PhD-candidate @ Biobased Chemistry and Technology (Prof. Dr. H. J. Bitter)
Title of PhD project: Selective catalytic transformations of non-edible carbohydrates
Project duration: October 2013 – December 2018
Project introduction / aim: Carbohydrates are nature’s main biomass constituent, and have already shown to be suitable starting materials for the production of a wide variety of bio-based chemicals. Many agro residues, such as sugar beet pulp, still contain valuable carbohydrates. The aim of my project is to selectively convert these non-edible carbohydrates into useful chemical building blocks.