People linked to the Verbruggen Lab @DuEL

Principal Investigator

Prof. dr. ir. Sammy Verbruggen

  • Background: Bioscience Engineering - Catalytic Technology
  • Hobby's: jiu jitsu, saxophone, billiards, darts, dining, beer tasting


PhD students

Ir. Myrthe Van Hal

  • Background: Bioscience Engineering - Environmental Technology
  • Project: Energy from methane waste: catalyst selection, parameter study and in-situ investigation of a photo-electrochemical cell.
  • Funding: Aspirant Fundamental Research of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
  • Hobby's: Hiking, ping pong, climbing, dining, badminton, gardening


Ir. Rituraj Borah

  • Background: Chemical Engineering
  • Project: Ordered bimetallic plasmonic nanostructures for photocatalytic soot degradation.
  • Funding: Doctoral scholarship of the UAntwerp Special Research Fund (DOCPRO-4)
  • Hobby's: guitar, badminton

Mr. Shahid Ullah Khan

  • Background: Chemistry
  • Project: Synergy of plasmonic structures, affinity elements and photosensitizers for electrosensing of pharmaceuticals (PLASMON-ELECTROLIGHT)
  • Funding: ERA-NET Rus Plus
  • Hobby's: cricket, volleyball, reading


Ir. Hannelore (Lore) Peeters

  • Background: Bioscience Engineering - Environmental Technology
  • Project: Solar active self-cleaning and air purifying coatings using plasmon embedded titania
  • Funding: Aspirant Strategic Basic Research of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
  • Hobby's: dancing, rock climbing, Latin America


Ir. Laurens Van Hoecke

  • Background: Bioscience Engineering - Catalytic Technology
  • Project: CFD-Assisted Design of an Innovative Multiphase Chemical Reactor for Hydrogen Release
  • Funding: Doctoral scholarship of the UAntwerp Special Research Fund (DOCPRO-4)
  • Hobby's: guitar, piano


Ir. Fons Dingenen

  • Background: Bioscience Engineering - Catalytic Technology
  • Project: Solar hydrogen production from seawater using stabilized plasmonic photocatalysts
  • Funding: Aspirant Fundamental Research of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
  • Hobby's: Basketball


Ir. Rajeshreddy Ninakanti

  • Background: Environmental Engineering
  • Project: Innovative three-dimensional electron microscopy to boost the catalytic activity of core-shell nanostructures
  • Funding: UAntwerp Special Research Fund (Dehouse)
  • Hobby's: hiking, soccer (amongst many other sports)


Ir. Jorid Smets

  • Background: Bioscience Engineering - Catalytic Technology
  • Project: Plasmonic sensors for the selective and sensitive detecation of volatile organic compounds (joint PhD with KU Leuven, Prof. dr. ir. Rob Ameloot)
  • Funding: Aspirant Fundamental Research of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
  • Hobby's


Karthick Raj Ag

  • Background: Master of Technology in Nanotechnology
  • Project: Photo(electro)catalytic hydrogen production
  • Funding: Dehousse scholarship
  • Hobby's: chess, badminton, cricket, hiking

Alumni

Dr. ir. Natan Blommaerts

Prof. dr. ir. Ramesh Asapu (University of Jodhpur, India)

Dr. ir. Maarten Keulemans