Matthias Vandichel


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Biography

Matthias Vandichel is a Lecturer in chemical engineering at the University of Limerick. He is a chemical engineering graduate from Ghent University (2003-2008). After his M.Sc. studies, he obtained a PhD-fellowship from Ghent University to investigate catalytic reactions within zeolites and metal organic frameworks (2008-2012). After his PhD, he expanded his research activities to the active site modulation of catalysts as postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (2013-2016). During this period, he visited two catalysis centres; IRCELyon (France) and the competence centre for catalysis in Chalmers (Sweden). He continued as a researcher at Chalmers (2016-2018), focusing on ab initio thermodynamics, kinetic modelling and the prediction of core level shifts. In September 2018, he joined Aalto University (Finland) to work primarily on the computational electrochemistry topics, such as the description of heterogeneous oxygen evolution catalysts. During his PhD and postdoctoral periods, he has gathered expertise within molecular modeling techniques and catalysis by being embedded within various interdisciplinary research environments. Since October 2019, he works at the University of Limerick as Lecturer within the Department of Chemical Sciences and as Principle Investigator within the Bernal Institute.

Research interests: Computational catalysis, Electronic structure calculations, High-performance computing, Molecular Modeling

Teaching: Module leader of Chemical engineering thermodynamics (CG4005), Process Control and Modeling (CH4404), Module co-lecturer for Chemical Engineering Design Methods (CG5031).

Additional Links: More information on the Materials & Catalysis Modeling group and links to other modeling activities within the Bernal Institute can be found on MACATAMO-group.com. Matthiasĺ research can be followed via Google Scholar, ORCID, Scopus, ResearcherID, ResearchGate and Twitter.  

Qualifications:
M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium, 2008
Ph.D., Ghent University, Belgium, 2012



Research Interests

Research interests: Computational catalysis, Electronic structure calculations, High-performance computing, Molecular Modeling

Matthiasĺ current research interests include computational catalysis (including electro and photo catalysis) and applications of kinetic modeling and Monte Carlo methods to study reaction networks and adsorption phenomena on heterogeneous material interfaces as well as the application of these techniques to describe adsorption and separation of molecules within crystalline porous materials.





