 at a Glance!

In the light of Throwback Thursday, we would like to present: 2021 at a Glance! In this recap of 2021, you get to meet our researchers and see all the […]

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Publication | Development of a modular photoreactor for the upscaling of continuous flow photochemistry

PhD candidate George Hermens has published his work in Reaction Chemistry & Engineering! In collaboration with postdoctoral researcher Mathieu Lepage and researchers from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, George […]

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The final episode of Morteza’s podcast is out now!

In the fifth and final episode of his podcast series, Morteza Hadian (TU/e) hosts ARC CBBC PhD candidate Suzan Schoemaker from Utrecht University. Methane is often used to produce hydrogen, […]

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Vacancy | PhD position on Structurally colored waterborne and biobased coatings

This project aims to investigate how to incorporate structural colours on waterborne (WB) biobased coatings. Some of the activities involved will be synthesis of polymers and/or liquid crystals and cholesteric […]

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Introducing PhD candidates

Nicolette Maaskant (UU) During her master’s programme nanomaterials science at Utrecht University she got the opportunity to do her thesis research in the group of prof. dr. Andries Meijerink. Here, […]

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Looking further: a collaboration with DIFFER

The ARC CBBC has various partners, from both industry and academia. However, we look beyond these partners to fit the needs of expertise within our projects.  Sometimes, expertise from outside […]

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Podcast episode 4 now available!

Episode 4 of Morteza Hadian’s podcast is now available! Morteza’s guest is PhD candidate Daan Groefsema from Utrecht University. They discuss Daan’s project, which focuses on converting methane into the […]

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Kom op bezoek bij Maartje Otten tijdens het Weekend van de Wetenschap!

Wil je meer te weten komen over hoe scheikunde in elkaar zit? Kom dan kijken bij het Weekend van de Wetenschap! Scheikunde-onderzoeker Maartje Otten van de Universiteit Utrecht laat op […]

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Sociaal Economische Raad (SER): grondstoffentransitie en energietransitie moeten hand in hand gaan

De Sociaal Economische Raad (SER) is het met ons eens: de grondstoffentransitie en de energietransitie moeten hand in hand gaan om tot een succes te komen: “Evenwichtige sturing op de […]

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Institute for Sustainable and Circular Chemistry (UU) launched!

This month, Utrecht University launched the new Institute for Sustainable and Circular Chemistry (ISCC)! “Firmly rooted in chemistry, ISCC seeks collaborations outside the field to contribute to the sustainability transition, […]

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Podcast episode 3 out now!

The third episode of Morteza Hadian’s podcast is now available! Morteza is joined by ARC CBBC PhD candidate Sebastian Haben from Utrecht University. Methane is often found as a side […]

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Vacature | Projectcoördinator (0,8 – 1,0 fte)

UREN PER WEEK: 30 tot 40 FACULTEIT: Faculteit Bètawetenschappen (UU) AFDELING: Departement Scheikunde, ARC CBBC consortium UITERLIJK REAGEREN OP: 20 september 2022 Functie Als projectcoördinator van het Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Block […]

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Podcast episode 2 now available, also on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!

Episode 2 of Morteza Hadian’s podcast Chemistry from the lab to the people is now released! In the second episode, Morteza’s guest is Kay Buist, assistant professor at the department […]

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Introducing new colleagues

Sreenithya Avadakkam (TUD) Sreenithya Avadakkam grew up in Kerala, a southern state in India. She received her master’s in chemistry from the Cochin University of Technology in 2011. She carried […]

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Prof. Hans Kuipers (TU/e) receives ERC Advanced Grant

We congratulate our programme director prof. Hans Kuipers from our hub university Eindhoven University of Technology, who has been awarded with the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant! The ERC Advanced Grant […]

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Publication | New reactors for CO2-free hydrogen production (and podcast introduction + E1!)

ARC CBBC PhD candidate Morteza Hadian (TUe) published his work in Chemical Engineering Science! Usually, the production of hydrogen from methane produces CO2 as a byproduct. In order to fight […]

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Vacancy | PhD position Smart Coatings (RUG)

Responsive Coatings from Bio-Based Aggregates Job description Coatings are static and difficult to recycle materials, which lack responsiveness and adaptive behaviors. The Beil Research Group aims at utilizing peptidic supramolecular polymers […]

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Publication | Research rewrites textbooks on radical stability

ARC CBBC researcher Eva Blokker (VU Amsterdam) recently published her research in Angewandte Chemie. The team, supervised by VU Amsterdam Professor Matthias Bickelhaupt and in collaboration with chemical firm Nouryon, made […]

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Vacancy | Ph.D. Position in Materials Chemistry & Photonic Materials (RUG)

Scalable and Sustainable Fabrication of Photonic Balls QUICK FACTS 4-year fully funded Ph.D. position (AIO, full time/1 FTE) As part of the ARC CBBC consortium, embedded in the Lerch Research […]

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Ellard Hooiveld (WUR) interviewed by VVVF magazine

Our PhD candidate Ellard Hooiveld (WUR) appeared in the latest edition of the magazine of the Dutch Vereniging van Verf- en Drukinktfabrikanten (VVVF), called Verf&Inkt. He was interviewed for the […]

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Combining nanoparticles to make the perfect catalyst, by Kelly Brouwer (UU)

Kelly Brouwer (UU) participated in our pitch training sessions, and made a pitch about her research. She explains how she builds catalysts by combining smaller building blocks, called nanoparticles. She […]

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Publication | Converting sunlight into fuel

Photocathodes could be more efficient Photoelectrochemical cells are promising for the conversion of sunlight into fuel, for example water into hydrogen, or CO2 into organic molecules. To realize this, a […]

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New PhD-candidates

Adrian Hergesell (UU) Adrian Hergesell started as a PhD student in January to work on the mechanocatalytic conversion of polyolefins with Ina Vollmer and Bert Weckhuysen at Utrecht University. He […]

