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Dissertations

Annual Report 2017

In 2017, seventeen students received their PhD at HIMS, one of them - Dr Joen Hermans - with the distinction cum laude. All theses are listed below; a link is provided to download each thesis from the UvA repository.

10 November 2017

Open shell nitrene- and carbene-complexes of cobalt: characterisation and reactivity

Author: M. (Monalisa) Goswami
Promotors: B. de Bruin, J.N.H. Reek 
Group:  Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis
Link:  Read or download this thesis

02 November 2017

Manipulating radicals. Using cobalt to steer radical reactions

Author: A. (Andrei) Chirila
Promotor: B. de Bruin
Co-promotor: W.I. Dzik
Group:  Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis
Link:  Read or download this thesis

25 October 2017

Probing Potential Energy Surfaces with High-Resolution Spectroscopy

Author: E. (Elena) O. Maltseva
Promotors: W.J. Buma, J. Oomens
Group:  Molecular Photonics
Link:  Read or download this thesis

24 October 2017

Multi-scale simulation of reaction-diffusion systems

Author: A. (Adithya) Vijaykumar
Promotors: P.G. Bolhuis, P.R. ten Wolde
Group: Computational Chemistry
Link: Read or download this thesis

10 October 2017

Fluorescent molecular rotors

Author: T. (Tomislav) Suhina
Promotors: A.M. Brouwer, D. Bonn
Group:  Molecular Photonics
Link:  Read or download this thesis

03 October 2017

Covalent template-assisted synthesis of mechanically interlocked molecules

Author: L. (Luuk) Steemers
Promotors:  J.H. van Maarseveen, H. Hiemstra
Group:  Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Link:  Read or download this thesis

22 June 2017

Second coordination sphere effects in [FeFe]-Hydrogenase mimics

Author: R. (Riccardo) Zaffaroni
Promotor: J.N.H. Reek
Co-promotors: B. de Bruin, R.J. Detz
Group:  Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis
Link:  Read or download this thesis

15 June 2017

N2 fixation and dehydrogenation of methanol and formic acid with late transition metal complexes

Author: F. (Fenna) F. van de Watering
Promotors: J.N.H. Reek, B. de Bruin
Co-promotor: W.I. Dzik
Group:  Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis
Link:  Read or download this thesis

09 May 2017

Metal soaps in paint

Author: J. (Joen) J. Hermans 
Promotor: P.D. Iedema
Co-Promotor: K. Keune
Group:  Computational Polymer Chemistry
Link:  Read or download this thesis

25 April 2017

Fluorogenic organocatalytic reactions

Author: M. (Mina) Raeisolsadati Oskouei
Promotor: A.M. Brouwer
Co-Promotor: H. Hiemstra 
Group:  Molecular Photonics
Link:  Read or download this thesis

19 April 2017

Controlling radical-type reactivity with transition metals and supramolecular cages

Author: P. (Paul) F. Kuijpers
Promotors: B. de Bruin, J.N.H. Reek 
Group:  Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis
Link:  Read or download this thesis

30 March 2017

Ultrasensitive nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy of complex molecular systems

Author: O. (Oleg) Selig
Promotor: H.J. Bakker
Co-Promotor: Y.A. Rezus 
Group:  Molecular Photonics
Link:  Read or download this thesis

29 March 2017

New methods for modelling and data analysis in gas chromatography: a Bayesian view

Author: A. (Andrei) Barcaru
Promotor: P.J. Schoenmakers 
Co-promotor: G.Vivo Truyols
Group: Analytical Chemistry
Link: Read or download this thesis

29 March 2017

Innovative methods for data analysis in analytical chemistry using bayesian statistics and machine learning

Author: M. (Michael) T. Woldegebriel
Promotor: P.J. Schoenmakers 
Co-promotor: G.Vivo Truyols
Group: Analytical Chemistry
Link: Read or download this thesis

07 March 2017

Hydration Layer Dynamics and Association Mechanisms of Food and Antifreeze Proteins

Author: Z. (Zacharias) F. Brotzakis
Promotor: P.G. Bolhuis
Group: Computational Chemistry
Link: Read or download this thesis

26 January 2017

Self-assembly via Anisotropic Interactions

Author: A. (Arthur) C. Newton
Promotor: P.G. Bolhuis
Co-promotor: P. Schall
Group: Computational Chemistry
Link: Read or download this thesis

13 January 2017

Dynamics of Water Interacting with Biomolecules

Author: C. (Carien) C.C. Groot
Promotor: H.J. Bakker
Group:  Molecular Photonics
Link:  Read or download this thesis