Prof. dr. E.T.C. (Eelco) Vogt

Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis
Academic Director
Institute for Sust and Cir Chemistry

Dr. Eelco T.C. Vogt (1961) earned his PhD. at Utrecht University in 1988, under the guidance of Prof. J.W. Geus (Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis). His dissertation "The preparation and properties of catalysts supported on modified silica" earned the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society’s Catalysis Prize. Upon completion of his PhD., Dr. Vogt began working as a researcher at the catalysts business unit of Akzo Nobel. He worked on among others on HydroProcessing Catalysts, zeolites, and FCC Catalysts. From 1996 to 1999 he worked in Akzo Nobel's research lab in Pasadena, near Houston, Texas. Akzo Nobel Catalysts was acquired by Albemarle Corporation in 2004. Dr. Vogt went on to become the corporation’s Global R&D Director Catalysts, and later was Director External Technology, Director Analytical Research and Quality, as well as R&D manager for Albemarle's R&D center in Bergheim, Germany.  From 2014 to 2020, he has held the post of Distinguished Advisor, Catalysts R&D for Albemarle. As former president of the Industrial Advisory Board (VIRAN) of the Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK), he was one of the principals and co-author of the Science and Technology Roadmap "Catalysis - Key to a Sustainable Future" (2015). Dr. Vogt has also served as a member of the Dijkgraaff Committee, which published the Vision Document “Chemistry & Physics: Fundamental for Our Future” (2013). On August 1st, 2020, the extraordinary chair of Dr. Vogt was changed into a normal chair funded by Utrecht University.