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Research Van Swinderen Institute

Zernike Colloquium, Marleen Kamperman, Richard Hildner, Moniek Tromp, Patrick van der Wel

When:Th 04-10-2018
Where:FSE-Building 5111.0080

Date: 4 October 2018
Start: 16:00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15:30
Location: FSE-Building 5111.0080
Host: Caspar van der Wal

Marleen Kamperman

Biological Engineering: Bioinspired strategies for the development of polymeric materials

Living organisms provide an enormous reservoir of solutions to problems at several length scales and modalities. We use concepts from nature to synthesize and process polymeric materials for adhesive, membrane and sensing applications. We are particularly interested in the development of bioinspired polymers capable of adhesion to wet and rough surfaces.

Richard Hildner

Nanostructured organic materials studied by optical spectroscopy: From fundamental properties to function

Supramolecular assemblies provide functionalities beyond those of the molecular building blocks. We study e.g. long-range energy transport along single nanostructures, as well as the properties of the constituent building blocks, such as small organic molecules and conjugated polymers.

Moniek Tromp

Probing (re)active species

Understanding materials performance and reaction mechanisms requires structural and electronic characterisation, as well as identification of active sites, during the actual performance of the material (i.e. operando). Spectroscopic techniques, with X-rays as a speciality, are developed and applied to catalysts, energy materials (e.g. batteries, fuel cells) and art objects.

Patrick van der Wel

Solid-state NMR studies of dynamics and structure in biomolecular assemblies

Functional properties derive from a combination of molecular structure and dynamics, both in biology and in materials. Via solidstate NMR we probe the structure-function relationship in proteinlipid complexes, protein assemblies, and bio-inspired or biomimetic nanomaterials.