Peer Reviewed Journals

á Year Publication
2021 'Synthesis of Colloidal WSe2 Nanocrystals: Polymorphism Control by Precursor-Ligand Chemistry'
Pengshang Zhou, Pieter Schiettecatte, Matthias Vandichel, Anastasia Rousaki, Peter Vandenabeele, Zeger Hens, Shalini Singh (2021) 'Synthesis of Colloidal WSe2 Nanocrystals: Polymorphism Control by Precursor-Ligand Chemistry'. Crystal Growth & Design, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Reversible Switching between Nonporous and Porous Phases of a New SIFSIX Coordination Network Induced by a Flexible Linker Ligand'
Song BQ;Yang QY;Wang SQ;Vandichel M;Kumar A;Crowley C;Kumar N;Deng CH;GasconPerez V;Lusi M;Wu H;Zhou W;Zaworotko MJ; (2020) 'Reversible Switching between Nonporous and Porous Phases of a New SIFSIX Coordination Network Induced by a Flexible Linker Ligand'. Journal of the American Chemical Society, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Microwave-heated ┐-Alumina Applied to the Reduction of Aldehydes to Alcohols'
Dhokale B.;Susarrey-Arce A.;Pekkari A.;Runemark A.;Moth-Poulsen K.;Langhammer C.;Hńrelind H.;Busch M.;Vandichel M.;SundÚn H. (2020) 'Microwave-heated ┐-Alumina Applied to the Reduction of Aldehydes to Alcohols'. Chemcatchem, 12 (24):6344-6355 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Oxygen Evolution and Reduction on Fe-doped NiOOH: Influence of Solvent, Dopant Position and Reaction Mechanism'
Vandichel M.;Laasonen K.;Kondov I. (2020) 'Oxygen Evolution and Reduction on Fe-doped NiOOH: Influence of Solvent, Dopant Position and Reaction Mechanism'. Topics In Catalysis, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Water Oxidation at Neutral pH using a Highly Active Copper-Based Electrocatalyst'
Younus H.A.;Zhang Y.;Vandichel M.;Ahmad N.;Laasonen K.;Verpoort F.;Zhang C.;Zhang S. (2020) 'Water Oxidation at Neutral pH using a Highly Active Copper-Based Electrocatalyst'. Chemsuschem, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Oxygen Evolution on Metal-oxy-hydroxides: Beneficial Role of Mixing Fe, Co, Ni Explained via Bifunctional Edge/acceptor Route'
Vandichel, Matthias,Busch, Michael,Laasonen, Kari (2019) 'Oxygen Evolution on Metal-oxy-hydroxides: Beneficial Role of Mixing Fe, Co, Ni Explained via Bifunctional Edge/acceptor Route'. ChemCatChem, n/a (n/a) [Details]
2020 'Understanding Solid-gas Reaction Mechanisms by Operando Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at Ambient Pressure'
Braglia, Luca,Fracchia, Martina,Ghigna, Paolo,Minguzzi, Alessandro,Meroni, Daniela,Edla, Raju,Vandichel, Matthias,Ahlberg, Elisabet,Cerrato, Giuseppina,Torelli, Piero (2020) 'Understanding Solid-gas Reaction Mechanisms by Operando Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at Ambient Pressure'. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2020 'Engineering of a highly stable metal-organic Co-film for efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation in acidic media'
Younus H.A.;Vandichel M.;Ahmad N.;Ahlberg E.;Busch M.;Verpoort F. (2020) 'Engineering of a highly stable metal-organic Co-film for efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation in acidic media'. Materials Today Energy, 17 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Oxygen Evolution on Metal-oxy-hydroxides: Beneficial Role of Mixing Fe, Co, Ni Explained via Bifunctional Edge/acceptor Route'
Vandichel M.;Busch M.;Laasonen K. (2020) 'Oxygen Evolution on Metal-oxy-hydroxides: Beneficial Role of Mixing Fe, Co, Ni Explained via Bifunctional Edge/acceptor Route'. Chemcatchem, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2019 'Viewpoint: Atomic-Scale Design Protocols toward Energy, Electronic, Catalysis, and Sensing Applications'
Belviso, Florian,Claerbout, Victor E. P.,Comas-Vives, Aleix,Dalal, Naresh S.,Fan, Feng-Ren,Filippetti, Alessio,Fiorentini, Vincenzo,Foppa, Lucas,Franchini, Cesare,Geisler, Benjamin,Ghiringhelli, Luca M.,Gro▀, Axel,Hu, Shunbo,═˝iguez, Jorge,Kauwe, Steven Kaai,Musfeldt, Janice,L.,Nicolini, Paolo,Pentcheva, Rossitza,Polcar, Tomas,Ren, Wei,Ricci, Fabio,Ricci, Francesco,Sen, Huseyin Sener,Skelton, Jonathan Michael,Sparks, Taylor D.,Stroppa, Alessandro,Urru, Andrea,Vandichel, Matthias,Vavassori, Paolo,Wu, Hua,Yang, Ke,Zhao, Hong Jian,Puggioni, Danilo,Cortese, Remedios,Cammarata, Antonio (2019) 'Viewpoint: Atomic-Scale Design Protocols toward Energy, Electronic, Catalysis, and Sensing Applications'. Inorganic Chemistry, 58 (22):14939-14980 [Details]
2019 'Viewpoint: Atomic-Scale Design Protocols toward Energy, Electronic, Catalysis, and Sensing Applications'
(2019) 'Viewpoint: Atomic-Scale Design Protocols toward Energy, Electronic, Catalysis, and Sensing Applications'. Inorganic Chemistry, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Initial Fe3O4(100) Formation on Fe(100)'