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New postdoctoral researchers

Peter McNeice (RUG) Peter completed his masters degree at Queen’s University Belfast, during which he conducted a research project under Dr Patricia Marr on low molecular weight ionic liquid gels. […]

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Joint chemical research: Aims to boost sustainability

In Shell internal technology magazine TechXplorer, Executive Board members Evren Unsal (Shell), Robert Terörde (BASF) and André van Linden (AkzoNobel) reflect on the first five years of the unique collaboration […]

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iLinqs – Festival van de Industrie

What inspires our researchers to commit themselves to making the chemical industry more circular? On the 23rd of June, ARC CBBC PhD-candidates Shrinjay Sharma and Rens Kamphorst from the Technical […]

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ARC CBBC Summer School

From June 13th until June 15th, the annual ARC CBBC summer school took place! In this three day event, the ARC CBBC PhD-candidates visited the AkzoNobel site at Sassenheim, and […]

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Fundamental chemistry linked to reality

Around 150 second year students in chemistry and chemical engineering were introduced to how fundamental chemistry can be linked to daily practice in industry during a three week practical course […]

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Metal symbiosis for better catalysis

ARC CBBC PhD-candidate Bas Terlingen from Utrecht University recently published his work in scientific journal ACS Catalysis. But what was this publication all about? In general, Bas’ research is focused […]

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Call for expertise ARC CBBC

ARC CBBC seeks additional Members The Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC) is looking for experts in plasma physics, and high pressure catalyst testing technology in order […]

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Understanding defects in solar panels

In the road towards a more sustainable future, the transfer from energy from fossil fuels towards renewable energy is crucial. Solar energy is a common example of renewable energy which […]

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A metallic duo to improve catalysts, by Kristiaan Helfferich (UU)

Prof. Petra de Jongh already mentioned it when she was hosted by the Dutch NPO Radio 1: young researchers are very eager to work on today’s challenges in making chemistry […]

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Petra de Jongh te gast bij NPO Radio 1

Professor Petra de Jongh (UU) was te gast bij het programma Geld of je leven op NPO Radio 1. Ze ging in gesprek over de toekomst van groene waterstof en […]

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Prof. Bert Weckhuysen winner of Max Planck Frontier Award 2022

ARC CBBC scientific director prof. Bert Weckhuysen is the winner of the Max Planck Frontier Award 2022! Every year, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion awards the prize […]

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Gold supraparticles to analyze chemical processes

In our journey towards more sustainable chemistry, it is important to learn what exactly happens in chemical processes on a molecular scale. This also counts when trying to improve catalysts, […]

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Opening new hub lab at the RUG by prof. Ben Feringa and Jacqueline Vaessen

During our annual symposium, chair Executive Board ARC CBBC prof. Ben Feringa and chair of ChemistryNL Jacqueline Vaessen opened the new ARC CBBC hub lab at the University of Groningen. […]

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Ben Feringa inducted into American National Academy of Sciences

ARC CBBC programme director and Executive Board chair Ben Feringa has been inducted in the National Academy of Sciences in the United States last week. He was inducted in recognition […]

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Publication | Favoring the Methane Oxychlorination Reaction over EuOCl by Synergistic Effects with Lanthanum

In the process of converting methane into mono-halogenated methane like CH3Cl, using catalysts is crucial. This week, ARC CBBC researcher Bas Terlingen (UU) published his research on these catalysts in […]

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Publication | Silica-Coated Gold Nanorod Supraparticles: A Tunable Platform for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

In order to improve performance of catalysts, it is important to carefully monitor the processes that take place around them. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a detection method that can […]

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The ARC CBBC Symposium 2022: Greenification in Groningen

The ARC CBBC Symposium 2022: Greenification in Groningen The bright April sun illuminated the majestic Academia building in Groningen: this year’s setting for the ARC CBBC symposium. Guests from all […]

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Turning Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

ARC CBBC PhD candidate Sobhan Neyrizi from Twente University about turning carbon dioxide into fuel All around us in the air there is CO2. We would like to reuse this […]

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Vici grant for Pieter Bruijnincx

Congratulations Pieter Bruijnincx! The NWO (Dutch Research Council) has granted a Vici grant to prof. Pieter Bruijninx of Utrecht University for his research project: Circular-by-design: making chemical building blocks and […]

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Uitnodiging Congres ARC CBBC en opening lab Groningen

Maatschappelijk debat ‘Duurzame en circulaire chemische industrie’   Het Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC) is een consortium waarin industrie en de academische wereld intensief samenwerken met […]

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A light-based thermometer to change chemistry, by Daan Groefsema (UU)

Are you curious how a new type of thermometer can contribute to our mission to greenify chemistry? Watch Daan’s pitch about his research! Recently, a selection of our PhD-candidates followed […]

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Publication | High Stability of Methanol to Aromatic Conversion over Bimetallic Ca,Ga-Modified ZSM-5

The production of valuable aromatics and the rapid catalyst deactivation due to coking are intimately related in the zeolite-catalyzed aromatization reactions. Here, we demonstrate that these two processes can be […]

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From methanol to the world in colors: aromatics production in the sustainable future by Chuncheng Liu (TUD)

You might be surprised that many items taken for granted in our daily life such as medicine, tennis racquets, or adhesive rely on the products made by the carcinogenic chemical, […]

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Introducing new PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers

Rafael Mendes (UU) Rafael G. Mendes, 38 y/o was born in Barueri, in Brazil, but has been living in Germany for many years. Before he moved to the Netherlands, he […]

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My research what’s in it for you?

Last week another 5 of our PhD candidates followed a pitch training entitled ‘My research what’s in it for you?’. Daan Groefsema (UU), Kristiaan Helfferich (UU), Sophie van Vreeswijk (UU), […]

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Our very first PhD candidate Lukas Wolzak will defend his thesis on July 5th!

