Welcome to the website of the group of Maarten Smulders, which is part of the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at Wageningen University & Research. Please check out our website to find out more about the research of the group, the researchers, as well as opportunities to join the group.
This Week Lucas Teunissen started as a PhD student in our lab. He will work on a NWO-funded CHIPP project (coordinated by m2i), entitled “Nanostructured self-assembled functional materials” (NanoFun), which is part of large network of 4 universities and 6 companies that are involved in this project. In his project he will use controlled polymerisation methods to prepare copolymer brushes onto polymer-coated steel with the aim to obtain functional/responsive coatings.
Last Friday, November 9, Esther van Andel successfully defended her PhD thesis, entitled Romantic Surfaces – Zwitterionic Polymer Brushes for Biomedical Applications. We congratulate her on this superb achievement and wish her all the best in her new position at Leiden University Medical Centre!
Esther’s recent paper in Langmuir is in the Top 20 most downloaded articles for the previous 30 days! The list (and paper) can be found here.
Our 2016 Highlight (review) article by (former) ORC postdoc Fátima García in the Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry on Dynamic Covalent Polymers was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers. Click on the link to read the full paper.