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Here is an overview of the PhD ceremonies, inaugural lectures and appointment ceremonies at the Faculty of Science and Engineering in 2008. Click in the left-hand menu for an overview of previous years.

Microbial enrichment of torrefied grass fibers - a novel ingredient of potting soil
Posted on:22 December 2008

PhD ceremony: R.D. Trifonova, 13.15 uur, Senaatskamer, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Advanced receivers for submillimeter and far infrared astronomy
Posted on:22 December 2008

PhD ceremony: J.W. Kooi, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Copper catalysed asymmetric carbon-carbon bond formation using Grignard reagents
Posted on:22 December 2008

PhD ceremony: K. Geurts, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Reproductive biology of oceanic decapodiform cephalopods
Posted on:19 December 2008
PhD ceremony: H.J.T. Hoving, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Profiling of soluble and membrane-bound metalloproteinases: a targetted proteomics approach
Posted on:19 December 2008
PhD ceremony: T. Klein, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Structural and kinetic studies on novel covalent flavoprotein oxidases: alditol oxidase and chitooligosaccharide oxidase
Posted on:19 December 2008

PhD ceremony: D.P.H.M. Heuts, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Synthesis and properties of starch-based biomaterials
Posted on:12 December 2008
PhD ceremony: A.K. Sugih, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) acoustic noise: estimation, characterization and reduction
Posted on:12 December 2008

Promotie: C.V. Rizzo Sierra, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Hénon-like maps and renormalisation
Posted on:08 December 2008

PhD ceremony: P.E. Hazard, 11.00 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Renormalization and non-rigidity
Posted on:08 December 2008
PhD ceremony: V.V.M.S. Chandramouli, 10.00 uur, Senaatskamer, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Magnetic and electric response in multiferroic manganites
Posted on:05 December 2008
PhD ceremony: N. Mufti, 11.00 uur, Senaatskamer, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Electromagnetic pulse propagation in one-dimensional photonic crystals
Posted on:05 December 2008

PhD ceremony: R. Uitham, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

How to be good at being a virusbiochemical constraints of viral live history evolution
Posted on:01 December 2008

PhD ceremony: T.W. Berngruber, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Superfluid helium and cryogenic noble gases as stopping media for ion catchers
Posted on:28 November 2008
PhD ceremony: S. Purushothaman, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Practice research in the field of gout: clinical pharmacology of antihyperuricemic drugs
Posted on:28 November 2008

PhD ceremony: M.K. Reinders, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Self-assembly and interactions in 4-vinylpyridine-based hydrogen-bonded side-chain polymers
Posted on:28 November 2008

PhD ceremony: J.R. de Wit, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Molecular aggregates, dendrimers, and motors: optical dynamics and control
Posted on:24 November 2008

PhD ceremony: R. Augulis, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Enantioselective liquid-liquid extraction in centrifugal contactor separators
Posted on:24 November 2008
PhD ceremony: B. Schuur, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Induced excitations in some metal oxides
Posted on:21 November 2008

PhD ceremony: S. Sirbu, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Control of pentacene thin film growth by supersonic molecular beam deposition
Posted on:21 November 2008

PhD ceremony: Y. Wu, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Laser cooking, trapping and spectroscopy of calcium isotopes
Posted on:14 November 2008

PhD ceremony: A.K. Mollema, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Improving care in paediatric asthma: patients, prescriptions, pharmacovigilance, pathogens, and particles
Posted on:14 November 2008
PhD ceremony: T.W. de Vries, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Iron catalyzed oxidation chemistry from C-H bond activation to DNA cleavage
Posted on:14 November 2008
PhD ceremony: T.A. van den Berg, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
The clock in the cell: entrainment of the circadian clock in Neurospora crassa
Posted on:10 November 2008

PhD ceremony: C. Madeti Jyothi, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Bottlenecks, budgets & immunity
Posted on:07 November 2008