Time flies! Our very first PhD candidate Lukas Wolzak started in 2017 at University of Amsterdam under supervision of prof. Moniek Tromp and prof. Joost Reek. Lukas will defend his thesis on Tuesday July 5th. We are […]

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Doe maar Duurzaam

Om grote stappen te maken in de verduurzaming van de chemische industrie moeten we vele talenten en disciplines met elkaar verbinden en samenwerken. Bert Weckhuysen in RTL Doe Maar Duurzaam: […]

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Publication | A Photo-Active Fe Catalyst for Light-triggered Alkyd Paint Curing

Alkyd paint is a popular type of paint. During the drying of the paint (or ‘curing,’ as chemists call it), the liquid paint undergoes a process in which a cross-linked […]

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Introducing new postdoctoral researchers

Floran Peeters (TU/e) Floran (38 y/o) was born in Rucphen, in the southwest of the Netherlands, but has been living in Eindhoven for many years. In the previous decade he […]

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PhD defense Akansha Goyal

Reducing CO2 ánd storing renewable energy?! One of the major problems regarding the energy transition is that renewable energy sources are irregular in their energy supply; sometimes it is produced […]

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Living without fossil based plastics? By Sarina Massmann (RUG)

The selective modification of unprotected carbohydrates for cross-linking in waterborne coatings. As you all know we use a lot of plastic and polymers. There are big problems with plastic since […]

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Bezoek Tweede Kamerlid Hatte van der Woude

Op vrijdag 4 februari bracht Tweede Kamerlid Hatte van der Woude een bezoek aan het ARC CBBC hub lab van de Universiteit van Utrecht. Mevrouw Van der Woude is lid […]

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Without catalysis no energy transition?

We talked about the importance of catalysts during EIES21. Almost all current chemical processes are working because of catalysts. Working on new sustainable and circular chemistry means that you need […]

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Chemistry is everywhere. Always. Also in coatings!

Traditionally coatings are made to protect and to color an object. Nowadays coatings can also be made to have more functionalities. They can be self-cleaning or self-healing for example.   […]

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Save the Date Annual ARC CBBC Symposium and official opening ARC CBC Lab at Groningen University

On April 13th the annual ARC CBBC symposium will be held. The event will be hosted by Groningen University and will take place at the beautiful Academy Building in the […]

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Introducing new PhD candidates

Meet Tessa de Koning Gans, Rens Ham and Rohit B Raj! Three new PhD candidates who will be working on ARC CBBC’s 4th multilateral program New Chemistry For a Sustainable […]

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Vacancy | Postdoc position in computational chemistry and catalysis

Join us in our mission for a sustainable and circular chemical industry! Selective and efficient depolymerisation of polyolefins is one of the biggest challenges in the chemical recycling of polymers. […]

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Can you get more out of one paint stroke? By Ellard Hooiveld (WUR)

Can you get more out of one paint stroke? Looking upon the window frames of your house you notice that the paint starts to peel in many places. You know […]

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Publication | Water Barrier Properties of Resin-Stabilized Waterborne Coatings for Paperboard

The replacement of plastic packaging by paperboard can significantly contribute to meet the sustainability goals in important application fields, such as in food packaging. The (water) barrier properties of paperboard-based […]

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Publication | In situ EPR and Raman spectroscopy in the curing of bis-methacrylate–styrene resins

In the search for more sustainable paints every step is important, all ARC CBBC projects focused on coatings contribute to the small steps. In her research Linda Eijsink  from Groningen […]

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Publication | Nano-scale insights regarding coke formation in zeolite SSZ-13 subject to the methanol-to-hydrocarbons reaction

Using waste as a feedstock for the production of fuels and plastics 👉 Methanol is a molecule which can be obtained from numerous sustainable sources like waste, biomass and CO2. […]

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Publication | Assessing Silver Palladium Alloys for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction in Membrane Electrode Assemblies

Sanjana Chandrashekar from Technische Universiteit Delft is one of our first PhD candidates who started in 2017. Energy storage and conversion, specifically in the field of electrochemical CO2 reduction, has […]

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Introducing new postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates

Ruben Andringa (RUG) Ruben is a postdoctoral fellow in the Group of Professor Adriaan Minnaard. He is from a small village in the north of Groningen, where he lived for […]

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Other 2021 news

ARC CBBC at the 2021 Energy and Industry Summit

‘People are our raw material’, professor Bert Weckhuysen stated during his talk at the European Industry & Energy Summit 2021: Europe’s largest event covering both the industry as well as […]

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ARC CBBC’s toptalenten!

De kerstspecial van Change Inc. met een gouden randje! In het hart van het blad een mooie uitklapposter met daarop tien van ARC CBBC’s toptalenten. https://www.change.inc/industrie/het-dreamteam-de-magische-top-tien-chemie-talenten-2-37402 Binnen ons unieke samenwerkingsverband werken meer dan […]

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Vacature | Management Assistant (0,8 – 1,0 fte)

Het succes van een goed werkende organisatie is optimale ondersteuning, en dat is o.a. in de vorm van een betrokken en bevlogen Management Assistant. Het Advanced Research Center Chemical Building […]

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Vacancy | Postdoc position in computational chemistry and catalysis

Job description Selective and efficient depolymerisation of polyolefins is one of the biggest challenges in the chemical recycling of polymers. The available technologies, such as catalytic pyrolysis, are not selective […]

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Welcome to our new Executive Board Member Evren Ünsal

Recently Evren Ünsal has joined  the ARC CBBC Executive Board as a representative for Shell, She is also member of the ARC CBBC Communications Workgroup. Evren is an R&D engineer with […]

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Introducing new PhD candidates

Maartje Otten (UU), 24 years old and born in Breda in the south of The Netherlands. After obtaining her Bachelor of Applied Sciences from Avans Hogeschool Breda in 2018, she […]

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ARC CBBC at Dutch Transformation Forums 2021

