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  • 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 ...

  • 5 Apr 2019
    What do earthquakes and violins have in common?

    A violinist produces music because his or her bow 'stick-slips' along the strings of the violin: there is no continuous sliding movement, but an alternation of standstill and slip. This effect is caused by the fact ...

  • 2 Apr 2019
    Tenure track position for analytical chemist Bob Pirok

    Dr Bob Pirok has been appointed as tenure track researcher in the Analytical Chemistry group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). His research focuses on advancing multi-dimensional separation ...

  • 2 Apr 2019
    Faraday Discussions poster prize for Tessel Bouwens

    PhD student Tessel Bouwens of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has won the Poster Prize at the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Faraday Discussion on Artificial Photosynthesis, held 25 - 27 ...

  • 26 Mar 2019
    Dieuwertje Modder wins poster competition at national student symposium

    At the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium' held 7 March at Vrije Universiteit, chemistry master student Dieuwertje Modder has won the first prize in the 'Young KNCV' poster competition. With her poster, Modder ...

  • 26 Mar 2019
    Francesco Mutti listed among research talents by journal ChemBioChem

    The board members of the Wiley journal ChemBioChem have included Dr Francesco Mutti in their selection of emerging young scientists that 'will shape the future of research at the interface of chemistry and biology'. ...

  • 21 Mar 2019
    2019 Dal Nogare award for Peter Schoenmakers

    Prof. Peter Schoenmakers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has been awarded the 2019 Dal Nogare award for his achievements in the field of chromatography. It was presented to him last Monday ...

  • 25 Feb 2019
    And the secret ingredient is… the network

    In a recent publication in Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences show how the mathematical theory of random graphs is vital for rational ...

  • 22 Feb 2019
    UvA chemists shine light on catalyst for industrial plastic production

    A team of chemists from the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, led by professor Moniek Tromp, have gained more insight into the role of the catalyst in the industrial ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    Chris Slootweg in Nature Chemistry: ‘Green Chemistry is an outdated concept’

    In a recent commentary published in Nature Chemistry, Chris Slootweg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences introduces a new concept: Circular Chemistry. In analogy to the ...

  • 31 Jan 2019
    Multiphysics made easy with random coloured graphs

    As a result of research performed at the Computational Polymer Chemistry Group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, researcher Ivan Kryven proposes a novel theory for ...

  • 23 Jan 2019
    Successful International Winter School MolSim-2019

    More than 70 PhD researchers from all over the world participated in 2019 edition of the 2-week winter school 'Understanding Molecular Simulations' (MolSim). Scientists from the Computational Chemistry group of HIMS ...

  • 21 Jan 2019
    The hidden ingredient in Rembrandt’s impasto

    Rembrandt van Rijn revolutionized painting with a 3D effect using his impasto technique, where thick paint makes a masterpiece protrude from the surface. An international research team with Dr Katrien Keune of the ...

  • 21 Jan 2019
    In memoriam Gerrit Jan Koomen (1941-2019)

    Sadly, on Wednesday 16 January Prof. Gerrit Jan Koomen passed away at the age of 78, due to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Gerrit Jan spent his entire academic career at the University of Amsterdam.

  • 21 Jan 2019
    Analytical chemist Andrea Gargano appointed as tenure track researcher

    Veni laureate Dr Andrea Gargano has been appointed as tenure track researcher within the Analytical Chemistry theme at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). His research focuses on the use of ...

  • 16 Jan 2019
    Cofactor switches catalyst

    Chemists at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed a new catalyst that can be activated by addition of a 'cofactor', in this case a small signaling molecule. This resembles processes found in ...

  • 7 Jan 2019
    Professor Bob van der Zwaan contributes to important EU decarbonisation report

    The European High-Level Panel on Decarbonisation Pathways has recently presented its final report to Carlos Moedos, EU commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. The report provides a unique perspective on ...

  • 7 Jan 2019
    Thieme chemistry journals award for Chris Slootweg

    Associate professor Dr Chris Slootweg of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of the recipients of the 2019 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award.

  • 21 Dec 2018
    Physics Projectruimte grants for Nissanke, Woutersen and Bonn

    The board of NWO Domain Science (ENW) has granted funding for ten proposals in the Physics Projectruimte. Of the ten granted proposals, two were submitted by UvA scientists.

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Booking.com supports research into renewable jet fuel from waste

    Dr Shiju Raveendran of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has acquired a 150,000 euro grant from Booking.com. He conducts research into the manufacture of renewable jet fuel ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Three NWO grants for fundamental chemical research

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded three ECHO grants to UvA researchers working at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Swammerdam Institute for Life ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Best Poster award for Ilse Denekamp at national chemistry conference

    PhD student Ilse Denekamp of the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry research group has won the Best Poster Award by public vote at the Dutch national chemistry conference CHAINS 2018 earlier this month.

  • 6 Dec 2018
    PhD project in police lab

    The criminal justice system in The Netherlands is facing the challenge of having to correctly identify an increasing number of new illicit drugs. To provide accurate and valuable chemical information in criminal ...

  • 4 Dec 2018
    Cum Laude for chemistry PhD graduate Gaston Richelle

    On Friday 30 November 2018 Gaston Richelle of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'Multicyclic peptides manufactured via ...

  • 30 Nov 2018
    Rajamani Krishna listed among 'Most Influential Scientific Minds'

    Professor Rajamani Krishna of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences features in the 2018 list of the world’s 'Most Influential Scientific Minds' compiled by Clarivate Analytics. ...