(2019) 'Initial Fe3O4(100) Formation on Fe(100)'. Journal Of Physical Chemistry C, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'A dimer path for CO dissociation on PtSn'
Matthias Vandichel;Henrik Gr├Ânbeck; (2019) 'A dimer path for CO dissociation on PtSn'. Catalysis Science & Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'CO Oxidation at SnO2/Pt3Sn(111) Interfaces'
Matthias Vandichel;Henrik Gr├Ânbeck; (2018) 'CO Oxidation at SnO2/Pt3Sn(111) Interfaces'. Topics In Catalysis, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Favourable band edge alignment and increased visible light absorption in ╬▓-MoO3/╬▒-MoO3 oxide heterojunction for enhanced photoelectrochemical performance'
(2018) 'Favourable band edge alignment and increased visible light absorption in ╬▓-MoO3/╬▒-MoO3 oxide heterojunction for enhanced photoelectrochemical performance'. International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'A Robust Molecular Catalyst Generated In Situ for Photoand Electrochemical Water Oxidation'
Younus, Hussein A.;Ahmad, Nazir;Chughtai, Adeel H.;Vandichel, Matthias;Busch, Michael;Van Hecke, Kristof;Yusubov, Mekhman;Song, Shaoxian;Verpoort, Francis; (2017) 'A Robust Molecular Catalyst Generated In Situ for Photoand Electrochemical Water Oxidation'. Chemsuschem, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Catalysis at the Rim: A Mechanism for Low Temperature CO Oxidation over Pt3Sn'
Matthias Vandichel;Alina Moscu;Henrik Gr├Ânbeck; (2017) 'Catalysis at the Rim: A Mechanism for Low Temperature CO Oxidation over Pt3Sn'. Acs Catalysis, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Inserting CO2 into Terminal Alkynes via Bis-(NHC)-Metal Complexes'
Diaz Velazquez, Heriberto;Wu, Zhao-Xuan;Vandichel, Matthias;Verpoort, Francis; (2017) 'Inserting CO2 into Terminal Alkynes via Bis-(NHC)-Metal Complexes'. Catalysis Letters, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Biocompatible Zr-based nanoscale MOFs coated with modified poly (epsilon-caprolactone) as anticancer drug carriers'
Filippousi, M;Turner, S;Leus, K;Siafaka, PI;Tseligka, ED;Vandichel, M;Nanaki, SG;Vizirianakis, IS;Bikiaris, DN;Van der Voort, P;Van Tendeloo, G; (2016) 'Biocompatible Zr-based nanoscale MOFs coated with modified poly (epsilon-caprolactone) as anticancer drug carriers'. International journal of pharmaceutics, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Water coordination and dehydration processes in defective UiO-66 type metal organic frameworks'
Vandichel, M;Hajek, J;Ghysels, A;De Vos, A;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2016) 'Water coordination and dehydration processes in defective UiO-66 type metal organic frameworks'. Crystengcomm, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Origin of highly active metal-organic framework catalysts: defects? Defects!'
Canivet, J;Vandichel, M;Farrusseng, D; (2016) 'Origin of highly active metal-organic framework catalysts: defects? Defects!'. Dalton Transactions, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Mechanistic studies of aldol condensations in UiO-66 and UiO-66-NH2 metal organic frameworks'
Hajek, J;Vandichel, M;Van de Voorde, B;Bueken, B;De Vos, D;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2015) 'Mechanistic studies of aldol condensations in UiO-66 and UiO-66-NH2 metal organic frameworks'. Journal Of Catalysis, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Au@UiO-66: a base free oxidation catalyst (vol 5, pg 22334, 2015)'
Leus, K;Concepcion, P;Vandichel, M;Meledina, M;Grirrane, A;Esquivel, D;Turner, S;Poelman, D;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Van Tendeloo, G;Garcia, H;Van der Voort, P; (2015) 'Au@UiO-66: a base free oxidation catalyst (vol 5, pg 22334, 2015)'. Rsc Advances, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Au@UiO-66: a base free oxidation catalyst'
Leus, K;Concepcion, P;Vandichel, M;Meledina, M;Grirrane, A;Esquivel, D;Turner, S;Poelman, D;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Van Tendeloo, G;Garcia, H;Van Der Voort, P; (2015) 'Au@UiO-66: a base free oxidation catalyst'. Rsc Advances, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Active site engineering in UiO-66 type metal-organic frameworks by intentional creation of defects: a theoretical rationalization'
Vandichel, M;Hajek, J;Vermoortele, F;Waroquier, M;De Vos, DE;Van Speybroeck, V; (2015) 'Active site engineering in UiO-66 type metal-organic frameworks by intentional creation of defects: a theoretical rationalization'. Crystengcomm, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Base catalytic activity of alkaline earth MOFs: a (micro)spectroscopic study of active site formation by the controlled transformation of structural anions'
