O n Tuesday 26 April. Professor K.U. Loos is appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. She received this honour from Mayor K. Schuiling at Groningen City Hall.
Katja Loos (Frankfurt am Main, 1971) is Professor of Polymer Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. As the leading frontrunner in polymer chemistry in the Netherlands, she has conducted high-level research with impressive scientific and social impact. Having obtained her PhD in Germany in 2001 and after a period as a postdoctoral researcher in the US, Loos became an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen in 2003, and Professor of Polymer Chemistry in 2012. As the second most cited researcher in her field, she has gained global recognition for Dutch polymer science. She won two German travel grants and broadened her knowledge as a visiting researcher in Brazil and the United States. She has also held several visiting professorships in Spain and Germany and received a number of special awards, such as the Distinguished Woman in Chemistry Award for proven excellence in research and teaching and leadership in the chemical sciences.
Prof. Moniek Tromp has been appointed Captain of Science of the Chemistry Top Sector by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As from 1 July 2023, she succeeded Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University.
Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...
Harish Vedantham and Casper van der Kooi have been nominated by New Scientist for Wetenschapstalent 2023 (Science Talent 2023). This election is meant to give young scientists and their research a stage.
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