• 1921 Citations
19952019
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“I find it particularly inspiring that the materials we study have the potential to meet the future needs of our society in terms of properties, processing, and carbon footprint.”

Research profile

Having started his career as a synthetic organic chemist, Rolf van Benthem has develop into a materials chemist specializing in polymers, resins, coatings and active surfaces. He is active in the development of new polymers and new levels of control in polymers and polymer materials (such as synthesis, processing, self-assembly, crystallization and cross-linking).  Van Benthem is also involved, both at DSM and at TU/e, in finding new functions for thin films and materials (including self-healing and surface-replenishing materials), and is working at TU/e on sol-gel particle generation control, drying effects resulting in surface structuring and functionalization, and environmentally friendly biobased polymer materials for coatings.

Academic background

Rolf van Benthem studied Chemistry at Leiden University, specializing in Organic Chemistry and Biocatalysis and graduating cum laude in 1990 (Prof.Van der Gen, Dr Hans Brussee). Subsequently he obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 1995 under supervision of professors Nico Speckamp and Henk Hiemstra, with his thesis on homogeneous oxidative catalysis for the synthesis of vicinal aminoalcohols and diamines. He then started his research into highly branched polymers  and other coating related subjects with DSM Research in Geleen (the Netherlands), where he currently is Corporate Science Fellow for Macromolecular Sciences. Since 2002 he is part-time professor of Coatings Technology at TU Eindhoven (TU/e), now at the Physical Chemistry group of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. 

Affiliated with

  • DPI
  • TKI Chemistry, Programmaraad Chemistry of Advanced Materials

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • DSM
  • VVVF

External positions

DSM Materials Science Centre, DSM

1 May 1995 → …

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Research Output 1995 2019

510 Citations (Scopus)

Superhydrophobic Films from Raspberry-like Particles

Ming, W., Wu, D., Benthem, van, R. A. T. M. & With, de, G., 2005, In : Nano Letters. 5, 11, p. 2298-2301

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Water
Polydimethylsiloxane
Polymer matrix
Silicon Dioxide
leaves
69 Citations (Scopus)

Self-Replenishing Surfaces

Dikic, T., Ming, W., Benthem, van, R. A. T. M., Carvalho Esteves, de, A. C. & With, de, G., 2012, In : Advanced Materials. 24, 27, p. 3701-3704 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Functional materials
Surface chemistry
Service life
Functional groups
Polymers

Curing and percolation for carbon black-epoxy-amine nanocomposites

Wu, T. H., Foyet, A., Kodentsov, A., van der Ven, L. G. J., van Benthem, R. A. T. M. & de With, G., 8 Sep 2019, In : Composites Science and Technology. 181, 8 p., 107672

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Soot
Carbon black
Amines
Curing
Nanocomposites
3 Citations (Scopus)

Design of dual hydrophobic–hydrophilic polymer networks for highly lubricious polyether-urethane coatings

Albers, P. T. M., Govers, S. P. W., Laven, J., van der Ven, L. G. J., van Benthem, R. A. T. M., de With, G. & Esteves, A. C. C., 1 Feb 2019, In : European Polymer Journal. 111, p. 82-94

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
urethanes
Polyethers
Polymers
coatings
Coatings

Design and network characterization of low friction hydrophilic polyether-urethane coatings

Albers, P. T. M., 20 Jun 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 259 p.

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

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Courses

Coatings science and technology

1/09/14 → …

Course

Student theses

Degradation and stabilization of unsaturated polyester resins

Author: Hutten, J., 30 Sep 2010

Supervisor: Gijsman, P. (Supervisor 1), Evers, L. (External coach), Koning, C. (Supervisor 2) & van Benthem, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Surface modification for self-healing adhesion

Author: Kops, R., 31 Jan 2011

Supervisor: de With, G. (Supervisor 1), van Benthem, R. (Supervisor 2), van der Ven, L. (Supervisor 2) & Kranenburg, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master