• 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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    Research Output

    Activated carbonates: Enabling the synthesis of differentiated polymers via solution carbonation

    Kamps, J. H., Groote, R., Baus, M., Vermeulen, H., Hoeks, T., van der Heijden, R., Sijbesma, R. P. & Heuts, J. P. A., 15 Jul 2020, In : European Polymer Journal. 135, 6 p., 109901.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Advanced Optical Materials for Sunlight Control in Greenhouses

    Timmermans, G. H., Hemming, S., Baeza, E., van Thoor, E. A. J., Schenning, A. P. H. J. & Debije, M. G., 10 Jul 2020, In : Advanced Optical Materials. 14 p., 2000738.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • Open Access
  • 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

  • Golden Medal Royal Dutch Chemical Society 2005

    Schenning, Albert P.H.J. (Recipient), 2005

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

  • Research areas

    Health

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

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    Personal Comfort

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

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    Sustainable Energy

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

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    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., 29 Nov 2017

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

    Student thesis: Master

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    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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