Prof. Bert Weckhuysen
Bert Weckhuysen is a Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). He received his Master and PhD degrees from Leuven University (Belgium) in 1991, and 1995, respectively, after which he has worked as a postdoc at Lehigh University (PA, USA) and Texas A&M University (TX, USA). He has received for his work on in-situ and operando spectroscopy many scientific prizes, including the Emmett Award, Bourke Award, Spinoza Award, and Tanabe Prize. He has been appointed Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion and is a member of a.o. the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, and European Academy of Science. He serves on national and international boards, and directs several large-scale research initiatives, including ARC CBBC, MCEC, and SUNERGY.