The current economic and social climate, as well as fundamental changes occurring in rapid succession, are causing companies, governments, knowledge institutes, and NGOs to emphasize cooperation for creating a new […]

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Impressie Dag van het Klimaatakkoord; hoe de chemische industrie zichzelf opnieuw uitvindt

Sessie ‘Groene grondstof, groene chemie; duurzame industrie’ De toekomst van de chemische industrie is groen. Daarom werken chemiebedrijven en kennisinstituten samen aan de energie-, materialen- en grondstoffentransitie. De hoogste ambitie: […]

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How to  put solar energy into a “container” by Kaijian Zhu (UT)

How to  put solar energy into a “container” As you may know, the temperatures in both the Antarctic and Arctic are rising, the sea ice is melting. You also may […]

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Weekend van de Wetenschap

Weekend van de Wetenschap! A few of our PhD candidates and tenure track assistant professors hosted three fun and inspiring activities during the Weekend of the Wetenschap. What did they […]

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Publication | The Chemical Bond: When Atom Size Instead of Electronegativity Difference Determines Trend in Bond Strength

Eva Blokker, theoretical chemist at the Free University of Amsterdam (VU), in collaboration with Nouryon, is researching the origin of the chemical bonds and how they determines the stability and […]

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PRESS RELEASE | Vergroening van de chemische industrie stap dichterbij door verlengen ARC CBBC

Bedrijven en universiteiten nemen leidende rol in ontwikkeling van duurzame chemie, energie en materialen 12 Oktober 2021 Duurzame energie en materialen, zoals coatings en katalysatoren, komen een stap dichterbij nu […]

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PRESS RELEASE | Greenification of the chemical industry one step closer by the extension of ARC CBBC

Companies and universities take a leading role in the development of sustainable chemistry, energy and materials 12 October 2021 Renewable energy and sustainable materials, such as coatings and catalysts, are […]

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Introducing new PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers

Jason Heinrichs (TU/e) will be working on 3DnanoCatEvolution Resolving nanoscale evolution of heterogeneous catalysts in collaboration with Shell. Jason (24 y/o) was born and raised in Zuid-Limburg, in The Netherlands, […]

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A view on collaboration within ARC-CBBC with Rim van de Poll

Rim van de Poll from Eindhoven University works within ARC CBBC’s multilateral research program Fundamentals of Catalysis in which he works together with six other PhD candidates. Rim does XPS […]

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Join us! PhD position in the development of nanoreactors for polyolefin recycling Eindhoven University of Technology

Are you passionate about finding chemical solutions for making polymer materials more sustainable and less of a burden to our environment? Are you a polymer scientist with affinity for nanoscience […]

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Collaborate to innovate | teaching project with Hogeschool Utrecht

#Reinventingchemistrytogether! We bring the next generation of researchers together in our mission towards the #greenification of the chemical industry! To encourage collaboration and expertise exchange ARC CBBC and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences got together and started […]

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Greenifying chemistry: back to the drawing table. An interview with Anne-Eva Nieuwelink

Innovation in the chemical sector is crucial for a more sustainable society. In our way towards the greenification of chemistry we have to join forces, get back to the drawing […]

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Meet Hannie van Berlo. Technician at the ARC CBBC hub in Utrecht.

Let’s meet Hannie! Hannie has joined our consortium in March 2018 as our first female lab technician. She has a background in Physical Chemistry and Material Sciences. She has particular […]

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Meet Ramon Oord. Technician at the ARC CBBC hub in Utrecht.

Meet Ramon Oord our technician the ARC CBBC lab at Utrecht University Ramon Oord joined ARC CBBC in February 2018 as research technician for the Utrecht University hub. He has […]

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ARC CBBC Summer School 2021

In June the second online ARC CBBC summer school was held. Paul Rudenko from Shell gave a lecture about Valuation and R&D investments followed by a workshop about diversity and […]

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New Chemistry for a Sustainable Future! Launch of the fourth ARC CBBC multilateral research program.

Greenifying chemistry! Energy efficient production processes and re-using waste streams. ARC CBBC has launched a new multilateral research project focusing on using waste, such as plastic and CO2, as feedstock […]

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Marc Koper in the spotlight again as he receives the ECS Allen J. Bard Award!

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) honored Marc Koper, Professor of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis at Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands, with the 2021 ECS Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science. Bard Award […]

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Comenius Senior Fellowship

After having received a Comenius Teaching Fellowship to launch the Da Vinci Project for BA  students in 2019, Bert Weckhuysen received a Comenius Senior Fellowship to expand it for MA […]

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Did you know that the package of a milk carton is more complex than it looks?

The shelf-life and safety of food increased enormously due to the use of food packaging in such way that we cannot imagine a life without food packaging. Consequently, with the […]

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Let us introduce you to our new colleagues!

We proudly present top scientists Ina Vollmer (UU), Matteo Monai (UU), Michael Lerch (RUG) and Sebastian Beil (RUG) who have been appointed as tenure-track assistant professors at ARC CBBC. Ina […]

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It is important to work together, especially when you want to change things.

“There are so many possibilities to work together on a global scale.” We were honoured by the visit of former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende to our Reinventing Chemistry Event […]

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Where did the silver go? By Jiaying Li (UT)

Future food packaging without aluminum Illustration by: Jiaying Li This project is a part of the ARC-CBBC multilateral research program Coatings. This research is mainly being conducted in the Membrane […]

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Imagine you have a huge box of Lego bricks but you only know how to build a cube

You can build so much more from molecules. Nicole van Leeuwen (UvA) explains in her video what you can make out of various molecules.

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The ARC CBBC PhD candidates: diverse team of talented researchers!

Methane is by far the most abundant organic molecule on our planet and is an important waste product from the chemical industry. It can re-used however by applying the right […]

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The future is bright!

One hour of sunlight provides enough energy of global demand of one year? Did you know? Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could use solar energy to generate electricity and […]

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From the lab to the plant. Nothing is impossible!

