Bas Terlingen

Bas Terlingen

Utrecht University

Bas Terlingen


Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

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Vening Meineszgebouw C

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Key expertises

Heterogeneous catalysis, oxychlorination, methane, operando spectroscopy, lanthanides

About me

My interests lie on the boundary of engineering, material science and catalysis. Hence, working together with Nobian on the development of new catalysts by means of operando spectroscopy is “work” that I enjoy very much.

About my research

Together with the industrial partner, Nobian, I develop new catalysts for the methane oxychlorination reaction. More specific, I make use of light to study the catalyst under real reaction conditions thereby gaining crucial insights in the reaction mechanism and on how to improve the catalyst design. The methane oxychlorination reaction has not seen industrialization due to the stringent requirements for the catalytic performance. The insights from this research will contribute to the development of an commercially feasible catalyst material.