  • 15 Nov 2018
    UvA researchers advocate mitigation of stationary NOx emissions in Europe

    Working at the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), MSc student Cedric Koolen and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg have made an analysis of air pollution in Europe. In a concept ...

  • 14 Nov 2018
    Professor Joost Reek receives IOCF lectureship award in Japan

    Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is the recipient of the 47th IOCF lectureship award. It was presented to him at Kyoto University by professor Michinori ...

  • 9 Nov 2018
    Rigid metal-organic framework as a molecular sieve for ethylene

    A Chinese-American research team has developed an ultra microporous rigid metal–organic framework that can act as a molecular sieve for the separation of ethylene/ethane mixtures. The results have just been published ...

  • 30 Oct 2018
    Building stars, planets and the ingredients for life in space

    On Friday, 2 November Ewine van Dishoeck will give a special public lecture at our faculty. Van Dishoeck is President of the International Astronomical Union, winner of the Kavli prize 2018, and is currently the most ...

  • 29 Oct 2018
    New metal-organic framework for highly efficient separation of ethane from ethylene

    Industrial production of ethylene, the key ingredient in the most common form of plastic, requires its separation from ethane in a process that consumes large amounts of energy. An alternative would be differential ...

  • 29 Oct 2018
    Five million euros for European research to increase agricultural and horticultural yields

    The 'Boostcrop' consortium with researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences has been awarded nearly 5 million euros from the ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    'Behind the scenes' at Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day

    Last Friday 19 October, the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Innovation Lab Chemistry Amsterdam (ILCA) and the Port of Amsterdam hosted the annual Amsterdam Chemistry ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Promiscuous enzyme enables efficient and benign synthesis of nitriles

    Researchers of the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered an unexpected catalytic promiscuity of the enzyme galactose oxidase. They utilized ...

  • 26 Sep 2018
    Physics2Market grant for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants

    UvA researchers have found a way to improve the plant's resilience to low temperature stress. The first results are promising and the agricultural sector has already expressed its interest. For the further ...

  • 17 Sep 2018
    Gadi Rothenberg appointed Lady Davis visiting professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Prof. Gadi Rothenberg, who heads the Heterogeneous Catalysis & Sustainable Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), has been appointed as a Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the ...

  • 17 Sep 2018
    Colourant study offers mechanistic insight in Lewis acid-base coupling

    Associate professor Chris Slootweg and co-workers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed the synthesis of a unique set of arylazophosphonium salts with easily ...

  • 12 Sep 2018
    Arian van Asten, professor of Forensic Analytical Chemistry and On-Scene Chemical Analysis

    Prof. A.C. van Asten (1968) has been appointed professor of Forensic Analytical Chemistry and On-Scene Chemical Analysis at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf ...

  • 30 Aug 2018
    Sustainable and very selective biocatalytic conversion of aldehydes to carboxylic acids

    The Biocatalysis research group led by Dr Francesco Mutti of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has developed the first viable biocatalytic 'green' process for the ...

  • 28 Aug 2018
    Biocatalysis project showcased in magazine 'EU Research'

    The European research project Biosusamin and its principal investigator Dr Francesco Mutti are featured in the current edition of the magazine 'EU Research'. Mutti is assistant professor at the University of ...

  • 27 Aug 2018
    Fritz-Pregl Medal for analytical scientist Peter Schoenmakers

    The Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry (ASAC) has announced that Prof. Peter Schoenmakers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences will receive the 2018 Fritz-Pregl Medal. ...

  • 24 Aug 2018
    Colet te Grotenhuis receives NWO Rubicon grant

    Dr Colet te Grotenhuis, who recently obtained her PhD with professors Bas de Bruin and Joost Reek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has received an NWO Rubicon grant. This provides her with the ...

  • 21 Aug 2018
    Prof. Arian van Asten appointed new education director Master Forensic Science

    Starting 1 September prof. Arian van Asten is appointed for a 5 year term as the new education director for the Master’s programme in Forensic Science (MFS) coordinated by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. ...

  • 21 Aug 2018
    Veni grants for Joen Hermans and Andrew Jupp

    Dr Joen Hermans and Dr Andrew Jupp have been awarded NWO Veni grants to perform research at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. The grants of € 250.000 each provide them with the opportunity to further ...

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Three young research talents to go abroad on Rubicon grant

    Three UvA researchers who recently obtained their PhD will carry our research at a foreign research institute with a Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Rubicon ...

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Projectruimte grant for Peter Schall and Peter Bolhuis

    Physicist Peter Schall and chemist Peter Bolhuis have received an NWO Projectruimte grant for their proposal 'Activating viscoelastic colloidal architectures'.

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Supramolecular nanoconcentrators boost performance of water oxidation catalyst

    By applying their 'nanoconcentrator' concept of functionalized self-assembled nanospheres to a ruthenium-based water oxidation catalyst, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for ...

  • 10 Jul 2018
    Sustainable Chemistry Research in SciTech Europa Quarterly

    Research of the Inorganic Materials team of the Sustainable Chemistry research priority area was recently highlighted in SciTech Europa Quarterly. The team, led by Dr Stefania Grecea, develops efficient, selective, ...

  • 5 Jul 2018
    Solar Fuels could become competitive in the 2030s

    The industrial synthesis of renewable hydrogen, syngas, methanol and diesel could become competitive with respect to their fossil counterparts within the next two decades. This follows from a techno-economic analysis ...

  • 29 Jun 2018
    Research into sustainable chemistry awarded with 1.2 million euros

    The Advanced Research Center for Chemical Building Blocks Consortium has awarded three research projects to Joost Reek and Bas de Bruin of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. Three new PhD students will ...