Valvekens, P;Jonckheere, D;De Baerdemaeker, T;Kubarev, AV;Vandichel, M;Hemelsoet, K;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Smolders, E;Depla, D;Roeffaers, MBJ;De Vos, D; (2014) 'Base catalytic activity of alkaline earth MOFs: a (micro)spectroscopic study of active site formation by the controlled transformation of structural anions'. Chemical Science, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Metal-dioxidoterephthalate MOFs of the MOF-74 type: Microporous basic catalysts with well-defined active sites'
Valvekens, P;Vandichel, M;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;De Vos, D; (2014) 'Metal-dioxidoterephthalate MOFs of the MOF-74 type: Microporous basic catalysts with well-defined active sites'. Journal Of Catalysis, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Vanadium metal-organic frameworks: structures and applications'
Van der Voort, P;Leus, K;Liu, YY;Vandichel, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Waroquier, M;Biswas, S; (2014) 'Vanadium metal-organic frameworks: structures and applications'. New Journal Of Chemistry, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'First principle chemical kinetics in zeolites: the methanol-to-olefin process as a case study'
Van Speybroeck, V;De Wispelaere, K;Van der Mynsbrugge, J;Vandichel, M;Hemelsoet, K;Waroquier, M; (2014) 'First principle chemical kinetics in zeolites: the methanol-to-olefin process as a case study'. Chemical Society Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Catalytic Performance of Vanadium MIL-47 and Linker-Substituted Variants in the Oxidation of Cyclohexene: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach'
Vandichel, M;Biswas, S;Leus, K;Paier, J;Sauer, J;Verstraelen, T;Van der Voort, P;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2014) 'Catalytic Performance of Vanadium MIL-47 and Linker-Substituted Variants in the Oxidation of Cyclohexene: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach'. Chempluschem, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Water-soluble NHC-Cu catalysts: applications in click chemistry, bioconjugation and mechanistic analysis'
Velazquez, HD;Garcia, YR;Vandichel, M;Madder, A;Verpoort, F; (2014) 'Water-soluble NHC-Cu catalysts: applications in click chemistry, bioconjugation and mechanistic analysis'. Organic &Amp; Biomolecular Chemistry, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Insight in the activity and diastereoselectivity of various Lewis acid catalysts for the citronellal cyclization'
Vandichel, M;Vermoortele, F;Cottenie, S;De Vos, DE;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2013) 'Insight in the activity and diastereoselectivity of various Lewis acid catalysts for the citronellal cyclization'. Journal Of Catalysis, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'On the Thermodynamics of Framework Breathing: A Free Energy Model for Gas Adsorption in MIL-53'
Ghysels, A;Vanduyfhuys, L;Vandichel, M;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Smit, B; (2013) 'On the Thermodynamics of Framework Breathing: A Free Energy Model for Gas Adsorption in MIL-53'. Journal Of Physical Chemistry C, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Synthesis Modulation as a Tool To Increase the Catalytic Activity of Metal-Organic Frameworks: The Unique Case of UiO-66(Zr)'
Vermoortele, F;Bueken, B;Le Bars, G;Van de Voorde, B;Vandichel, M;Houthoofd, K;Vimont, A;Daturi, M;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Kirschhock, C;De Vos, DE; (2013) 'Synthesis Modulation as a Tool To Increase the Catalytic Activity of Metal-Organic Frameworks: The Unique Case of UiO-66(Zr)'. Journal of the American Chemical Society, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'New V-IV-Based Metal-Organic Framework Having Framework Flexibility and High CO2 Adsorption Capacity'
Liu, YY;Couck, S;Vandichel, M;Grzywa, M;Leus, K;Biswas, S;Vollmer, D;Gascon, J;Kapteijn, F;Denayer, JFM;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Van der Voort, P; (2013) 'New V-IV-Based Metal-Organic Framework Having Framework Flexibility and High CO2 Adsorption Capacity'. Inorganic Chemistry, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'New Functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks MIL-47-X (X = -Cl, -Br, -CH3, -CF3, -OH, -OCH3): Synthesis, Characterization, and CO2 Adsorption Properties'
Biswas, S;Vanpoucke, DEP;Verstraelen, T;Vandichel, M;Couck, S;Leus, K;Liu, YY;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Denayer, JFM;Van der Voort, P; (2013) 'New Functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks MIL-47-X (X = -Cl, -Br, -CH3, -CF3, -OH, -OCH3): Synthesis, Characterization, and CO2 Adsorption Properties'. Journal Of Physical Chemistry C, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Host-guest and guest-guest interactions between xylene isomers confined in the MIL-47(V) pore system'
