Public outreach and media coverage 2017

‘I pursue the unknown particle’

An interview with Moniek Tromp for Kennislink after winning the Athena price voor excellente female researchers in chemistry. 

Painting scanner to solve crimes

Arian van Asten in various media about new research which shows that the X-Ray Fluorescence scanner used in the Rijksmuseum can also trace hard to find evidence on e.g. clothing of victims and perpetrators of crimes.

From toilet to electric socket

Gadi Rothenberg and other UvA chemists in het Parool, Magazine of the Royal Geographical Society and the Leeuwarder Courant about winning energy out of toilet paper. 

Biological water is simply water

Sander Woutersen and others in C2W about their research on the behaviour of  ‘biological water’ in living cells.

Cooperation with ECN on electricity from used toilet paper

Research of Bob van der Zwaan on the first techno-economic analysis of this waste recycling concept in Groene Courant. 

Used toilet paper converted in electricity

The research project of Gadi Rothenberg and Bob van der Zwaan appeared on and Energienieuws. 

More than 6 milliard tons of plastic pollutes our earth

Gert-Jan Gruter in a NOS article about the problem of the accumulation of plastic waste.


Maarten van Bommel at Bessensap

On 16 June NWO Bessensap, a meeting organized by NWO and VWN (Vereniging voor Wetenschapsjournalistiek en -communicatie Nederland) was held in De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. Here journalists, press officers and researchers were gathered, and Maarten van Bommel was one of the speakers. He gave a presentation about the restoration of color to 18th century furniture by using light.

Dutch inventors conquer the world

Gert jan Gruter is nominated for the European Inventor Awards 2017. In radio program 'Langs de Lijn En Omstreken' he and colleague inventor Hans Clevers are interviewed.

The harmful effect of metal soaps on oil paintings

An interview in NRC with Joen Hermans who recently completed his PhD on the chemical process of metal soap formation in paintings.

Useful CO

Gert-Jan Gruter in an article of Kennislink about using COfor making useful products.

Moniek Tromp in tv-program Proefkeuken 

Moniek Tromp gives an explanation about fireworks in the tv-program Proefkeuken. 

New catalyst Shiju Raveendran in various media

Shiju Raveendran and his colleagues recently discovered a new catalyst which can efficiently convert Carbon dioxide(CO2) to Carbon monoxide(CO). The news appeared in various (international) science magazines.   

Published by  HIMS

16 January 2018