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Description - Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis by Rutger Anthony Van Santen

Catalysis is a key technique to accelerate chemical reactions substantially and has therefore an enormous economical importance. The production process of nearly every chemical substance or product used today requires a special catalyst. This text focuses on mechanics in catalysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783527296620
ISBN-10: 352729662X
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 178mm x 26mm)
Pages: 488
Imprint: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Rutger Anthony Van Santen

Rutger Anthony van Santen gained his doctorate in theoretical chemistry in 1971, from the University of Leiden, joining Shell, Amsterdam as a research chemist the following year. In 1988 he became Professor of Catalysis at the Eindhoven University of Technology where he was promoted to scientific director in 1989. In 1991 he became director of the Netherlands Institute of Research in Catalysis, and in 2005 he was made Royal Netherlands Academy of Science and Arts Professor. He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dutch Academy of Engineering and is a Knight in the order of the Dutch Lion. Professor van Santen has been active in many national and international catalysis research programs and organizations. He is the author or editor of 11 books, over 600 research papers and 16 patents, and has been awarded several national and international awards and visiting professorships. His main research interest is the molecular mechanistic understanding of catalytic reactions. Matthew Neurock gained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1992, joining the Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Eindhoven University of Technology, as a postdoctoral fellow one year later. In 1995 he was made Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia, becoming a full professor in 2003. He has been active in national as well as international organizations and has co-authored over 130 papers and 2 patents. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Young Faculty Development Award, the Dupont Young Faculty Award and the Ford Young Faculty Award. Professor Neurock's research is focused on modeling the atomic features and molecular phenomena that govern catalysis and materials processing to help elucidate catalytic reaction mechanisms on metal and oxide surfaces, understand active sites as they exist in realistic and complex reaction environments and aid in the design of catalytic materials.