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Ghislaine Vantomme is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at TU Eindhoven. She studied chemistry at l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) from 2006 to 2010. After a stay in the laboratory of Prof. Koji Nakanishi and Prof. Nina Berova at Columbia University (New York), she received a M.Sc. from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris). In 2014, she defended a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn at the Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie SupramoléculairesUniversité de Strasbourg on dynamic covalent chemistry. Switching to materials chemistry, she joined TU Eindhoven as a postdoctoral fellow to work with Prof. Bert Meijer and developed photo-actuators based on liquid crystals networks in collaboration with Prof. Dirk Broer. In 2019, she was appointed assistant professor at TU Eindhoven. Her research interests include the understanding of the fundamentals of supramolecular chemistry and their translation into adaptive materials. 

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Research Output 2017 2020

  • 373 Citations
  • 13 Article
  • 1 Short survey
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Epitaxial growth of light-responsive azobenzene molecular crystal actuators on oriented polyethylene films

Varghese, S., Fredrich, S., Vantomme, G., Prabhu, S. R., Teyssandier, J., de Feyter, S., Severn, J., Bastiaansen, C. W. M. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 8, 2, p. 694-699 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Molecular crystals
Epitaxial growth
8 Citations (Scopus)

A fully bio-based polyimine vitrimer derived from fructose

Dhers, S., Vantomme, G. & Avérous, L., 7 Apr 2019, In : Green Chemistry. 21, 7, p. 1596-1601 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Stress relaxation
15 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

The construction of supramolecular systems

Vantomme, G. & Meijer, E. W., 29 Mar 2019, In : Science. 363, 6434, p. 1396-1397 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveyAcademicpeer-review

Automatic Data Processing
3 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of dendritic pendants on the folding of amphiphilic copolymers via supramolecular interactions

ter Huurne, G. M., Vantomme, G., van den Bersselaar, B. W. L., Thota, B. N. S., Voets, I. K., Palmans, A. R. A. & Meijer, E. W., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 57, 3, p. 411-421 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Circular dichroism spectroscopy
X ray scattering


NWO Veni Award : Self-oscillating surfaces

G.M.E. Vantomme (Recipient), 2017

Prize: NWOVeniScientific



Advances in Molecular Chemistry

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Student theses

Light-induced motion of self-assembled block copolymers with well-defined morphologies

Author: Thys, M., 29 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Vantomme, G. (Supervisor 1), Meijer, E. (Supervisor 2) & Palmans, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Photo-control over the chiroptical properties of a novel fluorene-based copolymer in solution and thin-film

Author: Curvers, R., 29 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Kulkarni, C. (Supervisor 1), Vantomme, G. (Supervisor 2), Meskers, S. (Supervisor 2) & Meijer, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Polymorphism in supramolecular polymerization: a study of structural variations in linear benzene-dicarboxamide monomers

Author: Diphoorn, B., 27 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Vantomme, G. (Supervisor 1), Meijer, B. (Supervisor 2), Palmans, A. (Supervisor 2), Abdelmohsen, L. (Supervisor 2) & van Genderen, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Structural insight into the self-assembly of block molecules: towards supramolecular layered materials

Author: van der Tol, J., 24 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Vantomme, G. (Supervisor 1), Lamers, B. (Supervisor 2), Meijer, B. (Supervisor 2), Palmans, A. (Supervisor 2) & Sijbesma, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Supramolecular polymerization of pyrene derivatives

Author: Paredis, S., 29 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Vantomme, G. (Supervisor 1), de Windt, L. (Supervisor 2) & Meijer, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master