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Sustainable Materials Characterisation, Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

Areas of Expertise

My research focuses on the development and application of operando spectroscopy techniques in sustainable materials research, with a focus on X-ray spectroscopy techniques. Novel (time-resolved) X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy methods have been developed as tools. This includes the development of the required operando instrumentation and cells, as well as data analysis and theoretical methods (the latter in collaboration), where the application of techniques to fundamentally or industrially interesting chemical and catalytic processes and materials is pursued, providing unprecedented insights into the material properties and reaction mechanisms. Some highlights are:

Recent Publications

Profile in Pan European Networks Science & Technology – issue 21

Profile in Pan European Networks Science & Technology – issue 24

Research Interests
  • Operando spectroscopy;
  • X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy;
  • Sustainable materials;
  • Catalysis;
  • Electrochemistry;
  • Batteries;
  • Energy materials;
  • Photo-activation of materials and catalysts; and
  • Conversation of arts.


Professor Dr Moniek Tromp
+31 (0)20 525 6994
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Sustainable Materials Characterisation
Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Amsterdam
P.O. Box 94215 | 1090 GE Amsterdam
Science Park 904 | Room C2.234 | 1098 XH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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