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Welcome to Shauni

Last week Shauni Keller started in the group as a postdoc on a NWO GoChem KIEM project, entitled “Metaschuim – een nieuw en effectief geluidsisolerend materiaal“. This project, which was started as part of the Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition and which was ultimately the winning project, is now aiming at a more systematic study…

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Lucas wins poster prize at M2i conference

During the M2i conference held this week, Lucas Teunissen was awarded the poster prize in the category: Best Public Relations value, for his poster entitled “Responsive surface properties by non-sticking copolymer brushes on modified steels“. Congrats, Lucas!

Double congrats to Sybren

This week we not only congratulate Sybren on his birthday, but also on acceptance of his paper in Polymer Chemistry. In this work, Sybren has shed light on the effect of polarity on the dynamic material properties of polyimine-based covalent adaptable networks. The paper will be part of the Polymer Chemistry Pioneering Investigators Issue 2021,…

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Annemieke wins poster pitch prize at CHAINS2020

During this year’s online CHAINS conference Annemieke was awarded the prize for the best poster pitch. This new category was added to this year’s online edition of the conference. Her poster was called Self-Healing Antifouling Coatings. Congrats, Annemieke!

Congrats to Sybren for his paper in Chemical Science

Sybren’s first paper was published in the journal Chemical Science. In his paper, entitled Molecular Control over Vitrimer-like Mechanics – Tuneable Dynamic Motifs based on the Hammett Equation, Sybren demonstrated how the physical-organic Hammett equation can be used to control the material properties of imine-based covalent adaptable networks. His results guide the way to durable…

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Focus session Dynamic Polymers for Advanced Materials at NWO Chains 2020

Together with Matt Baker (MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, Maastricht University) Maarten is co-organising a focus session during the next NWO Chains conference. Their focus session is entitled Dynamic Polymers for Advanced Materials, is scheduled for Wednesday December 9, from 14.15-15.35h, and will host a combination of international and national speakers. While traditional polymeric…

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Collaborative paper with Dankers lab out in Macromolecules

The results of a collaborative project with the group of Patricia Dankers has been published in Macromolecules. In the project the functionalization of a supramolecular biomaterial with zwitterionic poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) via atom transfer radical polymerization from a macroinitiator additive was achieved. In addition, the polymerization from the macroinitiator additive was successfully translated to functional electrospun…

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Paper Esther and Andriy out in Langmuir

Esther and Andriy’s joint paper on the design, synthesis and characterisation of so-called bottlebrush coatings, based on a powerful combination of poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide) [poly(HPMA)] – known for its antifouling properties – and poly(L-lysine) (PLL) – selected for its ability to strongly adhere to surfaces – has been accepted for publication in Langmuir. Three routes to prepare…

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