Nationality: Dutch   
Undergraduate Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Master Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Graduate Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Email: t.f.e.paffen@tue.nl        
Phone: +31 40 247 2187
Office: HEO 4.43

I started my PhD project in 2012 working on trying to create more complex multi-component supramolecular systems, hoping to mimic systems-type functions such as regulation, autocatalysis or signal transduction. Currently I’m working on improving supramolecular buffering by using different molecular topologies. Furthermore I’m studying the folding of single chain polymeric nanoparticles and I’m trying to obtain cooperative folding to more closely mimic enzyme folding. In my spare time I enjoy playing the piano, playing computer games, and gardening.