Curriculum Vitae Prof. dr. Pascal Van Der Voort

NAME: Van Der Voort, Pascal, FRSC
Director of the Center for Ordered Materials, Organometallics and Catalysis
Department of Chemistry
University of Ghent
Krijgslaan 281 – S3
B-9000 Ghent-Belgium
- 1993 - PhD-degree in Chemistry; Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen (University of Antwerp)
Highest Distinction (inorganic-physical-analytical chemistry)(Characterization and surface modification of the silica surface, chemical surface coating)
- 1994 – 2003 - Postdoctoral Fellow of the Belgian (later Flemish) Fund for Scientific Research (VOx@silica catalysts, mesoporous oxides, silica, catalysis, spectroscopy)
- 1996 – 1997 - Postdoctoral Stay in Georgia Tech (School of Chemical Engineering, development of novel V-based catalysts).
- 2002 – Postdoctoral Stay ENS de Montpellier on the synthesis and applications of ordered mesoporous silica.
- 2004 – 2006 - Senior executive officer at the Flemish Interuniversity Council.
- 2006 - Tenure at Ghent University as Professor.
- 2007 – Foundation of the Research Center COMOC : Center for Ordered Materials, Organometallics and Catalysis.
- 2014 – Full Professor at UGent.
- 2017 – Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
- Synthesis and characterization of advanced materials (ceramics, coatings, sorbents, catalysts, porous ordered materials, micelle templated materials, zeolites, zeotypes, clays, metal organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks periodic mesoporous organosilicas, composite materials, …)
- Deposition (grafting, impregnation) of transition metal oxides on catalytic support and the characterization of the final catalyst or adsorbent, catalysis
- Excellent knowledge of many analytical and spectroscopic techniques, especially for the characterization of solid materials (FT-IR (ATR, DRIFTS, microscope), FT-Raman, in situ cells, XRD, EPR, NMR, TGA, DSC, nitrogen adsorption, …)
- Heterogeneous Catalysis, Adsorption in liquid and gas phase, gas separation, sensing, luminescence.
  • PUBLICATIONS (counting date 19/12/2021)
407 A1 publications (in Thomson-Reuters Web of Science)
12347 citations in Science Citation Index
6 patents
h-index : 57 (WoS); 64 (Google Scholar)
Invited Speaker at International Conferences on Hybrid Materials, Ordered Porous Materials, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Nanomaterials.
- Chidharth Krishnaraj, Himanshu Sekhar Jena, Laurens Bourda, Andreas Laemont, Pradip PachfuleJérôme Roeser, Vinodchandran Chandrasekharan Nair, Sander Borgmans, Sven Rogge, Karen Leus, Christian Stevens, Johan A. Martens, Veronique Van Speybroeck, Eric Breynaert, Arne Thomas and Pascal Van Der Voort, Strongly Reducing (Diarylamino)benzene Functionalized Covalent Organic Framework for Metal-Free Visible Light Photocatalytic H2O2 Generation, Journal of the American Chemical Society2020; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c09684. Ranking D1, Q1, 13/177, subject category “Chemistry, multidisciplinary”, Impactfactor(2019) = 14.612. Top 10% Ranked Journal (Open Access)
- Xiao Feng, Julianna Hajek, Himanshu Jena, Guangbo Wang, Savita Veerapandian, Rino Morent, Nathalie De Geyter, Karen Leyssens, Alexander Hoffman, Vera Meynen, Carlos Marquez, Dirk De Vos, Veronique Van Speybroeck, Karen Leus, Pascal Van Der Voort, Engineering a highly defective stable UiO-66 with tunable Lewis-Brønsted acidity - The role of the hemilabile linker”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, 142, 3174-3183; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b13070. (Open Access) Ranking D1, Q1, 12/172, subject category “Chemistry, multidisciplinary”, Impactfactor(2018) = 14.695. Top 10% Ranked Journal.
- Parviz Derakshandeh, Sara Abednatanzi, Hannes Depauw, François-Xavier Coudert, Henk Vrielinck, Pascal Van Der Voort, Karen Leus, Mixed-Metal Metal-Organic Frameworks, Chemical Society Reviews, 2019; DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00337h Ranking V1, D1, Q1, 2/172, Subject Category “Chemistry, multidisciplinary”, Impactfactor(2018) = 40.443. Top 2% ranked journal. Web Of Science Highly Cited Paper 2019, 2020. Web Of Science “hot paper”, 2020.
- Anna M. Kaczmarek, Ying-Ya Liu, Mariusz K. Kaczmarek, Hengshuo Liu, Flavia Artizzu, Luís D. Carlos,  Pascal Van Der Voort, Developing Luminescent Ratiometric Thermometers Based on a Covalent Organic Framework (COF), Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2020; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201913983 and 10.1002/ange.201913983. Ranking D1, Q1, 17/172, subject category “Chemistry, Multidisciplinary”, Impactfactor(2018) = 12.257. Top 10% ranked journal. BACK COVER. Published as HOT PAPER
- Pascal Van Der Voort, Dolores Esquivel, Els De Canck,  Frederik Goethals, Isabel Van Driessche and Francisco J. Romero-Salguero, "Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas : from simple to complex bridges;  a comprehensive overview of functions, morphologies and applications", Chemical Society Reviews, 2013, 42 (9), 3913 – 3955;   DOI:10.1039/C2CS35222B. “Highly cited in the field.” Impactfactor(2017) = 40.187. Top 2% ranked journal.
