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Professor Andre van Veen


My current research interests cover the following topics:

  • Processing of renewable feedstocks/innovative transformation routes as first steps towards renewables supply chain and biorefinery
  • Development of cleaner chemical technologies, mainly focusing on multifunctional compact continuous reactors and multifunctional materials

We offer on a regular basis the possibility to work on PhD projects within the focus area of the group. Please contact me prior to any official applications in case of interest working in the group. Agreeing on potential subjects will greatly enhance your chance to succeed with your application.

Recent publications in peer-reviewed jounals include:

Y. Renème, S. Pietrzyk, F. Dhainaut, M. Chaar, A.C. van Veen, P. Granger; “Reaction pathways involved in CH4 conversion on Pd/Al2O3 catalysts: TAP as a powerful tool for the elucidation of the effective role of the metal/support interface”; Frontiers in Chemistry 4 (2016); doi: 10.3389/fchem.2016.00007.

H. Newton, Q. Wang, S. Sundaram, A. van Veen, S. Kiesewalter, G. Kolb; “BIOGO: contributing to the transformation of the petrochemical industry through advances in nanocatalysts and reactor design”; Green Processing and Synthesis 4 (2015); p. 433-435.

S. Müller, Y. Liu, M. Vishnuvarthan, X. Sun, A.C. van Veen, G.L. Haller, M. Sanchez-Sanchez, J.A. Lercher; "Coke formation and deactivation pathways on H-ZSM-5 in the conversion of methanol to olefins"; J. Catal. 325 (2015) 48–59.

L.G. Pinaeva, E.M. Sadovskaya, Y.A. Ivanova, T.G. Kuznetsova, I.P. Prosvirin, V.A. Sadykov, Y. Schuurman, A.C. van Veen, C. Mirodatos; “Water gas shift and partial oxidation of CH4 over CeO2-ZrO2(-La2O3) and Pt/CeO2-ZrO2(-La2O3): Performance under transient conditions”; Chem. Eng. J. 257 (2014); p. 281-291.

J.W. Thybaut, G.B. Marin, C. Mirodatos, Y. Schuurman, A.C. van Veen, V.A. Sadykov, H. Pennemann, R. Bellinghausen, L. Mleczko; "A novel technology for natural gas conversion by means of integrated oxidative coupling and dry reforming of methane"; Chem-Ing-Tech 86 (2014) 1855-1870.

C.A. Gärtner, A.C. van Veen, J.A. Lercher; "Oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane on dynamically rearranging supported chloride catalysts"; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (2014) 12691-12701.

X. Sun, S. Müller, Y. Liu, H. Shi, G.L. Haller, M. Sanchez-Sanchez, A.C. van Veen, J.A. Lercher; "On reaction pathways in the conversion of methanol to hydrocarbons on HZSM-5"; J. Catal. 317 (2014) 185–197.

C.A. Gärtner, A.C. van Veen, J.A. Lercher; "Highly selective supported alkali chloride catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane"; Top. Catal. 57 (2014) 1236–1247.

X. Sun, S. Müller, H. Shi, G.L. Haller, M. Sanchez-Sanchez, A.C. van Veen, J.A. Lercher; "On the impact of co-feeding aromatics and olefins for the methanol-to-olefins reaction on HZSM-5"; J. Catal. 314 (2014) 21–31.

M. Derewinski, P. Sarv, X. Sun, S. Müller, A.C. van Veen, J.A. Lercher; "On the Reversibility of the Modification of HZSM-5 with Phosphate Anions"; J. Phys. Chem. C 118 (2014) 6122−6131.

V.I. Alexiadis, J.W. Thybaut, P.N. Kechagiopoulos, M. Chaar, A.C. van Veen, M. Muhler, G.B. Marin; " Oxidative coupling of methane: catalytic behaviour assessment via comprehensive microkinetic modelling"; Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 150-151 (2014) 496-505.

M.C. Holz, K. Kähler, K. Tölle, A.C. van Veen, M. Muhler; "Gas-phase oxidation of 2-propanol over Au/TiO2 catalysts to probe metal–support interactions"; Phys. Status Solidi B 250 (2013) 1094–1106.

C.A. Gärtner, A.C. van Veen, J.A. Lercher; “Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane: Common Principles and Mechanistic Aspects”; ChemCatChem 5 (2013) 3196-3217.

K. Kähler, M.C. Holz, M. Rohe, A.C. van Veen, M. Muhler; “Methanol oxidation as probe reaction for active sites in Au/ZnO and Au/TiO2 catalysts”; J. Catal. 299 (2013) 162–170.

L.H. Ong, M. Dömök, R. Olindo, A.C. van Veen, J.A. Lercher; “Dealumination of HZSM-5 via steam-treatment”; Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 164 (2012); p. 9–20.

Y. Renème, F. Dhainaut, S. Pietrzyk, M. Chaar, A.C. van Veen, P. Granger; “TAP investigation on methane conversion on supported Pd and Rh based catalysts – 1. Kinetics of methane adsorption”; Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 126 (2012); p. 239–248.

W. Cai, F. Wang, C. Daniel, A.C. van Veen, Y. Schuurman, C. Descorme, H. Provendier, W. Shen, C. Mirodatos; “Oxidative steam reforming of ethanol over Ir/CeO2 catalysts: A structure sensitivity analysis”; J. Catal. 286 (2012); p. 137–152.

