Als u wijzigingen in Pure hebt gemaakt, zullen deze hier binnenkort zichtbaar zijn.

Persoonlijk profiel


"My ultimate aim is the development of efficient and sustainable strategies for the synthesis of increasingly complex functional polymeric materials and to train the best possible polymer chemists."

Research profile

Hans Heuts is Assistant Professor at the Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry research group of Eindhoven University of Technology (department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry). He has over 25 years of experience in research and development in the polymer field, ranging from fundamental studies of polymerization mechanisms to polymer material science and process development.  His research interests include conventional and controlled radical polymerization in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems; controlled polymer synthesis in general; dynamic polymer networks; materials for 3D-printing; polymer mechanochemistry; and polymer reaction engineering.

Within the Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry research group he currently leads the research efforts in dynamic polymer networks and their use in a range of large-scale applications.  Dynamic polymer networks combine the benefits of greater thermal and dimensional stability of traditional polymer networks with the better (re)processability of thermoplastics.  This opens up applications such as self-healing materials, materials with a better adhesion and improves the recyclability of the materials.  In close collaboration with other academic and industrial partners the group is currently exploring the benefits of these advanced materials in 3D-printing.

Other active research activities lie in the field of emulsion polymerization with a focus on the synthesis of functional polymer colloids and the development of sustainable polymerization processes.

Academic background

Hans Heuts studied chemical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and graduated cum laude in 1992.  He obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney (USyd) in 1997 under supervision of Bob Gilbert (USyd) and Leo Radom (Australian National University).  From 1997 to 1999, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on the controlled polymerization of acrylic monomers.  After working as a process development engineer with GE Plastics (1999-2000), he returned to UNSW as a senior lecturer in the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design.  In 2003, he moved to the University of Murcia in Spain, as a Ramón y Cajál fellow. In November 2005, he moved to TU/e and first joined the Polymer Chemistry research group; mid 2014 he moved to the Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry group.

Affiliated with

    • Eindhoven Polymer Laboratories

    • Brigthlands Materials Center

    • PTN - Onderzoeksschool Polymeren

    Partners in (semi-)industry

    • BMC

    • SABIC

    • DSM

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar J.P.A. (Hans) Heuts actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze persoon. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

  • 3 Vergelijkbare profielen
Emulsion polymerization Chemische stoffen
Polymers Chemische stoffen
Latex Chemische stoffen
Polymerization Medicijnen en Levenswetenschappen
Latexes Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Methacrylates Chemische stoffen
Emulsions Medicijnen en Levenswetenschappen
Block copolymers Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

Netwerk Recente externe samenwerking op landenniveau. Duik in de details door op de stippen te klikken.

Onderzoeksoutput 1994 2020

22 Citaties (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Poly(butylene terephthalate)/glycerol-based vitrimers via solid-state polymerization

Zhou, Y., Goossens, J. P. G., Sijbesma, R. P. & Heuts, J. P. A., 25 aug 2017, In : Macromolecules. 50, 17, blz. 6742-6751 10 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Differential scanning calorimetry
Mechanical properties
Compression molding
57 Citaties (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Catalytic chain transfer and its derived macromonomers

Heuts, J. P. A. & Smeets, N. M. B., 2011, In : Polymer Chemistry. 2, 11, blz. 2407-2423

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Free radical polymerization
Functional polymers
Anionic polymerization
Emulsion polymerization
71 Citaties (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Preparation of hairy particles and antifouling films using brush-type amphiphilic block copolymer surfactants in emulsion polymerization

Munoz Bonilla, S., Herk, van, A. M. & Heuts, J. P. A., 2010, In : Macromolecules. 43, 6, blz. 2721-2731

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Emulsion polymerization
Surface-Active Agents
Block copolymers
Surface active agents
5 Downloads (Pure)

Fractography of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel networks crosslinked with mechanofluorophores using confocal laser scanning microscopy

Stratigaki, M., Baumann, C., van Breemen, L., Heuts, H., Sijbesma, R. & Göstl, R., 14 jan 2020, In : Polymer Chemistry. 11, 2, blz. 358-366 9 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Covalent bonds
Confocal Microscopy
1 Citaat (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Microphase separation: enabling isosorbide-based polycarbonates with improved property profile

Kamps, J. H., Ramakrishnan, V., Hoeks, T., Jansen, B. J. P., Sijbesma, R. P. & Heuts, J. P. A., 14 mei 2019, In : Macromolecules. 52, 9, blz. 3187-3198 12 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Microphase separation


Aspects of catalyst deactivation in catalytic chain transfer emulsion polymerization

Auteur: Meda, U., 1 apr 2010

Begeleider: Smeets, N. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Meuldijk, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Heuts, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Chemical and catalytic control over the in situ netwok formation kinetics in PBT vitrimers

Auteur: van den Bergen, S., 28 feb 2018

Begeleider: Heuts, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Zhou, Y. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Sijbesma, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & de Carvalho Esteves, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Controlled and selective hydrolysis of (co)poly(2-oxazoline)s

Auteur: van Kuringen, H., 31 aug 2011

Begeleider: Heuts, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Hoogenboom, R. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Effects of different catalytic chain transfer agents in batch and continuous ab initio emulsion polymerization

Auteur: Jansen, T., 30 sep 2009

Begeleider: Smeets, N. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Meuldijk, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Heuts, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Evaluation of ethylbenzene-styrene separation using extractive distillation with sulfolane: determination of vapor liquid equilibria and process concept analysis

Auteur: Maassen, J., 30 jun 2010

Begeleider: Jongmans, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Schuur, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2), de Haan, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Heuts, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master