The OCC group is a multi-disciplinary research group in which research topics are studied as diverse as synthetic and physical organic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and bioinorganic chemistry. The group not only aims at performing cutting edge research on each of these topics, it also aims at scientific endeavors that include the initiation of new research lines at the interface of these different areas of research.

The OCC group is part of the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science at Utrecht University and participates in the National Research School Catalysis (NRSC-Catalysis) and the Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK).


The Organic Chemistry and Catalysis Group

David de Wied building
Universiteitsweg 99
3584 CG Utrecht
The Netherlands

Tel.:+31 30 2533120


Prof. Pieter Bruijninx
30 May 2018
Pieter Bruijnincx appointed Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis
Marc-Etienne Moret
9 May 2017
Chemistry researcher Marc-Etienne Moret has been awarded a 1.5 Million Euro ERC Starting Grant to study new catalysts with better properties.
Prof. Klein Gebbink
13 October 2015
The European Union has set aside 3.3 million Euros for research on catalysts for uses such as the clean production of fuels.


15 January 2019 13:15 - 14:00
Debye Lunch Lecture by Jessi van der Hoeven