The Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG) announces the appointment of Dr. Paolo Pescarmona as Associate Professor in Sustainable Chemical Products and Catalysis. Pescarmona’s research approach involves the rational design and development of catalytic materials for applications of academic and industrial relevance, with a special focus on green chemistry. All aspects of the development of catalysts (heterogeneous and homogeneous) are covered: from the synthesis to the characterisation and testing. The targeted applications include CO2 fixation, biomass conversion, catalytic oxidations, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis and the use of high-throughput techniques for the synthesis and testing of catalysts in liquid phase and in supercritical CO2.
Paolo was born in Italy and studied at the University of his hometown (Torino), where he obtained his Master Degree in Chemistry in 1997. In 1999 he moved to the Netherlands, where he obtained his PhD from Delft University of Technology in 2003. Then, he worked for various years at the KU Leuven, in Belgium, first as post-doc and then as assistant professor. In 2014 he moved to the University of Groningen, where he has been working within the Product Technology research unit of ENTEG.
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