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About “Paolo P. Pescarmona”

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Paolo Pescarmona was born in Italy and studied at the University of his hometown (Torino), where he obtained his Master Degree in Chemistry in 1997. In 1999 he moved to the Netherlands, where he obtained his Ph.D from Delft University of Technology in 2003.

Then, he worked for various years at the KU Leuven, in Belgium, first as post-doc and then as an assistant professor. In 2014 he moved to the University of Groningen, where he is currently associate professor in Sustainable Chemical Products and Catalysis.

His research approach involves the rational design and development of catalytic materials for applications of academic 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 characterization and testing. The targeted applications include CO2 fixation, biomass conversion, catalytic oxidations, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis and the use of high-throughput techniques for the synthesis and testing of catalysts in liquid phase and in supercritical CO2.

Other positions:
Programme Director of the Master in Chemical Engineering
President of the Dutch Zeolite Association
Board member of the Dutch Catalysis Society