Inspired by nature: Nanoparticles combat marine fouling
4 Jul 2012
The Biocatalysis research group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has made a strong contribution to the discovery that tiny vanadium pentoxide nanowires can inhibit the growth of bacteria and algae ...
Arian van Asten appointed professor in Forensic Analytical Chemistry
13 Jun 2012
Dr A.C. (Arian) van Asten has been appointed professor by special appointment of Forensic Analytical Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science as of 1 June 2012. The chair has been ...
FOM grant for Sander Woutersen and Huib Bakker
26 May 2012
The Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) has awarded a FOM 'Projectruimte' grant to HIMS researchers dr. Sander Woutersen and prof. dr. Huib Bakker. In their research project The Protonic Hall Effect ...
Jan van Maarseveen receives ECHO grant for molecular lassos
21 May 2012
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded chemist dr. Jan van Maarseveen of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences an ECHO project grant of 260,000 euros. Van Maarseveen will ...
UvA scientist Bas de Bruin in 'Nature Chemistry': atomic ‘nitridyl radical' detected for first time
21 May 2012
Scientists, including Dr Bas de Bruin of the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, have for the first time detected a transition metal complex containing an atomic ‘nitridyl ...
Mechanism of carbene polymerisation revealed
26 Apr 2012
Scientists of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) revealed the mechanism of rhodium catalyzed stereospecific ‘carbene’ polymerization reactions. These reactions allow the synthesis of new types of ...
BAZIS equipment grants for UvA/VU chemistry research
20 Apr 2012
Chemistry researchers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS, UvA) together with colleagues of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) have been awarded so-called BAZIS-grants (Basic Equipment for Research ...
Metal Organic Framework for cost-effective separation of petrochemicals
29 Mar 2012
Computer simulations carried out by professor Rajamani Krishna at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) demonstrate the considerable potential of an iron-based 'metal organic framework' (MOF) for ...
Strong role for HIMS in new Dutch research programme in Analytical Sciences
29 Jan 2012
The Analytical Chemistry Group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) takes the lead in two of nine research projects within the framework of the so-called Technology Area Comprehensive Analytical ...
Vici grant of 1,5 million euro for Jos Oomens
28 Jan 2012
The Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Jos Oomens of the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen a prestigious Vici grant. Oomens is a professor at the Van 't Hoff ...
Bas de Bruin receives 1,5 million euro Vici grant
25 Jan 2012
The Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded HIMS researcher Bas de Bruin a prestigious Vici grant.
Peter Schoenmakers receives NWO forensics grant
8 Nov 2011
HIMS Professor Peter Schoenmakers receives a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research’s (NWO) Forensic Science programme, for his research into chemical profiling of complex natural materials.
HIMS gives former director Rob Zsom a rousing send-off
16 Mar 2011
On March 11 the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences organised a farewell symposium for Rob Zsom, marking his departure as director of the institute.