What's Physical Chemistry about?
Graduates from this specialisation are qualified to carry out research in physicochemical sciences at both universities and institutes. They are also eligible for R&D positions in institutes and companies involved in environmental technology, (bio)nanotechnology, agro-food, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Detailed information on the courses you can take in this specialisation is available in the study handbook of Wageningen University.
Thesis Research groups
The groups below offer thesis projects in the Physical Chemistry specialisation.
- Laboratory of Organic Chemistry
- Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science
- Laboratory of Biophysics
- Laboratory of Bionanotechnology
- Biobased Commodity Chemistry
Examples of thesis topics
Below you can find examples of thesis topics that you could work on with the Physical Chemistry specialisation.
- Banana-shaped liquid crystals
- Reversible coordination polymers
- Study of π-π, cation-π and hydrogen bonding interactions in liquid crystalline materials and weakly bound organic metal complexes
- Polymeric micelles at interfaces
- Polymeric janus micelles
- Self-Organized Nanostructures of Amphiphilic Copolymers
- Bridging interaction in coatings lattices
- How strong is a polyelectrolyte complex?
- In vivo NMR and MRI on intact biological systems
- Automated and hyphenated analysis using high-resolution NMR
- Solid-state NMR, PFG-NMR and MRI on food and soil systems