- Sara Abednatanzi, Parviz Gohari Derakhshandeh, Karen Leus, Henk Vrielinck, Freddy Callens, Johannes Schmidt, Aleksandr Savateev, Pascal Van Der Voort, Metal-free Activation of Molecular Oxygen by Porous Triazine Frameworks for Selective Aerobic Oxidation, Science Advances, 2020; DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz2310. Ranking D1, Q1, 4/69, subject category "Multidisciplinary Sciences", Impactfactor(2018) = 12.804. Top 10% ranked journal.
- Xiao Feng, Himanshu Sekhar Jena, Chidharth Krishnaraj, Daniel Arenas Esteban, Karen Leus, Guangbo Wang, Jiamin Sun, Martina Rüscher, Janis Timoshenko, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, Sara Bals and Pascal Van Der Voort, Creation of Exclusive Artificial Cluster Defects by Selective Metal Removal in the (Zn, Zr) Mixed-metal UiO-66, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c05357. Ranking D1, Q1, 13/177, subject category “Chemistry, multidisciplinary”, Impactfactor(2020) = 14.612. Top 10% Ranked Journal.
- E.F. Vansant, P. Van Der Voort and K.C. Vrancken, "Characterization and chemical modification of the silica surface", Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, volume 93, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 1995. (560 p.)  ISBN 0-444-81928-2.
- P. Van Der Voort, E. De Canck, K. Leus, “Inorganic chemistry – An introduction to inorganic porous materials”, Wiley, Inorganic Chemistry Series, Wiley, New York, London, 2019. (448 p.); ISBN: Hardback: 978-1-119-42660-8; ePDF: 978-1-119-42658-5; epub: 978-1-119-42670-7. (2019)
- Spectroscopy of Transition Metal Ions on Surfaces, B.M. Weckhuysen, P. Van Der Voort, G. Catana, editors, Leuven University Press, Leuven, 2000. (308 p.)
ISBN 90 5867 025 2
- Guest editor of a special issue of INTERFACE SCIENCE, focused on Chemistry and applications of interface phenomena. Issue: 1997, volume 5
- Guest editor of a special issue of the JOURNAL OF POROUS MATERIALS, focused on Synthesis, characterization and applications of new inorganic porous materials.
Issue: 1998, volume 5, numbers 3/4.
1. P. Van Der Voort, "Solid State FT-IR, principals and applications for supported transition metals", in  'Spectroscopy of  Transition Metal Ions on Surfaces', University Press Leuven, Leuven, 2000, pp. 165 - 196.
2. P. Cool,  P. Van Der Voort* and E.F. Vansant, “Synthesis and Surface Modification of New Inorganic Porous Materials”, Encyclopedia of Surface Science and Colloids, Marcel Dekker Inc, 2002, 5244-5256.
3. K.C. Vrancken, P. Van Der Voort, K. Possemiers, P. Grobet and E.F. Vansant, "The Physisorption and Condensation of Aminosilanes on Silica Gel" in  Chemically Modified Surfaces, J.J. Pesek and I.E. Leigh, eds., Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 1994, p.46-57.
4. Jeroen DE DECKER, Jeriffa DE CLERCQ, Els DE CANCK, Pascal VAN DER VOORT, “Metal-Organic-Frameworks in the field of liquid adsorption: Recovery of Rare Earths with functionalized MIL-101(Cr)”, in “RARE EARTHS INDUSTRY: TECHNOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS” edited by Ismar Borges de Lima and Walter Leal Filho, Elsevier, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-12-802328-0
5. Els De Canck, Dolores Esquivel, Francisco J. Romero-Salguero and Pascal Van Der Voort, “Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas: Hybrid Porous Materials with exciting properties”,  Comprehensive Guide for Mesoporous Materials, Volume 4, Application and Commercialization. Materials Science and Technology, edited by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, Nova Publishers, 2015, New York, ISBN: 978-1-63482-093-6. (Chapter 10, pages 197-231)
6. Matthias Ide, Pascal Van Der Voort, “The Application of Ordered Mesoporous Organosilicas as Stationary Phase in Chromatography” Comprehensive Guide for Mesoporous Materials, Volume 4, Application and Commercialization. Materials Science and Technology, edited by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, Nova Publishers, 2015, New York, ISBN: 978-1-63482-093-6. (Chapter 11, pages 132-261)
7. Karen Leus, Jolien Dendooven, Norini Tahire, Ranjith K. Ramachandran, Maria Meledina, Stuart Turner, Gustaaf van Tendeloo, Jan L. Goeman, Johan Van der Eycken, Christophe Detavernier and Pascal Van Der Voort, Atomic Layer Deposition of Pt Nanoparticles within the cages of MIL-101: a Mild and Recyclable Hydrogenation Catalyst”, Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles for Catalysis, Hermenegildo Garcia, Sergio Navalon, Eds., MDPI, Basel, 2017, pages 47-57; ISBN 978-3-03842-536-6 (PBk), ISBN 978-3-03842-537-3 (PDF).
8. Karen Leus, Himanshu Jena, Pascal Van Der Voort, “Encapsulated Metallic Nanoparticles in Metal–Organic Frameworks: Toward Their Use in Catalysis “ in Metal Organic Frameworks: Applications in Separations and Catalysis, Eds. Hermenegildo Garcia and Sergio Navalon, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Published 2018 by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA., 2018, ISBN: 9783527343133, pages 399 – 445.
9. Sara Abednatanzi, Parviz Gohari Derakhshandeh, Karen Leus, Pascal Van Der Voort, Selective Alcohol Oxidation by Metal-Organic Frameworks and Covalent Organic Frameworks, in Alcohol Oxidation: Reaction, Effects and Applications, ed. Steffan Patterson, NOVA publishers, New York, USA, 2018.
  • 1 full professor (Van Der Voort)

