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  • 23 Jan 2019
    Successful International Winter School MolSim-2019

    More than 70 PhD researchers from all over the world participated in 2019 edition of the 2-week winter school 'Understanding Molecular Simulations' (MolSim). Scientists from the Computational Chemistry group of HIMS ...

  • 10 Jan 2019
    FameLab: Pitch your research!

    Are you a PhD student or postdoc, between 21 - 40 years old, and would you like to learn how to explain your research to a general public ... in just three minutes? Join FameLab!

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Best Poster award for Ilse Denekamp at national chemistry conference

    PhD student Ilse Denekamp of the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry research group has won the Best Poster Award by public vote at the Dutch national chemistry conference CHAINS 2018 earlier this month.

  • 4 Dec 2018
    Cum Laude for chemistry PhD graduate Gaston Richelle

    On Friday 30 November 2018 Gaston Richelle of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'Multicyclic peptides manufactured via ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Dick Stufkens Prijs 2018 awarded to chemical physicist Stefan Vuckovic

    The Dick Stufkens Prize 2018 for the best PhD thesis of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry will be awarded to Dr Stefan Vuckovic.The School honours with this prize innovative PhD-research in chemistry.

  • 12 Jun 2018
    Journal of Chromatography A Young Scientist Award for Bob Pirok

    Bob Pirok, PhD student at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has won the Journal of Chromatography A Young Scientist Award. It was presented to him at the 42nd International Symposium on Capillary ...

  • 26 May 2018
    Amsterdam students to explore quantum-optical chemical catalysis

    As part of the Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition 2018, three Amsterdam students plan to apply quantum optical concepts to chemical catalysis and in doing so open up a new route for sustainable chemical ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    Amsterdam chemistry students excel at national student symposium

    The 'Young KNCV' poster competition at the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium', held 8 March at Utrecht University, was dominated by students from the joint Master's programme of the two Amsterdam universities ...

  • 20 Feb 2018
    Results 2017 PhD survey now available

    The majority of PhD candidates at the UvA are satisfied with the supervision they receive. There is still room for improvement, for example with respect to career orientation and the mental well-being of PhD ...

  • 15 Oct 2017
    Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry honours innovative PhD-research

    To honour innovative PhD research the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry awards yearly the Dick Stufkens Prize. Edition 2017 is awarded to Sven Askes of Leiden University. Askes describes a clever ...

  • 27 Jun 2017
    Bob Pirok wins Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award 2017

    At the HPLC2017 international symposium on high performance liquid-phase separations, held 18-22 June in Prague, PhD researcher Bob Pirok of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has won the Csaba Horváth ...

  • 13 Jun 2017
    Sustainable Chemistry students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

    Students at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have tripled the specific capacitance of nitrogen-doped carbons: new materials with potential applications in fast energy storage ...

  • 29 May 2017
    Young Scientist Challenge prize for iCARe project led by Fleur Van Beek

    At the Forum for Analytical Science and Technology (FAST) held 16-17 May in Veldhoven, the iCARE project led by PhD student Fleur van Beek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) was awarded 5600 ...

  • 11 May 2017
    Chemistry PhD student Joen Hermans graduates cum laude

    On Tuesday 9 May 2017 Joen Hermans of the research group Computational Polymer Chemistry and Science for Arts successfully defended his thesis ‘Metal Soaps in Oil Paint – Structure, Mechanisms and Dynamics’. Because ...

  • 26 Apr 2017
    Metal soaps critical in speed of deterioration of oil paintings

    When you stand in front of an oil painting in a museum, you may imagine that the work is a permanent, immutable object. However, nothing could be further from the truth: oil paintings are subject to slow changes ...

  • 24 Apr 2017
    Gaston Richelle wins a SciFinder Future Leaders Award

    PhD student Gaston Richelle of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been selected by the American Chemical Society as one of the SciFinder Future Leaders of 2017.

  • 17 Apr 2017
    Smart materials design leads to new dual-mode humidity sensing

    Dr Stefania Tanase Grecea and co-researchers at the University of Amsterdam’s Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have demonstrated the first dual-mode humidity sensing material. Based on a lanthanide-based ...

  • 31 Mar 2017
    UvA chemists presented their research to business companies

    During the Amsterdam edition of the ‘Innovation Tour’ on 23 March Veni fellow Ties Korstanje and PhD student Henrik Cornelisson van de Ven presented their research to chemistry oriented entrepreneurs.