  • 19 Jun 2018
    Inaugural lecture Gert-Jan Gruter: 'The opportunity of sustainable materials'.

    On Wednesday 13 June, professor of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry Gert-Jan Gruter delivered his inaugural lecture in the UvA Aula. He presented a clear introduction to his research and gave his view on the ...

  • 12 Jun 2018
    Journal of Chromatography A Young Scientist Award for Bob Pirok

    Bob Pirok, PhD student at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has won the Journal of Chromatography A Young Scientist Award. It was presented to him at the 42nd International Symposium on Capillary ...

  • 26 May 2018
    Amsterdam students to explore quantum-optical chemical catalysis

    As part of the Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition 2018, three Amsterdam students plan to apply quantum optical concepts to chemical catalysis and in doing so open up a new route for sustainable chemical ...

  • 23 May 2018
    Isotope effect reveals non-cooperative water dynamics in salt solutions

    Water molecules surrounding ions behave in a much less cooperative way than they do in bulk water. This follows from a study on the isotope-dependent dielectric response of salt solutions, which has just been ...

  • 15 May 2018
    Sparkling launch for new HIMS spin-off 'Spark904'

    Spark904, a new spin-off company of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, provides analytical and spectroscopic services on demand. On 9 May the company was officially launched ...

  • 23 Apr 2018
    Amsterdam University Fund supports 'The Story of Proteomics'

    Prof. Garry Corthals and Dr Monalisa Goswami of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have received a 10,000 euro project grant from the Amsterdam University Fund, for their ...

  • 22 Apr 2018
    SimPhospho: a user-friendly tool to enhance phosphopeptide analysis

    Analytical chemists including Garry Corthals from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff for Molecular Sciences (the Netherlands) and Veronika Suni of the University of Turku's Center for Biotechnology (Finland) ...

  • 21 Apr 2018
    The Innocent, the Guilty and the Suspicious

    Chemistry researchers including Prof. Bas de Bruin of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences (HIMS) are featured on the cover of Chemistry, A European Journal, in an image inspired ...

  • 20 Apr 2018
    In memoriam: professor Hans Schoemaker (1952–2018)

    On 9 April Hans Schoemaker passed away, only 66 years old. Hans Schoemaker was professor by special appointment at the University of Amsterdam from 1994-2009.

  • 17 Apr 2018
    Novel, water-stable metal-organic framework for selective CO2 adsorption

    Researchers of the University of Amsterdam’s Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have developed a novel porous material capable of selectively adsorbing CO2. In the journal Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers they ...

  • 30 Mar 2018
    Oil paint from the lab offers insight into ageing of Old Masters

    A team of chemists of the Rijksmuseum and the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has uncovered new details about the ageing processes in oil paintings. A specially developed model ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Sophisticated free app for molecular visualization

    A team of computational chemists including Dr David Dubbeldam from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has just launched a freely available, sophisticated app for molecular ...

  • 19 Mar 2018
    UvA chemists shed light on intermediate steps in cascade reactions

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a theoretical concept that describes tandem reactions for active particles on active surfaces. The ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    Amsterdam chemistry students excel at national student symposium

    The 'Young KNCV' poster competition at the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium', held 8 March at Utrecht University, was dominated by students from the joint Master's programme of the two Amsterdam universities ...

  • 12 Mar 2018
    Light-activated molecules to fight cancer and infection

    Scientists from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) are involved in a new European research project for the optimized design of molecules to fight cancer and infections. ...

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Dutch-American experiment indicates existence of two kinds of supercooled water

    25 years ago, research predicted that liquid water at extremely low temperature and high pressure might occur in two different states, but so far this has never been confirmed experimentally. Researchers from the ...

  • 1 Mar 2018
    Friction: Da Vinci revisited

    The concept of friction was already investigated five hundred years ago by Leonardo da Vinci. His most important result, the proportionality of friction to normal force, is still used extensively today. UvA ...

  • 20 Feb 2018
    Makoto Fujita Winner of Wolf Prize in Chemistry - 2018

    The 2018 Wolf Foundation Prize for Chemistry will be awarded to Makoto Fujita of the University of Tokyo, and visiting professor of the UvA via the research priority area sustainable chemistry, for his achievements ...

  • 9 Feb 2018
    Dutch-Chinese cooperation in supramolecular catalysts

    Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has obtained a grant for a collaborative project with prof.dr. Li-Zhu Wu from the Technical Institute of Physics and ...

  • 7 Feb 2018
    Amsterdam chemists make bicycle-like molecular drive

    Molecular cars have been known for some time, but scientists from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the University of Murcia have now synthesized molecules that ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    UvA chemists deploy world class VCD spectrometer for study of stereochemistry

    During a scientific project meeting held Friday 2 November at the Molecular Photonics laboratories of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, a unique novel Vibrational Circular ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    Four public-private research projects receive LIFT funding

    Chemists Gert-Jan Gruter, Moniek Tromp and Shiju Raveendran of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have received funding through the so-called LIFT scheme of the Innovation Fund Chemistry.

  • 1 Feb 2018
    Humboldt Research Fellowship for Chris Slootweg

    Dr Chris Slootweg, associate professor at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers. Organic chemist Slootweg will be a guest ...

  • 31 Jan 2018
    Precisely tailoring the dynamics of upconversion luminescence

    A team of researchers led by Professors Hong Zhang (photonic nanochemistry) and Evert Jan Meijer (computational chemistry) of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has ...

