Emiel Hensen receives Vici grant for carrier material catalysis

Prof.dr.ir. Emiel Hensen is to receive a 1.5-million-euro Vici Grant from research financer NWO. Hensen is Professor of Molecular catalysis at the Department of Chemical Engineering, and he will be researching reactions occurring in the area between catalyst nanoparticles and the carrier material they’re attached to.

Hensen will be focusing on a number of uses, including separating water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight. This process is one of the primary candidates for becoming the world’s number-one sustainable source of energy. The Vici grant is the largest grant awarded by the NWO Innovation Research Incentives Scheme. It’s meant for excellent and authoritative  researchers.

(Source: TU/e Press Team)

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