PhD ceremony: mw. D.M. Buehler, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Whole plant regulation of sulfate uptake and distribution in cabbage
Posted on:07 November 2008
PhD ceremony: mw. A.D. Koralewska, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
The structure and kinematics of halos in disk galaxies
Posted on:07 November 2008

PhD ceremony: P. Kamphuis, 13.15 uur Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Magnetodielectric coupling in transition metal oxides
Posted on:24 October 2008

PhD ceremony: U. Adem, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Advanced morphological pattern spectra and multi-scale filtering
Posted on:24 October 2008
PhD ceremony: E.R. Urbach, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Bivalve traits and distributions to explore species diversity at tropical and temperate tidal flats
Posted on:24 October 2008
Promotie: mw. T.J. Compton, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
MOTRIMS investigations of electron removal from Na by highly charged ions
Posted on:20 October 2008
PhD ceremony: V.G. Hasan, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Benzodiazepines and traffic safety
Posted on:17 October 2008

PhD ceremony: mw. B.E. Smink, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

A modern perspective on Fano’s approach to linear differential equations
Posted on:17 October 2008

PhD ceremony: K.A. Nguyen, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Setup for precise measurements of beta-decay in optically trapped radioactive Na
Posted on:13 October 2008
PhD ceremony: M. Sohani, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Electron microscopy of cyanobacterial membrane proteins
Posted on:10 October 2008
PhD ceremony: mw. I.M. Folea, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
The early stages of planet formation
Posted on:10 October 2008

PhD ceremony: C.W. Ormel, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Chemical modifications and applications of alternating aliphatic polyeketones
Posted on:10 October 2008

PhD ceremony: Y. Zhang, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Fullerene based organic solar cells
Posted on:03 October 2008
PhD ceremony: mw. L.M. Popescu, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Block copolymer self-assembly
Posted on:03 October 2008

PhD ceremony: mw. T. Klymko, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Phase-change thin films. Resistance switching and isothermal crystallization studies
Posted on:03 October 2008
PhD ceremony: R. Pandian, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Molecular genetic regulation of developmental leaf longevity
Posted on:02 October 2008

PhD ceremony: R. Shirzadian-Khorramabad, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Geometry of torus bundles in integrable Hamiltonian systems
Posted on:26 September 2008

PhD ceremony: O. Lukina, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

On the weight adjacency matrix of convolutional codes
Posted on:26 September 2008

PhD ceremony: G. Schneider, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Twists of genus three curves and their Jacobians
Posted on:26 September 2008

PhD ceremony: S.J. Meagher, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Seven-branes and instantons in type IIB supergravity
Posted on:22 September 2008

PhD ceremony: J. Hartong, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Safety is no accident. Contributions to achieving certifiable safe software
Posted on:19 September 2008

PhD ceremony: E. Kesseler, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Architectural design decisions
Posted on:19 September 2008

PhD ceremony: A.G.J. Jansen, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Overleven en voortplanten: de motor van natuurlijke selectie
Posted on:16 September 2008
Inaugural lecture: prof. J.M. Tinbergen, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Chemo-enzymatic routes to enantiopure haloalcohols and epoxides
Posted on:15 September 2008

PhD ceremony: R.M. Haak, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

The biology of peroxisomes in Hansenula polymorpha
Posted on:15 September 2008

PhD ceremony: B. de Vries, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

The bacell factory and therapeutic proteins
Posted on:12 September 2008
PhD ceremony: mw. L. Westers, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Laser cooling and trapping of barium
Posted on:12 September 2008

PhD ceremony: Subhadeep De, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Electron spin transport in quantum dots and point contacts
Posted on:12 September 2008
PhD ceremony: E.J. Koop, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
High frequency relaxation kinetics in metal and high Tc superconductor nanocontacts
Posted on:08 September 2008

PhD ceremony: mw. I. Kulyk, 1 6.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

On the mobility of biomolecules: a fluorescence microscopy approach
Posted on:08 September 2008
PhD ceremony: G. van den Bogaart, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
String effective actions, dualities and generatiny solutions
Posted on:05 September 2008