  • 30 Jan 2018
    1.7 Million euro for advancing (bio)polymer analysis

    A team with analytical scientists Govert Somsen (VU), Peter Schoenmakers, and Ron Peters (both UvA) has received funding of 1.7 million euro for their UNMATCHED project focusing on the development of new analytical ...

  • 30 Jan 2018
    New projects in the study and conservation of art

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences participate in three new projects that have recently obtained funding through the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art ...

  • 29 Jan 2018
    Towards pericyclic organophosphorus chemistry

    Organic chemists at the group of Dr Chris Slootweg of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (University of Amsterdam) have successfully expanded the field of pericyclic organophosphorus chemistry for the ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Millions for sustainable materials

    With a contribution from the NWO 'Materials for Sustainability' programme (Mat4Sus), four projects that include researchers from the UvA are about to begin. Mat4Sus encourages interdisciplinary material research to ...

  • 17 Jan 2018
    Plastic from CO2 and plants, for example for LEGO

    With four research projects, of which one in collaboration with LEGO, the new UvA research group Industrial Sustainable Chemistry (ISC) is off to a flying start. Being part of the university research priority ...

  • 15 Jan 2018
    In Memoriam W. Nico Speckamp (1933-2018)

    On 10 January, organic chemist W. Nico Speckamp passed away at the age of 84. Speckamp spent a large part of his life at the UvA and was a professor from 1980 to 1998. His work on the stereoselective synthesis of ...

  • 22 Dec 2017
    Study reveals new details of molecular machine in motion

    Researchers of the Molecular Photonics group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) report new details on the motion of a molecular shuttle. In Nature Communications they ...

  • 18 Dec 2017
    Moniek Tromp elected member of the European Academy of Sciences

    Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been elected member of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc).

  • 18 Dec 2017
    NWO-ECHO grant for Jan van Maarseveen

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Jan van Maarseveen of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences an ECHO project grant of 260,000 euro. He will use the grant to continue ...

  • 18 Dec 2017
    Simple one-pot synthesis of druggable tricyclic peptides

    A research team of chemists at the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and Pepscan (Lelystad) have developed a new methodology for locking linear peptides into highly ...

  • 11 Dec 2017
    Unilever Research Prize for Ilse Denekamp

    Ilse Denekamp, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has won the Unilever Research Prize for her MSc project on new supercapacitor materials.

  • 30 Nov 2017
    Towards new green chemistry using enzymes and light

    Chemists at the Biocatalysis group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have contributed to research that potentially renders the synthesis of certain pharmaceuticals, ...

  • 28 Nov 2017
    Moniek Tromp awarded Athena Prize 2017

    Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded the Athena Prize 2017 by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The prize honours ...

  • 27 Nov 2017
    UvA researchers report first MAX phase catalysis

    International research has shown that a new class of materials, which are neither metallic nor ceramic, can efficiently catalyse the partial oxidation of butane. The results of the project, headed by Dr Shiju ...

  • 21 Nov 2017
    Studying the chemistry of light-induced degradation

    A multidisciplinary research team coordinated by Maarten van Bommel (UvA) has been awarded a NWO grant to develop a 'Toolbox for studying the Chemistry Of Light-induced Degradation'. The so-called 'TooCOLD' project ...

  • 20 Nov 2017
    Second edition of popular catalysis textbook published

    Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has written an updated version of what has become the most popular textbook in catalysis, used by universities worldwide. ...

  • 15 Nov 2017
    Rajamani Krishna listed as one of the world's 'Most Influential Scientific Minds'

    Professor Rajamani Krishna of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences features in the recently published list of the world’s 'Most Influential Scientific Minds' compiled by ...

  • 13 Nov 2017
    HIMS professor Gadi Rothenberg appointed at Fudan University

    Prof. Gadi Rothenberg has been appointed as Senior Visiting Scholar at Fudan University, one of the top universities in China. Rothenberg is the Chair of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry research ...

  • 13 Nov 2017
    Art science innovation aids forensic criminal investigation

    Based upon a technique originally developed for imaging chemical elements in paintings and other works of art, Dutch researchers have established a new method for detecting ‘hard to find’ and concealed forensic ...

  • 31 Oct 2017
    Praise for Peter Schoenmakers again puts him on 'Power List'

    The 2017 edition of the Power List compiled by the magazine The Analytical Scientist features ten categories. Peter Schoenmakers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is ...

  • 30 Oct 2017
    Apply for the ACE Incubation Program Sustainable Chemistry

    The Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry invites Master students, PhD students and postdocs to compete for participation in the ACE Incubation Program focussing on Sustainable Chemistry. The winner of the ...

  • 27 Oct 2017
    AkzoNobel and UvA: on quest for the perfect paint

    Jitte Flapper, R&D team leader at AkzoNobel, is on a quest to find the perfect paint: easily applicable and not harmful to the environment or to the painter’s health. Collaboration with UvA's Van 't Hoff Institute ...

  • 24 Oct 2017
    A stronger twist to cytotoxic amyloid fibrils

    Researchers from Amsterdam and Enschede have for the first time performed a structural comparison of two types of amyloid fibrils that have been associated with Parkinson’s disease. Using a combination of ...

  • 24 Oct 2017
    First UvA manuscript on new ChemRxiv preprint server

    A team of researchers and students of the Molecular Photonics research group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have published their research manuscript regarding perovskite materials on the ...

  • 23 Oct 2017
    Taming radicals to synthesize napthalenes and dienes

    Chemists in the group of professor Bas de Bruin at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a method to synthesize dihydronaphthalenes from linear substrates, ...

