The composition of the Sustainable Chemistry team reflects the wide range of expertises contributing to this Research Priority Area.
Three PI's lead the SusChem Research: Prof. Bas de Bruin, Prof. Joost Reek and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg. Together, these three group leaders cover the areas of homogeneous-, supramolecular- and heterogeneous catalysis. With funding from the Research Priority Area, two talented tenure-trackers have been appointed to complete the pallet of expertise. Dr Moniek Tromp contributes with expertise in the characterization of complexes based on first-row metals, and Dr Ning Yan with expertise in fuel cell technology.
Further, the core of the Research Priority Sustainable Chemistry is formed by a joint team of over 20 senior and junior permanent scientific staff, all of whom work on catalysis and/or sustainable materials and processes. These researchers operate within the Sustainable Chemistry research theme of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). In addition, PI's from other HIMS research themes also provide important contributions to the research programme of the RPA.
Supramolecular transition metal catalysis
Joost Reek is the coordinator of the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry.
Bio-inspired sustainable catalysis
Heterogeneous catalysis and sustainable chemistry
Characterisation of first row transition metal catalysts
Fuel cell technology
(by research group, listed in alphabetical order)