The high-pressure lab of Khaled Khalili

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Khaled Khalili is a PhD candidate in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group. In his group many PhDs and postdocs from over 15 countries are working together. He works in the high-pressure lab, situated in the David de Wied building.

Who are you and what you do?
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My name is Khaled a PhD candidate in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group. I am working on the development and validation of in-situ multi-modal spectroscopy approach, combining Raman, IR, UV-Vis, for monitoring biomass (lignin) depolymerization and valorization processes at high temperatures and pressures, and monitoring catalyst performance and deactivation under relevant reaction conditions."

Where is this workplace?
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This is the high-pressure lab located on the 4th floor of  David de Wied building. This lab is specially equipped and designed to work with high-pressure high-temperature systems."

What is special about this workplace or about your research?
"I am working in catalysis group of our professor Bert Weckhuysen where many PhDs and postdocs with different academic backgrounds from over 15 countries are working together.

"My project is financed by the European Union. The network trains a new generation of scientists to achieve the change from a fossil fuel-based society to a society based on clean and sustainable conversions of renewable feedstocks.

"The focus of the project is monitoring the lignin valorization processes in real time in order to get more insight into the chemistry involved."

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