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Research profile

Rint Sijbesma’s research uses supramolecular and dynamic covalent chemistry to develop the next generation of ‘’smart’’ polymers.  The development of dynamic and stimuli-responsive materials is one of the central themes in his group. In many projects, the stimulus is mechanical in nature. Self-assembling hydrogels which mimic the mechanical properties of natural fibrous tissues are a highlight in this program. In related research, polymers are studied that respond to a mechanical stimulus by emitting light – thus giving rise to an ultrasensitive tool to report damage at the molecular level. Moreover stress-sensitive catalysts are developed for self-healing materials.

Dynamics and responsiveness also play a main role in a program that uses dynamic covalent chemistry to create adaptive materials such as vitrimers. These materials find application in 3D printing, in coatings and as engineering materials.

Another theme in Sijbesma’s research is the use of self-assembly to create nanostructured polymeric materials. The focus is on the use of columnar liquid crystals to form polymeric films with a high density of monodisperse, nanometer sized pores. In a related activity, columnar liquid crystals are used to develop a new generation of organic ferroelectric materials.

Academic background

Rint Sijbesma studied chemistry at Utrecht University where he graduated cum laude in 1987. In 1992 he obtained his PhD at the University of Nijmegen for research into synthetic receptor molecules under the supervision of Prof. Roeland Nolte. The following year he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Fred Wudl at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) on the organic chemistry of C60 (buckminsterfullerene). In 1993, Sijbesma joined the group of Prof. E.W. (Bert) Meijer at Eindhoven University of Technology, where he started his work on supramolecular polymers as assistant professor. In 2002, he became associate professor and with a 'Pionier' grant from NWO set up a research line in the area of 'Functional Self-Assembled Polymers'. In 2006 Rint Sijbesma was appointed full professor. 

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Polymers Chemische stoffen
Hydrogels Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Liquid Crystals Chemische stoffen
Hydrogel Chemische stoffen
Polymerization Chemische stoffen
Chemical activation Chemische stoffen
Catalysts Chemische stoffen
Ferroelectric materials Chemische stoffen

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Onderzoeksoutput 1986 2020

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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.

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Fractography
Hydrogels
Covalent bonds
Hydrogel
Confocal Microscopy
9 Citaties (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Carbon nanotube reinforced supramolecular hydrogels for bioapplications

Mihajlovic, M., Mihajlovic, M., Dankers, P. Y. W., Masereeuw, R. & Sijbesma, R. P., 1 jan 2019, In : Macromolecular Bioscience. 19, 12 blz., 1800173.

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Carbon Nanotubes
Hydrogels
Nanocomposites
Carbon nanotubes
Hydrogel
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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.

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polycarbonate
Isosorbide
Microphase separation
Polycarbonates
Carbonates
4 Citaties (Scopus)
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Mimicking active biopolymer networks with a synthetic hydrogel

Fernández-Castano Romera, M., Göstl, R., Shaikh, H., ter Huurne, G., Schill, J., Voets, I. K., Storm, C. & Sijbesma, R. P., 6 feb 2019, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141, 5, blz. 1989-1997 9 blz.

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Biopolymers
Hydrogel
Hydrogels
Collagen
Residual stresses
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Suppressing depolarization by tail substitution in an organic supramolecular ferroelectric

Urbanaviciute, I., Bhattacharjee, S., Biler, M., Lugger, J. A. M., Cornelissen, T. D., Norman, P., Linares, M., Sijbesma, R. P. & Kemerink, M., 23 jan 2019, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 21, 4, blz. 2069-2079 11 blz.

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Depolarization
operating temperature
depolarization
Ferroelectric materials
Liquid Crystals

Prijzen

Research Center for Functional Molecular Systems

E.W. Meijer (Ontvanger), J.C.M. van Hest (Ontvanger), L. Brunsveld (Ontvanger), R.A.J. Janssen (Ontvanger) & R.P. Sijbesma (Ontvanger), 2013

Prijs: NWOZwaartekrachtWetenschappelijk

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OGO Moleculen en materialen

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Organische chemie

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Physical organic chemistry

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Researchers develop 3-D printing substrate with dynamic bonds for adjustable properties

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Plastics with dynamic bonds expand 3D-printing envelope

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Velcro spaghetti: advanced 3D printing

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New Muscle-Like Hydrogel Strengthens Itself When Mechanically Stressed

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Scriptie

(Photoactive) metathesis polymers

Auteur: Maas, J., 31 aug 1996

Begeleider: Meijer, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Sijbesma, R. (Begeleider)

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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Behaviour and morphology of self-assemblies of pH-responsive polyurethane ionomers

Auteur: Song, S., 29 nov 2017

Begeleider: Voets, I. K. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Sahebali, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Tuinier, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Sijbesma, R. P. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Catalytic nanoporous membranes: the synthesis of a T-shaped mesogen based on a Zn-Salphen complex

Auteur: Lugger, J., 30 nov 2013

Begeleider: Schwartz, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Sijbesma, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Schenning, A. (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

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