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Results: 1 - 20 of 299
Results: 1 - 20 of 299
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    Cum Laude PhD in chemistry for Tessel Bouwens
    20 Sep 2021
    On 15 September, Tessel Bouwens successfully defended her PhD thesis on 'Pseudorotaxane Strategies for Guiding Self-Assembly and the Application of Molecular Machinery in Photoelectrochemical Devices'. She received ...
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    SusPhos is Frisian Startup of the Year 2021
    16 Sep 2021
    UvA spin-off company SusPhos, based at the WaterCampus in Leeuwarden, was voted last week as Frisian Startup of the Year 2021. This young company focuses on upcycling phosphate-rich waste streams into valuable ...
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    Chemical profiling and trace analysis of illegal home-made explosives
    15 Sep 2021
    In the European INHERIT consortium under coordination of the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will develop advanced analytical methods for the chemical profiling ...
  • Sisters in Science are featured on Dutch television
    30 Aug 2021
    PhD students Mimi den Uijl and Noor Abdulhussain of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences together with junior lecturer Lotte Schreuders of the College of Sciences launched the Instagram account ...
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    Co-electrolysis for efficient electrochemical CO2 conversion
    23 Aug 2021
    As part of the 7 million euro EU CO2SMOS project, Dr Ning Yan of the Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam is developing an efficient co-electrolysis technology that combines the ...
  • concept of ammonia sensing
    Towards a novel device for ammonia sensing
    16 Aug 2021
    Dr Stefania Grecea of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences will develop a new concept for ammonia sensing that can be implemented in wearable devices to measure ammonia concentrations in farming- and ...
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    Carbon capture and utilisation in context
    13 Aug 2021
    Dr Amanda Garcia of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has been awarded a competitive top-up grant for Responsible Innovation of 325,000 euros, as part of the program on ElectroChemical ...
  • Portrait of Timothy Noël
    Timothy Noël receives KNCV Gold Medal 2021
    12 Jul 2021
    The KNCV Gold Medal 2021, the highest Dutch award for top chemical talent, has been awarded to Prof. Timothy Noël of Flow Chemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. ...
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    Three projects awarded in ARC CBBC program 'New Chemistry for a Sustainable Future'
    1 Jul 2021
    Professors Bas de Bruin, Joost Reek and Peter Bolhuis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have been granted their proposals in the new research program of ARC CBBC, the Dutch national chemistry ...
  • Wybren Jan Buma appointed as scientific director of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
    25 Jun 2021
    Starting 1 July 2021, Wybren Jan Buma will be the new scientific director of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. Buma, Professor of Molecular Spectroscopy, succeeds Peter ...
  • Amcel award: Call for nominations
    24 Jun 2021
    Amcel is a joint initiative of the Amsterdam electrochemistry community, striving to lay the foundation for the green and electrical energy based chemistry of the future. As of this year, Amcel has established annual ...
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    Klaas van Leest receives NWO Rubicon grant
    21 Jun 2021
    Chemist Klaas van Leest of the Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded a Rubicon grant by the Dutch Research Council NWO. He will use it to visit the group of Prof. Chi-Ming Che at the ...
  • View of the lab
    Open Kitchen Labs: an accessible chemistry lab for startups
    16 Jun 2021
    The Amsterdam region has many initiatives to make the future waste-free and circular, from students with creative ideas to entrepreneurs with innovative plans. But anyone who wants to turn waste into a resource for ...
  • Visiting high school students win two profielwerkstuk prizes as a result of their research at HIMS
    26 May 2021
    High school students Chris Kooijman (18) and Max Tiemersma (17) from RSG Simon Vestdijk in Harlingen won a ‘profielwerkstuk’ prize with their investigation in methanol synthesis from carbon dioxide. They performed ...
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    Blood of drug users can reveal origin of drug
    26 May 2021
    The opioid fentanyl is not only used in medical practice as a painkiller, but is also a popular recreational drug. In the United States in particular, fentanyl plays an important role in the opioid crisis that claims ...
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    Mind the gap!
    19 May 2021
    Dr. Stefania Grecea, associate professor at HIMS, has received UvA Grassroots funding for her proposal 'Mind the gap! Bridging pre-knowledge gaps using digital concept maps'. She will develop the use of digital ...
  • Two chemistry high school students
    UvA researchers coach finalists of high school chemistry competition
    26 Apr 2021
    Last Friday saw the online live finals of the 'profielwerkstuk' competition 'Imagination at Work' of Centrum JongerenCommunicatie Chemie (C3). The victory went to students of Canisius College Nijmegen, who ...
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    Thierry Slot obtains PhD with distinction 'cum laude'
    20 Apr 2021
    Last week, Dr Thierry Slot successfully defended his PhD thesis titled 'Understanding confinement effects and nanostructuring in heterogeneous catalysis', obtaining his doctorate with the distinction cum laude. He ...
  • Portrait of Chris Slootweg
    Chris Slootweg receives Vici grant
    14 Apr 2021
    Associate professor Dr Chris Slootweg at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded an NWO Vici grant of 1.5 million euros to develop novel chemical routes for ...
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    Vasilis Tseliou receives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr Vasilis Tseliou of Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship under the Horizon 2020 program of the EU. He will visit the group of Prof. Paolo ...