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Organic synthesis is a science but often an art.

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Well experienced (organic) chemist working more than 38 years in research and education in academic and industrial environment on various topics.  Capable and experienced to work as a chemist in multidisciplinary teams; knowledgeable of applications in the area of healthcare, lighting and electronic devices. Internationally recognized researcher in the field of liquid crystal technology. 

Academic background

Johan Lub did his master degree in organic chemistry and biochemistry in 1980 at the University of Amsterdam and earned his PhD about "Reactions of α-chloro-nitrosocompounds with organometallic reagents" in 1985 with Prof. Th.J. de Boer. From 1985 till 2017 he worked at Philips research in several research functions. His major achievement at Philips was the formation of a library of liquid crystalline materials by means of organic synthesis. From 2010 these materials also had a major impact on the research of the SFD group at the Eindhoven University of Technology headed by Prof. D. Broer and Prof. A. Schenning. He joined the SFD group in 2011 as an Industrial Fellow and after his leave from Philips in 2017 as Researcher, with a focus on the chemistry and properties of these liquid crystalline materials and of luminescent molecules.

Education/Academic qualification

Organic chemistry, Doctor, University of Amsterdam

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Dimethylpolysiloxanes Chemical Compounds
membranes Physics & Astronomy
Thin films Chemical Compounds
Photopolymerization Chemical Compounds
monomers Physics & Astronomy
thin films Physics & Astronomy
Polymer films Chemical Compounds
stimuli Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 1980 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Open Access
Crystalline materials
Liquid Crystals

On the photo-oxidation of perylene bisimide dyes in alcoholic solutions

Lub, J., van Hal, P. A., Smits, R., Malassenet, L., Pikkemaat, J. & Hikmet, R. A. M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Luminescence. 207, p. 585-588 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Light emitting diodes
Coloring Agents
light emitting diodes
3 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis of yellow fluorescent dyes derived from benzoxanthene that can be used in colour converters for remote phosphor LED systems

Lub, J., Hamon, S. L. J., van Hal, P. A., Visser, T. J., Jansen, J. M. & Hikmet, R. A. M., 1 Feb 2018, In : Dyes and Pigments. 149, p. 662-668 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Fluorescent Dyes
Light emitting diodes
Coloring Agents
10 Citations (Scopus)

DOTA-tetrazine probes with modified linkers for tumor pretargeting

Läppchen, T., Rossin, R., van Mourik, T. R., Gruntz, G., Hoeben, F. J. M., Versteegen, R. M., Janssen, H. M., Lub, J. & Robillard, M. S., 1 Dec 2017, In : Nuclear Medicine and Biology. 55, p. 19-26 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Reactive oligo(dimethylsiloxane) mesogens and their nanostructured thin films

Nickmans, K., Leclère, P. E. L. G., Lub, J., Broer, D. J. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 2017, In : Soft Matter. 13, 24, p. 4357-4362 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Thin films
thin films
Polymer films