Daniël L. J. (Danny) Broere

Danny obtained his BSc degree with honors in 2010 at the HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht. He obtained his MSc degree cum laude in 2012 at the VU University Amsterdam. Subsequently, he moved to the University of Amsterdam where he obtained his PhD in Chemistry cum laude in 2016, under supervision of Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt and Joost Reek, working on redox-active ligands. After his PhD, Danny worked as a NWO Rubicon Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Patrick Holland at Yale University on a NWO Rubicon fellowship, working on the development of low-valent iron complexes for the conversion of dinitrogen into organic amines. In September 2018, Danny started as a tenure track assistant professor at Utrecht University where his research focusses on the development of well defined homogeneous multimetallic catalyst systems.


Selected Prizes & Awards:

  • NWO Veni Grant 2020 “Multiple Metals for Base Chemicals”
  • NWO START-UP Grant 2019 “Working together”
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Grant 2019 “Two are better than one, BiMetaCat”
  • Elected Chair of the 2019 Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Gordon Research Seminar in Galveston, Texas, USA
  • NWO Rubicon fellow (competitive postdoctoral fellowship), awarded by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for 2 years (2016-2018)
  • PhD Cum laude – the highest PhD honours at University of Amsterdam (2016)
  • Best Lecture award, 16th Netherlands’ Catalysis and Chemistry Conference
  • Top Poster Prize, 5th European Chemistry Symposium (EuCheMS, Istanbul)
  • Cum Laude graduate of the MSc: Molecular Design, Synthesis and Catalysis
  • Freemover travel grant, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2012
  • Royal Dutch Chemical Association (KNCV) travel grant 2012
  • Honours program graduate (First chemistry student at the Hogeschool Utrecht)