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Annual report 2017

In 2017, 17 students received their PhD at HIMS. One of them - Dr Joen Hermans - received his PhD with the distinction cum laude. All theses are presented below.

The graph shows the duration of promotion tracks at HIMS (from start to hora est) in months for the past years. Each dot represents a single PhD. After four years with a median value of almost 59, the median decreased to 55 in 2016 and 2017. It is the institute‚Äôs ultimate aim to have a median value of 51 months (48 months to prepare a manuscript plus three months for the formalities).

Externally prepared promotions are not taken into account in this analysis.

Thesis gallery 2017
 

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

Thesis cover Fenna van de Watering

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

Thesis Cover Mina Raeisolsadati Oskouei

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

Thesis cover Paul Kuijpers

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

Thesis cover Oleg Selig

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

Thesis cover Andrei Barcaru

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

Thesis cover Michael Woldegebriel

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

Thesis cover Zacharias Brotzakis

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

Thesis cover Arthur Newton

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

Thesis cover Carien Groot

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

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