Ghysels, A;Vandichel, M;Verstraelen, T;van der Veen, MA;De Vos, DE;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2012) 'Host-guest and guest-guest interactions between xylene isomers confined in the MIL-47(V) pore system'. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Mechanistic insight into the cyclohexene epoxidation with VO(acac)(2) and tert-butyl hydroperoxide'
Vandichel, M;Leus, K;Van der Voort, P;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2012) 'Mechanistic insight into the cyclohexene epoxidation with VO(acac)(2) and tert-butyl hydroperoxide'. Journal Of Catalysis, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Ab Initio Parametrized Force Field for the Flexible Metal-Organic Framework MIL-53(Al)'
Vanduyfhuys, L;Verstraelen, T;Vandichel, M;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2012) 'Ab Initio Parametrized Force Field for the Flexible Metal-Organic Framework MIL-53(Al)'. Journal Of Chemical Theory And Computation, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Synthesis, characterization and sorption properties of NH2-MIL-47'
Leus, K;Couck, S;Vandichel, M;Vanhaelewyn, G;Liu, YY;Marin, GB;Van Driessche, I;Depla, D;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Denayer, JFM;Van Der Voort, P; (2012) 'Synthesis, characterization and sorption properties of NH2-MIL-47'. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Electronic Effects of Linker Substitution on Lewis Acid Catalysis with Metal-Organic Frameworks'
Vermoortele, F;Vandichel, M;Van de Voorde, B;Ameloot, R;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;De Vos, DE; (2012) 'Electronic Effects of Linker Substitution on Lewis Acid Catalysis with Metal-Organic Frameworks'. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'The coordinatively saturated vanadium MIL-47 as a low leaching heterogeneous catalyst in the oxidation of cyclohexene'
Leus, K;Vandichel, M;Liu, YY;Muylaert, I;Musschoot, J;Pyl, S;Vrielinck, H;Callens, F;Marin, GB;Detavernier, C;Wiper, PV;Khimyak, YZ;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Van der Voort, P; (2012) 'The coordinatively saturated vanadium MIL-47 as a low leaching heterogeneous catalyst in the oxidation of cyclohexene'. Journal Of Catalysis, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Efficient Approach for the Computational Study of Alcohol and Nitrile Adsorption in H-ZSM-5'
Van der Mynsbrugge, J;Hemelsoet, K;Vandichel, M;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2012) 'Efficient Approach for the Computational Study of Alcohol and Nitrile Adsorption in H-ZSM-5'. Journal Of Physical Chemistry C, [DOI] [Details]
2011 'First Principle Kinetic Studies of Zeolite-Catalyzed Methylation Reactions'
Van Speybroeck, V;Van der Mynsbrugge, J;Vandichel, M;Hemelsoet, K;Lesthaeghe, D;Ghysels, A;Marin, GB;Waroquier, M; (2011) 'First Principle Kinetic Studies of Zeolite-Catalyzed Methylation Reactions'. Journal of the American Chemical Society, [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Full Theoretical Cycle for both Ethene and Propene Formation during Methanol-to-Olefin Conversion in H-ZSM-5'
Lesthaeghe, D;Van der Mynsbrugge, J;Vandichel, M;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2011) 'Full Theoretical Cycle for both Ethene and Propene Formation during Methanol-to-Olefin Conversion in H-ZSM-5'. Chemcatchem, [DOI] [Details]
2010 'The remarkable catalytic activity of the saturated metal organic framework V-MIL-47 in the cyclohexene oxidation'
Leus, K;Muylaert, I;Vandichel, M;Marin, GB;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V;Van der Voort, P; (2010) 'The remarkable catalytic activity of the saturated metal organic framework V-MIL-47 in the cyclohexene oxidation'. Chemical Communications, [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Assembly of cyclic hydrocarbons from ethene and propene in acid zeolite catalysis to produce active catalytic sites for MTO conversion'
Vandichel, M;Lesthaeghe, D;Van der Mynsbrugge, J;Waroquier, M;Van Speybroeck, V; (2010) 'Assembly of cyclic hydrocarbons from ethene and propene in acid zeolite catalysis to produce active catalytic sites for MTO conversion'. Journal Of Catalysis, [DOI] [Details]
2009 'The Effect of Confined Space on the Growth of Naphthalenic Species in a Chabazite-Type Catalyst: A Molecular Modeling Study'
Hemelsoet, K;Nollet, A;Vandichel, M;Lesthaeghe, D;Van Speybroeck, V;Waroquier, M; (2009) 'The Effect of Confined Space on the Growth of Naphthalenic Species in a Chabazite-Type Catalyst: A Molecular Modeling Study'. Chemcatchem, [DOI] [Details]

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests: Module leader of Chemical engineering thermodynamics (CG4005), Process Control and Modeling (CH4404), Module co-lecturer for Chemical Engineering Design Methods (CG5031), Molecular Modeling.