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Dissertations

Annual Report 2019

In 2019, twenty students received their PhD at HIMS, one of them - Dr Bob Pirok - with the distinction cum laude. All theses are listed below; a link is provided to download each thesis from the UvA repository.

19 December 2019

Biocatalytic synthesis of α-chiral amines

Selective immobilization of enzymes and their application in batch and continuous flow

Author: W. (Wesley) Böhmer
Supervisors: F. Mutti, J.H. van Maarseveen
Group: Biocatalysis

Link: Read or download this thesis

16 December 2019

Supramolecular Transition Metal Catalysis 

Effector controlled catalysis and supramolecular substrate preorganization

Author: S. (Shaotao) Bai
Supervisor: J.N.H. Reek
Co-supervisor: A.M. Kluwer
Group:  Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis

Link:  Read or download this thesis

10 December 2019

Author: L. (Lukas) J. Jongkind

Ligand based encapsulation strategies in homogeneous catalysis

Supervisor: J.N.H. Reek
Co-supervisor: J.I. van der Vlugt
Group:  Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis

Link:  Read or download this thesis

3 December 2019

Toward accurate simulation of electrocatalyzed water splitting

Enhanced quantum chemical dynamics simulations of proton and electron transfer reactions

Author: A. (Ambuj) Tiwari
Supervisors: B. Ensing, P.G. Bolhuis
Group: Computational Chemistry
Link: Read or download this thesis

10 October 2019

Author: K. (Kananat) Naksomboon

Bidentate ligand promoted palladium-catalyzed C–H olefination of aromatic compounds

Supervisor: M.A. Fernández Ibáñez
Co-supervisor: J.H. van Maarseveen
Group:  Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Link: Read or download this thesis

27 September 2019

Purification of proteins and nanoparticles by continuous field-flow fractionation

Author: M. (Maria) Marioli
Supervisor: P.J. Schoenmakers
Co-supervisor: W. Kok
Group: Analytical Chemistry

Link: Read or download this thesis

18 September 2019

Author: Y. (Yiwen) Tang

Metal-organic frameworks and their composites for water-alcohol separation applications

Supervisors: S. Grecea, G. Rothenberg.
Group: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry

Link:  Read or download this thesis

6 September 2019

Author: W. (Wei) Zhang

Selective Air Oxidation of Biobased Lactate to Pyruvate Catalyzed by Abundant-Element Heterogeneous Catalysts

Supervisors: G. Rothenberg, N.R. Shiju.
Group: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry

Link:  Read or download this thesis

5 July 2019

Author: M. (Marcel) Schmidt

Enzymatic Tools for Peptide Ligation and Cyclization

Development and Applications

Supervisors: J.H. van Maarseveen, T.N. Grossmann.
Co-supervisor: F. Mutti.
Group:  Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Link: Read or download this thesis

3 July 2019

Author: A. (Anne) C.H. Jans

Exploring Gold-Catalyzed Reactions in Self-Assembled Hexameric Resorcin [4] arene Cages

Supervisor: J.N.H. Reek
Co-supervisor: J.I. van der Vlugt
Group:  Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis

Link:  Read or download this thesis

26 June 2019

Author: D. (Dina) Petrova

Fluorescence nanoscopy

Applications in tribology

Supervisor: A.M. Brouwer
Co-supervisor: D. Bonn
Group: Molecular Photonics

Link: Read or download this thesis

5 June 2019

Combined analytical techniques for the analysis of complex consumer products and bio-samples

Author: G. (Guiqiang aka Leon) Chen
Supervisor: J.G.M. Janssen
Co-supervisor: P.J. Schoenmakers
Group: Analytical Chemistry

Link: Read or download this thesis

24 May 2019

Bringing to light transient molecular structure and function using advanced vibrational spectroscopy

Author: B. (Benjamin) H. Strudwick
Supervisors: S. Woutersen, W.J. Buma
Group: Molecular Photonics

Link: Read or download this thesis

23 April 2019

The Molecular Basis of Clean Energy 

Elucidating the Mechanism of Homogeneously Catalyzed Hydrogen Production from Methanol

Author: V. (Vivek) Sinha
Supervisor: B. de Bruin
Co-supervisor: H. Grützmacher
Group:  Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis

Link:  Read or download this thesis

11 April 2019

Organotin Photoresists for Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography

Author: Y. (Yu) Zhang
Supervisor: A.M. Brouwer
Co-supervisors: P.C.M. Planken, S. Castellanos Ortega
Group: Molecular Photonics

Link: Read or download this thesis

2 April 2019

Structure design and applications of upconversion nanoparticles

Author: J. (Jing) Zuo
Supervisor: H. Zhang
Co-supervisor: W.J. Buma
Group: Molecular Photonics

Link: Read or download this thesis

28 March 2019

Challenges in adduct formation and frustration of Lewis acids and bases

Author: E. (Evi) R.M. Habraken
Supervisor: J.C. Slootweg
Co-supervisors: A.W. Ehlers, A.R. Jupp
Group: Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Link: Read or download this thesis

22 March 2019

Making ANalytically Incompatible Approaches Compatible

Author: B. (Bob) W.J. Pirok
Supervisors: P.J. Schoenmakers, R.A.H. Peters
Group: Analytical Chemistry

Link: Read or download this thesis

25 January 2019

Sustainable use of phosphorus -
Capturing the philosopher’s stone

Author: M. (Marissa) A. de Boer
Supervisor: J.C. Slootweg
Co-supervisor: J.H. van Maarseveen
Group:  Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Link: Read or download this thesis

18 January 2019

Single molecule fluorescence for organocatalysis

Author: D. (Dongdong) Zheng
Supervisor: A.M. Brouwer
Co-supervisor: R.M. Williams
Group: Molecular Photonics

Link: Read or download this thesis