Prof. Ive Hermans

1101 University Avenue

Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Tel: +1 608-262-4966

Fax: +1 608-262-8634


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Wisconsin Energy Institute

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering


After receiving his M.Sc. from K.U.Leuven University in Belgium (2002), Ive Hermans obtained a Ph.D. under the supervision of Profs. Pierre Jacobs and Jozef Peeters (2006). Ive Hermans also holds a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the Leuven School of Business and Economics (K.U.Leuven, 2006). After a post-doc with Prof. Alfons Baiker, Ive Hermans became Assistant Professor for heterogeneous catalysis at ETH Zurich (2008). In 2013 he accepted a Professorship at UW-Madison with appointments in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He currently holds the John and Dorothy Vozza Professorship and leads a multidisciplinary team of chemists and chemical engineers, addressing challenges in sustainable chemistry and catalysis engineering. His work and mentoring is well recognized in the community, e.g. through the ExxonMobil Chemical European Science & Engineering Award (2009), the Emerging Research Award by the American Chemical Society Division of Energy and Fuels (2014), the Postdoc Mentoring Award by the UW Postdoctoral Association (2016), and the Robert Augustine Award from the Organic Reaction Catalysis Society (2017). Prof. Hermans was named an H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellow (2018-2019) by the University of Wisconsin. Prof. Hermans received the Ipatieff Prize in 2019 from the American Chemical Society (ACS), was named an ACS fellow in 2023, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2024. Prof. Hermans also currently serves as Associate Editor of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.