Organisatieprofiel

Over de organisatie

From the start in 1991, the research of the group has been focused on the design, synthesis,
characterization and possible applications of new functional molecular architectures, such as
dendrimers, semi‐conducting oligomers/polymers and several supramolecular units, with chirality as a muse. In more recent years, the group moved its focus to synthesize and study complex molecular systems. This new research theme is a logical next step in the self‐assembly towards molecular architectures using multiple components to reach novel functionalities. As a result, the research over the last seven years addresses more directly the challenging question “How far can we push chemical self‐assembly?” Several independent research lines have been initiated, ranging from detailed mechanistic investigations in the self‐assembly processes of different molecular structures (e.g., the formation of ordered arrays, both under thermodynamic control as by using kinetic experiments) to the design, non‐covalent synthesis and use of artificial mimics of enzymes and extracellular matrices. Recently a renewed interest in functional supramolecular materials for electronics and robotics makes use of our knowledge to design and synthesize molecular units that self‐assemble in a controlled way to ordered materials at the mesoscale. The research of the group aims at closing the gap between organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and chemical biology by making use of well‐controlled supramolecular chemistry protocols. By introducing the concept of multi‐step non‐covalent synthesis of molecular systems from well‐defined small and large molecules, it aims at synthesizing and studying artificial systems that are not known in the laboratories today and where the position of all molecules in the system are controlled with respect to time and space. Moreover, external stimuli addressing these properties to arrive at dynamic functions are investigated both experimentally and theoretically.

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Liquid Crystals Chemische stoffen
Polymers Chemische stoffen
Liquid crystals Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
liquid crystals Fysica en Astronomie
Solar concentrators Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Liquid crystal polymers Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
concentrators Fysica en Astronomie
Coatings Chemische stoffen

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Onderzoeksoutput 1995 2020

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A soft transporter robot fueled by light

Da Cunha, M. P., Ambergen, S., Debije, M. G., Homburg, F. G. A. E., den Toonder, J. M. J. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 2020, In : Advanced Science. 7 blz., 1902842.

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transporter
robots
locomotion
Locomotion
Robots

A study of rheological limitations in rotary jet spinning of polymer nanofibers through modeling and experimentation

Rogalski, J. J., Botto, L., Bastiaansen, C. W. M. & Peijs, T., 1 jan 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 48963.

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Nanofibers
Polymer melts
Polymers
Polymer solutions
Fibers
4 Citaties (Scopus)
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Combined light and electric response of topographic liquid crystal network surfaces

Feng, W., Broer, D. J. & Liu, D., 10 jan 2020, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 30, 2, 7 blz., 1901681.

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Liquid Crystals
Liquid crystals
liquid crystals
elimination
actuators

Prijzen

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

Wei Feng (Ontvanger), mrt 2019

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Liquid Crystals
Photonics

Golden Medal of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (1993)

Albert Schenning (Ontvanger), 2005

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Gold

NWO Veni Award : Communicating polymers towards haptics and soft robotics

D. Liu (Ontvanger), 2016

Prijs: NWOVeniWetenschappelijk

Robotics
Polymers
Communication

Pers/media

All these robots need is light

Jaap M.J. den Toonder & Marina Pilz Da Cunha

25/01/20

1 item van Media-aandacht

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Eindhoven University of Technology: Walking Plastic Delivers Packages

Jaap M.J. den Toonder & Marina Pilz Da Cunha

24/01/20

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Plastic mini-robot 'walks' under the influence of light

Jaap M.J. den Toonder & Marina Pilz Da Cunha

24/01/20

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Impacts

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)

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Scripties/masterproeven

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

Auteur: Robeerst, C., 26 jun 2019

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

A broadly applicable red dye doped Luminescent Solar Concentrator photo microreactor

Auteur: Dobbelaar, J., 29 nov 2017

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Assembly of supramolecules into well defined morphologies

Auteur: Jansma, S., 21 dec 2016

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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