Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)




The Schuit institute of Catalysis of the TU/e integrates catalysis from molecular chemistry towards reactor engineering. Emphasis is on the modeling of catalyst or catalysis on relevant length and timescales using advanced experimental and computational approaches. Total permanent scientific staff in the Heterogeneous Catalysis group is 4 scientists with 15 postdocs and 28 Ph.D. students. The institute is one of the leading catalysis centers in the Netherlands. It has founded the Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK) and is currently the administrative center of the prestigious Netherlands top research school combination “Catalysis by Design” (NRSC-C).

Role in the project: TU/e acts as coordinator for NOVACAM. TU/e also chairs the steering committee, which takes care of the coordination between the Coordinated consortia involved in NOVACAM. Technical work will consist of

  • DFT calculations about the reaction mechanism of carbohydrates and derived molecules on Lewis acid center as well as non-critical metal surfaces,
  • experimental investigations of decarboxylation chemistry on non-critical metal sites in zeolites or dispersed onopen surfaces and
  • nanostructuring of zeolites developed in CSIC.

Key Contacts:

Professor Emiel Jan Maria Hensen – Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry.

Dr. Gabriela Dima – Project Manager


Project Coordinator: Professor Emiel Hensen, E.J.M.Hensen@TUE.NL Project Manager: Dr Gabriela Dima, G.E.Dima@TUE.NL

NOVACAM is a coordinated EU-Japan project supported by the European Union and the Japan Science and Technology Agency. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 604319.