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Results: 1 - 20 of 395
  • 24 Jul 2019
    Marie Brands nominated for KNCV Golden Master Award 2019

    Marie Brands, who is currently a PhD student at the research group for Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has been nominated for the 'Golden ...

  • 22 Jul 2019
    Prestigious international catalysis award for Piet van Leeuwen

    Former HIMS professor Piet van Leeuwen has been awarded the Alwin Mittasch Prize 2019, in honour of his groundbreaking contributions to the molecular understanding of catalysis using organometallic complexes and ...

  • 17 Jul 2019
    Herma Cuppen, professor by special appointment of Simulation of Restructuring in Molecular Solids

    Prof. H.M. Cuppen (1977) has been named professor by special appointment of Simulation of Restructuring in Molecular Solids at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Faculty of Science. The chair was designated on ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Supramolecular substrate organization makes for a selective H borylation catalyst

    By applying the concept of supramolecular organization of organic molecules to an iridium-based catalyst, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have been ...

  • 15 Jul 2019
    MacGillavry position for astrochemist Annemieke Petrignani

    Dr Annemieke Petrignani has been appointed as MacGillavry Fellow in the Molecular Photonics group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. Her research focuses on organic chemistry from space to the ...

  • 10 Jul 2019
    Amsterdam analytical chemists heap up the awards at HPLC 2019 in Milan

    Young researchers of the Analytical Chemistry research group at the van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) earned a total of five awards at the 48th International Symposium on High-Performance Liquid ...

  • 30 Jun 2019
    Solubility mystery solved

    Polyether molecules tend to dissolve better in water as they contain more oxygen and fewer carbon atoms. But there are very counter-intuitive exceptions to this trend, the most well-known being the widely used ...

  • 26 Jun 2019
    Looking at leaves: enhancing the performance of MOF materials

    Researchers at the group of Dr Stefania Grecea at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Sustainable Chemistry have devised a way to enhance the practical performance of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). By ...

  • 24 Jun 2019
    Peter Bolhuis appointed as scientific director of HIMS

    Starting 1 July 2019, Peter Bolhuis will be the new scientific director of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). Bolhuis, Professor of Simulation of Biomolecular and Soft ...

  • 21 Jun 2019
    The similarities between a Van Gogh painting and a golf ball

    On a molecular scale, there are surprising similarities between the outer shell of a golf ball and the white oil paint used by Van Gogh and his contemporaries. In both cases, the interactions between zinc ions and ...

  • 6 Jun 2019
    Enhancing the opportunities for bio-based fertilizers

    The new European research project LEX4BIO sets out to optimize the use of nutrient rich-side streams in agriculture. The project, which will kick-off with a meeting to be held 12 and 13 June in Helsinki, aims to ...

  • 3 Jun 2019
    Versatile and fast all-visible-light molecular switch achieves breakthrough in molecular photocontrol

    An international consortium of scientists including Michiel Hilbers and Wybren Jan Buma of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have developed an entirely new ...

  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant for Ning Yan

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to Dr Ning Yan of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry. The ...

  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of ...

  • 8 May 2019
    Novel molecular multi-step photoswitches caught in the act

    Scientists at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, together with collaborators from the University of Groningen, the University of Twente and the European Laboratory for ...

  • 23 Apr 2019
    Vote for Dutch New Scientist talent awards

    The Dutch version of the magazine New Scientist has opened the voting boxes for their Science Talent Award 2019. UvA chemist Joen Hermans is one of the 25 nominees, and the only candidate from the UvA.

  • 18 Apr 2019
    Efficient alternative for multistep synthesis of aniline-based drug precursors

    Researchers led by associate professor Tati Fernández Ibáñez of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Insitute for Molecular Sciences have developed the first general para-selective C–H olefination ...

  • 16 Apr 2019
    A new mode of chemical reactivity for metal–free hydrogen activation by Lewis acidic boranes

    Together with colleagues from the University of East Anglia and Imperial College, chemistry researchers Dr Chris Slootweg and Dr Andreas Ehlers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular ...

  • 16 Apr 2019
    Success for high school students in chemistry research project competition

    On 10 April, pupils from the Bernardinus college in Heerlen won the first prize at the competition 'Imagination at Work' organized by the Dutch 'Centrum JongerenCommunicatie Chemie'. For their research paper on ...

  • 15 Apr 2019
    Fruitful explorations of the circular economy during joint sustainability workshop

    On Thursday 4 April, the University of Amsterdam's Roeterseiland campus hosted the joint workshop 'Towards a Circular Economy' of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) and the UvA's Van 't Hoff ...