Petra Keijzer

Petra Keijzer

PhD candidate

Employed since: October 2016
Supervisors: Krijn de Jong & Petra de Jongh

Phone: 06-22736361
Room: 4th floor study area

Research: Fundamental studies of supported silver catalyst genesis and usage

Supported silver catalysts are important in chemical and environmental processes. The fundamental aspects of the synthesis of supported silver catalysts have received little attention up till now. Interesting observations on a large variation of size and shape of silver nanostructures have been made in our group (Microp. Mesop. Mat. 201 (2015) 234-239). Confinement, gas atmosphere and silver salt seem to be important parameters but systematic and fundamental knowledge is in high demand. In this project we will use EM (cryo, liquid and/or hot plate) in combination with macroscopic techniques to unravel the genesis of supported silver catalysts in all stages. Furthermore, applications in epoxidation of ethene will be pursued to extend synthesis-structure-performance relationships for the silver catalysts.


PhD candidate in the Materials Chemistry and Catalysis group under supervision of prof. dr. ir. Krijn de Jong and prof. dr. Petra de Jongh

Master’s degree in Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Physics, Utrecht University
Master thesis at the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group, “Ordered macroporous α-alumina as support material for the silver catalysed epoxidation of ethylene” under supervision of Jeroen van den Reijen and prof. dr. Petra de Jong

Internship at Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, division Emission Control, Sonning Common, United Kingdom

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Utrecht University

Born in Noordoostpolder, The Netherlands

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