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Art meets Science

As part of the 100-year anniversary of WUR, Maarten has taken part in the “Creative Innovation: Arts meets Science” initiative. During a kick-off meeting he presented how elements of his work on recyclable plastics can be a source of inspiration for artists: a major, common topic is the interaction and collaboration between species or compounds,…

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Welcome to Grzegorz

Today Grzegorz Markiewicz joined the group for a 3-month visit. Grzegorz is a PhD student in the group of Artur Stefankiewicz, at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland). He will work on a collaborative project focussed on the thermodynamic characterisation of new non-covalent supramolecular polymers based on amino-acid functionalised diimides.

Congrats to Mees

Last week, July 2, Mees Vos successfully completed his BSc thesis project, entitled: Synthesis of dynamic polymers grafted with bisimine pincer crosslinkers. In his BSc thesis project Mees demonstrated that imine-based pincers can be appended to a polymer backbone in order to introduce reversible crosslinks in the polymer network.

NWO Vidi grant for Maarten Smulders

Maarten Smulders will receive a Vidi grant (800,000 euro) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to further develop his research into smart dynamic polymer materials. More information can be found on the website of NWO or on the Resource website (university magazine of WUR).

New group members

This month we welcome the following people to the lab: Dr Ghazal Tavakoli (visiting postdoc), who will be working on the synthesis of multivalent pincer complexes that can assemble into dynamic polymer materials. Albert-Jan van Zuilichem (BSc student), who will be working on a project involving dynamic polymers, together with Dr Joshua Dijksman (Laboratory of…

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