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Kamperman, Prof. Marleen

Marleen Kamperman
Marleen Kamperman

Marleen Kamperman studied Physics at the University of Groningen (UG) and was awarded her doctorate in 2008 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Since 2018, she has been the Professor of Polymer Science at the UG. Here, Kamperman focuses on making new materials, such as the long, organic molecules that are often known as polymers.

Kamperman studies softer materials that are suitable for biomedical applications, among other things. Her focus now lies on adhesives that stick well to wet surfaces. Geckos, for example, appear to have a kind of superglue on their feet: they can peel their feet off surfaces and reattach them very often, without the glue losing its effect. Mussels also possess a unique type of glue that works under water. Marleen Kamperman is fascinated by this. She is attempting to replicate such special types of glue. These could be used in the human body, for instance, to adhere wounds shut instead of stitching them up.

In 2019, Kamperman was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. She wants to use this to develop new materials through environmentally-friendly processes. ‘In nature, all sorts of organisms make fantastic materials, such as spiderwebs and the threads made by velvet worms, without using any harmful solvents. Many of these materials are made from proteins. Before they get their final properties, they sit inside the organism in a fluid form. The conversion of the fluid to the final material is a very interesting process, which I would like to simulate in the lab.’

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2020

Kembaren, R., Fokkink, R., Westphal, A. H., Kamperman, M., Kleijn, J. M., & Borst, J. W. (2020). Balancing Enzyme Encapsulation Efficiency and Stability in Complex Coacervate Core Micelles. Langmuir, 36(29), 8494-8502. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c01073
Maan, A., Hofman, A., de Vos, W. M., & Kamperman, M. (2020). Recent Developments and Practical Feasibility of Polymer-Based Antifouling Coatings. Advanced Functional Materials, [2000936]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202000936
Dompe, M., Vahdati, M., Van Ligten, F., Serrano, F. J. C., Hourdet, D., Creton, C., ... Kamperman, M. (2020). Enhancement of the Adhesive Properties by Optimizing the Water Content in PNIPAM-Functionalized Complex Coacervates. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2(4), 1722-1730. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.0c00185
Dompe, M., Cedano-Serrano, F. J., Vandati, M., Hourdet, D., van der Gucht, J., Kamperman, M., & Kodger, T. E. (2020). Hybrid Complex Coacervate. Polymers, 12(2), [320]. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12020320
Mintis, D. G., Dompe, M., Kamperman, M., & Mavrantzas, V. G. (2020). Effect of Polymer Concentration on the Structure and Dynamics of Short Poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) in Aqueous Solution: A Combined Experimental and Molecular Dynamics Study. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 124(1), 240-252. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b08966
Dompe, M., Cedano-Serrano, F. J., Vahdati, M., Sidoli, U., Heckert, O., Synytska, A., ... Kamperman, M. (2020). Tuning the Interactions in Multiresponsive Complex Coacervate-Based Underwater Adhesives. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(1), [100]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21010100

2019

Dompe, M., Cedano-Serrano, F. J., Vahdati, M., van Westerveld, L., Hourdet, D., Creton, C., ... Kamperman, M. (2020). Underwater Adhesion of Multiresponsive Complex Coacervates. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 7(4), [1901785]. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201901785
Feat, A., Federle, W., Kamperman, M., Murray, M., van der Gucht, J., & Taylor, P. (2019). Slippery paints: Eco-friendly coatings that cause ants to slip. Progress in Organic Coatings, 135, 331-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2019.06.004
Hofman, A. H., Fokkink, R., & Kamperman, M. (2019). A mild and quantitative route towards well-defined strong anionic/hydrophobic diblock copolymers: Synthesis and aqueous self-assembly. Polymer Chemistry, 10(45), 6109-6115. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9PY01227C
Feat, A., Federle, W., Kamperman, M., & van der Gucht, J. (2019). Coatings preventing insect adhesion: An overview. Progress in Organic Coatings, 134, 349-359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2019.05.013
Dompe, M., Cedano-Serrano, F. J., Heckert, O., van den Heuvel, N., van der Gucht, J., Tran, Y., ... Kamperman, M. (2019). Thermoresponsive Complex Coacervate-Based Underwater Adhesive. Advanced materials, 31(21), [1808179]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201808179
van Assenbergh, P., Fokker, M., Langowski, J., van Esch, J., Kamperman, M., & Dodou, D. (2019). Pull-off and friction forces of micropatterned elastomers on soft substrates: the effects of pattern length scale and stiffness. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 10, 79-94. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.10.8

2018

Filippov, A. D., van Hees, I. A., Fokkink, R., Voets, I. K., & Kamperman, M. (2018). Rapid and Quantitative De-tert-butylation for Poly(acrylic acid) Block Copolymers and Influence on Relaxation of Thermoassociated Transient Networks. Macromolecules, 51(20), 8316-8323. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01440
Hofman, A. H., van Hees, I. A., Yang, J., & Kamperman, M. (2018). Bioinspired Underwater Adhesives by Using the Supramolecular Toolbox. Advanced materials, 30(19), [1704640]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201704640
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