Public outreach and media coverage 2011
Jan van Maarseveen (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) gave a kids lecture at the Amsterdam Science Centre NEMO: 'Waarom kunnen we niet zonder water ?' (Why do we need water ?) (16 January)
Bas de Bruin (Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis) gave a kids lecture at the Amsterdam Science Centre NEMO: 'Hoe maakt een spin een draad ?' (How does a spider make a thread ?) (17 April)
Professor Joost Reek (Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis) was interviewed by the Dutch daily newspaper "De Pers" in an article on artificial leaves.
The article by Joost Reek and colleagues on Cofactor-Controlled Enantioselective Catalysis in the Journal of the American Chemical Society received media coverage both at home and abroad.
David Dubbeldam of the Computational Chemistry group was portrayed in the 'Focus on Research' series with which the University of Amsterdam brings its high profile research projects to the attention of the general public.
Gadi Rothenberg and Albert Alberts (Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry) received quite a lot of media coverage of their development of a new biodegradable and recyclable synthetic resin. It was featured in the national newspapers Trouw and Sp!ts. Rothenberg was a guest in the Hoe?Zo! popular science radio show.
The Rothenberg group publication of an antagonistic catalyst in Angewandte Chemie was featured by the Dutch popular science website Kennislink and the chemistry biweekly C2W.
HIMS scientific director professor Aart Kleijn and professor Gadi Rothenberg of the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group contributed to the 'State of Science' (Stand van de Wetenschap) series of the UvA Alumni Community. On 10 October 2011 they discussed sustainable chemistry, catalysis, the relation between basic and applied research, knowledge transfer and innovation.