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Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

Chemistry research that matters


Research at HIMS is organized in four themes, in which we operate at the forefront of the molecular sciences. Our portfolio reflects a healthy balance between curiosity-driven and application-oriented research.


HIMS researchers teach Chemistry students at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level. In addition, we contribute to several interdisciplinary programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.


Knowledge transfer to industry and society is in our DNA. We are always looking for partnerships with industry to identify research questions that matter and turn innovative ideas into reality.
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24 July 2019
Marie Brands, who is currently a PhD student at the research group for Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has been nominated for the 'Golden ...
22 July 2019
Former HIMS professor Piet van Leeuwen has been awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2019, in honour of his groundbreaking contributions to the molecular understanding of catalysis using organometallic complexes and ...
17 July 2019
Prof. H.M. Cuppen (1977) has been named professor by special appointment of Simulation of Restructuring in Molecular Solids at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science. The chair was designated on ...