A lot of research is done, but how do we upscale and how can we make sure that the process is economical as well as sustainable. Hans Kuipers explains a […]

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Can we get inspiration from nature?

Using light to understand and turn catalysis upside down. A interview with Bert Weckhuysen. We want to make refiners of the future not or at least not completely based on […]

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The future is exciting and bright!

Green transformations and materials. Ben Feringa explains how joint efforts and the unique infrastructure and equipment within ARC CBBC contribute to new sustainable chemistry. Building blocks from green materials such […]

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Coatings from nature

George Hermens (RUG) introduces us to coatings from nature. During the ARC CBBC lustrum event he explained his research for more sustainable coatings. In his research he focusses on the […]

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Reinventing chemistry together in the media!

Reinventing chemistry together! Our mission towards sustainable chemistry with joint efforts has not gone unnoticed! The lustrum event on April 22nd not only got quite a lot of social media […]

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The smallest matter: detection of nanoplastics

We all know that plastic waste is a threat to the environment, but did you know that when disposed in the environment plastic waste breaks down to smaller particles? Even […]

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Making hydrogen a sustainable alternative for fossil fuels by Marie Brands (UvA)

Hydrogen from water costs a lot of energy and it is a slow process. Therefore we need a catalyst to speed up the process. Platinum is a very good catalyst […]

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Lustrum Event Report

Report on the “Reinventing Chemistry Together” Symposium of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium 22 April 2021, NBC Congress Center (Utrecht)   On the occasion of its fifth […]

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Reinventing Chemistry Together

PRESS RELEASE   Science, industry and government work together on clean, smart and circular chemical products of the future The next phase of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks […]

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Dealing with our precious resources by David Rieder (TU/e)

Reduction of waste of rare and precious materials in the industrial catalyst production. What is a catalyst? Why should we care? ARC CBBC David Rieder explains why.

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Why watching paint dry is not boring by Linda Eijsink (RUG)

The search for more sustainable paints Although paint has been around for millennia, there is always room for improvement. Currently, the search is for more environmentally-friendly materials. But chemistry is […]

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Chemistry from the lab to the people

ARC CBBC has launched a new media platform Chemistry from the lab to the people. On this platform PhD candidates take you into the world of their research, using vlogs, […]

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Geef jonge mensen de ruimte om te verdwalen

Interview met professor Ben Feringa . Samen met academische collega’s, maar met ook grote industriële bedrijven, pleit hij voor het gezamenlijk heruitvinden van de chemie. Niet alles hoeft rigoureus op […]

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PhD’s making a difference

Illustrating how research can make the difference for society, ARC CBBC PhD students learned to create vlogs and podcasts about their research work. Sharing a common vision of sustainability, our […]

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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED – Reinventing Chemistry Together symposium, 22 April 2021

To commemorate the consortium’s first five-year anniversary, we organize the Reinventing Chemistry Together symposium on 22 April 2021. Broadcasted online from the NBC Conference Center in Nieuwegein our distinguished presenters […]

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Reinventing Chemistry Together

Chemistry is everywhere. It is in our everyday consumer products. At the same time, it lies at the heart of some of the world’s present-day concerns. Driven by the potential […]

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All 2020 news

Interview with PhD student Lukas Wolzak: using biomass to contribute to a sustainable society

Do you want to know how the use of biomass can contribute to a more sustainable society?  PhD student Lukas Wolzak and Keimpe van den Berg (AkzoNobel) explain the purpose […]

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Looking back on our Annual Symposium

We look back on an inspiring and successful annual symposium! Climate change and global warming urges society to reduce the environmental impact of production processes as well as of our […]

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ARC CBBC Summer School: the Power of Collaboration

In August we have held the first edition of the ARC CBBC annual summer school organized by the ARC CBBC education committee. The summer school is part of our talent […]

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Redesigning a miracle: sustainable coatings

A group of leading scientists and product makers from industry have the dream to develop paints and inks which are 0% based on fossil materials and 100% environmentally friendly. ARC […]

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Chemist Jan van Hest receives prestigious Spinoza Prize

Polymer chemist Jan van Hest has been awarded the Spinoza Prize, the highest distinction in Dutch science. He is pioneering a new research field at the interface of polymer chemistry […]

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Marjolein Dijkstra and Sijbren Otto appointed as KNAW members

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has selected eighteen new members, two of which are member of ARC CBBC: Marjolein Dijkstra and Sijbren Otto. Dijkstra is Professor […]

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Marjolein Dijkstra receives an ERC Advanced Grant

ARC CBBC member and physicist Marjolein Dijkstra has been granted an ERC Advanced Grant. Professor Dijkstra will receive 2.5 million euros for her project Rational Design of Soft Hierarchical Materials […]

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Production of valuable products. We are on the right track, it is working!

We visited the ARC CBBC lab at Eindhoven University of Technology for a video recording of the new generation of talents at work, as part of the Reinventing Chemistry Together […]

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Pitch training: MY research what’s in it for YOU?

Our PhD students followed a pitch training entitled “My research, what’s in it for you?”. The workshop was about pitching your research to a lay audience. Experienced trainers from Vrije […]

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Will we actually be able to convert CO2 into something useful, just like the plants do?

Akansha Goyal (UL) uses renewable electricity to electrochemically convert CO2 into value added products. Listen how joint efforts work on a carbon neutral energy future.

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What if we only produce valuable products from methane?

We work on a completely different process to break down methane into its two elements: hydrogen and carbon. Listen to Morteza Hadian one of our PhD students at TU/e who […]

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Paint your object with just one layer

How many layers do you need for good protection? In his research Ellard Hooiveld (WUR) is investigating if we can create a paint with which one layer is enough.  

