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Investigating the characteristics of the Fe©SiO2 catalyst used for direct methane coupling to ethylene, benzene and naphthalene. Trying to understand the reaction characteristics, influential parameters and optimising/reinventing the catalyst synthesis process.


Postma, R. S., Kersten, S. R. A. & van Rossum, G.
Potassium-salt-catalyzed tar reduction during pyrolysis oil gasification
Industrial and engineering chemistry research, Vol 55, Issue 26, Pages: 7226-7230
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b01095

Conference Contributions:

NCCC, March 2017, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Oral presentation

NPS14, November 2014, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Poster presentation


Oct 2016 - Present:
Feb 2016 - Sept 2016:
Aug 2015 – Dec 2015:
Jan 2015 – Feb 2015:
2013 - 2016:
2010 - 2013:

PhD candidate within CPM, University of Twente
TGS bridging period for finding funding
Master Thesis at Aalto University, Finland
Research assistant in CPM group, University of Twente
M.Sc. (Process Engineering) University of Twente
B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) University of Twente