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Below are all HIMS news items. We provide specific overviews in the categories scientific highlights | grants and funding | valorisation | people. We also maintain a list of HIMS researchers appearing in the media.

Results: 1 - 20 of 519
Results: 1 - 20 of 519
  • Portrait of Bob van der Zwaan
    Investments in solar and wind power generation need to increase fast if goals of Paris Agreement are to be met
    16 Jul 2021
    To meet the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2 °C, society has to increase investments in low-carbon power generation, especially for solar and wind technologies. This follows from an multi-model scenario ...
  • Image of electrolyser
    Chemists at University of Amsterdam develop novel electrolyser for hydrogen production
    14 Jul 2021
    In a recent Nature Communications paper, a group of researchers led by Dr Ning Yan of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam showcases a practical membrane-free approach to ...
  • 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. ...
  • generic research image
    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 ...
  • Portrait of Klaas
    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 ...
  • Research on selective formation of nanospheres features on front cover of Chemical Science
    10 Jun 2021
    Research at the Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis group features on the cover of the current issue of Chemical Science. Eduard Bobylev, David Poole, Bas de Bruin and Joost Reek report on the ...
  • Graphic abstract
    Convenient methodology to forge C‒N bonds
    8 Jun 2021
    In a paper just accepted by Angewandte Chemie, researchers of the Flow Chemistry group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present a convenient methodology to forge C(sp3)‒N ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mirjam de Bruin-Hoegée
    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 ...
  • upconversion nanoparticle
    Quantitatively understanding defects in phosphors from a nano perspective
    21 May 2021
    Researchers led by Hong Zhang at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam have been able to provide insight into the microscopic dynamics of energy transfer and conversion in ...
  • graphic representation of mindmapping
    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 ...
  • Graphic abstract
    Anomalous diffusion of confined long-chain molecules: the thermal resistance effect
    17 May 2021
    In a paper just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers describe for the first time a counter-intuitive diffusion behaviour of linear-chain hydrocarbon molecules under ...
  • An artist’s impression.
    Micrometre-size molecular modelling kit shows real chemical reactions
    17 May 2021
    A team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and New York University have built a 'molecular modelling kit' using micrometre-sized 'patchy particles'. The kit allows for a much more direct study of ...
  • Graphic abstract
    First synthetic galectin mimic as a platform for carbohydrate binding molecules
    11 May 2021
    In a recent paper in Angewandte Chemie, research assistant professor Tiddo Mooibroek and co-workers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present the first synthetic mimic of a class of carbohydrate ...
  • 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 ...
  • Graphical abstract
    Review on three-dimensional separations in chromatography
    22 Apr 2021
    In a paper just published in Chemical Reviews, Noor Abdulhussain, Suhas Nawada and Peter Schoenmakers of the HIMS research group Analytical Chemistry provide an overview of current and future developments in ...
  • Graphic abstract
    Charge-based separation of acid-functional polymers
    21 Apr 2021
    Water-borne polymers are used for various coating systems such as paints and inks and continue to gain ground in the field of environmentally friendly coating solutions. To monitor and improve their industrial ...