Dutch Design & Synthesis Guest Lecture: Prof. Bert Klein Gebbink

Prof. Gebbink visited Syncom to present his latest results on bio-inspired development of practical oxidation catalysts. In particular, his talk focused on the use of enzyme-inspired iron catalysts as green alternatives in oxidation processes of industrial relevance.

Klein Gebbink completed his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Nolte at Nijmegen University. Following his graduation, he spent two postdoctoral years at Stanford University in the research group of Prof. Stack. In October 1999 he became assistant professor at Utrecht University. In 2006 he was appointed to professor of Homogeneous and Bio-inspired Catalysis at Utrecht University, where he is head of the ‘Organic Chemistry & Catalysis’ group. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters. As of January 2016, he acts as the coordinator of the EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network (EU MSC-ITN) NoNoMeCat on non-noble metal catalysis involving 9 academic partners and 5 partner organizations from 7 countries.