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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 553
Results: 1 - 20 of 553
  • Net zero-emission pathways for reducing the environmental and economic risks of climate change
    29 Nov 2021
    An international team of researchers including Prof. Bob van der Zwaan of the University of Amsterdam and TNO has explored the physical and macroeconomic impacts associated with climate mitigation pathways with ...
  • "I want to develop new materials that meet the demands of today"
    25 Nov 2021
    Recently, Gert-Jan Gruter was reappointed on the special chair in Industrial Sustainable Chemistry that was established by the Bèta Plus Foundation. His mission is to develop new sustainable materials with a focus on ...
  • Photocatalytic azolation of arenes using heterogeneous carbon nitride
    24 Nov 2021
    A recent article by researchers from the Photo Chemistry research group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences was just showcased as 'pick of the week' by Chemistry Europe. Together with researchers from ...
  • Daniele Mazzarella honoured as early career researcher
    23 Nov 2021
    Today, at the Young Chemists Symposium in Rimini, the Italian Chemical Society and Elsevier announced the winners of the 2021 Reaxys SCI Early Career Researcher Awards. Daniele Mazzarella, a postdoctoral researcher ...
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    A novel method to study the photodegradation of organic colourants
    23 Nov 2021
    In a recent paper in Dyes & Pigments, researchers from the TooCOLD project at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and the Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam report on a novel method to study the ...
  • Hannah Flerlage wins Student Recycling Award 2021
    22 Nov 2021
    UvA chemistry student Hannah Flerlage has won the Student Recycling Award from the Dutch industry association BRBS Recycling. She beat three co-finalists with her Master's thesis on the synthesis of high quality, ...
  • Understanding psychedelics using molecular simulations
    18 Nov 2021
    Psychedelics have, in recent years, re-entered the fields of psychiatry and neuroscience. By activating specific serotonin receptors in the brain (5-HT2AR), psychedelics appear to not only be rapid and efficient ...
  • Rajamani Krishna consistently among world's highly cited chemists
    18 Nov 2021
    Professor Rajamani Krishna of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences again is among the world's most cited chemists. For the sixth year in a row, he features in the list of Highly ...
  • Original UvA lab of chemistry Nobel laureate Van 't Hoff is 'Chemical Landmark'
    17 Nov 2021
    The first Amsterdam laboratory of Johannes Henricus van 't Hoff has been declared 'Chemical Landmark' by the chemical society KNCV. A plaque was unveiled this afternoon during a short ceremony at Groenburgwal 44. ...
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    Novel sustainable molecular heaters for boosting crop production
    10 Nov 2021
    With the aim of addressing frost damage in plants and increasing crop yields, an international team of researchers including Prof. Wybren Jan Buma at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have synthesised ...
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    In search of catalysts for optimal CO2 conversion using data science
    10 Nov 2021
    A collaborative PhD project at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the Informatics Institute (IvI) will research new data science methods for the discovery of novel catalysts for optimal CO2 ...
  • Two UvA analytical scientists in worldwide 'Power List'
    1 Nov 2021
    The 2021 edition of the 'Power List' compiled by the magazine The Analytical Scientist features two analytical chemists of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences: Dr Bob Pirok and ...
  • Biocatalysis group strengthens cooperation with Olon Group and Biosphere
    26 Oct 2021
    The Olon Group, an Italian company producing active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates, has announced a partnership with the company Biosphere — an Italian SME specialised in fermentation and industrial ...
  • HIMS Lecturers participated in first STEM-CPD Summer School
    25 Oct 2021
    To guarantee that teaching and learning opportunities provided to students are of high quality, the European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) and five European universities, among which the University of Amsterdam, ...
  • Klaas van Leest receives Dick Stufkens Prijs 2021
    15 Oct 2021
    The Dick Stufkens Prize 2021 for the best PhD thesis of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) has been awarded to Dr Nicolaas Petrus (Klaas) van Leest for his thesis 'Open-Shell Cobalt Complexes ...
  • UvA scientists develop fully solar-driven autonomous chemical mini-plant
    14 Oct 2021
    Professor Timothy Noël and co-workers in the Flow Chemistry group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed a fully operational standalone solar-powered mini-reactor ...
  • First recipients of AMCEL Awards
    14 Oct 2021
    AMCEL, a joint initiative of the Amsterdam electrochemistry community, proudly announces the recipients of 2021 PhD and BSc thesis AMCEL awards in electrochemistry research. Each year, AMCEL awards a prize to the ...
  • Two novel sustainable chemistry projects granted at Catalysis Engineering group
    12 Oct 2021
    Dr Shiju Raveendran and Dr Ihsan Amin of the Catalysis Engineering research group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have both been awarded 50,000 euros in the Open Competition XS call of the Dutch ...
  • A future partnership between Europe and North Africa for electricity and hydrogen
    11 Oct 2021
    In a paper just published in Energy Policy, Professor Bob van der Zwaan of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and co-workers at TNO present detailed model calculations confirming that Europe and North ...
  • Using microporous crystalline physiadsorbents for efficient propyne/propadiene separation
    8 Oct 2021
    In a paper just published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers present a convenient and energy-efficient method for separating propyne/propadiene mixtures. They take a physisorptive approach ...