Prof. Dr. Ir. Jacob A. Moulijn
Jacob A. Moulijn is emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (1990-2007). At present he serves as part-time Professor at the same university and as Distinguished Research Professor at the Cardiff University. He is active as consultant for several companies and is Director Science and Technology of BiCHEM, the R&D company recently founded by PETROBRAS and BIOeCON.
He was Full Professor at the University of Amsterdam (1986-1990), visiting professor at several universities, including University of Delaware, USA, University of Gent, Belgium, National University of Singapore and the University of Mumbai, India. During the nineties he was active in China for the UN.
He served in many managerial functions, notably as chairman of the Department of Chemical Process technology (1980-1990), University of Amsterdam, as Dean of Chemistry of the same university and as chairman of the Department of Chemical technology, Delft University (1990-2000).
He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of the Åbo University, Finland and received several awards, including the BP Energy Price, and the NWO-STW ‘Simon Stevin Meesterschap’ award (2000).
His research interests include: catalysis engineering, catalytic reactors, zeolitic membranes, kinetics, mass transfer, multiphase monolithic reactors, catalyst testing, petroleum conversion (Hydrotreatment, FCC, Fischer-Tropsch), exhaust gas catalysis (soot from diesel engines, N2O removal, NO abatement, H2S removal, CFC conversion), selective hydrogenation, selective oxidation, photo- and electrocatalysis, coal conversion (gasification, pyrolysis, combustion), and biomass conversion.
He is (co-) author of over 650 technical papers, co-author of two books, editor of seven books, holder of several patents (reactor design, zeolitic membranes, catalyst development, biomass conversion).