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Best PhD Prize for Christian Schröder

Christian Schröder awarded the Best PhD Prize by the Federation of European Zeolite Associations

[Translate to English:] Das Bild zeigt die Übergabe des Preises der FEZA Vorsitzenden an Christian Schröder

Our post-doc Christian Schröder (Catalysis Design Group of Prof. Sánchez-Sánchez) was given the prestigious “Best PhD Prize” at the 9th Conference of the Federation of European Zeolite Associations (FEZA) held in Portorož, Slovenia, from 3rd to 6th of July. The award is granted every three years for excellent publications arising from PhD projects in the field of zeolite and porous material sciences, which Christian has written during and after his PhD stay at the University of Münster, Germany, under supervision of Hubert Koller, opens an external URL in a new window and Michael Hansen, opens an external URL in a new window. His work involves the investigation of catalytic sites in zeolites, specifically Brønsted acid sites and silanol defects, by using solid-state NMR techniques to uncover internal hydrogen bond interactions and therefore important structural and catalytic properties. As per custom at FEZA conferences, Christian was invited to give the very last talk about his research. He also contributed a well-received poster contribution from research of our group: The combination of metal oxides and zeolites to create tandem bifunctional catalysts for CO2/CO hydrogenation reactions to olefins. Congratulations!