Undergraduate Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Master Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Graduate Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
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I obtained a degree in chemical engineering (1992) at the TU/e and continued with a PhD on the topic of supramolecular chemistry (1997) in the group of Prof. E.W. Meijer. After a Postdoc in the group of Prof. P. Smith at the ETH Zürich (Switzerland) and working at DSM Research (The Netherlands), I became assistant professor at the TU/e in Eindhoven in 2005 and associate professor in 2010. Since March 2019 I am full professor in Supramolecular Chemistry and Catalysis at the TU/e.
I am currently intrigued by the controlled folding of macromolecules with pendant recognition motifs into well-defined, compartmentalized particles, with which we aim to access enzyme mimics for catalysis in complex media and cascade reactions. In addition, the ability to control how small molecules interact and form defined, macromolecular complexes that exhibit a function (electronic or biological) is another challenge that we currently address.