Moniek Tromp is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on the development and application of operando spectroscopy techniques in catalysis and materials research (incl. fuel cells, batteries, photo-chemistry, as well as arts) with a focus on X-ray spectroscopy techniques. Application of the techniques to fundamentally or industrially interesting processes and materials has been pursued, providing unprecedented insights in material properties and reaction mechanisms. She has been awarded prestigious fellowships/awards like the EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (UK), the NWO VIDI and the NWO Athena award (NLD). During her career, she has worked in different countries, experienced different cultures and has been active in and on (gender) diversity ‘matters’, from acting as a gender equality officer to developing gender bias as well as engineering programs for primary schools.
In her lecture, she will share her personal experiences on becoming a successful woman in science, while giving insights on how to address gender bias in diverse cultural environments.