Prof. Jovana Zecevicobtained her master's degree in chemical engineering at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, in 2008. She joined the group of Prof. Krijn de Jong at the department of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis at Utrecht University in 2009 where she obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2013. From 2013 till 2014 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher, and in 2014 she was appointed as assistant professor in the same group. Her research interests include catalyst synthesis and application of advanced electron microscopy tools, such as electron tomography and in-situ liquid-phase transmission electron microscopy, for characterization of catalysts and related nanomaterials.
Prof. Jean-Pierre Gilson is the former Director (1997-2011) of the LCS (Laboratory of Catalysis & Spectrochemistry) and currently Distinguished Professor at ENSICAEN, an Engineering School in France. He coordinates a teaching unit in Oil Refining and Petrochemicals at the ENSICAEN. He is also a Joint Professor at the State Key laboratory of Catalysis in Dalian (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, China) and Vice-Director of the Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy at the same institution. He studied Chemistry (M.Sc.) at the University of Namur (Belgium) where he also received his D.Sc. degree under the supervision of the late Prof. Eric Derouane. He then moved to industry in the US (UOP, Grace in 1982-1987) and Europe (Shell in The Netherlands and France in 1987-1996). His research field encompasses heterogeneous catalysis, zeolites, catalyst preparation and shaping, catalysis applied to oil refining, gas processing and biomass upgrading, interactions academic-industrial research. He is the author or co-author of more than 75 papers and 1 book, inventor of more than 35 patents and developed 3 industrially successful catalytic processes.
Prof. Maarten Roeffaersis an assistant professor at the KU Leuven University in Belgium since 2010. During his PhD at the KU Leuven (2004-2008), under supervision of prof. De Vos and prof. Sels (Department of Molecular and Microbial systems, KUL) and Prof. Johan Hofkens (Department of Chemistry, KUL), he studied zeolite catalysts with fluorescence microscopy. For this work he received several awards including the DSM Science & Technology Awards (North) in 2008.During his postdoctoral research he continued working on advanced optical microscopy such as on the development and use of coherent Raman microscopy under supervision of Prof. Xie at Harvard University. Currently, his research group at the Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis of the KU Leuven focuses on the development of optical microscopy tools to study heterogeneous catalysis. In 2012, he was awarded with a prestigious ERC starting grant and recently he received the ExxonMobilChemical Engineering Award 2015.
Prof. Tatsuya Okubo is Professor at Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo). He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees of Chemical Engineering at UTokyo in 1983, 1985 and 1988, respectively. He started his academic carrier as Assistant Professor at Kyushu University in 1988, and moved to UTokyo in 1991. In 1993-1994, he spent one year at California Institute of Technology working with Prof. Mark E. Davis to start zeolite research. He was promoted to Lecturer in 1994, Associate Professor in 1997, and Full Professor of Chemical System Engineering in 2006. He has served as Vice Dean (research) at School of Engineering since 2014. He is a council member of International Zeolite Association (IZA) in 2010-2016. His research focus has been placed on synthesis and applications of zeolite. He is co-founder of UniZeo Co. Ltd. for commercializing zeolites by OSDA-free synthesis.
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Since its inception in 1988, Zeolyst International has emerged as a global leader in the disciplines of zeolite powders, catalysts and adsorbents. It combines the product development and manufacturing expertise in zeolites and catalysts from its parent companies, PQ Corporation and the Shell Global Solutions affiliate CRI/Criterion Inc., into a single entity that can handle the entire development and commercialisation of zeolite applications.
Founded in 1968 in Long Island, NY, and currently headquartered in Boynton Beach, FL, Quantachrome Instruments is an industry leader in porous materials characterization instruments. Quantachrome is represented worldwide with several direct offices in Europe, China, Japan, and India, as well as an extensive exclusive distributor network covering all major markets around the world. Quantachrome focuses on providing both instruments and support for customers undertaking unique types of research and/or manufacturing in the field of materials characterization and porous solids in applications such as polymers, catalysts, activated carbons, zeolites, pharmaceuticals, and more.
Rive Technology, Inc., was founded in 2006 to commercialize Molecular Highway (TM) technology for catalytic and separations processes, such as those used to refine petroleum, produce chemicals and biofuels, and purify air and water. Invented at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rives proprietary technology improves traditional zeolite catalysts and adsorbents through introduction of broad channels, or molecular highways, which overcome the diffusion limits of these materials, leading to better yields, process efficiency, and process economics.