Benoît Heinrichs is a chemical engineer from the University of Liège, ULg (1993). During his PhD thesis in engineering at both the University of Liège and the Solvay company (1999), he developed bimetallic sol-gel catalysts for hydrodechlorination of industrial by-products.
In 2001, he moved to the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands to develop iron-based catalysts for N2O abatement. He came back to ULg in 2002 where he was appointed as permanent researcher. In 2009, he was appointed as professor at the Faculty of Applied Sciences where he teaches chemistry and thermodynamics to students in bachelor in engineering.
Within the Nanomaterial Catalysis Electrochemistry group, he is leading the Nanomaterials & Interfaces team which focuses on the design and production of nanostructured materials, on their characterization, and on their applications, especially in environmental catalysis and photocatalysis, in functionalized surface coatings and in microbatteries design.