Prof. W.A. Meulenberg

W.A. Meulenberg appointed as professor

04 July 2016 - Prof. Dr. W. A. Meulenberg, head of Gas Separation Membranes in the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1) of Forschungszentrum Jülich, was appointed professor in the field of ion conducting membranes within the Membrane Science and Technology Cluster, on 1 April 2016. The appointment of Prof. Dr. Meulenberg will intensify the long-standing collaboration and strategic partnership between Jülich and Twente in this area, particularly with Prof. Dr H.J.M. Bouwmeester, Prof. Dr. A.J.A. Winnubst, and Prof. Dr. Ir. A. Nijmeijer. In addition, Prof. Meulenberg will also contribute to the educational programme of the university in the field of chemical engineering. Ceramic ion conductors are used for efficient gas separation, for example for the gas supply in membrane reactors or for the production of fuels and chemicals, as well as in solid oxide fuel cells. ... read more


26 February 2016 - Researchers from the Inorganic Membranes group, PhotoCatalytic Synthesis group and Leiden University, have recently evaluated the application of copper porous hollow fibers in electro-catalytic reduction of CO2 to CO. The results of the research are now published in Nature Communications:

The quintessence of this paper is that the porous copper fibers allow very efficient mass transport of CO2, protons, and CO to a large triple phase boundary where reactants and electrons meet. The result is a very high and spectacular efficiency: ~80-85% of the electrons is used for reduction of CO2, around 75% of which result in CO formation, at exceptionally low over-potential. ... read more

Sieving of hot gases by hyper-cross-linked membranes

Michiel Raaijmakers defended his thesis

02 October 2015 - Michiel Raaijmakers defended his thesis named 'Hyper-crosslinked, hybrid membranes via interfacial polymerization'. He convinced the committee that his thesis and defense were extraordinary: not only did he receive the degree of doctor, but also was he awarded the 'cum laude'. ... read more

Bas ten Donkelaar obtained PhD degree

09 September 2015 - Bas ten Donkelaar received the dr. degree after having successfully defended his thesis entitled ''Development of Stable Oxygen Transport Membranes'. At this moment, Bas holds a position as lecturer/researcher in Forensic Engineering at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede. ... read more