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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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PhD vacancy

Our lab has a vacancy for a PhD position in the area of self-healing polymer coatings. The position is part of a NWO-funded CHIPP project (coordinated by m2i), entitled “Nanostructured self-assembled functional materials” (NanoFun), and is part of large network of 4 universities and 6 companies that are involved in this project. For more details on the…

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Congrats to Sophie

Last week, Friday December 22, Sophie van Lange successfully completed her BSc thesis project, entitled: Synthesis and Rheological Characterisation of Dynamic Polymers. During her thesis project Sophie was co-supervised by Joshua Dijksman, assistant professor at our neighbouring Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter. In her project Sophie demonstrated that imine-based polymer networks display self-healing…

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Paper in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces online

Our paper “Highly Specific Binding on Antifouling Zwitterionic Polymer-Coated Microbeads as Measured by Flow Cytometry“, describing work by Esther van Andel and Ian de Bus, has been published (as ASAP) in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. The paper describes the preparation of magnetic micron-sized beads coated with zwitterionic sulfobetaine polymer brushes that display strong antifouling characteristics.…

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