Dr Erik Abbenhuis

Hybrid Catalysis B.V.
Helix STW-4.43
Den Dolech 2
5612 AZ
The Netherlands

A passion for innovation:

Hybrid Catalysis B.V. was founded in 2005 to offer cost effective and highly competitive catalysis R&D. A laboratory was established at Eindhoven, The Netherlands providing synthesis and catalyst screening services. We are capable of making any catalyst and of scale up to typically kilogram quantities. We have the equipment for screening under industrial conditions.

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E-mail: h.c.l.abbenhuis@tue.nl

Direct phone: +31 6 212 74 803

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Professor J.G. de Vries

Leibniz Institut für Katalyse

Main position:

His main position is Head of the Department of Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Resources, Leibniz Institut für Katalyse, Rostock, Germany

Johannes G. de Vries received a PhD from the University of Groningen in 1979. After a postdoc at Brandeis University, Waltham, USA, his first job was as a medicinal chemist with Sandoz in Vienna and in London. From 1988-2013 he worked for DSM in Geleen, The Netherlands as a Principal Scientist in the area of Homogeneous Catalysis. In 1999 he was appointed part-time professor at the University of Groningen. In 2014 he commenced a new career as Department head at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis in Rostock, Germany. His research interests are in the area of homogeneous hydrogenation, metal-catalysed C-C and C-X bond formation, combinatorial catalysis and nanocatalysis; at the moment the emphasis is on catalytic conversion of renewable resources and platform chemicals. He is the author of 184 publications, 18 book chapters and 30 patents. He has been editor of "the Handbook of Homogeneous Hydrogenation" (Wiley-VCH, 2007) and Stereoselective Synthesis Vol I (Thieme SOS, 2010). He is the 2013 recipient of the Paul N. Rylander Award for outstanding contributions to the science of catalysis in organic reactions.

Contact details:

E-mail: Johannes.devries@catalysis.de

Direct phone: +31 50 363 4243

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Dr. Kristiina Hildén

University of Helsinki
Department of Food and Environmental Sciences
Viikinkaari 9

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Our research focuses on various aspects of fungal molecular biology and enzymology. Lignocellulose, particularly lignin, degradation has been our long term interest. Currently we are concentrating on the functional genomics of plant biomass degrading fungi from various biotopes. The most recent studies include different and complementary points of view: i) Genome mining and characterization of novel plant biomass modifying activities and fungal carbon metabolism, ii) Elucidating the difference in plant biomass strategies between ascomycetes and basidiomycetes iii) More applied projects aiming to the production of antioxidants and iv) Heterologous production of novel catalysts for lignin valorisation.

Contact details:

E-mail: Kristiina.S.Hilden@helsinki.fi

Direct phone: +358 50 4482860

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