ENMIX 2011 Paper Award

ENMIX 2011 Paper Award


The general assembly in Bled, Slovenia (April 1st, 2011) decided to establish an annual ENMIX Award in the field of synthesis, sorption, catalysis and membranes based on nanoporous materials. This award is meant for PhD students and postdocs younger than 35, on the basis of a non-published or published (or in press) paper on innovating topics. The ENMIX Award will be 1000 Euro, and the candidates will be nominated by the ENMIX partners.

award-2011-fotoFor the 1st ENMIX award 2011, ten nominated papers were evaluated by an ENMIX selection committee, consisting of Prof. J. Weitkamp, Prof. P. Cool, Prof. F. Rodríguez-Reinoso, Prof. F. Kapteijn, Prof. A. Sepúlveda-Escribano, Prof. V. Zaspalis and Prof. E. Vansant.

All papers evaluated were of a high scientific quality and published in renomated international journals. Therefore, the ranking of these papers was very difficult.
The evaluation criteria were : the innovative scientific content, international collaborations, multidisciplinarity, scientific and technological impact.

Taking into account these evaluation parameters, the paper selected for the ENMIX award 2011 is granted to:

IMMERSION CALORIMETRY AS A TOOL TO EVALUATE THE CATALYTIC PERFORMANCE OF TITANOSILICATE MATERIALS IN THE EPOXIDATION OF CYCLOHEXANE

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J. Vernimmen, M. Guidotti, J. Silvestre-Albero, E.O. Jardin, M. Mertens, O.I. Lebedev, G. Van Tendeloo, R. Psaro, F. Rodríguez-Reinoso, V. Meynen and P. Cool

ENMIX 2011 Paper AwardThis paper covers essentially the four pillars of ENMIX and is of a high scientific value with important scientific and technological impacts. This fascinating work is the result of a very wide collaboration between research groups participating in ENMIX, EMH and ERIC. It reflects innovative ideas due to the new proposed link between the catalytic activity of nanoporous materials and immersion calorimetry (adequate screening tool) and tested on an industrial relevant catalytic reaction.

The ENMIX selection committee congratulates the authors of this paper with the ENMIX award 2011.