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Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been elected member of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc).

Dr. Moniek Tromp. Photo: Amsterdam Science Park.

EurASc is a fully independent international association of distinguished scholars that aims to recognize and elect to its membership the best European scientists with a vision for Europe as a whole, transcending national borders, and with the aims of strengthening European science and scientific cooperation. Another objective is to take advantage of the expertise of its members in advising other European bodies for the betterment of European research, technological application and social development.

Moniek Tromp is associate professor at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and the UvA research priority area Sustainable Chemistry. Her research focusses on the development and application of operando spectroscopy techniques in catalysis and materials research (incl. fuel cells, batteries, photochemistry, as well as arts) with a focus on X-ray spectroscopy techniques. Tromp was recently awarded the NWO Athena prize, which rewards excellent female chemists as a role model for others.