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The art and science of making and analyzing catalysts

For the sake of the planet materials need to produced with a reduced ecological footprint. Therefore catalysts need to be improved. They must result in chemicals with higher purity, less […]

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A new generation of talents at work

We visited the ARC CBBC lab at Universiteit Utrecht for a video recording of the new generation of talents at work, as part of the Reinventing Chemistry Together symposium. An […]

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Dare to explore the unknown paths

“Dare to explore unknown paths”, is how Professor Ben Feringa described the essence of the central role of PhD candidates in the ARC CBBC program. Yesterday we visited the ARC […]

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Loosening the bonds of methane to break free from carbon dioxide

Small Molecule Activation An ARC CBBC multilateral research program in collaboration with BASF and Shell. Curious to see more of the multilateral research program on Small Molecule Activation? Watch the […]

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Upgrading methane to value added chemicals by Sebastian Haben (UU)

ARC CBBC Sebastian Haben (UU) is working of a project which is part of the multilateral research program Small Molecule Activation.

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Future food packaging without aluminum by Jiaying Li (UT)

ARC CBBC Jiaying Li (UT) is working on a project which is part of the ARC CBBC multilateral research program Coatings. This research is mainly being conducted in the Membrane […]

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ARC CBBC sets the foundation for new chemistry

ARC CBBC is a unique collaboration between leading academic groups and the industry. This national research centre explores sustainable chemical products and processes that will lead to renewable energy use, […]

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New Assistant Professor at the Utrecht hub: Eline Hutter

We are happy to welcome dr. Eline Hutter, Tenure Track Assistant Professor of ARC CBBC’s hub in Utrecht. She will build up a research team within the consortium that will […]

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All 2019 news

ARC CBBC running on full power

Chemical companies are aware of the fact that their production processes need to change fundamentally and are exploring their options. Think of turning CO2 emissions into carbon feedstock or implementing […]

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Team science unravels the mechanism behind CO2 conversion

Thanks to joint efforts of Utrecht University, Eindhoven University of Technology and BASF, all united in ARC CBBC, researchers have found how CO2 conversion occurs at the surfaces of metals. […]

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A promising new cross-linking technique for paints and coatings

ARC CBBC researchers Felix de Zwart, Johan Bootsma and Bas de Bruin of the University of Amsterdam explain in scientific journal Science their excitement about a new method for cross-linking […]

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Infographics Workshop: visualising scientific data

Halfway through September, a group of twelve ARC CBBC researchers worked on their visual communication skills. In a two-day training they learned all about the necessary tools to create beautiful […]

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Matteo Monai wins ‘Young Researcher of the Year’ Eni award

We are proud to announce that Matteo Monai has won the Eni award for ‘Young Researcher of the Year’. Every year, this award is presented to two researchers under the […]

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A look inside the Utrecht hub with scientific director Bert Weckhuysen

In the latest edition of the Verf&Inkt (Paint&Ink) Magazine, Bert Weckhuysen gives us a look into the lab of the Utrecht hub. That is where part of the research for […]

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Deepening the knowledge of our scientists at Catalysis Connected

At the end of August, from 24 – 27, a large number of ARC CBBC’s researchers had the opportunity to dive into the world of catalysis during Catalysis Connected. 16 […]

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ARC CBBC welcomes five new members

We are pleased to welcome five new members to the ARC CBBC: Peter Bolhuis is full professor at the University of Amsterdam, head of Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM) […]

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Professor Hans Kuipers awarded with Zhang Dayu Lectureship

We are proud to announce that Professor Hans Kuipers, one of our Programme Directors and Professor of the Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-phase Flows group at Eindhoven University of Technology, delivered […]

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Annual symposium in Eindhoven

On Tuesday 16 April, we enjoyed the second annual ARC CBBC symposium, celebrating the visit of our international Scientific Advisory Board for evaluation of this year’s research proposals. This year, […]

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A sustainable coating

ARC CBBC Hung Chien Lin (RUG)

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Recycling CO2

ARC CBBC Francesco Mattarozzi (UU)    

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ARC CBBC explores cooperation with China

Last week, ARC CBBC joined the Dutch trade mission to China, to explore possibilities for cooperation. ARC CBBC program coordinator Maurice Mourad: “There is a lot of talent at Chinese […]

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Methane promising route for storage of renewable energy from sun and wind

In Nature Catalysis, ARC CBBC researchers are publishing a Perspective article on the status quo of ‘Power to Methane’ together with colleagues from Utrecht University.

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ARC CBBC is seeking additional Members

The Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC) is looking for experts in theoretical chemistry, surface plasmon resonance, and membrane separation technology to complement the Membership community of […]

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Lecture Bert Weckhuysen at Royal Institution London

Earth to earth, dust to dust, carbon to carbon: Bert Weckhuysen sketches the ingredients for a true circular economy. In his lecture at the Royal Institution in London, he explained […]

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Photo gallery of our lab opening in Utrecht

Yesterday, ARC CBBC opened its first own lab, on the fourth floor of the Vening Meinesz Building B of Utrecht University. Speeches were given by Utrecht University Rector magnificus Henk […]

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Utrecht hub celebrates lab opening

Today, the research institute ARC CBBC opened its first lab in Utrecht. In collaboration with the chemical sector, university researchers will work on fundamentally new principles for the development of […]

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Emissions of carbon dioxide dramatically reduced in new chemical production process

Chemists at Utrecht University have managed to utilise cobalt as a catalyst for the production of basic chemicals from natural gas. In doing so, they have reduced the carbon dioxide […]

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All 2018 news

Krijn de Jong receives honorary professorship in China

Krijn de Jong was given an honorary professorship at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghai. De Jong is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis at the Debye […]

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Fluorescent ‘breathalyzer’ makes optimisation of catalysts much easier

A breath test instead of a blood test. That’s how much easier it is to use the test for industrial catalysts developed by chemists at Utrecht University. The test uses […]

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Active locations on a catalyst make sustainable plastic possible

At the moment, the raw materials for plastic are still made from crude oil, but in the future they could be sustainably produced from the tiny chemical compound methanol. An […]

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Come and play at the Weekend van de Wetenschap

Come and play our interactive game at the Weekend van de Wetenschap. While playing, you will learn about our research on the sustainable molecules of the future.

