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Two papers out for Lucas

Congrats to Lucas for having two papers coming out in one week! His paper in Advanced Materials Interfaces presents a grafting-to coating approach that yields polymer brushes up to an unprecedented thickness of 19 nm. To this end, an easy-to-apply poly(dopamine) primer layer was optimised to promote binding of a block copolymer with a reactive…

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Review on Phase Separation out in Soft Matter

Our recent review on Phase Separation in Supramolecular and Covalent Adaptable Networks has been published in Soft Matter. The review covers a broad range of important works and information regarding the developments and applications of phase separation in dynamic polymer networks. It highlights how material properties can be tuned and enhanced, but also discusses the…

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Annemieke and Simon will present at Dutch Polymer Days 2023

At the upcoming Dutch Polymer Days, both Annemieke and Simon will present their research: On Monday (April 24) Simon will present his research on Covalent Adaptable Networks using Boronate Linkages by incorporating TetraAzaADamantanes. Next day (April 25) Annemieke will give a lecture on Self-Healing Antifouling Polymer Brushes. If you’re attending DPD2023, please check out their…

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Welcome to Vahid

This week Vahid Asadi Alghalandis joined our group as a postdoctoral researcher. His research will focus on how the concept of phase separation can be used in covalent adaptable networks. Good luck, Vahid!

Sybren successfully defended his PhD thesis today

Today, Sybren successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Molecular Tuneability of Imine-based Covalent Adaptable Networks. Congrats to Sybren for this great achievement, and thanks his opponents, Filip Du Prez, Katja Loos, Hans Heuts and Jasper van der Gucht, for their participation in Sybren’s defence.

PhD vacancy recyclable polycarbonates by dynamic covalent chemistry

Our group has a PhD vacancy on a project that is focussed on polymer materials that contribute to a circular economy. This PhD position is part of our DynaBranch consortium that consists of partners from Wageningen University, Eindhoven University of Technology, Avans Hogeschool and SABIC as industrial partner/sponsor. Our consortium was awarded a KIC Circularity…

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Paper by Sybren on metal coordination in imine networks published in MRC

Just before he will defend his PhD thesis, Sybren’s paper on the stabilising effect of metal coordination in imine-based covalent adaptable networks has been published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Moreover, the work features on the front cover of the journal. In the paper, Sybren describes the effect of choice of metal ion, corresponding counter anion,…

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First paper by Simon published

Simon’s first paper has been accepted in Frontiers in Chemistry. Together with Marijn, Simon showed how a new dynamic-covalent motif, based on the TetraAzaAdamantane-boronic ester linkage, can be used to create covalent adaptable networks that are more robust than conventional (gel-like) boronic ester-based networks. You can read the full paper here.