News Archive

18 February 2019

Petra de Jongh appointed as member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen

Members of the KHMW are responsible for organising activities that shorten the distance between society and the scientific community. The UU press release can be found here. (in Dutch)Read more 03 May 2018

Next Einstein Forum Fellow Award and Alumnus of the month nomination for Peter Ngene

Peter Ngene is one of the seventeen ‘Next Einstein Forum’ Fellows 2017-2019, for Africa’s most outstanding and promising young scientists. On 27 March, he received the award from Paul Kagame, […]Read more 19 April 2018

Prof. Petra de Jongh is elected as a new member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Prof. Petra de Jongh is elected as a new member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, recognizing her important work on nanomaterials for catalysis and energy storage […]Read more 23 January 2018

Two NWO projects awarded to the ICC group

Two projects within the NWO Materials for Sustainability Research program have been awarded to the ICC group: Baira Donoeva will work with Bastian Mei (UT) in collaboration with HyET on […]Read more 13 September 2017

Volkskrant: interview with Petra de Jongh

An article appeared in the Volkskrant (in Dutch) about work in the group of Petra de Jongh regarding sustainable energy conversion and storage. It focuses on the search to develop […]Read more 11 September 2017

Prize for best MSc thesis for Maarten Branssen

Maarten Branssen, MSc student onder Jessi van der Hoeven in een samenwerkingsproject tussen Alfons van Blaaderen (Soft Condensed Matter) en Petra de Jongh (Anorganische Chemie en Katalyse) heeft met zijn […]Read more 18 May 2017

Thesis defense Peter Bramwell, 22 May 2017

Peter Bramwell will defend his dissertation, entitled “Pore-confined light metal hydrides for energy storage and catalysis”. Date and Time: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10.30 AM. Location: Academic Building, Domplein […]Read more 24 April 2017

Petra de Jongh contributed to the book “Hoe zwaar is licht?” (What is the weight of light?)

In het boek “Hoe zwaar is licht?” worden 100 vragen aan “de wetenschap” beantwoord. Beatrice de Graaf en Alexander Rinnooy Kan, hebben in 2015 alle Nederlanders opgeroepen om alles wat […]Read more 05 April 2017

“Meet the Professor” with Petra de Jongh

(Professor Petra de Jongh (links) met groep 8 van de Daltonschool in Rijnsweerd. Foto door Jade Heister). Op 29 maart, bezocht Petra de Jongh een basisschool […]Read more 15 March 2017

Baira Donoeva invited to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laurate Meeting.

Baira Donoeva, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group, is selected by the scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Novel Laureate Meetings to […]Read more 09 December 2016

Our battery research on TV at NPO program EenVandaag

Petra de Jongh appeared in NPO’s broadcast “EenVandaag” on October 21, 2016. She talks about her research on a new generation of Lithium batteries. De onderzoeksgroep van Petra de Jongh en […]Read more 01 September 2016

Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Petra de Jongh on September 16, 2016

With her lecture, Professor de Jongh will officially be inaugurated as Chair in Inorganic Nanomaterials. The inaugural speech is entitled “Nanomaterialen: De Kracht van het Kleine” (“Nanomaterials: Small is Beautiful”). […]Read more 27 July 2016

Jessi van der Hoeven et al publishes in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Carbon monoxide sets platinum atoms in motion Catalysts are often made of expensive precious metals, which work most efficiently when very small particles of the metal are fixed to a […]Read more 30 May 2016

Van Arkel Prize for Peter Ngene

In his thesis, Ngene discusses solutions for the challenges of using complex hydrides for reversible hydrogen storage in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and for stationary energy storage applications. The van […]Read more 14 January 2016

NWO-ECHO grant for Petra de Jongh

Petra de Jongh and colleague researchers from RU Nijmegen receive the NWO-ECHO grant on theresearch topic ‘Nanoconfined complex metal hydrides as fast ion conductors for all-solid-state batteries’. A new generation […]Read more 23 February 2015

ERC grant for Petra de Jongh

The ERC awards this prestigious European grants to experienced scientists who perform high-quality and innovative research. With Petra receiving this grant, all four professors of the group Inorganic Chemistry and […]Read more 31 October 2014

Nanoconfined LiBH4 (lithium borohydride) as a fast lithium conductor

The chemists from Utrecht University have discovered a way to make the solid substance lithium borohydride (LiBH4) more than 1,000 times as conductive at room temperature. This discovery was made […]Read more 30 September 2014

Short Stay PhD Fellowship grant for Nazila Masoud

As part of her research project, Nazila Masoud visited Utrecht University Partner (UUP) Laboratoire de Reactivite de Surface (LRS), Sorbonne Universite in Paris (France). Nazila Masoud […]Read more 12 February 2014

Petra de Jongh Chair of Inorganic Nanomaterials

Petra de Jongh has been appointed chair of Inorganic Nanomaterials at the Department of Chemistry and the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, effective February 1. De Jongh is an expert […]Read more

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