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Research in the name of prosperity

At Leiden University we work on the principle that our scientific research makes an important contribution to a safe, healthy, sustainable, prosperous and just world.

Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, humanities and sciences, spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague, the Netherlands. The University has over 6,700 staff members and 29,520 students. The motto of the University is ‘Praesidium Libertatis‘ – Bastion of Freedom.

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dennis Hetterscheid, tries to understand and mimic bioinorganic multi-electron processes that are relevant to our future energy infrastructure.

The research of Professor Hetterscheid is carried out both in the MCBIM and CASC groups of Leiden University, his other responsibilities include:

  • Board Member of the Wiley journal ChemistrySelect
  • Guest Editor for EurJIC together with Licheng Sun on a special issue on water oxidation published in 2014
  • Guest Editor for Catalysis Today with Wilson Smith on a special issue on photocatalytic and electrocatalytic water splitting
  • Member of the education committee of the Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK)
  • Member of the education committee of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC)
  • Member of the scientific committee of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2017.
  • Member of the NWO Study Groups “Spectroscopy & Theory” and “Coordination Chemistry & Homogeneous Catalysis”
  • Reviewer for several Wiley, ACS, RSC and Elsevier journals
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Electrochemistry
  • Homogeneous
  • Redox Catalysts
  • Small molecule Activation
  • Solar fuels
  • Synthesis
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Life Sciences
  • Law, Politics and Administration
  • Languages, Cultures and Societies
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Profile in SciTech Europa Quarterly, issue 29

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