• Het Kranenveld 14 , Building Helix

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Organisational profile

The research in SMG takes inspiration from the structures and assembly processes found in natural systems, where bottom up (self‐assembly, crystallization) and top down strategies (localized structuring) are combined. These concepts are applied studying systems with close resemblance to biological materials, but also in materials that have no obvious relation to natural systems, such as conducting hybrid materials. Central to the research of SMG is to obtain a detailed understanding of processes and interactions in the formation of soft and hybrid materials, such that eventually structures and properties can be predicted. The work focusses on the fundamental aspects of these materials and the processes for their formation, but also ‐ together with industrial partners ‐ on the possible impact of these principles in technological applications.

Bioinspired Materials: Biominerals, such as bones teeth and shells often have physical
(mechanical, optical) properties, that in many cases match those of man‐made materials and which derive from the high level of control over the structure, size, shape and assembly of the constituents. By mimicking natural systems in the laboratory we aim at obtaining further insight in the principles of biomineralization, and subsequently explore these in the synthesis of novel hybrid materials.

Multiscale Materials: The hierarchical organization of biological materials in many cases is crucial to their advanced physical properties, which are tailor‐made to specific functions such as skeletal support, light harvesting and magnetic sensing. We therefore aim to achieve synthetic materials with similar complexity and functionality by multiscale assembly of materials into hierarchical structures through a combination of bottom‐up (self‐assembly) and top‐down (processing/confinement) strategies.

Center of Multiscale Electron Microscopy: To study the development of morphology and structure in such multi‐component architectures by chemical synthesis, self‐organization and directed assembly we make use of our expertise in advanced electron microscopy (EM). The EM expertise and infrastructure of SMG is organized within the Center for Multiscale Electron Microscopy and is focused on the analysis of soft and hybrid materials.

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Research Output 1960 2019

Advanced EM study on catalyst formation processes

Su, H., 21 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 149 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access
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Antimicrobial polylysine decorated nano-structures prepared through polymerization induced self-assembly (PISA)

Luppi, L., Babut, T., Petit, E., Rolland, M., Quemener, D., Soussan, L., Moradi, M. A. & Semsarilar, M., 21 Jan 2019, In : Polymer Chemistry. 10, 3, p. 336-344 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Polylysine
Polypeptides
Polymerization
Self assembly
Nanoparticles

A unified view on nanoscale packing, connectivity, and conductivity of CNT networks

Gnanasekaran, K., Grimaldi, C., de With, G. & Friedrich, H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 1807901

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes
carbon nanotubes
conductivity
aspect ratio

Prizes

Julia Polak European Doctorate Award

Artur Moreira Pinto (Recipient), Sep 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure : NEMI grant

Nico Sommerdijk (Recipient), 2018

Recognition: NWOOtherScientific

Netherlands
electron microscopy
magnification
electron microscopes
industries

NWO Vici Award : The secrets of bones, teeth and shells

Nico Sommerdijk (Recipient), 2009

Recognition: NWOViciScientific

tooth
bone
shell
electron microscopy
mechanical property

Activities 1995 2001

  • 29 Contributed talk
  • 5 Editorial activity

KGK, Tijdschrift voor Klei, Glas en Keramiek (Journal)

H.T. (Bert) Hintzen (Editorial board member)
2001

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

KGK, Tijdschrift voor Klei, Glas en Keramiek (Journal)

Gijsbertus de With (Editorial board member)
2001

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

KGK, Tijdschrift voor Klei, Glas en Keramiek (Journal)

F.J.J. van Loo (Editorial board member)
2001

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Student theses

Ag/Al2/O3 ethylene epoxidation catalysts: tracking the active phase evolution

Author: van de Poll, R., 19 Nov 2018

Supervisor: van Hoof, A. (Supervisor 1), Hensen, E. (Supervisor 2), Friedrich, H. (Supervisor 2) & Kosinov, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Bimetallic Cu-Ag and Au-Ag catalyst for ethylene epoxidation reaction

Author: Amin, S., 28 Mar 2018

Supervisor: van Hoof, A. (Supervisor 1), Hensen, E. (Supervisor 2) & Friedrich, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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