Mitchell van der Hulst
Radboud University, Department of Environmental Science
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Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Member since Jun 22, 2020
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Mitchell van der Hulst is researching ways to quantify the environmental impact of novel technologies. Using life cycle assessment as a methode, he tries to predict future impacts of technologies under development by supplementing the sparsely available knowledge of the novel technology using a systematic model of assumptions and extrapolations. The impact predictions serve as an insight for decision making during technological development to steer towards a final product or service with a lowest possible environmental impact.

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Education:
● Master Chemistry – Radboud University
Specialization Molecular Chemistry
» MSc major internship – Department of Development and Technical Support, Aspen Oss bv, the Netherlands – Supervisors: prof. dr. F.P.J.T. Rutjes, prof. dr. M.A.J. Huijbregts, dr. L.J. van den Bos, dr. F. van der Pijl – Transition of the ethynylation on steroids from a batch to a flow process – A study on viability and environmental impact reduction potential.
» MSc minor internship – Laboratory of Green Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy – Supervisors: prof. dr. Luigi Vaccaro, prof. dr. F.P.J.T. Rutjes, dr. F. Ferlin – Optimization of 2-phenylbenzoxazole synthesis through manganese catalyzed C–H activation with OMS-2 for implementation in flow.
» MSc literature thesis – Department of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Radboud University – Supervisor: prof. dr. F.P.J.T. Rutjes – Secondary mining – The extraction of metals from the environment for re-use: a survey of literature reviews
● Bachelor Chemistry – Radboud University
Minor Environmental Chemistry
» BSc internship – Department of Environmental Science, Radboud University – Supervisor: prof. dr. A.M.J. Ragas - Effects of mercury emission by the RWE power plant Eemshaven on the Dollard.

Publications:
● Francesco Ferlin, Mitchell K. van der Hulst, Stefano Santoro, Daniela Lanarib, Luigi Vaccaro (2019) Continuous flow/waste-minimized synthesis of benzoxazoles catalysed by heterogeneous manganese systems. Green Chemistry, 21, 5298-5305. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC01641D

Research Interests

Industrial Ecology; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); prospective LCA; ex-ante LCA; technological development; emerging technologies; learning curves; experience curves; technology scale up; integrated LCA; integrated assessment modelling (IAM); brightway2; photovoltaic (PV); plastic waste treatment.