  • 15 Oct 2017
    Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry honours innovative PhD-research

    To honour innovative PhD research the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry awards yearly the Dick Stufkens Prize. Edition 2017 is awarded to Sven Askes of Leiden University. Askes describes a clever ...

  • 12 Oct 2017
    Is 'biological water' the same as plain tap water?

    Everyone knows that plants and animals consist mostly of water. Does this water behave the same as normal tap water? To find out, researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer ...

  • 27 Sep 2017
    UvA catalyst for cleaning cyanide from wastewater goes pilot scale

    A cyanide decomposition catalyst developed by Dr Paula Oulego, Dr Raveendran Shiju and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is now ...

  • 25 Sep 2017
    Rational optimization of catalysts for asymmetric hydrogenation

    A team of chemists led by professors Joost Reek and Bas de Bruin at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has developed a strategy to optimise catalyst design through ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Towards a natural conservation of healthy fats in food

    Dutch universities and companies have joined forces to find ways to prevent the decay of fatty acids in food. The Innovation Fund for Chemistry supports this research which is led by Wageningen University. The ...

  • 18 Sep 2017
    Fred Brouwer receives Japanese photochemistry award

    The Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) has awarded its prestigious Honda-Fujishima Lectureship Award to professor Fred Brouwer of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) at the University of ...

  • 18 Sep 2017
    Jurn Heinen and Iris van de Pol receive UvA 385 anniversary scholarship

    Faculty of Science PhD candidates Jurn Heinen and Iris van de Pol were awarded the UvA 385 scholarship, given out at the occasion of UvA's 385 anniversary. The anniversary scholarship was instituted to offer a new ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Sustainable Chemistry research priority area, together with colleagues from the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University, have published ...

  • 8 Sep 2017
    From hydrogen sulfide waste to sustainable hydrogen and sulfur

    In a collaborative project of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) with the State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals in Dalian (China), researchers have succeeded in the ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Annemieke Petrignani

    Annemieke Petrignani studies organic chemistry in space. She lectures on interstellar and circumstellar matter in the Physics & Astronomy Master's programme. She is also one of the initiators of How to Make an Alien: ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Microwave spectroscopy reveals structural details of motor molecule

    A team of scientists including professor Wybren Jan Buma of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has published a study unravelling the exact structure of the tiny ...

  • 1 Sep 2017
    Wybren Jan Buma appointed at Radboud University Nijmegen

    Professor Wybren Jan Buma of the University of Amsterdam’s Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has been appointed part time at Radboud University Nijmegen. Since 1 May 2017 he holds the special chair ...

  • 28 Aug 2017
    NWO-KIEM grant for enhancing Amsterdam Piezo Valve

    Wybren Jan Buma of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has recently been awarded a KIEM grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) within the programme High Tech Systems and ...

  • 28 Aug 2017
    Sino-Dutch grant for research into flexible printed circuit boards

    Dr Ning Yan and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Sustainable Chemistry research priority area have been awarded a joint grant to research and develop new catalysts and processes for making the ...

  • 22 Aug 2017
    UvA and Solvay crack solvent mixtures puzzle

    Chemists working at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Sustainable Chemistry research priority area have collaborated with the Solvay Lab of the Future in Bordeaux to develop a practical toolbox for predicting the ...

  • 10 Jul 2017
    European grant for cooperation in research on novel cancer approach

    Researchers of 5 European countries have recently been granted 2.5 million Euro for the project 'Immunotherapy Approaches To Improving Cancer Outcome and Quality of Life' (CANCER). Associate professor Dr Hong Zhang ...

  • 9 Jul 2017
    Ning Yan selected as 'Emerging Investigator' in Green Chemistry

    Dr Ning Yan of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry has been chosen as one of the emerging investigators by Green Chemistry, the leading international journal in the area of ...

  • 27 Jun 2017
    Bob Pirok wins Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award 2017

    At the HPLC2017 international symposium on high performance liquid-phase separations, held 18-22 June in Prague, PhD researcher Bob Pirok of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has won the Csaba Horváth ...

  • 19 Jun 2017
    Using photoluminescent nanorods as ultimate probes of fluid flow

    A Franco-Dutch international collaboration involving researchers from the laboratories of Condensed Matter Physics and Hydrodynamics at Paris-Saclay University and the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at ...

  • 13 Jun 2017
    Sustainable Chemistry students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

    Students at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have tripled the specific capacitance of nitrogen-doped carbons: new materials with potential applications in fast energy storage ...

  • 6 Jun 2017
    Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry hosts successful conference on bio-based chemistry

    Last week the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) welcomed over 200 experts, entrepreneurs and innovators to the conference 'Bio-Based Live Europe', ...

  • 29 May 2017
    Young Scientist Challenge prize for iCARe project led by Fleur Van Beek

    At the Forum for Analytical Science and Technology (FAST) held 16-17 May in Veldhoven, the iCARE project led by PhD student Fleur van Beek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) was awarded 5600 ...

  • 25 May 2017
    Amsterdam chemists synthesize molecular pretzels

    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered a new class of molecules. This week they report in Nature Communications on their synthesis method leading to ...

  • 23 May 2017
    Tiddo Mooibroek nominated for New Scientist talent award

    Chemist Tiddo Mooibroek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is among the 25 young scientists nominated for the 2017 'Wetenschapstalent' award of the Dutch edition of New Scientist. After ...

  • 15 May 2017
    Enzymatic dissolution of lignin in water

    Researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have developed a new approach to dissolving lignin in water. They used a simple and effective enzymatic process under ambient ...

