Erik Neyts is associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Antwerp, where he is active in the research group PLASMANT.

His research focusses on modeling and simulating dynamic processes in reactive systems at the atomic and molecular scale, including (plasma) catalysis, the growth of carbon nanotubes, plasma medicine and plasma-surface interactions. In 2016 he received the 2016 B. Eliasson Award for his research on plasma catalysis and nanomaterials.

His educational activities include teaching general chemistry and thermodynamis at the Bachelor level and dynamic processes at surfaces and plasma modeling at the Master level. In 2015 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Faculty of Science. In 2016 and 2019 he was elected by the undergraduate science students as Best teaching professor. He is also author of a textbook on general chemistry (Acco), and a second textbook on general chemistry (Universitas).

More information on his research can be found on his personal website and on the website of the research group PLASMANT.