For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
You are using a browser that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Please upgrade your browser. The site may not present itself correctly if you continue browsing.

Research assistant professors

Staff

Dr G. (Giulia) Giubertoni

Faculty of Science

Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

I joined HIMS in the group of Prof. S. Woutersen in 2020, shortly after obtaining my Ph.D at AMOLF under the supervision of Prof. H.J. Bakker (AMOLF) and Prof. G.H. Koenderink (TU Delft). I study the molecular properties of the building blocks of natural biomaterials, such as spiderweb or bones, to determine the remarkable physical properties required for their biological functionalities. I do this by using physical concepts and multiscale methods, ranging from multidimensional infrared spectroscopy to rheology. In 2021, I was granted the prestigious NWO – VENI grant to investigate the molecular origin osteogenesis imperfecta, which is a life-changing, occasionally lethal, disorder caused by mutations in the genes encoding collagen, the main building block of all human connective tissues such as bones and skin. 

Dr. J.J. (Joen) Hermans

Molecular Photonics

Since 2019, I work at HIMS with an NWO-Veni grant and I have a 20% appointment at the Rijksmuseum. In my research, I develop model systems and analytical methods to study the chemical process that change the structural integrity and appearance of oil paintings. This research combines many of the research themes within HIMS, with scientific challenges in the fields of spectroscopy, catalysis, data analysis, and computational modeling. Currently, my main focus is to elucidate the effects of water on several important oil paint degradation pathways. I have (co-)authored 25 peer-reviewed papers, am part of the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art & Science (NICAS), and I collaborate with researchers at Northwestern University, TU Eindhoven, and Wageningen University.

F.S. (Fatemeh) Minaye Hashemi

Faculty of Science

Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

L. (Lotte) Schreuders MSc

Educational development

Lotte Schreuders is involved in the educational development of the joint degree (UvA/VU) master Chemistry, track Analytical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Her work focuses on improving and maintaining quality within the program. One example is the development of interactive, fun, and easily implementable online teaching methods. To allow teachers to devote more time to improve their teaching material, Schreuders also propels a project to enhance administrative efficiency and ensuring proper information flow throughout our courses. Together with two colleagues, Noor Adbulhussain and Mimi den Uijl, Lotte set up an Instagram account (@SistersinScience_NL) to break the current stereotype on chemists and show that: “if you can see it, you can be it”.