Prof.Jan van Esch

 

Jan van Esch is professor of chemistry at Delft University of Technology, and he chairs the Advanced Soft Matter group. He is a supramolecular and physical organic chemistry scientist from the Dutch Nolte school (PhD), and did postdoctoral stays with Helmut Ringsdorf and Ben Feringa. His research focuses on directed self-assembly and far-from-equilibrium phenomena in molecular systems, and exploits such systems in smart materials and biomedical applications. He is recipient of fellowships of the Humboldt Foundation and the Netherlands Academy of Science, and the prestigious VICI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.