PhD ceremony: W. Chemissany, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Electron holography of nano particles
Posted on:05 September 2008

PhD ceremony: K. Keimpema, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Molecular redesign of Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases. Understanding and improvement of their biocatalytic properties
Posted on:05 September 2008

PhD ceremony: D.E. Torres Pazmi┼ło, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Skew rings, convolutional codes and discrete systems
Posted on:23 June 2008

PhD ceremony: F.L. Tsang, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Travels in a changing world: flexibility and constraints in migration and breeding of the Barnacle goose
Posted on:23 June 2008

PhD ceremony: G. Eichhorn, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Tuning energy transfer between chromophores
Posted on:20 June 2008
PhD ceremony: J.H. Hurenkamp, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Engineering of sugar metabolism in Lactococcus lactis
Posted on:20 June 2008

PhD ceremony: mw. W.A. Pool, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Versatile coordination behaviour of cyclopentadienyl-arene ligands on early transition metals
Posted on:20 June 2008

PhD Ceremony: E. Otten, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Light-driven molecular motors and switches. Controlling rotary motion and supramolecular helicity
Posted on:16 June 2008
PhD ceremony: D. Pijper, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Neuroprotective signaling mechanisms in the mammalian brain
Posted on:16 June 2008
PhD ceremony: mw. A.M. Dolga, 11.00 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Phase transitions and optically induced phenomena in cooperative systems
Posted on:16 June 2008

PhD ceremony: D. Fausti, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Electron spin transport in graphene and carbon nanotubes
Posted on:16 June 2008
PhD ceremony: N. Tombros, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Genetic diversity in experimental metapopulations
Posted on:13 June 2008
PhD ceremony: mw. J. Bakker, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Molecular aspects of ageing and the onset of leaf senescence
Posted on:13 June 2008
PhD ceremony: J.H.M. Schippers, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Surface engineering: amorphous alloys and nanocrystallinity
Posted on:13 June 2008
PhD ceremony: D.T.A. Matthews, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Excitons in cuprous oxide
Posted on:09 June 2008

PhD ceremony: D. Fishman, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Enantioselective copper-catalysed addition of organometallic reagents using phosphoramidite ligands
Posted on:02 June 2008

PhD ceremony: mw. M.G. Pizzuti, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Large-area molecular junctions
Posted on:02 June 2008

PhD ceremony: H.B. Akkerman, 11.00 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Evolutionary dynamics of sex determination: mechanistic theory and empirical investigations
Posted on:26 May 2008

PhD ceremony: mw. M.A. Kozielska, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5

Precocial problems. Shorebird chick performance in relation to weather, farming and predation
Posted on:26 May 2008

PhD ceremony: H. Schekkerman, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5

Particle dynamics of branes
Posted on:26 May 2008

PhD ceremony: A.R. Ploegh, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5

Formation and evoluation of galaxy clusters in cold dark matter cosmologies
Posted on:19 May 2008

PhD ceremony: P.A. Arayo Melo, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5

Numerical simulation of two-phase flow in offshore environments
Posted on:16 May 2008
PhD ceremony: R. Wemmenhove, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5
Investigation of nuclear forces in d+p elastic and p+d break-up reactions at intermediate energies
Posted on:16 May 2008

PhD ceremony: H. Mardanpour-Mollalar, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5

On geometric Langlands theory and stacks
Posted on:16 May 2008

PhD ceremony: mw. C. Poirier,13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5

Managing the complexity of variability in software product families
Posted on:09 May 2008
PhD ceremony: M. Sinnema, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5 
Managing the complexity of variability in software product families
Posted on:09 May 2008

PhD ceremony: S.K. Deelstra, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5

Charge disproportionation in transition metal oxides
Posted on:09 May 2008

PhD ceremony: A.G.J. Sadoc, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5

