Prof. dr. P.E. (Petra) de Jongh

Prof. dr. P.E. (Petra) de Jongh

Materials Chemistry and Catalysis
+31 30 253 1747

Personal details

Name:            Petra E. de Jongh
Date of birth:   20 February 1971

MSc              August 1995 Chemistry (cum laude = top 10%)
                Faculty of Chemistry, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
PhD              September 1999 “Photoelectrochemistry of Nanoporous Semiconductor Electrodes”
                Department of Condensed Matter and Interfaces, Utrecht University
                with Profs. J.J. Kelly and D. Vanmaekelbergh (cum laude = top 10%)

Previous positions

1999-2004        Research scientist, later senior scientist and project leader
                Topic: nanocomposite, inorganic thin films for several applications
                Philips Central Research Laboratories (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
                Project management, research, fund acquisition, facilitating implementation,
                communication with business units. Supervised 8 people .
2002             Research and implementation scientist at Philips DAP CoE (Singapore)
                Topic: Nanocomposite coatings for steam irons
2004-2009        Assistant Professor in the group of Prof. K.P. de Jong, Inorganic Chemistry
                and Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University
                Topic: Supported catalysts, with focus on the fundamentals of preparation and
                structure-performance relationships,
2009-2014        Associate Professor in the same group
2013 (June-July) Invited visiting professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie
                (group Catherine Louis), Paris (France)
Current position

Full Professor Inorganic Nanomaterials, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials
2014-now         Science,Utrecht University
                Topic: Nanostructured inorganic materials for sustainable catalysis and energy
                storage and conversion; gaining insight into the impact of particle size,
                confinement, and pore structure on functionality.
Supervision of postdoc and graduate students

Since start at Utrecht University in 2004 I have (co)supervised 14 postdocs (3 currently), 21 PhD students (9
currently), 1 technician, and ~35 undergraduate students.
Publication track record

Publications    >200 scientific articles    5 book chapters    15 patent (applications)
Citations    ~12 000 (10% selfcit)    h-index=59    ~1500/year
Presentations    ~15 international lectures/year    ~10/year upon invitation