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Bert Sels
Klasse Natuurwetenschappen
Lidmaatschap: Lid
Sinds: 2021
Discipline: Scheikunde
Affiliatie: Verbonden aan het Departement Chemie (KU Leuven)
Samenvatting:

Specialist op het gebied van verduurzamen van de chemische industrie met bijzondere aandacht voor get gebruik van hernieuwbare grondstoffen en katalyse.

Activiteit:

Co-founder (2008) European Research Institute of Catalysis (ERIC)
Secretary (2008 – 2011) Dutch Zeolite Association (DZA)
Board Member (2008 – 2016) Catalysis Commission of the International Zeolite Association (IZA)
Distinguished Evaluator (since 2012) European Research Council (ERC)
Elected Council Member (2014 – 2018) Research Council of the Catholic University Leuven / Belgium
Division Head (since 2015) Division Bio-refinery and Sustainable Chemistry / Catholic University Leuven
International Board Member (2015 – 2021) ChemCatChem (Wiley)
International Board Member (since 2015) ChemSusChem (Wiley)
Afdelingshoofd (2016 – 2018) Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (COK) / Catholic University Leuven / Belgium
Co-Chair (since 2017) Catalysis Commission of the International Zeolite Association (IZA)
Associate Editor (since 2017) ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering https://pubs.acs.org/journal/ascecg
Elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (since 2018)
Co-founder and Board Member (since 2018) of the KULeuven Spin-Off Company ZEOPORE http://www.zeopore.com/
Consortium Head and Coordinator (since 2019) of the valorization consortium BIOCON
Steering committee member (since 2019) TRANSFARM, supporting KU Leuven research groups to scale up their lab expertise to pilot scale in the broad area of circular bio-economy. https://set.kuleuven.be/over-ons/groepsdiensten-en-faciliteiten/transfarm
Spokesman and coordinator (since 2019) Biomot I Research Trajectory of the Flanders Industry Innovation Moonshot 2020-2040.https://moonshotflanders.be/moonshot/
Head and coordinator of the Steering committee (since 2020) New ‘Center for sustainable chemistry’ at KULeuven (ongoing)
Founder and Head (since 2020) of the Center for Sustainable Catalysis and Engineering (CSCE) / Catholic University Leuven / faculty of Bioscience Engineering / Department Molecular and Microbiological Sciences (M2S) / Belgium
Elected member (2021) Academia Europaea

Opleiding:

Master in Bioscience Engineering (Chemistry) with great Distinction, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering / Department Interphase Chemistry / Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (COK) / Catholic University Leuven / Belgium (1995)
PhD in Bioscience Engineering (Chemistry), Faculty of Bioscience Engineering / Department Interphase Chemistry / Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (COK) / Catholic University Leuven / Belgium (2000)
Postdoctoral research position at KULeuven / Belgium, and visiting researcher BASF (with Ulrich Müller) Ludwigshafen / Germany (2000-2003)
Postdoctoral position (funded by FWO), Faculty of Bioscience Engineering / Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (COK) / Catholic University Leuven / Belgium (2003-2005)
Gastdocent (2003-2005) KU Leuven
Visiting Researcher University of Cape Town / South Africa in the frame of the Flemish – South African Bilateral Research Agreements (2004)
Docent (2005 -2008) KU Leuven
Hoofddocent (2008-2011) KU Leuven
Hoogleraar (2012-2014) KULeuven
Gewoon hoogleraar (2015-.) KULeuven
Visiting Professor Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou / China (2018-2021)

Prijzen:

1st price of the Royal Flemish engineers community (1996) KVIV / Belgium.
1st price international DSM chemistry award (2001), Kerkrade / The Netherlands.
Awarded for Management and Chemical Education: Post-Doc Forum, BASF Ludwigshafen / Germany (2001)
Awarded for the BASF Summer School on Catalysis, BASF Ludwigshafen / German (2002)
The ‘Incentive Award (2005)’, Société Chimie Belge, Brussels / Belgium
33rd Annual British Zeolite Association Lecture Award (2010), Southampton / UK
Membership of the American Chemical Society (ACS) (2010)
10 Gold to Gold Open Access awards of the Royal Society of Chemistry (since 2014)
The ‘Green Chemistry’ Award (2015), La Rochelle, France.
Membership (Fellow) of the Royal Chemical Society (RCS) (since 2015)
Listed in the global Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers (2021)