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Results: 341 - 360 of 395
  • 26 Mar 2014
    Microimaging reveals new insights in multicomponent adsorption in porous materials

    Rajamani Krishna, professor at the Computational Chemistry group of HIMS, contributed to research on microimaging techniques revealing the interactions of guest molecules with nanoporous materials. The striking ...

  • 5 Mar 2014
    Magic potion for chiral molecules

    Researcher Sérgio Rosa Domingos of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (UvA) has discovered that chiral molecules can show superstrong optical effects if you give them a few droplets of a 'magic potion': ...

  • 24 Feb 2014
    UvA and AUAS/HvA produce first-ever 100% bioplastic furniture piece

    On Monday, 24 February, the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA) received the very first table made of 100% bioplastic. Entirely comprised ...

  • 10 Feb 2014
    Brazilian cover for HIMS chemists

    The Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has recently published a review paper in the Brazilian Chemical Society journal Química Nova. It ...

  • 4 Feb 2014
    Peter Schoenmakers receives prestigious Knox medal

    Professor Peter Schoenmakers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences research group for Analytical Chemistry and its application in Forensic Science has been awarded the Knox medal for his outstanding ...

  • 4 Feb 2014
    Towards Green Methanol

    Dr. Raveendran Shiju of the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) was awarded funding in the European research project CAPITA (Catalytic ...

  • 30 Jan 2014
    Sander Woutersen, professor by special appointment of Molecule Spectroscopy

    Dr S. Woutersen (1971) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Molecular Spectroscopy at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was designated on behalf of the Stichting John ...

  • 28 Jan 2014
    Hight Impact review article on the shape of molecules in crystals

    HIMS researcher Dr Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza, postdoc with the group for Computational Chemistry, recently published a review article in Chemical Reviews, the highest impact factor chemistry journal. Together with Joel ...

  • 14 Jan 2014
    Peter Schoenmakers: world-class in analytical sciences

    The 'Analytical Sciences Power List 2013' published by The Analytical Scientist magazine places UvA professor Peter Schoenmakers at an honourable seventh place. In a European perspective he even takes the third position.

  • 9 Dec 2013
    New Institute Manager at HIMS

    Joost Reek, Scientific Director of HIMS since 1 November of this year, welcomes Marcel Bartels as institute manager to complete the management team.

  • 2 Dec 2013
    Monalisa Goswami wins 2nd prize in Very Short Introductions contest

    HIMS researcher Monalisa Goswami finished as runner-up in the Very Short Introductions Competition 2013 of the SPUI25 academic-cultural centre in Amsterdam. Last Friday 29 November she presented her introduction ...

  • 15 Nov 2013
    Development Center of Science and Technology and HIMS explore cooperation

    On 13 November the Faculty of Science was visited by a delegation from Chengdu Development Center of Science and Technology (CDCST), China.

  • 7 Nov 2013
    Nicole Franssen wins DPI Golden Thesis Award

    UvA alumnus chemist Nicole Franssen has been awarded the Dutch Polymer Institute's (DPI) Golden Thesis Award 2013. This award was presented to her at the DPI annual meeting on Tuesday, 5 November.

  • 5 Nov 2013
    Joost Reek appointed head of HIMS

    Joost Reek, professor of Supramoleculair Catalysis, has been appointed as scientific director of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), effective 1 November 2013. Professor Reek succeeds Aart ...

  • 29 Oct 2013
    Enzyme-inspired approach leads to success in synthetic catalysis

    Enzymes, the natural catalysts, are generally orders of magnitude more selective than their synthetic counterparts. Now Professor Joost Reek and co-workers have demonstrated that an enzyme-like approach can ...

  • 23 Oct 2013
    Helias Andriessen nominated for TEDxAmsterdam Award 2013

    Helias Andriessen, master student at the research group Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry of Prof. Gadi Rothenberg and winner of the 2013 Amsterdam Sustainable Research Award for Young Scientists of ...

  • 15 Oct 2013
    Chemist Linde Smeenk receives Stufkens Prijs for protein mimicry

    The Dick Stufkens Prijs 2013 is awarded to Dr. Linde Smeenk for her Ph.D. thesis ‘Double-CLIPS Technology for the Mimicry of Structurally Complex Antibody Binding Sites on Proteins’. The prize is annually awarded to ...

  • 9 Oct 2013
    Speed limit on a superfluid helium nano-highway

    Scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Universitat de Barcelona have been able to determine the so-called critical Landau velocity for helium ...

  • 7 Oct 2013
    HIMS researcher in Nature

    HIMS researcher Katrien Keune features in an article In Nature which deals with the blackening of vermilion in paintings, investigated by Belgian researchers.

  • 13 Sep 2013
    Aart Kleijn leaves HIMS as director

    Prof.dr. Aart Kleijn will leave the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences as director by November 1st. He has been asked to set up an institute in Chengdu, China, within the Chengdu Development Center for ...