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Detlef Lohse wins prestigious Balzan Prize

Detlef Lohse, Professor of Physics of Fluids at the University of Twente, will be awarded the prestigious Balzan Prize 2018 for his fluid dynamics research. The Italo-Swiss Balzan Foundation announced […]

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Climate ambitions beyond 2030

“The brand new Dutch climate agreement speaks ambition. The Netherlands want to emit 49% less greenhouse gases in 2030 and structurally 95% less in 2050, compared to the starting year […]

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Meet our people… Lukas Wolzak

PhD candidate Lukas Wolzak from the University of Amsterdam is exploring new catalysts that make paints more sustainable. In this ARC CBBC bilateral project, industrial partner AkzoNobel wishes to find […]

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Annual Report 2017: defining a strategic agenda

The title of the ARC CBBC Annual Report 2017 is ‘Towards a sustainable route for the synthesis of chemical building blocks’. This public version of ARC CBBC’s Annual Report 2017 […]

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ARC CBBC starts with sustainable paint and catalysts

The Dutch research center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium, which investigates the sustainable molecules and materials of the future, is starting with two large new research lines. In its first two […]

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Pieter Bruijnincx appointed Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis

The Executive Board of Utrecht University has appointed Pieter Bruijnincx to the post of Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis at the Department of Chemistry. This new Chair will bridge […]

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New generation of solar panels

ARC CBBC Bas van Gorkom (TU/e)

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Sustainable paint made from biomass

ARC CBBC Lukas Wolzak (UvA)  

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Sustainable coatings for containers

ARC CBBC Linda Eijsink (RUG)

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Recycling hydrocloric acid

ARC CBBC Bas Terlingen (UU)  

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ARC CBBC in a nutshell

ARC CBBC is a national advanced research center for excellent research in major complex chemistry and energy related societal challenges

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ARC CBBC mini symposium

On Thursday 12 April, ARC CBBC organised the consortium’s first mini symposium. Our community, including academics, company researchers, and board members, gathered in museum Catharijneconvent. We discussed our research topics, […]

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ERC Advanced Grant for Bert Meijer

Professor of Organic Chemistry Bert Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology) is receving an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. ARC CBBC member Meijer wants to build complex functional materials […]

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Moniek Tromp appointed professor at RUG

Moniek Tromp, currently at VU Amsterdam, has been appointed as a Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Groningen. She will start her new position on 1 July 2018. […]

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First ARC CBBC lab ready to be equipped

The new ARC CBBC lab room at hub location Utrecht is ready to be furnished. We can now start to equip our first labs. They will be finished at the […]

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Ben Feringa receives first European Chemistry Gold Medal

Ben Feringa, Chair of ARC CBBC, has been awarded the very first European Chemistry Gold Medal. He is receiving the award for exceptional achievements in the field of chemistry in […]

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Vici Grant for Syuzanna Harutyunyan

Our member dr. Syuzanna Harutyunyan from the University of Groningen, has been awarded an NWO Vici grant. She will receive 1.5 million euros for her research on Lewis acids. Using […]

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Metal nanoparticles as catalysts for fast and efficient CO2 conversion

Researchers of our full partners Utrecht University and BASF made some big steps in designing catalysts for the conversion of CO2 into a gas fuel. If you can apply this […]

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All 2017 news

Meet our people: first postdoc Matteo Monai

At 1 November, ARC CBBC’s first postdoctoral researcher started in a bilateral project of BASF and Utrecht University. Matteo Monai is an expert on heterogeneous catalysis in topics related to […]

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Bert Meijer receives Japanse award for principles of supramolecular chemistry

Bert Meijer, professor of Organic Chemistry at TU/e, will receive the Nagoya Gold Medal on 22 December. The prize is awarded to the world’s best scientists of organic chemistry, a […]

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Bert Weckhuysen appointed as distinguished professor Utrecht University

With effect from 1 January 2018, Bert Weckhuysen has been appointed Distinguished Professor in ‘Catalysis, Energy and Sustainability’ at Utrecht University. Read the news on the website of Utrecht University.

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Krijn de Jong receives South African Eminent Visitor Award

The Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA) has awarded the 2017 Eminent Visitor award to Prof. Krijn de Jong. CATSA aims to recognise excellence in catalysis research by overseas scientists. De Jong researches new […]

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Petra de Jongh in de Volkskrant

De Volkskrant published a newspaper spread about the work of CBBC member Petra de Jongh. Read the article (in Dutch) on the websites of either de Volkskrant or LexisNexis.

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Karl Ziegler Prize for Matthias Beller

Chair of the ARC CBBC Scientific Advisory Board Matthias Beller (Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) at the University of Rostock) has been awarded the Karl Ziegler Prize. This is one of the […]

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New position for Tanja Cuk

Dr. Tanja Cuk has accepted a position as associate professor  in the Chemistry Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. The position is also associated with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute […]

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Volker Hessel receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has granted Prof. Volker Hessel a Proof of Concept grant. This ‘top up’ grant, worth €150.000, is designed to help ERC-funded frontier research maximize value. […]

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Syuzanna Harutyunyan wins Homogenous Catalysis Award

Prof. Syuzanna Harutyunyan (University of Groningen) is the Homogeneous Catalysis Award winner of 2017. Her work focuses on developing new methods to synthesise molecules that are useful in the pharmaceutical, […]

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Detlef Lohse receives 2017 Fluid Dynamics Prize

Prof. Detlef Lohse, University of Twente, has been awarded the 2017 Fluid Dynamics Prize. The prize was established in 1979 by the American Physical Society to recognize and encourage outstanding […]

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C&EN cover story on Bert Weckhuysen

Chemical & Engineering News published a cover story on the work of ARC CBBC Executive Board member Bert Weckhuysen. The publication, entitled Hunting for the hidden chemistry in solid catalysts, elaborates […]