V.A. Sadykov, N.N. Sazonova, A.S. Bobin, V.S. Muzykantov, E.L. Gubanova, G.M. Alikina, A.I. Lukashevich, V.A. Rogov, E.N. Ermakova, E.M. Sadovskaya, N.V. Mezentseva, E.G. Zevak, S.A. Veniaminov, M. Muhler, C. Mirodatos, Y. Schuurman, A.C. van Veen; "Partial oxidation of methane on Pt-supported lanthanide doped ceria–zirconia oxides: Effect of the surface/lattice oxygen mobility on catalytic performance"; Catal. Today 169 (2011); p. 125–137.

J.W. Thybaut, J. Sun, L. Olivier, A.C. van Veen, C. Mirodatos, G.B. Marin; "Catalyst design based on microkinetic models: Oxidative coupling of methane"; Catal. Today 159 (2011); p. 29–36.

G. Fogassy, N. Thegarid, G. Toussaint, A.C. van Veen, Y. Schuurman, C. Mirodatos; “Biomass derived feedstock co-processing with vacuum gas oil for second-generation fuel production in FCC units”; Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 96 (2010); p. 476–485.

C. Daniel, M.-O. Clarté, S.-P. Teh, O. Thinon, H. Provendier, A.C. van Veen, B.J. Beccard, Y. Schuurman, C. Mirodatos; “Spatially resolved catalysis in microstructured reactors by IR spectroscopy: CO oxidation over mono- and bifunctional Pt catalysts”; J. Catal. 272 (2010); p. 55-64.

W. Cai, F. Wang, A. van Veen, C. Descorme, Y. Schuurman, W. Shen, C. Mirodatos; “Hydrogen production from ethanol steam reforming in a micro-channel reactor”; Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 35 (2010); p. 1152–1159.

E.L. Gubanova, V.A. Sadykov, A.C. van Veen, C. Mirodatos; “TAP study of the impact of the Pt oxidation state on the reactivity of Pt/PrCeZrO and Pt/GdCeZrO catalysts designed for the partial oxidation of methane to syngas”; Reac. Kin. Catal. Lett. 97 (2009); p. 349-354.

E.L. Gubanova, Y. Schuurman, V.A. Sadykov, C. Mirodatos, A.C. van Veen; “Evaluation of kinetic models for the partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas over a Pt/PrCeZrOx catalyst coated on a triangular monolith”; Chem. Eng. J. 154 (2009); p. 174-184.

C. Daniel, M.-O. Clarté, H. Provendier, A.C. van Veen, Y. Schuurman, B.J. Beccard, C. Mirodatos; “Spatially resolved operando infrared analysis of a microstructured catalytic surface for CO oxidation over Pt based catalysts”; C. R. Chimie 12 (2009); p. 647-653.

M. Kunat, F. Traeger, D. Silber, H. Qiu, Y. Wang, A.C. van Veen, Ch. Wöll, P.M. Kowalski, B. Meyer, C. Hättig, D. Marx; “Formation of weakly bound, ordered adlayers of CO on rutile TiO2(110): A combined experimental and theoretical study”; J. Chem. Phys. 130 (2009) 144703.

L. Olivier, S. Haag, C. Mirodatos, A.C. van Veen; “Oxidative coupling of methane using catalyst modified dense perovskite membrane reactors”; Catal. Today 142 (2009); p. 34-41.

W. Cai, F. Wang, A.C. van Veen, H. Provendier, C. Mirodatos, W. Shen; “Autothermal reforming of ethanol for hydrogen over an Rh/CeO2 catalyst”; Catal. Today 138 (2008); p. 152-156.

O. Akdim, W. Cai, V. Fierro, H. Provendier, A.C. van Veen, W. Shen, C. Mirodatos; “Oxidative Steam Reforming of Ethanol over Ni–Cu/SiO2, Rh/Al2O3 and Ir/CeO2: Effect of Metal and Support on Reaction Mechanism”; Top. Catal. 51 (2008); p. 22-38.

W. Cai, F. Wang, E. Zhan, A.C. van Veen, C. Mirodatos, W. Shen; “Hydrogen production from ethanol over Ir/CeO2 catalysts: A comparative study of steam reforming, partial oxidation and oxidative steam reforming”; J. Catal. 257 (2008); p. 96-107.

L. Olivier, S. Haag, H. Pennemann, C. Hofmann, C. Mirodatos, A.C. van Veen; “High temperature parallel screening of catalysts for the oxidative coupling of methane”; Catal. Today 137 (2008); p. 80-89.

E.L. Gubanova, A. van Veen, C. Mirodatos, V.A. Sadykov, N.N. Sazonova; “Influence of the Mobility of Oxygen in a Complex Oxide Carrier on the Mechanism of Partial Oxidation of Methane”; Russ. J. Gen. Chem. 78 (2008); p. 2191-2202.

E.L. Gubanova, A. van Veen, C. Mirodatos, V.A. Sadykov, N.N. Sazonova; “Влияние подвижности кислорода сложного оксидного носителя на механизм парциального окисления метана (Influence of the oxygen mobility in complex oxide supports on the mechanism of the partial oxidation of methane)”; Russ. Chem. J. 52 (2008); p. 21-31.

M.E. Domine, A.C. van Veen, Y. Schuurman, C. Mirodatos; “Coprocessing of oxygenated biomass compounds and hydrocarbons for the production of sustainable fuel”; ChemSusChem 1 (2008); p. 179–181.