Since 2010, the website CatalysisCourse.Com has presented several video introductions to catalysis and catalyst characterization, while a separate section, sponsored by the Journal of Catalysis, offers videos on how to present science, in articles, posters and oral presentations. Lecturers are Hans Niemantsverdriet and Roel Prins (writing articles). The site, hosted by the Eindhoven University of Technology, has attracted much interest from all over the world, and on high days there were several hundreds of hits.
With the retirement of Hans Niemantsverdriet from TU/e, it made sense to bring the entire website under the umbrella of the SynCat Ac@demy, which has happened in April of this year. Users will use the same URL as before, but if they click on a video they are now automatically connected to Vimeo, where the MP4 movies reside (and automatically start streaming). We are happy that the successful and often used CatalysisCourse.com website will continue to be available for the coming years.