YEuCat core team

YEuCat's core team is responsible for planning all future events, developing and representing the network itself, engaging with the extended memers of the network, onboarding of new members as well as connecting to other societies. Find out more about our core team members by reading their profiles below!

Liliana Gonçalves
PostDocPostDoc at Syncat Group, LSK, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

Liliana is a postdoctoral researcher in the Syncat group at the Paul Scherrer Institute, working on heterogeneous catalysis. During her PhD at the University of Porto in collaboration with the International Iberian Nanotechnology laboratory (INL), she worked on the development of carbon-supported CO2 methanation catalysts with emphasis on the study of the behavior of the catalysts and the reaction mechanisms through in-situ characterization.

Liliana joined YEuCat during YEucat Better Together in 2021 and has been an active member ever since.

Lorenz Lindenthal
PhD student in TUCAS research group, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

Lorenz is a PhD student in Technical Chemistry, working in the TUCAS group at University of Leoben. In his research he investigates exsolution catalysts for the application in CO2-utilization, with focus on the reverse water-gas shift (rWGS) reaction, utilizing in-situ and operando methods, such as XRD and XPS. Since fall 2022 he is also part of the spin-off project Sisyphus, aiming to develop the rWGS technology towards application and commercialize it. 

Lorenz joined YEuCat during the EuropaCat 2019 in Aachen and has been active in a team responsible for acquiring sponsorships and organizing events since then.

Emanuele Moioli
Group Leader at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

Emanuele is a group leader at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. He currently leads a group focused on the reaction engineering of catalytic reactions aimed at the valorization of waste streams, promotion of circular economy and development of more sustainable chemical processes. He has worked at several research institutions throughout Europe and has relevant industrial experience.

Emanuele joined YEuCat at Europacat XIV in Aachen in August 2019. Since then, he has been responsible for YEuCat’s social media presence. He also had the occasion to participate in most of the YEuCat events.

Ana Sofia Santos
PhD student at LSRE-LCM, University of Porto, Portugal

Ana Sofia is a PhD student in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto (LSRE-LCM). Her PhD research focuses on the development of an innovative catalytic technology for the simultaneous elimination of organic an inorganic pollutants present in water. As a visiting researcher at the University of Texas in Austin, Sofia will be engaged in the synthesis and characterization of catalysts to be applied in catalytic reactions for water treatment.

Vera Truttmann
PostDoc at AKG, ITCP, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Vera is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where she mainly focuses on online monitoring of flow processes. In particular, she concerns herself with spectroscopy in liquid phase systems and their automated evaluation for enhanced process control.

Vera joined YEuCat during its Kick off event at EuropaCat 2019 in Aachen and has been an active member ever since. She usually keeps track of all YEuCat activities by taking care of meeting agendas & minutes, the webpage and event registrations. In her creative moments, she also sometimes designs flyers for YEuCat’s next events.