UvA and AMOLF researchers work together towards CO2 valorisation
4 Dec 2020
A collaboration between researchers of the Catalysis Engineering group (HIMS) and Self-Organizing Matter group (AMOLF) leads to the first catalytic application of nickel coral-like architectures for CO2 conversion at ...
Stairway to Impact Award and Rabo Sustainable Innovation Award for Chris Slootweg & SusPhos
2 Dec 2020
Chemist Chris Slootweg of the University of Amsterdam receives the very first Stairway to Impact Award from Dutch funding agency NWO. Slootweg developed a process to recover phosphate from waste streams, such as ...
Young Talent awards for five UvA students
30 Nov 2020
On November 30, five UvA students received a Young Talent Incentive Award of 500 euros from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences (KHMW).
Improving hydrogen storage with MXene materials
27 Nov 2020
Researchers from the Catalysis Engineering (CatEng) and Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (HCSC) groups at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), together with their international ...
In memoriam professor Paul Kamer (1960-2020)
20 Nov 2020
Much too young Prof. dr. Paul Kamer passed away this week. He was affiliated with the UvA from 1990-2005, where he started his academic career and made important contributions to homogeneous catalysis at the Van 't ...
Rajamani Krishna among world's highly cited chemists
19 Nov 2020
Professor Rajamani Krishna of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from the Web of Science Group.
Kananat Naksomboon wins the Backer-KNCV Prize 2019
17 Nov 2020
The Backer-KNCV Prize is awarded annually to the best PhD thesis in the field of organic chemistry defended in The Netherlands. The jury decided to award the 2019 Backer-KNCV Prize to Kananat Naksomboon for her ...
Sonja Pullen appointed as tenure track assistant professor
2 Nov 2020
Dr. Sonja Pullen has been appointed as tenure track researcher in the Homogeneous Catalysis group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). Her research focuses on the development and ...
UvA Chemists Design New Catalysts for Converting CO2 to Useful Chemicals
2 Nov 2020
A collaboration between the Catalysis Engineering and Heterogeneous Catalysis & Sustainable Chemistry groups at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences leads to new layered materials with advanced catalytic ...
Molecular confinement solves century-old puzzle
30 Oct 2020
Researchers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have demystified one of the fuzziest parameters in heterogeneous catalysis: the Arrhenius pre-exponential factor. Using clever catalyst design ...
Klaas Jan Schouten becomes member of ECCM
30 Oct 2020
Last month Klaas Jan Schouten became a member of the Electrochemical Conversion and Materials (ECCM) committee.
Chemistry researchers highlight the future of plastics with multi-partner BRECSIT project
28 Oct 2020
Biodegradable plastics have an important role to play in the greening of our society and in the transition to a circular economy, say Dr. Layla Filiciotto and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg from the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...
Dick Stufkens Prijs 2020 awarded to physical chemist Mark Koenis
15 Oct 2020
The Dick Stufkens Prize 2020 for the best PhD thesis of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry has been awarded to Dr Mark Koenis. Koenis graduated 21 February with the distinction cum laude on his thesis ...
Single‐electron transfer in frustrated Lewis pair chemistry
7 Oct 2020
In a publication just designated as 'hot paper' in Angewandte Chemie, HIMS researchers shed new light on the mechanism of reactions involving frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs). They demonstrate that within FLP chemistry, ...
Kaj van Vliet is first candidate to obtain PhD in HRSMC excellence track
2 Oct 2020
Two weeks ago, Dr Kaj van Vliet finally received his PhD certificate from Prof. Bas de Bruin of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). A remarkable moment, not only because of the current pandemic ...
Surfing the microwave oven learning curve
1 Oct 2020
In a publication in the Journal of Cleaner Production, Prof. Bob van der Zwaan of the Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences presents the first example of a learning curve for microwave ovens, which follows a ...
UvA researchers collaborate on new Handbook of Porous Materials
30 Sep 2020
A group of authors including researchers and alumni from the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have just completed a four-volume reference work covering the fundamentals and key applications of ...
Quantum dots for electrocatalytic oxidation
30 Sep 2020
In a paper just accepted in ACS Applied Nanomaterials, HIMS researchers report on the nanoscale assembly of copper oxide and palladium nanoclusters as a straightforward, cheap and clean approach for making catalysts. ...
PhD student Mimi den Uijl competes for 'Spotlight' prize at national 'Evening of Chemistry'
28 Sep 2020
On Thursday 8 October, Mimi den Uijl, PhD student at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), will present her research at the Dutch national 'Evening of Chemistry' (Avond van de Chemie). During this ...
New HIMS group: Functional Materials
28 Sep 2020
The new Functional Materials group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) will focus on the synthetic design of inorganic and hybrid inorganic-organic materials with tailored structural and ...