  • 11 May 2017
    Chemistry PhD student Joen Hermans graduates cum laude

    On Tuesday 9 May 2017 Joen Hermans of the research group Computational Polymer Chemistry and Science for Arts successfully defended his thesis ‘Metal Soaps in Oil Paint – Structure, Mechanisms and Dynamics’. Because ...

  • 9 May 2017
    Cyanide removal catalyst shortlisted for Emerging Technologies Competition

    An innovative cyanide removal catalyst invented by Dr Paula Oulego Blanco, Dr Raveendran Shiju and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg from the University of Amsterdam’s Sustainable Chemistry Research Priority Area has been ...

  • 8 May 2017
    New cobalt catalyst for highly selective synthesis of cyclic amines

    Researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a cobalt-based catalyst for the direct synthesis of various N-heterocycles from aliphatic azides by ...

  • 26 Apr 2017
    Metal soaps critical in speed of deterioration of oil paintings

    When you stand in front of an oil painting in a museum, you may imagine that the work is a permanent, immutable object. However, nothing could be further from the truth: oil paintings are subject to slow changes ...

  • 26 Apr 2017
    UvA professor Gert-Jan Gruter finalist in European Inventor Award

    Gert-Jan Gruter, professor by special appointment of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry at the UvA, has been nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for his invention in the field of ...

  • 25 Apr 2017
    Temperature- and light-responsive switch for acetylene/ethylene separation

    Following previous work on metal-organic framework (MOF), professor Rajamani Krishna of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) contributed to an international study on a novel temperature- and ...

  • 24 Apr 2017
    Gaston Richelle wins a SciFinder Future Leaders Award

    PhD student Gaston Richelle of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been selected by the American Chemical Society as one of the SciFinder Future Leaders of 2017.

  • 20 Apr 2017
    Record breaking reactivity of new iron catalyst for synthesis of cyclic amines

    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a very efficient way to selectively produce amines, which are prevalent as a functional group in both bulk ...

  • 17 Apr 2017
    Smart materials design leads to new dual-mode humidity sensing

    Dr Stefania Tanase Grecea and co-researchers at the University of Amsterdam’s Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have demonstrated the first dual-mode humidity sensing material. Based on a lanthanide-based ...

  • 14 Apr 2017
    Unravelling the secrets of a fungal 'raincoat'

    Using advanced interfacial spectroscopy combined with spectral calculations, Amsterdam researchers have determined essential properties of extremely water repelling natural hydrophobin films at the molecular level. ...

  • 11 Apr 2017
    Amsterdam aquatolide synthesis enables Science publication on NMR

    A sample of the natural compound aquatolide, synthesized in the Synthetic Organic Chemistry laboratory of professor Henk Hiemstra at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, played a pivotal role in American ...

  • 6 Apr 2017
    UvA researchers invent novel catalyst to convert carbon dioxide

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable ...

  • 31 Mar 2017
    UvA chemists presented their research to business companies

    During the Amsterdam edition of the ‘Innovation Tour’ on 23 March Veni fellow Ties Korstanje and PhD student Henrik Cornelisson van de Ven presented their research to chemistry oriented entrepreneurs.

  • 14 Mar 2017
    René Williams is 'Outstanding Reviewer'

    Dr René Williams of the Molecular Photonics research group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has been recognized as one of ten 'Outstanding Reviewers' of 2016 for Photochemical & ...

  • 13 Mar 2017
    Colet te Grotenhuis runner up in best lecture competition

    At the Dutch national catalysis conference NCCC held 6-8 March in Noordwijkerhout, PhD student Colet te Grotenhuis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences finished second in the best lecture competition ...

  • 10 Mar 2017
    PhD candidates Tjitske van Engelen and Joen Hermans win FameLab Amsterdam

    A professional jury of scientists and science communication professionals chose UvA PhD candidates Tjitske van Engelen and Joen Hermans as the winners of the Amsterdam heat of FameLab. FameLab is an international ...

  • 7 Mar 2017
    Three UvA chemists among first members of Advanced Research Center CBBC

    Prof. Bas de Bruin, Prof. Joost Reek and Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have been elected as members of the new ‘Advanced Research Center Chemical ...

  • 6 Mar 2017
    Tom Keijer wins poster competition at national student symposium

    At the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium' held 2 March at Utrecht University, UvA master student Tom Keijer has won the first prize in the 'Young KNCV' poster competition. With his poster Keijer presented ...

  • 27 Feb 2017
    Emerging Investigator Award for chemist Shiju Raveendran

    The International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM) has awarded an Emerging Investigator Award to associate professor Dr Shiju Raveendran of the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff ...

  • 21 Feb 2017
    The unexpected supramolecular chemistry of nitrate anions

    A team of researchers with Dr Tiddo J. Mooibroek of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences (HIMS) argue that the nitrate anion (NO3¯) can display a counterintuitive Lewis acidity. ...

  • 6 Feb 2017
    Lifetime achievement award for Sjoerd van der Wal

    Sjoerd van der Wal, emeritus professor of Bioterials Analysis at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has been awarded the second ever 'SCM Lifetime Achievement Award' for his outstanding achievements in ...

  • 6 Feb 2017
    Angewandte Chemie profiles Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt

    The current issue of Angewandte Chemie, one of the top journals in the chemistry domain, contains a profile of Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt, assistant professor at the research group for Homogeneous, Supramolecular and ...

  • 6 Feb 2017
    Formation of amyloid fibrils highly susceptible to salt concentration

    By combining two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy, Amsterdam researchers have established that the spatial structure of amyloid fibrils related to Parkinson's disease is highly dependent ...

