The year 2018 in numbers

The degree of success and what has been achieved is often expressed in numbers and graphs. We at InSciTe also like to give a little insight to show what we have achieved in 2018 and what foundations we have already laid toward our future.


Number of partners in 2018


Allocated project budgets


Hours allocated


Hours allocated


FTE's consumed


FTE's consumed

Publications 2018

Here you will find the highlights of our published presentations, posters and publications.

Scientific publications

Faraday Discussions

Selective separation of furfural and hydroxymethylfurfural from an aqueous solution using a supported hydrophobic deep eutectic solvent liquid membrane, Carin H. J. T. Dietz, Maaike C. Kroon, Michela Di Stefano, Martin van Sint Annaland and Fausto Gallucci

Topics in Catalysis

Scaling-up Catalytic Depolymerization of Lignin: Performance Criteria for Industrial Operation, Panos D. Kouris, Xiaoming Huang, Michael D. Boot and Emiel J.M. Hensen

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

G. Giorgianni et al., Effect of the solvent in enhancing the selectivity to furan derivatives in the catalytic hydrogenation of furfural

RCS Advances

G. Noordzij et al., Small-scale screening of novel biobased monomers: the curious case of 1,3-cyclopentanediol

ACS Catalysis

X. Huang et al., Selective production of biobased phenol from lignocellulose-derived alkylmethoxyphenols


Topical drug delivery devices: A review, C. Bertens, M. Gijs, F. van den Biggelaar, R. Nuijts

Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2018

Comparison between in vitro and in vivo cartilage overloading studies based on a systematic literature review, M. Nickien, A. Heuijerjans, C.C. van Donkelaar

Journal of Orthopaedic Research

Osteochondral resurfacing implantation angle is more important than implant stiffness, A. Heuijerjans, C.C. van Donkelaar, K. Ito, W. Wilson

Presentations at international conferences

Applied Biobased Materials Conference, Chemelot Campus, Geleen & the Dutch Polymer Days, Lunteren

The curious case of 1,3-cyclopentanediol. Evaluating a new potential renewable building block, G. Noordzij (won best poster prize)

KNCV CHAINS conference, Veldhoven

Small-scale screening of novel biobased monomers: the curious case of 1,3-cyclopentanediol, poster by Geert Noordzij

University College Leuven Limburg, Leuven

Presentation Marijn Rijkers at seminar ‘Suiker en chemie’

Netherlands Process Technology Symposium, Enschede

Presentation C. Dietz: Separation of furfural and hydroxymethylfurfural from an aqueous solution using a supported hydrophobic DES liquid membrane

Netherlands Process Technology Symposium, Enschede

Presentation M. Papaioannou: Process intensification for Bio-based chemicals: The Furfural Challenge

Carbon Club, Rotterdam

Presentation Marijn Rijkers at symposium on the synergies between Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU) and Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)

Dutch "Oogheelkundig Gezelschap' congress, Amsterdam

Poster presentation: Post mortem evaluation of a new device for ocular drug delivery after cataract surgery, by C.J.F. Bertens, C. Martino, M.C. van Osch, F.J.H.M. van den Biggelaar, A.A. Dias, I.F.A. Schefman, A. Lataster and R.M.M.A. Nuijts

European Society for Biomaterials - Annual Meeting in Maastricht

Delegates from our OCDC team Christian Bertens and Alvin Dias present their poster 'Characterization of an Ocular Drug Delivery Device'

Innovation for Health - Event in health & life sciences, Rotterdam

Presentation Danielle Curfs: How to accelerate from patent to patient

Phacilitate Leaders Europe Fair, London

Presentation Danielle Curfs and Kurt Gielen: Medace - Biomedical co-workspace

25th International Conference on Chemical Reaction Engineering in Florence

Intensified biphasic reactors for furfural production, M. Papaioannou


Catalytic conversion of biomass to biophenol, by Xiaoming Huang and Emiel J.M. Hensen

A method for obtaining a stable lignin: polar organic solvent composition via mild solvolytic modifications, by Panos D. Kouris, Henk Oevering; Michael D. Boot and Emiel J.M. Hensen

Brightlands winners at the InSciTe Annual Meeting 'Increasing Impact'

Poster Award

C. Dietz: Development of new extraction solvents for furfural isolation from aqueous solutions

Presentation Award

G. Noordzij: Small-scale screening of novel biobased monomers: The curious case of 1,3-cyclopentanediol

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