Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, graduation project with the Photocatalytic Synthesis group on Electrochemical deposition of IrO2 on hydrothermally grown WO3 for photocatalytic water oxidation, at the University of Twente. Additionally, Bachelor Honours programme focused on design, with notable project being Africaid and EnerTree: an aesthetic form of sustainable energy.
Master degree in Chemical Engineering, graduation project with the Photocatalytic Synthesis group on Behaviour of Ti-MOF, NH2-MIL-125(Ti), in VOC oxidation, Influence of morphology and nanoparticle inclusion, at the University of Twente. Additionally, Master Honours programme focused on research in preparation of obtaining a PhD. Furthermore, internship at Utrecht University in the Inorganic Catalysis and Chemistry group working on Characterization of charge carrier dynamics in CuFeO2 using transient spectroscopy for the photo-electrochemical production of hydrogen. Enrolled in the graduate program; Solar Fuels Catalysis, initiated by the Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK), which has allowed pursuing the PhD.
An interesting molecule for energy storage is methanol. Methanol has a relatively high energy density and is easy to store, yet it is also a versatile chemical building block. Partial electrochemical oxidation of methane with water as an oxidant could yield methanol and hydrogen as products in an electrochemical cell. So far selective and high conversions to methanol remains a challenge. Achieving controlled partial oxidation of methane at room temperature and preventing further oxidation of methanol to other products by fine tuning the catalysis and overcoming mass transfer limitation are the primary objectives of this research.