Prof. Dr. Roel Prins

Hans Niemantsverdriet

Prof. Emeritus ETH Zürich

Roel Prins studied at the University of Amsterdam, and worked at Shell in Amsterdam and Emeryville, USA. From 1977-1987 he was professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology and thereafter, until his retirement in 2006, professor of Catalysis at the ETH in Zürich, Switzerland. Since 2006 he has been guest professor at the Dalian University of Technology and consultant for the Petrochina Petrochemical Research Institute in Beijing, China.

He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Catalysis and responsible for submissions from Asia. He was Schuit lecturer at the University of Delaware, Ipatieff lecturer at Northwestern University, guest professor at the Technical University in Delft and at the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Research Award of the Division of Petroleum Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.