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Hoogewerff Gold Medal awarded to Freek Kapteijn

The Board of the Stichting Hoogewerff-Fonds has awarded the Hoogewerff Gold Medal 2017 to ARC CBBC member Prof. Dr. Freek Kapteijn, Professor at Delft University of Technology. With this award, the Board […]

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Nathalie Katsonis receives KNCV Gold Medal

Nathalie Katsonis has been awarded the KNCV Gold Medal. “Katsonis is an outstanding chemist with a clear vision in a challenging field of expertise”, says Hermen Overkleeft, chairman of the […]

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Krijn de Jong receives François Gault Lectureship Award

EFCATS, the European Federation of Catalysis Societies, has announced today that they are awarding the 2017 EFCATS François Gault Lectureship to Krijn de Jong, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis. […]

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Bert Weckhuysen in BNR podcast

Among others, Bert Weckhuysen features in the first episode of ‘Captains of Chemistry’, a podcast by BNR. In this series, reporter Edwin Mooibroek explores the subjects of chemistry and innovation and tries to answer the question: How […]

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Bert Weckhuysen wins Tanabe Prize for acid-based catalysis

Bert Weckhuysen, Scientific Director of ARC CBBC, receives this year’s Kozo Tanabe Prize for Acid-Base Catalysis. The prize was initiated by the International Acid-Base Catalysis Group and bears the name of […]

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Two ERC Advanced Grants for ARC CBBC members

ARC CBBC members Detlef Lohse (University of Twente) and Sijbren Otto (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants. With the grants of 2.5 Million Euros each, awarded by the […]

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Robert B. Anderson Award for Bert Weckhuysen

Bert Weckhuysen will receive the 2018 Robert B. Anderson Award for his outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of the functioning of solid catalysts and the related development of advanced […]

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First ARC CBBC members meeting

The first 39 members of ARC CBBC convened in the Academiegebouw in Utrecht to give the research center a flying start. The members got to know each other in a […]

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ARC CBBC satellite meeting in Sassenheim

On 17 February in Utrecht, our members had the opportunity to discuss two of the three multilateral flagship programs as proposed by the Executive Board: “Small Molecule Activation” and “Fundamentals […]

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ARC CBBC starts with 39 academic members

The first 39 researchers have been selected for personal membership for the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Block Consortium (ARC CBBC). The start of the first research projects in this […]

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All 2016 news

Ben Feringa decorated Commander of the Netherlands’ Lion

The Chair of the Executive Board of ARC CBBC, Ben Feringa, has been decorated as Commander of the Netherlands Lion. Minister Jet Bussemaker awarded him the decoration on 23 November […]

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Feringa receives glass nanomotor from ARC CBBC boards

On Wednesday 23 November, Ben Feringa received a special and unique handmade gift from the Executive Board, also on behalf of the Supervisory Board, to congratulate him with to his […]

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Klavs Jensen wins AICHE Founders Award

Prof. Klavs Jensen, member of the ARC CBBC Scientific Advisory Board, has won the 2016 Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering. AIChE, the Global Home for […]

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Defining research topics of ARC CBBC

At the moment, the team of Program Directors – Hans Kuipers (TU/e), Ben Feringa (RUG) and Bert Weckhuysen (UU) – are visiting their equivalent Innovation Directors – Marcel Schreuder Goedheijt and André […]

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Scientific Advisory Board nominated

Twelve outstanding international scientific leaders from among others MIT, Berkeley, Cambridge and Max Planck have been nominated for the Scientific Advisory Board. The SAB covers expertise in Heterogeneous catalysis and materials, […]

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Stan Gielen joins Supervisory Board of ARC CBBC

As of January 2017, Prof. Stan Gielen will be appointed as Chairman of the board of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). As chair of NWO, Gielen will also […]

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Publication Guy Marin in Science

Prof. Guy Marin, member of the ARC CBBC Scientific Advisory Board, has recently published a Science paper about a new process that can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. […]

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Ben Feringa wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Professor Ben Feringa, Chair of the Executive Board of ARC CBBC, has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart. “Bernard Feringa was the […]

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Volker Hessel receives Flow Chemistry Award

ARC CBBC researcher Volker Hessel was awarded the 2016 IUPAC ThalesNano Prize for Flow Chemistry. The prize consists of an award of $10,000 US Dollars and was presented at the 14th […]

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Liebig Medal for Markus Antonietti

Prof. Markus Antonietti, member of the ARC CBBC Scientific Advisory Board, has been honoured with the Liebig Medal for his groundbreaking work in the converging fields of polymer research and nanoscience.

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Ben Feringa wins the 2016 Tetrahedron Prize

The Board of Executive Editors of Elsevier‘s Tetrahedron journal series have announced that the 2016 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Ben Feringa, Chair of the Executive Board of ARC […]

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ARC CBBC launched

On 10 May, the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC) celebrated its official start. The research center occupies an excellent position to play a leading role in […]

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Chemistry is everywhere by Lotte Metz (UvA)

We as chemists have the ability to make convenient things and we also hold  the ability to fix the problems production processes cause. Lotte Metz (UvA) tells us how.  

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Feedstock for sustainable plastic

ARC CBBC Sophie van Vreeswijk (UU)    

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Opening speech Marjan Oudeman

Opening speech Marjan Oudeman – Official launch ARC CBBC 10 may 2016  

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Prof. Bert Weckhuysen – Functional materials

Bert Weckhuysen – inorganic chemistry and catalysis

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Prof. Hans Kuipers – Energy Carriers

Prof. Hans Kuipers – chemical engineering

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Prof. Ben Feringa – Coatings

Prof. Ben Feringa – organic chemistry and nanotechnology

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Launch ARC CBBC

On 10 May 2016, the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC) celebrated its official start. Potential participants from science and industries were informed about the ARC CBBC […]

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