Upcoming seminars

Seminars at DIFFER cover a wide range of topics and are held on Thursdays at 11.15 AM in the seminar room of the institute (unless otherwise stated). Seminars are open to everybody. If you are interested in visiting a DIFFER seminar or want to subscribe to our mailing list, please follow the instructions for external visitors.

List all past seminars organized at DIFFER

Sascha Kersten
May 24th 2018
11:15 to 12:15
Recently, electrochemistry and the so-called electrification of the chemical industry have gained a prominent position on the agenda of governments, industry and academics. The majority of the research focusses on fundamentals of the electrochemistry and the accompanying selection and optimization of materials. Far less attention is paid to process technological issues such as: scale of operation, overall mass and energy balances, equipment design and economics. In this seminar process technological aspects will be discussed based on 2 processes under investigation in the SPT group of the university of Twente, namely: i) electricity storage via the bicarbonate-formate system, ii) atmospheric CO2 capture combined with electrolysis for the production of chemicals & fuels
René van Roij
May 31st 2018
11:15 to 12:15
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Erik Neyts
June 7th 2018
11:15 to 12:15
Atomic scale simulations provide a computational means to study and understand fundamental processes in plasma - surface interactions. These interactions are quite complex, and unraveling them is a highly non-trivial task. Employing state-of-the-art simulation techniques, we gain insight in how these interactions are coupled, and how we may modify them in order to steer the process. In this seminar, I will first introduce the various atomic scale methods at our disposal. In particular, I will highlight traditional molecular dynamics (MD), accelerated dynamics methods and (force bias) Monte Carlo methods. Subsequently, I will highlight some recent results on understanding plasma - surface interactions using atomistic simulations, in particular focussing on carbon nanomaterials, including both growth and etching of graphene and carbon nanotubes.
Bert Meijer
June 14th 2018
11:15 to 12:15
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Behnam Taebi
June 21st 2018
11:15 to 12:15
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