Dr. Andrei-Nicolae Parvulescu
"Zeolite Catalysis contribution to a Sustainable Chemical Industry"
Dr. Andrei Parvulescu graduated chemistry at the University of Bucharest and received his Master degree in Catalysis and Catalytic Processes at the same university in 2005. After defending the PhD in KU Leuven under the supervision of Profs. Pierre Jacobs and Dirk De Vos, he has been postdoctoral fellow at Utrecht University with Prof. Bert Weckhuysen. In 2011 he joined the BASF SE, Ludwigshafen in the global Process Research & Chemical Engineering department working on zeolite research catalysis. Within BASF, Dr Parvulescu worked on numerous R&D projects focused on development and application of zeolites as process chemical catalysts from new concept evaluations to scale-up and implementation in commercial processes. His current position is as Global Technology Manager with the BASF Monomers Division.
From 2018 until 2020 he was responsibly managing the BASF research network INCOE (International Network of Centers of Excellence with academic partners from Japan, China, Belgium, Germany)
Dr. Parvulescu co-authored 44 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is co-inventor of 112 patent and patent applications. Since 2019 he serves as an elected member of the Advisory Board of the German Zeolite Association of Dechema.