• Het Kranenveld 14, Helix (STO 0.33)

    5612 AE Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

We  develop polymers with new responsive functionalities and integrate them into devices, to meet industrial and societal challenges in the fields of sustainable energy, healthcare, and personal comfort.

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Developing devices to demonstrate the value of new polymers 

Organisational profile

Our group is internationally recognized for a complete chain‐of‐knowledge approach spanning from synthesis to device fabrication. In our view, integration of newly‐developed polymers into devices that employ their functionality is essential for demonstrating scientific and economic value. To pursue this integrated approach, we employ staff members with strong expertise in organic synthesis, self-assembly, nano‐ and micro‐structuring, polymer chemistry and technology, mechanics, device optics and physics. We have extensive expertise in manufacturing and testing of devices on a prototype scale.

We develop functional materials by utilizing top‐down and bottom‐up strategies combining molecular design and synthesis, processing and device integration. For bottom‐up structuring of polymers we often apply self‐organization of photopolymerizable liquid crystals into defect‐free, monolithic structures with a wide variety of molecular architectures and functionalities. Often used top-down techniques are photolithography, photo-embossing, holography and (inkjet) printing.

Our group has been very successful in bringing academic results into industrial practice and societal application. Longstanding collaborations exist with industry, institutes, and small & medium‐size enterprises. Furthermore, many patents have been generated, of which several have resulted in spin‐off companies. In addition to the direct transfer of technology, we have educated many young students to become scientists bringing their knowledge to industry or academic institutions.

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Liquid Crystals Chemical Compounds
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Liquid crystals Engineering & Materials Science
liquid crystals Physics & Astronomy
Solar concentrators Engineering & Materials Science
Liquid crystal polymers Engineering & Materials Science
concentrators Physics & Astronomy
Coatings Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1981 2020

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Photo-substitution reactions of perylene red dyes

Lub, J., van Hal, P. A., Custers, E. M. G., Knobel, H. H. & Hikmet, R. A. M., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Luminescence. 218, 116845.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Perylene
Acetic Acid
Substitution reactions
Ethanol
Coloring Agents
5 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

3D helix engineering in chiral photonic materials

Kragt, A. J. J., Hoekstra, D. C., Stallinga, S., Broer, D. J. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., Aug 2019, In : Advanced Materials. 31, 33, 1903120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Photonics
Light polarization
Nematic liquid crystals
Polymer films
Cryptography
2 Citations (Scopus)
42 Downloads (Pure)

Air-curable, high-resolution patternable oxetane-based liquid crystalline photonic films via flexographic printing

Hoekstra, D. C., Nickmans, K., Lub, J., Debije, M. G. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 20 Feb 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 11, 7, p. 7423-7430 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Photonics
Printing
Crystalline materials
Liquid Crystals
Liquids

Prizes

Best Poster Award of the 8th Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics (SLCP 2019)

Wei Feng (Recipient), Mar 2019

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

Liquid Crystals
Photonics

Golden Medal Royal Dutch Chemical Society 2005

Albert Schenning (Recipient), 2005

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

Gold
Robotics
Polymers
Communication

Research areas

Health

Nina Romme - van Moll (Content manager), Davey C. Hoekstra (Content manager), Marjolijn Voragen (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Personal Comfort

Nina Romme - van Moll (Content manager), Davey C. Hoekstra (Content manager), Marjolijn Voragen (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Sustainable Energy

Nina Romme - van Moll (Content manager), Davey C. Hoekstra (Content manager), Marjolijn Voragen (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

1,4,7-triazacyclononane functionalized BTA: a supramolecular polymer for cooperative catalysis

Author: Robeerst, C., 26 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Mabesoone, M. (Supervisor 1), Su, L. (Supervisor 2), Meijer, B. (Supervisor 2), Palmans, A. (Supervisor 2) & Schenning, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A broadly applicable red dye doped Luminescent Solar Concentrator photo microreactor

Author: Dobbelaar, J., May 2017

Supervisor: Cambié, D. (Supervisor 1), Noël, T. (Supervisor 2), Hessel, V. (Supervisor 2) & Debije, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Assembly of supramolecules into well defined morphologies

Author: Jansma, S., 21 Dec 2016

Supervisor: Schenning, A. (Supervisor 1), Murphy, J. (Supervisor 2), Nickmans, K. (Supervisor 2), Broer, D. (Supervisor 2) & Sijbesma, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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