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Sustainable Chemistry

UvA Research Priority Area
New conversions need new chemistry
Learn why chemistry is key in the sustainable energy transition
Research questions
How can we meet the sustainability challenges posed to chemistry?
Our team has a wide range of expertise in sustainable chemistry solutions
Research Priority Area
Sustainable Chemistry is an UvA Research Priority Area, representing the very best the university has to offer


Special guest lecture with David Behar
On Tuesday 18 June Dr. David Behar, who heads the Mundi Lab at the Technion in Haifa will give a lecture about sustainable construction materials that will be of interest both for people who work on real-life aspects of sustainability and for people interested in the connection between science and art.
Our Sustainable Chemistry researchers are continuously exploring partnerships with industry to identify relevant research questions and explore possibilities for the valorisation of innovative ideas
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18 September 2019
Dr Klaas Jan Schouten has been appointed Research Assistant Professor in Electrocatalysis and Applied Electrochemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. The position ...
16 August 2019
By means of structural-guided protein engineering, researchers from the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular (HIMS) have created a new family of amine dehydrogenase ...
16 July 2019
By applying the concept of supramolecular organization of organic molecules to an iridium-based catalyst, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have been ...