Materials Science and Technology of Polymers

Overview of research in MTP  

Research in the group Materials Science and Technology of Polymers is focused on the molecular level understanding, manipulation and control of polymeric materials. Work is carried out in three clusters:

  • Materials chemistry of polymers with defined molecular and mesoscopic structures;
  • Morphology development and molecular order of polymers on the nanoscale and
  • Engineering and analysis of polymer surfaces and interfaces, nanotechnology, nanofabrication, and self-assembly.
  • Probing individual non-covalent interactions in supramolecular polymers by AFM;
  • Single molecules fluorescence studies of polymer segment dynamics in thin films;
  • Single molecule force spectroscopy and tunable complex stability in surface molecular recognition mediated by self-complementary quadruple hydrogen bonds.  
Collaborations in the Netherlands
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede
International collaborations
  • Münster University, Germany  
  • Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) A*STAR, Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Newcastle University, UK  
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich), Switzerland
  • Donghua University, China
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Collaborations with Companies
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Apollo