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Results: 1 - 20 of 181
Results: 1 - 20 of 181
  • Portrait of Bob van der Zwaan
    Investments in solar and wind power generation need to increase fast if goals of Paris Agreement are to be met
    16 Jul 2021
    To meet the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2 °C, society has to increase investments in low-carbon power generation, especially for solar and wind technologies. This follows from an multi-model scenario ...
  • Image of electrolyser
    Chemists at University of Amsterdam develop novel electrolyser for hydrogen production
    14 Jul 2021
    In a recent Nature Communications paper, a group of researchers led by Dr Ning Yan of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam showcases a practical membrane-free approach to ...
  • Portrait of Timothy Noël
    Timothy Noël receives KNCV Gold Medal 2021
    12 Jul 2021
    The KNCV Gold Medal 2021, the highest Dutch award for top chemical talent, has been awarded to Prof. Timothy Noël of Flow Chemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. ...
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    Three projects awarded in ARC CBBC program 'New Chemistry for a Sustainable Future'
    1 Jul 2021
    Professors Bas de Bruin, Joost Reek and Peter Bolhuis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have been granted their proposals in the new research program of ARC CBBC, the Dutch national chemistry ...
  • View of the lab
    Open Kitchen Labs: an accessible chemistry lab for startups
    16 Jun 2021
    The Amsterdam region has many initiatives to make the future waste-free and circular, from students with creative ideas to entrepreneurs with innovative plans. But anyone who wants to turn waste into a resource for ...
  • Slot with his paranimphs
    Thierry Slot obtains PhD with distinction 'cum laude'
    20 Apr 2021
    Last week, Dr Thierry Slot successfully defended his PhD thesis titled 'Understanding confinement effects and nanostructuring in heterogeneous catalysis', obtaining his doctorate with the distinction cum laude. He ...
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    Important step towards full circularity of SusPhos process
    2 Apr 2021
    Researchers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have taken an important step towards full circularity of phosphate recycling in the SusPhos process. In a project financed by a 'Gouden KIEM' grant from ...
  • Joint PhD project on steroid synthesis with the University of Perugia
    1 Apr 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Perugia (UniPG) have recently signed a 4-year agreement for a joined PhD project in the area of sustainable synthesis of steroids using novel chemo-enzymatic ...
  • Cover illustration
    Paper on monomers from carbon dioxide is cover feature of ChemSusChem
    25 Mar 2021
    Eric Schuler, a PhD candidate working with Prof. Gert-Jan M. Gruter and Dr Shiju Raveendran at the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, helps to develop a process to turn CO2 into ...
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    Hot Paper on 'alcohol aminase' enzymes is cover feature of Chemistry – A European Journal
    11 Mar 2021
    Research of the Biocatalysis research group led by HIMS associate professor Francesco Mutti features on the cover of Chemistry–A European Journal. The “Hot Paper” reports on the generation of oxidoreductases that ...
  • Heterogeneous reactions mixture
    Shedding light on photocatalysis using Bi2O3 semiconductor
    10 Feb 2021
    In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, Prof. Timothy Noël and co-workers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Chemistry (HIMS) present the true nature of the ...
  • Portrait of Timothy Noël
    Timothy Noël is awarded the 2020 IUPAC-ThalesNano prize for Flow Chemistry
    27 Jan 2021
    The 2020 IUPAC-ThalesNano prize for Flow Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Timothy Noël of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. The prize, consisting of an award of $ ...
  • Elizabeth von Hauff (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
    Elizabeth von Hauff named professor by special appointment of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Energy Conversion
    26 Jan 2021
    Dr Elizabeth von Hauff (1977) has been named professor by special appointment of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Energy Conversion at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was ...
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    UvA and AC2T research GmbH sign research collaboration on materials for clean energy
    18 Jan 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has signed a long-term collaboration with AC2T research GmbH, the Austrian Excellence Centre for Tribology. The collaboration in the area of new materials for clean energy will be ...
  • ACS Catalysis paper by Bas de Bruin is among the most cited of the previous decade
    5 Jan 2021
    In celebration of its 10th anniversary, ACS Catalysis has highlighted impactful papers from across the globe. A 2012 paper by Bas de Bruin features in the top five of most cited papers with corresponding authors ...
  • UvA and AMOLF researchers work together towards CO2 valorisation
    4 Dec 2020
    A collaboration between researchers of the Catalysis Engineering group of HIMS) and the Self-Organizing Matter group at AMOLF leads to the first catalytic application of nickel-based coral-like architectures for CO2 ...
  • Improving hydrogen storage with MXene materials
    27 Nov 2020
    Researchers from the Catalysis Engineering (CatEng) and Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (HCSC) groups at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), together with their international ...
  • UvA Chemists Design New Catalysts for Converting CO2 to Useful Chemicals
    2 Nov 2020
    A collaboration between the Catalysis Engineering and Heterogeneous Catalysis & Sustainable Chemistry groups at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences leads to new layered materials with advanced catalytic ...
  • Klaas Jan Schouten becomes member of ECCM
    30 Oct 2020
    Last month Klaas Jan Schouten became a member of the Electrochemical Conversion and Materials (ECCM) committee.
  • Chemistry researchers highlight the future of plastics with multi-partner BRECSIT project
    28 Oct 2020
    Biodegradable plastics have an important role to play in the greening of our society and in the transition to a circular economy, say Dr. Layla Filiciotto and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg from the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...