Bert M. Weckhuysen

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Catalyst Images, Imaging and Imagination



Bert M. Weckhuysen is a Distinguished University Professor in Catalysis, Energy and Sustainability at Utrecht University. Currently, he is also a Scientific Director of Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC) and Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion (MCEC). He has obtained several prestigious scientific prizes in different countries, such as the Gold Medal from the Royal Dutch Chemical Society, the Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis of the North American Catalysis Society, the International Catalysis Award of the International Association of Catalysis Societies, the John Bourke Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Kozo Tanabe Prize in Acid-Base Catalysis from the International Acid-Base Group and the Robert B. Anderson Award from the Canadian Catalysis Society. He is an author and co-author in more than 550 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. He has 11 patents or patent applications. His research interests are related to the development and use of advanced spectroscopic and microscopy methods applied on heterogeneous catalysts during preparation and real operation (i.e., the operando mode) in order to develop structure-activity relationships for catalytic processes. His research activities are also related to catalytic conversion of fossil resources (i.e., crude oil and natural gas) as well as renewables, including biomass, municipal waste and CO2, to transportation fuels, (bulk) chemicals and materials.


Last updated: 21.11.2019