Damien Debecker
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Damien Debecker


Damien P. Debecker is Associate Professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium), teaching physical chemistry, process engineering and industrial waste treatment. His research group aims at developing new heterogeneous catalysts and biocatalysts, paving the way to the design of more sustainable chemical processes. At the interface between green chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering, his expertise lies in the preparation of innovative solid (bio)catalysts and in their evaluation in relevant reaction conditions. Catalyst preparation methods include the aerosol-assisted sol-gel, emulsion-templating, non-hydrolytic sol-gel, colloidal methods, enzyme immobilization. Targeted applications cover biomass upgrading, volatile organic compounds total oxidation, CO2 methanation, olefin metathesis, etc.

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Associate Professor

Université Catholique de Louvain
September 2011
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences
Research: "Paving the way to more sustainable chemical processes, by developing innovative and high-performance heterogeneous catalysts and biocatalysts, using techniques at the interface between materials chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering." Teaching: - Process Engineering – Unitary Operations - Physical Chemistry – Kinetics - Physical Chemistry – Multiphasic Systems Thermodynamics - Physical Chemistry – Statistical Thermodynamics - Sustainable treatment of industrial and domestic waste - Industrial internship for Master students

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