  • 17 Jan 2017
    NWO funding for research into fingerprints of interstellar molecules

    Together with two new PhD students Dr Annemieke Petrignani and Prof. Wybren Jan Buma of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) will determine the 'fingerprints' of PAH ...

  • 9 Jan 2017
    Harry Buhrman and Joost Reek appointed as distinguished research professors

    Professor H.M. Buhrman and Professor J.N. H. Reek have been appointed as distinguished research professors at the Faculty of Science with effect from 1 January 2017. The professors will succeed the current ...

  • 22 Dec 2016
    Peter Schoenmakers appointed as scientific director of HIMS

    Starting 1 January 2017 professor Peter Schoenmakers will be the new scientific director of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). He succeeds professor Joost Reek who will ...

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Fleur van Beek wins poster prize at national chemistry conference

    PhD Student Fleur van Beek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) was awarded the COAST prize for best analytical chemistry poster during the annual Dutch chemistry conference CHAINS 2016 held ...

  • 11 Dec 2016
    Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt receives ECHO grant for novel amination concept

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded chemist dr.ir. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences an ECHO project grant of 260,000 euros. Van der Vlugt ...

  • 2 Dec 2016
    X-ray spectroscopy reveals details of capacity fading in Li-ion batteries

    The improvement of batteries is one of the key factors in increasing the performance of electric vehicles. To this end Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry is ...

  • 28 Nov 2016
    HIMS welcomes Slootweg group

    The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is happy to welcome the organic chemistry research group led by Dr. Chris Slootweg. Early November Slootweg and eight co-workers moved from Vrije Universiteit ...

  • 22 Nov 2016
    Three winners in ACE Venture Lab bootcamp Sustainable Chemistry

    The ACE Venture Lab bootcamp which was organised last week on the initiative of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry held a pleasant surprise. Not just one but three of the ...

  • 18 Nov 2016
    Rajamani Krishna among world's most highly cited researchers

    Professor Rajamani Krishna of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is one of the few Dutch chemists in the recently published list of Highly Cited Researchers 2016. The ...

  • 17 Nov 2016
    Gert-Jan Gruter, professor by special appointment of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry

    Dr G.J.M. Gruter (1963) has been named professor by special appointment of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry (ISC) at the Faculty of Science (FNWI) of the University of Amsterdam, effective from 20 October 2016. The ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Surprising finding under the hood of molecular motors

    Scientists of the Molecular Photonics research group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered surprising details regarding the operation mechanism of light-driven ...

  • 3 Nov 2016
    Art meets science in Amsterdam Science #4

    The fourth edition of the popular science magazine Amsterdam Science is out now. This issue explores the interfaces where science and art meet.

  • 26 Oct 2016
    Chemistry driven by the sun, for a sustainable future

    A group of European chemists including Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has recently published a whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry. They show that it ...

  • 25 Oct 2016
    Peptide-based vaccination against VEGF results in efficient antitumor activity

    A research team including professor Peter Timmerman of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has developed a peptide-based vaccine enabling a successful active anti-tumor ...

  • 24 Oct 2016
    Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry awards PhD project to Tessel Bouwens

    The Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) has honored a proposal for PhD research written by chemistry student Tessel Bouwens (University of Amsterdam). It is the result of her participation in the ...

  • 14 Oct 2016
    Ron Wever receives Vanadis award

    Emeritus professor Ron Wever of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has been named the recipient of the 7th Vanadis Award for his research on vanadium haloperoxidases. ...

  • 13 Oct 2016
    Bert Wouters wins Solvay Award

    Postdoc researcher Dr Bert Wouters of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is awarded the 'Solvay Award' for his groundbreaking PhD research on the development of a microfluidic chip for spatial ...

  • 12 Oct 2016
    Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day: Progress and opportunities

    In the afternoon of Friday, 28 October 2016, the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences will host the Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day, organised in association with the Innovation ...

  • 7 Oct 2016
    Catalyst structure identified in an operating PEM fuel cell

    Research at the group of Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has revealed the structure of the palladium catalyst for hydrogen oxidation in proton exchange ...

  • 6 Oct 2016
    Research priority area Sustainable Chemistry boosts postdocs’ careers

    Dr Zhiyong Guo, Dr Jay Pandey and Dr David Eisenberg have all secured high-profile research positions following their postdoc projects at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry.

  • 4 Oct 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Stefania Grecea

    Stefania Grecea coordinates the first-year practical labs in the Chemistry Bachelor’s programme, and teaches courses on functional materials and catalysis for sustainable energy in the third year and in the Master’s. ...

  • 26 Sep 2016
    Fruitful workshop provides food for thought on sustainability issues

    The joint workshop on Sustainability of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) and the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) can be considered a great success. Fascinating plenary ...

  • 24 Sep 2016
    Chemistry under extreme UV-light

    In a new international project named ELENA a total of 15 young researchers will investigate the chemistry and physics involved in emerging techniques for the creation of nanostructures. One of the researchers will be ...

  • 24 Sep 2016
    KNCV Van Marumpenning 2016 awarded to Jan van Maarseveen

    The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society KNCV has awarded professor Jan van Maarseveen of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences its 'Van Marumpenning' in recognition of his contributions to the societal ...

  • 22 Sep 2016
    Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt is guest editor for ACS Catalysis

    This month Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences serves as guest editor of the journal ACS Catalysis. Together with three colleague scientists from Delft, Eindhoven and Utrecht ...

  • 12 Sep 2016
    Towards a solar cell for the production of methanol

    Researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) are working on a new type of 'chemical' solar cell that utilizes sunlight for the synthesis of methanol from carbon ...

