The ZeoMorph candidates
5 PhD candidates have been recruited to the ZeoMorph project. They will spend 50% of their time in the industrial sector at Haldor Topsøe A/S and the remaining time will be divided between extended stays at the partner academic host University of Oslo and 3 month stays at the associated partners at the University of Torino and Århus University.
Andrea Molino was recruited August 2014. He is M.Sc. in Advanced Chemical Methodologies (Magna Cum Laude) from University of Torino with the thesis: “Synthesis and characterization of (Ni)UiO-67bpy MIXMOFs active in ethylene oligomerization” (Supervisor: Prof. Silvia Bordiga - NIS UniTo). He has been ERASMUS Exchange Student University of Lyon - CPE Lyon, Lyon (France).
Within ZeoMorph, Andrea will work with advanced catalyst characterization.
Juan Salvador Martinez Espin
Juan Salvador Martinez Espin was recruited in March 2014. He has two Master degrees; MSc in Catalysis with Distinction – Cardiff University; MSc in Chemical Engineering - Universidad de Murcia. He has been Leonardo da Vinci Intern in Haldor Topsøe A/S and exchange student (Erasmus programme) at the University of Bath.
In ZeoMorph, Juan will work with measurements of single site catalyst activity.
Malte Nielsen was recruited August 2014. He has a MSc in Physics and nanotechnology from DTU, has done a small project at Stanford University in the SUNCAT department. He has a BSc in Physics and nanotechnology and spent his 5th semester at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Within ZeoMorph, Malte will work with quantum chemical simulations.
Katarzyna (Kasia) Anna Lukaszuk was recruited January 2014. She holds a Master Degree in Chemistry from Department of Organic Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland (Thesis title: Surface modification of active carbons by Diels-Alder reaction). She has had an Internship at Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland and an Erasmus stay at École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Montpellier (Jean-Luc Pirat), and she has studied in South Korea.
Within ZeoMorph, Kasia will work with morphology controlled synthesis of zeolite materials.
Dani Rojo Gama
Daniel Rojo Gama was recruited August 2014. He has a Spanish Licenciatura degree with a MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Imperial College London. He has participated in the Erasmus exchange program. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Valladolid and has followed Erasmus Summer courses at University of Valladolid and summer courses at DTU, Denmark.
In ZeoMorph, Dani will focus on the long term stability of zeolite catalysts.
The ZeoMorph project is funded as a European Industrial Doctorates project (FP7 ITN-EID), part of the Marie Curie actions (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-mca/actions/itn/index_en.htm).@
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 606965.