Novel Catalytic Materials for Chemicals and Renewable Energy

Programme Strategic Scientific Alliance between China and the Netherlands

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Since 2005 the Schuit Institute of Catalysis and the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics have been conducting a highly ambitious research program in the field of Novel catalytic materials for chemicals and renewable energy. The research is conducted in the framework of the Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances between China and the Netherlands funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Chinese Ministry Of Science and Technology. This program brings together scientists from the Chinese and Netherlands sides in a long-term effort to progress in catalytic science. Many novel and improved catalytic materials have already been identified with applications in a wide variety of chemical processes through the intensive joint efforts of this international research team.

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Recent publications

  • Nitrogen-doping of bulk and nanotubular TiO2 photocatalysts by plasma-assisted atomic layer depositio, Zhang, Y., Creatore, M., Ma, Q., El-Boukili, A., Gao, L., Verheijen, M.A., Verhoeven, M.W.G.M. & Hensen, E.J.M. , Applied Surface Science, 2015, 330 , 476-486 View article online
  • Promotional effect of transition metal doping on the basicity and activity of calcined hydrotalcite catalysts for glycerol carbonate synthesis, P. Liu, M. Derchi and E.J.M. Hensen, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2014, 144 , 135-143 View article online
  • Effect of the nature and location of copper species on catalytic nitric oxide selective catalytic reduction performance of the copper/SSZ-13 zeolite., Q. Guo, F. Fan, D.A.J.M. Ligthart, G. Li, Z. Feng, E.J.M. Hensen and C. Li, ChemCatChem, 2014, 6 , 634-639 View article online
  • Tuning the hydrogenation activity of Pd NPs on Al-MIL-53 by linker modification, D. Zhang, Y. Guan, E.J.M Hensen, T. Xue, Y. Wang, Catalysis Science and Technology, 2014, 4 , 795-802 View article online
  • DFT simulations of water adsorption and activation on low-index α-Ga2O3 Surfaces, Zhou, X., Hensen, E.J.M., Santen, R.A. van & Li, C., Chemistry - A European Journal, 2014, 20 , 6915-6926 View article online
  • Influence of Rh nanoparticle size and composition on the photocatalytic water splitting performance of Rh/graphitic carbon nitride, Zhang, Y., Ligthart, D.A.J.M., Quek, X.Y., Gao, L. & Hensen, E.J.M., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39 , 11573-11546 View article online
  • Size dependence of (photo)catalytic oxidation reactions of Rh nanoparticles dispersed on a (Ga1-xZnx)(N1-xOx) support, Zhang, Y., Ligthart, D.A.J.M., Liu, P., Gao, L., Verhoeven, M.W.G.M. & Hensen, E.J.M. , Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2014, 35 , 1944-1954 View article online
  • Unraveling the synergy between gold nanoparticles and chromium-hydrotalcites in aerobic oxidation of alcohols, Liu, P., Degirmenci, V. & Hensen, E.J.M. , Journal of Catalysis, 2014, 313 , 80-91 View article online
  • Photoelectrochemical properties of CuCrO2: Characterization of light absorption and photocatalytic H2 production performance, Y. Ma, X. Zhou, Q. Ma, A. Litke, P. Liu, C. Li and E.J.M. Hensen, Catalysis Letters (2014) accepted., 2014, 144 , 1487-1493 View article online
  • Synthesis and modification of semiconductor/co-catalyst systems for photo(electro)chemical reactions (dissertation), Y. Zhang, ((Co-)promot.: E.J.M. Hensen & dr. M. Creatore)., 2014, 1 , 1-138 View article online

Facts and Figures

PSA was set up at the request of OCW (1997-1999) and in consultation with the Chinese counterpart organisations: the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

The PSA’s project phase commenced in 2004 for a three-year period. Fifteen projects were selected at the start. Six of the selected fifteen projects will continue for another five-year period in the PSA’s programme phase. Finally, in the strategic alliance phase, two or three strategic alliances will once more continue for another five years.

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Publication statistics

2015: 1
2014: 9
2013: 10
2012: 9
2011: 15
2010: 18
2009: 15
2008: 12
2007: 6
2006: 5
2005: 1


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Inorganic Materials Chemistry
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