Petra de Jongh

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials P.E.
Main position Hoogleraar UU
Disciplines Energy
  Inorganic chemistry
  Physical chemistry
Chair Anorganische Nanomaterialen
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2018
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by University of Utrecht
Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science
David de Wiedgebouw, K4.84, Universiteitsweg 99
3584 CG Utrecht
tel.  030 253 1747
Personal website

Petra de Jongh investigates nanomaterials that can be used for catalysis and energy storage and conversion. She first came to international prominence for her research on the nanostructure of materials for hydrogen storage. She also discovered a way to make lithium batteries safer and more compact. But the main thrust of her research is her attempt to understand catalysis and to design new and better catalysts, for example that last longer, are more efficient, or can be used in new sustainable processes, such as the manufacture of solar fuels.