April 2016 Jos and Chandan’s paper on hydrogel functionalization in J. Mater. Chem. B is now listed as a ‘Hot Paper’

April 2016 Frank Versluis’s review of synthetic self assembly in biological environments is now online at Advanced Materials.

January 2016: Work of Elena Galan and Rienk Eelkema entitled Synthesis of 1,2-biphenylethane based single-molecule diodes was published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.Elena OBJ 2016

Work of Jos Poolman entitled A toolbox for controlling the properties and functionalisation of hydrazone-based supramolecular hydrogels was published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar! Happy New Year 2016!

December 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Wouter Hendriksen on successfully defending his PhD!

November 2015: Work of Wouter Hendriksen, Rienk Eelkema and Jan van Esch entitled Supramolecular Protein Immobilization on Lipid Bilayers was published in Chemistry a European Journal. This is work was done in collaboration with members from the lab of Prof.Luc Brunsveld from TU Eindhoven.

October 2015:
Co-authored work of Wouter Hendriksen, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Vincent Le Sage titled Gelation Landscape Engineering using a Multi-Reaction Supramolecular Hydrogelator System published in Journal of American Chemical Society.

SMARTNET ITN progress meeting will take place at our faculty between the 26th and the 30th of October. The meeting will be followed by workshop on “Chemical product design”.

September 2015: 720 visitors in 4 hours at “Dag van de Chemie” !!!
Largest public event ever at Chemical Engineering Delft, with large participation and organization by ASM members.


September 2015: Marcel Bus and Eduardo Mendes were live on Radio Delft Centraal on Saturday 19th. For 10 minutes they promoted the “Dag van de Chemie” and the Department of Chemical Engineering. The “Dag van de Chemie” takes place on Saturday 26th September when the department is open to the public.


August 2015: Serhii Mytnyk and Laurence Jennings got a “Best Oral Contribution Prize” on the 23rd International Conference on Bioencapsulation, September, 2-4, Delft, The Netherlands, with the contributions:
“Spherical and elongated micellar carriers as versatile theranostic devices”, L. Jennings, A. Ivashchenko, A. Laan, G. Waton, I. van der Have, F. Beekman, F. Schosseler, E. Mendes,
“Core-shell hydrogel particles by all-aqueous microfluidics”, S. Mytnyk, K. Totlani, E. Mendes,V. van Steijn, M. Kreutzer, J. van Esch.
Congratulations to both!

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August 2015: Paper published in Science! The work of Wouter Hendriksen, Job Boekhoven, Ger Koper, Rienk Eelkema and Jan van Esch was published in Science. The paper explores the potential of active materials fueled by chemical reactions, leading to programmable material properties with a lifetime and synthetic supramolecular polymers with microtubule like behavior. The movie below gives a short overview of the main achievements, and the paper can be found here.


July 2015: Chemical & Engineering News and Chemistry World featured the beautiful work of Rafal Klajn (Weizmann Institute) on nanoparticle assembly (Nature Chemistry 2015), including commentary by Rienk Eelkema.

July 2015: Paper published! The work of Simge Tarkuc, Elena Galan and Rienk Eelkema, in collaboration with the Grozema Lab (Chemical Engineering) and van der Zant Lab (Kavli Institute) was published in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. The paper deals with the influence of anchoring groups on the electrical conductance through single molecules.


July 2015: Paper published! A paper by Roman Latsuzbaia and Ger Koper on recovery of noble metal catalysts for fuel cells is now online at ChemSusChem.


July 2015: Paper published! A paper on quantum interference in donor-bridge-acceptor molecules by Simge Tarkuc and Rienk Eelkema (collaboration with the Grozema Lab) is now online at Chemical Science.


June 2015: Group trip! Recently the ASM lab went for a golf clinic at a local golf course.

March 2015: Article Published! Dr.Elena Galan Garcia’s work on single molecule resonant tunnelling diode got published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry. The article can be accessed here