Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials & Devices

  • Het Kranenveld 14, Helix (STO 0.33)

    5612 AE Eindhoven

    Nederland

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

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 

Over de organisatie

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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Onderzoeksoutput 1992 2019

1 Citaat (Scopus)

3D helix engineering in chiral photonic materials

Kragt, A. J. J., Hoekstra, D. C., Stallinga, S., Broer, D. J. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 1 jan 2019, In : Advanced Materials. 1903120

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Photonics
Light polarization
Nematic liquid crystals
Polymer films
Cryptography
1 Citaat (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, blz. 7423-7430 8 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Photonics
Printing
Crystalline materials
Liquid Crystals
Liquids
11 Citaties (Scopus)

An artificial nocturnal flower via humidity-gated photoactuation in liquid crystal networks

Wani, O. M., Verpaalen, R., Zeng, H., Priimagi, A. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 11 jan 2019, In : Advanced Materials. 31, 2, 6 blz., 1805985

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Liquid Crystals
Liquid crystals
Atmospheric humidity
Actuators
Geometry

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

Danqing Liu (Ontvanger), 2016

Prijs: NWOVeniWetenschappelijk

Robotics
Polymers
Communication

Pers/media

Smart Materials in de praktijk

Michael Debije

8/08/19

1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: PR activiteiten

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #854 21 June 2019 (Space Life Science Research Results)

Guofu Zhou

21/06/19

1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Cinnamon Vape Flavor Most Damaging to Human Stem Cell-derived Endothelial Cells

Guofu Zhou

30/05/19

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)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

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., mei 2017

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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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