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Staff members with discipline Polymer Science

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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L. (Laura) Boetje, M
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l.boetje rug.nl
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PhD student
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3D printing
Analysis of polymers
P. (Peter) Dijkstra, PhD
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peter.dijkstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 34183
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Technician
Field / Discipline
main fields of expertise are:
- rubber chemistry & technology: crosslinking chemistry, rubber blends, structure-properties relationships, thermoplastic vulcanisates, mixing
- polymer modification: reactive extrusion, free-radical grafting, reactive blending, compatibilisation
- chemical analysis of polymers
prof. dr. ir. M. (Martin) van Duin
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martin.van.duin rug.nl
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part-time professor
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a.h.hofman rug.nl
+31 50 36 34517
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FSE Postdoctoral Fellow
Our group uses biologically inspired strategies to develop polymeric materials for next-generation adhesives and functional materials. We develop switchable adhesive systems by combining stimuli responsive materials with surface patterning techniques and new technologies for bonding in wet conditions.
prof. dr. M.M.G. (Marleen) Kamperman
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marleen.kamperman rug.nl
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Professor
Polymer chemistry in general; Polycondensation chemistry & Technology as key expertise; Polymer Blends & Compatibilization; Epoxide/anhydride/CO2 polymerizations; Coatings Technology; Engineering Plastics; Renewable building blocks for polymeric materials and coatings; Recycling
prof. dr. C.E. (Cor) Koning
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c.e.koning rug.nl
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Honorary Professor
R. (Renato) Lemos Cosse
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r.lemos.cosse rug.nl
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PhD student
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rui.li rug.nl
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Our main research interests are currently focused on the design, synthesis and characterization of novel tailor made macromolecules as well as on the development of sustainable, eco-efficient and competitive production methods of polymeric materials. By utilizing modern polymer synthesis techniques including biocatalysis and other controlled polymerization methods our research aims to expand fundamental scientific knowledge towards advanced technologies.

Our research efforts can roughly be divided into projects centered on the design of new enzymatic polymerization/monomer synthesis techniques and projects aiming at the synthesis and the study of/utilization of the self-assembly of block copolymers. Please use the links below to learn more.
prof. dr. K.U. (Katja) Loos
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k.u.loos rug.nl
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Professor
dr. D. (Dina) Maniar
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d.maniar rug.nl
+31 50 36 34522
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Starch modification, graft copolymerization, rheology, superabsorbent materials, fluidization
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i.w.noordergraaf rug.nl
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Senior research scientist
prof. dr. F. (Francesco) Picchioni
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f.picchioni rug.nl
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Professor
Polymer Physics, Self-Assembly, Polymer Crystallization
Thin Polymer Films, Hybrid polymer/nanoparticles systems.
X-ray based structural characterization techniques.
Small-Angle and Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS/WAXS).
GISAXS/GIWAXS.
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g.portale rug.nl
+31 50 36 38201
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Assistant Professor / Univ. Docent
organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, (bio)nanotechnology, biointerfaces, material science, biomaterials
dr. G.P.R. (Gaël) Schaeffer
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g.p.r.schaeffer rug.nl
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Scientific Coordinator - Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
BSc Chemical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt.
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Internship, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
MSc Chemical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt. 
MPhil Polymer/Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Queensland, Australia. PhD Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada.
dr. ir. K.O. (Khaled) Sebakhy, PhD
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k.o.sebakhy rug.nl
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