  • 6 Sep 2016
    Jacqueline Cramer: 'Chemistry is important for the circular economy'

    On 23 September, Professor Jacqueline Cramer, UvA alumna and sustainability icon, will participate in the Sustainability Workshop, organised by the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) and the Van ...

  • 5 Sep 2016
    KIEM grant for research into small cyclic peptides

    Professor Jan van Maarseveen of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (research group Synthetic Organic Chemistry) has recently been awarded a KIEM grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific ...

  • 31 Aug 2016
    Shape of ‘molecular graphene’ determines electronic properties

    Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) form an important class of molecules, which can be regarded as small graphene species and which play a prominent role in the development of organic electronics. Scientists at Radboud ...

  • 15 Jul 2016
    Ties Korstanje receives VENI grant for biomass conversion research

    Dr. Ties Korstanje of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded a VENI grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). He will receive a maximum of 250,000 euros for his ...

  • 7 Jul 2016
    Rubicon grant for Danny Broere

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to HIMS PhD graduate Danny Broere. It enables him to conduct research for a period of two years at Yale University, New Haven (US).

  • 6 Jul 2016
    'Radical' approach yields catalyst for sustainable indene synthesis

    A team of scientists of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has developed a new catalyst for the easy synthesis of substituted 1H-indenes. Based on the abundant element cobalt ...

  • 1 Jul 2016
    Sustainable Chemistry students solve decades-old oxidation puzzle

    Students at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have designed a new catalyst that can render important chemical processes more sustainable. Their catalyst can create selective peroxide-like reagents ...

  • 28 Jun 2016
    Green Innovation Cluster gets boost from European funding

    The European Fund for Regional Development (EFRO) and the North-Holland province have awarded full funding to the Green Innovation Cluster (GIC) initiative of Greenport Aalsmeer and the University of Amsterdam. The ...

  • 21 Jun 2016
    Arnold Smeulders and Rajamani Krishna in Elsevier’s list of most cited researchers

    Professors Arnold Smeulders (UvA Informatics Institute) and Rajamani Krishna (UvA-HIMS) rank amongst the 300 most cited researchers in their field, according to the recently released Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking ...

  • 20 Jun 2016
    TU Delft joins Amsterdam Center for Forensic Science and Medicine

    The Amsterdam Center for Forensic Science and Medicine (Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center), an initiative by the University of Amsterdam, the Academic Medical Center and the Netherlands Forensic Institute, welcomes a ...

  • 9 Jun 2016
    UvA chemists invent new supercapacitor materials

    Dr David Eisenberg and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have invented a new type of supercapacitor material with a host of potential applications in ...

  • 8 Jun 2016
    The secrets of virus self-assembly

    The combination of mutual attraction, deformability and asymmetry of biomolecular building blocks is crucial for the formation of complex biological nanostructures such as virus particles. This follows from ...

  • 8 Jun 2016
    Chemistry PhD student Danny Broere graduates cum laude

    On Tuesday 7 June 2016 Danny Broere of the Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis group successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'New avenues for redox-active ligands'. The high quality of his ...

  • 6 Jun 2016
    Pursuing energy independence will hardly mitigate climate change

    Although cutting carbon dioxide emissions can lead to energy security benefits, such as reducing energy imports, pursuing energy independence will not equivalently reduce emissions, reports a paper published online ...

  • 23 May 2016
    Molecular filter is promising purifier for polyethylene production

    In the current issue of Science an international research team reveals a way to reduce the energy demand in one key step of the process for the polymerization of ethylene. They describe how a class of so-called Metal ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Vidi grant for Tiddo Mooibroek

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to Tiddo Mooibroek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). The grant of 800,000 euro enables him to form his own ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Eleven NWO Vidi grants awarded to UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    Eleven scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) will each receive an €800,000 Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), to develop ...

  • 9 May 2016
    Cum Laude PhD defence Ariana Torres Knoop

    On Thursday 28 April 2016, 14:00 Ariana Torres-Knoop successfully defended her thesis entitled Entropy-driven separations in nanoporous materials in the Agnietenkapel. The committee decided, based on the high quality ...

  • 2 May 2016
    Six Fellows selected by the HRSMC as result of Call 2016-1

    The Holland Research School of Molecular Sciences (HRSMC) established the fellowship programme early 2015. It provides funds for foreign researchers of postdoc level and higher to visit HRSMC-affiliated research ...

  • 26 Apr 2016
    Two HIMS projects among ten finalists for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2016

    The jury for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2016 has announced the selection of the ten finalists. Two of them involve researchers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. The winner will be ...

  • 26 Apr 2016
    UvA licenses novel molecules for hydrogen generation to French company PorphyChem

    Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA), the UvA’s technology transfer office, recently licensed the rights for the commercialisation of novel molecules for hydrogen generation to the French company PorphyChem. ...

  • 18 Apr 2016
    Royal 17th century wardrobe found in the Wadden Sea

    ‘Rarely, if ever, has such a big discovery been made in a maritime context’, says Maarten van Bommel, Professor of Conservation Science and chair of the section Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage at ...

  • 12 Apr 2016
    Vote for Jurn or Bert as best ‘storytellers of science ’

    UvA-researchers Jurn Heinen and Bert Verknocke are taking part in the national finals of FameLab. In this competition young scientists take up the challenge to be crowned the best ambassador of science. Part of the ...

  • 12 Apr 2016
    Topsector Chemie funds two projects of HIMS researchers

    Researchers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded funding by 'TKI Chemie', which is part of the national chemistry platform 'Topsector Chemie'. Their ...