  • 8 postdoctoral researchers

  • 14 PhD students, 2 visiting PhD students

  • 3 master students, 2 interns.

Chemical Communications, Journal of Catalysis, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science , Energy and Fuels, PCCP – Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Chemistry of Materials, Thin Solid Films, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Green Chemistry, Environmental Science and Technology, and many more…
  • EXTRA 
-     Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
-     FNRS (Belgium) panel member (Sciences Exactes et Naturelles)
-     Reviewer for ANR (France), FWO (Belgium), IWT (Belgium), ISF (Ireland), European Commission H2020, ERC advanced grants, …
-     Permanent Board member of the Dutch Zeolite Association
-     Permanent Board member of the Netherlands' Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC)
-     Member of the Research Council of the University of Ghent
-     Board member task force “sustainable chemistry”, University of Ghent
-     Editor of “Materials”.
-     Invited Lectures at NCCC, Hybrid Materials (2019, Stitges, “feature speaker”), Shell, Utrecht University (Weckhuysen), Hamburg University (Fröba), Cordoba University (Romero-Salguero), Stockholm (Zhou), Augsburg (Volkmer), Namur (ACIN conference), TuDelft, Ottawa (Nano-8), Stuttgart (Bettina Lotsch), Potsdam (Antonietti), London (catalysis conference), …
COMOC research group (2021)
COMOC group