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Persoonlijk profiel


Paolo P. Pescarmona is Full Professor in Catalysis & Sustainability (since April 2022). His research approach involves the rational design and development of catalytic materials for applications of academic, societal and industrial relevance, with a special focus on green chemistry. All aspects of the development of catalysts (heterogeneous and homogeneous) are covered: from the synthesis to the characterisation and testing. The targeted applications include CO2 utilisation, biomass conversion, selective catalytic oxidations, electrocatalysis (including green hydrogen production) and photocatalysis.

  • He is the Programme Director of the Master program in Chemical Engineering at the University of Groningen (since 1/2019).
  • He is the Chair ot the ENTEG Board
  • He is the President of the Dutch Zeolite Association (DZA) and Member of the Board of the Federation of European Zeolite Associations (FEZA) (since 9/2016).
  • He is Member of the Board of the Dutch Catalysis Society (DCS, since 2017).


  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Green Chemistry:
    • CO2-fixation into cyclic and polymeric carbonates
    • Sustainable selective oxidations
    • From biobased molecules to valuable products
  • Electrocatalysis:
    • Green Hydrogen production (Oxygen evolution reaction, OER)
    • CO2-reduction
    • Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)
    • Cogeneration of chemical products and electricity
  • Photocatalysis
  • Materials:
    • Zeolites
    • Mesoporous materials
    • Nanomaterials
    • Metal oxides
    • Silsesquioxanes
  • Supercritical CO2
  • High-Throughput Experimentation


  • Programme Director of the Master program in Chemical Engineering at the University of Groningen (2019-2013).
  • Teacher of the year 2017-18, Degree programme in Chemical Engineering, University of Groningen.
  • Currently, lecturer of:
    • ‘Design of Industrial Catalysts’
    • ‘Industrial Organic Chemistry & Catalysis’
    • ‘Green Chemistry: Technological, Societal & Ethical Aspects'
    • ‘Chemical Catalysis’
    • 'Mastering your PhD'
  • 2015-19: Member of the Board of Examiners for the Bachelor and Master studies in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Groningen.
  • University Teaching Qualification obtained in 2015. This is a proof of didactic competence for lecturers in academic education recognised by all Dutch universities (http://www.vsnu.nl/(...)teacher-quality.html).

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