The Laboratory of Organic Chemistry welcomes Maarten Smulders as a new assistant professor.
Maarten Smulders was born in 1981 in Liempde, the Netherlands. He received his MSc degree cum laude in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry in 2005 from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. From the same University he received in 2009 his PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. Bert Meijer for research on supramolecular polymers and chiral amplification phenomena.
In 2010 he joined the group of Dr. Jonathan Nitschke at the University of Cambridge (UK) as a NWO Rubicon postdoctoral fellow, working on self-assembled metal-organic cages. In October 2012 he started as a NWO Veni fellow in affiliation with Prof. Jeroen Cornelissen, at the University of Twente, on responsive self-assembled materials.
As of October 1st 2013 Maarten will start as a assistant professor in the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, headed by prof. dr. Han Zuilhof. Maarten's research group will focus on the interface of material chemistry, polymer chemistry, (metal-)organic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry, and aims to develop adaptive, responsive polymer-based soft materials.