Delft University of Technology

TUDelft (Delft University of Technology) is the largest and oldest of the three technical universities in The Netherlands with a focus on applied sciences. The department of Chemical engineering (ChemE) focuses on new future technologies relevant for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and ranks 5th of European universities in the 2012 QS world ranking of Chemical Engineering. Next to participation in the TUD graduate school, it hosts the PDEng programme for Process Technology and Product Engineering.

The Catalysis Engineering (CE) team, headed by prof. F. Kapteijn consists further of four associate/assistant professors and a team of over 30 post-docs, PhD and MSc students. CE focuses on the application of Catalysis through smart engineering with a strong emphasis on the utilization of structured materials in multiphase and multifunctional operation. CE is presently one of the leading groups in the application of regular structures (monoliths) and advanced nanostructured materials (MOFs, zeolites) in Catalysis, Adsorptive processes and Separations. The section participates in several FP7 projects (NEXT-GTL and ECO2CO2), is member of the AISBL’s ENMIX and ERIC as follow up of EU networks of excellence and was host of several Marie Curie fellows. Related research projects are adsorptive CO2/CH4 separation with MOFs, water-gas shift catalysis for power generation (NUON/Vattenfall, CATO-2) and photo- and electrochemical conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons (NRSC-Catalysis, Shell mobility).