Femtosecond vibrational dynamics in water nano-droplets
Posted on:25 April 2008
PhD ceremony: G.D. Cringus, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Characterisation of actinomycete integrative and conjugative elements
Posted on:25 April 2008
PhD ceremony: E.M. te Poele, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Thermoluminescence dating of sediments using mineral zircon
Posted on:18 April 2008
PhD ceremony: mw. H.J. van Es, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Structural performance and failure analysis of aluminium foams
Posted on:18 April 2008

PhD ceremony: E. Amsterdam, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Stars, neutral hydrogen and ionised gas in early-type galaxies
Posted on:11 April 2008

PhD ceremony: P. Serra, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

YidC mediated membrane insertion: from substrate interaction to multimerization
Posted on:11 April 2008

PhD ceremony: S. Kol, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Geneesmiddelenbewaking en -veiligheid
Posted on:08 April 2008

Oratie: prof.dr. A.C. van Grootheest, hoogleraar Geneesmiddelenbewaking en geneesmiddelenveiligheid, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Early stages of clustered star formation: massive dark clouds throughout the Galaxy
Posted on:28 March 2008
PhD ceremony: W.F. Frieswijk, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Copolymerization of ethene and functionalized comonomers with cationic alpha-diimine palladium catalysts
Posted on:28 March 2008

PhD ceremony: W. Li, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Should I stay or should I go? Natal dispersal in the Seychelles warbler
Posted on:14 March 2008
PhD ceremony: C. Eikenaar, 16.15 uur Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Mating decisions in a hybrid zone
Posted on:14 March 2008

PhD ceremony: T. Veen, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Why we stererotype influences how we stereotype: self-enhancement and comprehension effects on social perception
Posted on:13 March 2008
PhD ceremony: A. van den Bos, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Characterization of pore structure in tablets using image analysis
Posted on:29 February 2008
Y.S. Wu, Academiegebouw, 14.45 uur
Attractor switching in neural networks and spatiotemporal filters for motion processing
Posted on:29 February 2008
E.N. Subramanian, Academiegebouw, 16.15 uur
Oratie: Regelen met balans
Posted on:26 February 2008
Oratie prof.dr.ir. J.M.A. Scherpen, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5
Functional architecture of photosynthetic light harvesting complexes
Posted on:22 February 2008
M. Mozzo, Academiegebouw, 14.45 uur
Oratie: Stambomen in de zee
Posted on:19 February 2008
Oratie prof.dr. W.T. Stam, hoogleraar Mariene moleculaire fylogenie
Dynamic software infrastructures for the life sciences
Posted on:15 February 2008
M.A. Swertz, Academiegebouw, 13.15 uur
Bioinformatics for Mass Spectrometry Novel Stattistical Algorithms
Posted on:15 February 2008
M. Dijkstra, Academiegebouw, 14.45 uur
Multichannel EEG visualization
Posted on:01 February 2008
PhD M. ten Caat
Time-dependent electron-nuclear systems
Posted on:25 January 2008
PhD degree: mw. O. Butriy.
Pigmentation in butterfly wings
Posted on:25 January 2008
M.A. Giraldo.
New diagnostics for neuroendocrine tumors
Posted on:21 January 2008
PhD degree O.C. Neels.
Molecular dynamics studies of polymer chains
Posted on:18 January 2008
PhD degree: mw. M.I. Bulacu- Cioceanu.
Quantum spin dynamics
Posted on:18 January 2008

PhD degree: Shengjun Yuan.

Behavioral mathematical approach
Posted on:18 January 2008
PhD degree: D. Napp Avelli.
Protein calcineurin important for updating previously formed memories
Posted on:11 January 2008
PhD degree: R. Havekes.
Audiovisual integration in humans studied with fMRI
Posted on:11 January 2008
PhD degree: mw. L.M. Slabu.
Het griepvaccin als poeder: antwoord op een pandemie?
Posted on:04 January 2008
Promotie: J.P. Amorij.
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