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News items regarding valorisation of HIMS research are listed below. We also provide overviews of news items in the categories scientific highlights | grants and funding | people. All news items are listed at the HIMS news main page

Results: 1 - 20 of 61
Results: 1 - 20 of 61
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
  • HRSMC workshop sustainability, Marjan Minnesma
    Fruitful explorations of the circular economy during joint sustainability workshop
    15 Apr 2019
    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 ...
  • The 2019 Group
    Successful International Winter School MolSim-2019
    23 Jan 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 ...
  • supports research into renewable jet fuel from waste
    18 Dec 2018
    Dr Shiju Raveendran of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has acquired a 150,000 euro grant from He conducts research into the manufacture of renewable jet fuel ...
  • Collaboration with forensic experts of the Amsterdam Police
    10 Dec 2018
    As of 1 January 2019, HIMS scientists will start a collaboration with the forensic experts of the Amsterdam Police. The aim of the collaboration is to provide accurate and valuable chemical information in criminal ...
  • 'Boostcrop' consortium receives millions to increase agricultural and horticultural yields
    29 Oct 2018
    The European 'Boostcrop' consortium with HIMS professors Wybren Jan Buma and Jos Oomens has been awarded nearly 5 million euros from the European 'Future and Emerging Technologies' programme. Boostcrop aims to ...
  • 'Behind the scenes' at Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day
    23 Oct 2018
    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 ...
  • Funding for promising research to improve cold-stress tolerance of plants
    29 Sep 2018
    HIMS professor Wybren Jan Buma of the Molecular Photonics research group, together with associate professor Teun Munnik of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, has found a way to improve the resilience of ...
  • Biocatalysis project showcased in magazine 'EU Research'
    28 Aug 2018
    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 ...