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Results: 1 - 20 of 71
Results: 1 - 20 of 71
  • SusPhos logo
    Important step towards full circularity of SusPhos process
    2 Apr 2021
    Researchers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have taken an important step towards full circularity of phosphate recycling in the SusPhos process. In a project financed by a 'Gouden KIEM' grant from ...
  • Novel heterogeneous catalysts explained in Lego-animated 'synthesis instruction manual'
    17 Mar 2021
    Ilse Denekamp, a PhD student working under the supervision of Prof. Gadi Rothenberg at the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has 'translated' her PhD research in a short film. ...
  • The three sisters in science sitting on stairs
    Three analytical chemists become 'Sisters in Science' on Instagram
    8 Feb 2021
    PhD students Mimi den Uijl and Noor Abdulhussain of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences together with junior lecturer Lotte Schreuders of the College of Sciences have set up the Instagram account ...
  • MolSim2021 screenshot
    Successful 2021 edition of MolSim, the International Winter School on Molecular Simulation
    19 Jan 2021
    Over the last two weeks, more than 100 PhD researchers, postdocs and other researchers from all over the world participated in the Winter School Understanding Molecular Simulation (MolSim2021) organized by the ...
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    UvA and AC2T research GmbH sign research collaboration on materials for clean energy
    18 Jan 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has signed a long-term collaboration with AC2T research GmbH, the Austrian Excellence Centre for Tribology. The collaboration in the area of new materials for clean energy will be ...
  • From sticky mess to plant-based chair
    6 Jan 2021
    ‘Such a thing doesn't exist,’ UvA researchers Gadi Rothenberg and Albert Alberts repeatedly heard when they accidentally discovered 100% bioplastic in 2010. Now ten years later, in collaboration with furniture ...
  • logo open kitchen labs
    Physics2market grant for pilot Open Kitchen Labs
    14 Dec 2020
    Professor Joost Reek (HIMS) and Dr Monalisa Goswami (Spark904) have received a grant to run a first pilot with Open Kitchen Lab. This will be a service available in one of the Matrix buildings at Amsterdam Science ...
  • cover image
    UvA researchers collaborate on new Handbook of Porous Materials
    30 Sep 2020
    A group of authors including researchers and alumni from the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have just completed a four-volume reference work covering the fundamentals and key applications of ...
  • Patented 'molecular heaters' to increase crop yield
    23 Sep 2020
    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have developed a novel class of molecules capable of raising the temperature of plants. Application of such 'molecular heaters' allows crops to grow at lower environmental ...
  • Cover of Chinese catalysis textbook
    Chinese edition of popular catalysis textbook published
    23 Jun 2020
    The second edition of 'Catalysis: Concepts & Green Applications', the popular undergraduate textbook written by Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has ...
  • SusPhos team at CHAINS
    SusPhos startup team wins Gouden KIEM 2019
    13 Dec 2019
    UvA startup SusPhos has won the 'Gouden KIEM' for best Dutch startup in chemistry. The award, issued by the Dutch science foundation NWO and Holland Chemistry, was presented Tuesday 10 December at the Dutch national ...
  • Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019 for SusPhos team enabling phosphate recycling
    28 Nov 2019
    The SusPhos process developed at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is one of the winners of an Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019. On 27 November Marissa de Boer, CEO ...
  • SusPhos logo
    Innovation Fund Noord-Holland invests in SusPhos technology for phosphate recycling
    14 Nov 2019
    SusPhos, a startup company of the University of Amsterdam, has received a convertible loan of € 300,000 from the Innovation Fund Noord-Holland. The loan enables SusPhos to bring technology to market that upgrades ...
  • Shanghai Advanced Research Institute
    Collaboration on Sustainable Innovation with China gets a boost
    5 Nov 2019
    The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has signed a formal agreement on research collaboration with the Shanghai Institute for Cleantech Innovation and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the ...
  • New device for analysis of chemical kinetics
    New simple device greatly improves analysis of reaction kinetics
    4 Nov 2019
    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a new device for measuring the kinetics of gas-producing reactions. This simple benchtop device, of ...
  • Chris Slootweg
    Chris Slootweg competes for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
    30 Oct 2019
    HIMS researcher Dr Chris Slootweg is one of nine finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019. He is nominated for his idea "Circular phosphate economy: Pioneers in closing the phosphorus cycle". The ...
  • Dydrogesterone structure
    University of Amsterdam improves method for determining the structure of complex molecules in medicines
    17 Oct 2019
    Spectroscopy based on 'vibrational circular dichroism' (VCD) can significantly improve the practical determination of the structure of chiral molecules. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have improved VCD so ...
  • New joint initiative: AI4Science lab
    20 Sep 2019
    The UvA institutes for astronomy (API), biology (IBED), chemistry (HIMS), informatics (IvI), life sciences (SILS) and physics (IoP) have taken the initiative for a new 'AI4Science' lab. The lab’s aim is to solve ...
  • Collecting urine at Lowlands festival
    HIMS researchers collect urine at Lowlands festival
    29 Aug 2019
    At the Dutch summer festival Lowlands earlier this month, Chris Slootweg, Bas de Jong and Steven Beijer examined the urine of visitors. The aim of their project was to see whether residual products from ...
  • Researchers unravel important feature of the molecular structure of oil paint
    25 Jun 2019
    In a recent publication in the scientific journal ‘Science Advances’, researchers of HIMS and Rijksmuseum describe the role of zinc ions in the molecular network of oil paint. Their studies could give the explanation ...