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Lucas’ recent paper in Adv. Mater. Interfaces accepted

Lucas’ most recent paper has been published in Advanced Materials Interfaces. This work, which Lucas performed partially together with undergraduate student Jelle, presents a facile and effective two-step (grafting-to) strategy to introduce a thermoresponsive polymer as a responsive coating on a surface. To this end, Lucas reacted block copolymers of poly(glycidyl methacrylate) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) onto…

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Maarten will give Diligentia lecture

On November 7, Maarten will give a Diligentia lecture for the Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Natuurkunde (Royal Society of Physics) at theater Diligentia in The Hague. This lecture, which is aimed at the general audience (with an interest in physical sciences in a broad sense) will address the development of covalent adaptable networks (‘vitrimers’) as novel type…

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Annemieke will present her work at NWO Chains 2022

Our group is well represented at the upcoming NWO Chains conference, with several contributions to the poster sessions. On top of that, Annemieke will present her work on self-healing (non)-fluorinated antifouling polymer brushes during a lecture on Wednesday September 21. Please find your way to the Functional Polymer Materials session from 14:10-15:10h in Room 65…

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Thijmen started as new PhD student

This month Thijmen van Voorthuizen started as PhD student, working on a project that is part of the NWA-ORC (“Research along routes by Consortia”) consortium OBSeRVeD (Odour Based Selective Recognition of Veterinary Diseases), which was successfully obtained with Dr. Louis de Smet from ORC/WUR. Thijmen will work on the development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs)…

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Simon’s paper accepted in Comp. Phys. Commun.

Simon’s joint work with Ellen was accepted for publication in Computer Physics Communications. Their paper describes a user-friendly graphical user interface software that can be directly used by materials scientists for Ideal Adsorption Solution Theory (IAST) calculations. Such calculations are highly useful when trying to understand and predict the gas separation performance of (nano)porous materials,…

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NWO Circularity Grant awarded

Maarten was awarded an NWO Circularity Grant for a project entitled “Dynamic Branching for Circularity (DYNABRANCH)”. A consortium of WUR, TUE, AVANS Breda and SABIC, lead by Maarten, will take on two PhD students and a postdoc to: 1) achieve chemically modification of engineering plastics with dynamic covalent chemistry to improve their recyclability, and 2)…

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