  • 13 Mar 2017
    Colet te Grotenhuis runner up in best lecture competition

    At the Dutch national catalysis conference NCCC held 6-8 March in Noordwijkerhout, PhD student Colet te Grotenhuis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences finished second in the best lecture competition ...

  • 9 Mar 2017
    Amsterdam under the microscope during UvA Summer School

    Many of this year’s Summer School programmes offer students a unique chance to get to know Amsterdam from an academic perspective. These high-quality summer programmes allow international and local students to ...

  • 6 Mar 2017
    Tom Keijer wins poster competition at national student symposium

    At the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium' held 2 March at Utrecht University, UvA master student Tom Keijer has won the first prize in the 'Young KNCV' poster competition. With his poster Keijer presented ...

  • 28 Feb 2017
    Repeated ‘Top Programme’ honour for Logic and System and Network Engineering

    The Faculty of Science Master’s programmes Logic and System and Network Engineering (SNE) have been designated as ‘Top Programme’ by the Universities Study Guide 2017.

  • 21 Feb 2017
    Magnetic lattices bring atoms closer together

    Quantum simulations are useful for everyone. This is the message Arthur La Rooij wants to convey in his PhD thesis, which he will defend on Friday 24 February at the University of Amsterdam.

  • 31 Jan 2017
    Erratic pattern of bursts of neutron star Rapid Burster explained

    A team of Dutch and English astronomers, including Jakob van den Eijnden of the University of Amsterdam, has discovered why the neutron star Rapid Burster exhibits such irregular bursts. The gas the neutron star ...

  • 9 Jan 2017
    Learn to build your high-tech company

    In February 2017 UvA startup incubator ACE Venture Lab organizes a five day intensive training program for students, researchers and industry specialists who want to turn their science or high-tech idea into a ...

  • 13 Dec 2016
    Fleur van Beek wins poster prize at national chemistry conference

    PhD Student Fleur van Beek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) was awarded the COAST prize for best analytical chemistry poster during the annual Dutch chemistry conference CHAINS 2016 held ...

  • 5 Dec 2016
    Digital Preservation Award for ‘Digital city revives’

    The project ‘The Digital City revives, a case study in web-archeology’ won one of the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards. The prizes were announced on Wednesday 30 November 2016 in London. Project partners of ...

  • 22 Nov 2016
    Three winners in ACE Venture Lab bootcamp Sustainable Chemistry

    The ACE Venture Lab bootcamp which was organised last week on the initiative of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry held a pleasant surprise. Not just one but three of the ...

  • 11 Nov 2016
    UvA researcher Tomas Stolker aims telescope on protoplanetary disk

    A team of astronomers led by Tomas Stolker at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy have published fascinating new observations of a protoplanetary disk.

  • 1 Nov 2016
    Master’s student Yfke Dulek awarded Scriptieprijs KHMW

    Yfke Dulek, Master’s student Logic, has been awarded a Ngi-NGN Informatie Scriptieprijs voor Informatica en Informatiekunde. The prize of 5000 euro is awarded by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der ...

  • 21 Oct 2016
    PhD student researches antibiotic resistance development

    De novo development of antibiotic resistance in patients forms a serious threat to our health. PhD student Yanfang Feng of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences studied this phenomenon together with the ...

  • 13 Oct 2016
    Bert Wouters wins Solvay Award

    Postdoc researcher Dr Bert Wouters of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is awarded the 'Solvay Award' for his groundbreaking PhD research on the development of a microfluidic chip for spatial ...

  • 6 Oct 2016
    Research priority area Sustainable Chemistry boosts postdocs’ careers

    Dr Zhiyong Guo, Dr Jay Pandey and Dr David Eisenberg have all secured high-profile research positions following their postdoc projects at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry.

  • 16 Sep 2016
    UvA programmes in Biology, Psychobiology and Biological Sciences assessed as ‘good’

    The UvA’s Bachelor’s programmes in Psychobiology and Biology and Master’s programme in Biological Sciences have been assessed as ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). All ...

  • 15 Sep 2016
    Plant Enhancers

    Dr Maike Stam and the PhD students Rurika Oka, Blaise Weber (Plant Development and (Epi)genetics, SILS) and Johan Zicola (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding) of the EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN EpiTRAITS project have ...

  • 13 Sep 2016
    Biology teachers receive doctoral scholarship

    On 12 September 2016 State Secretary of Education, Sander Dekker, awarded Biology Teachers Nienke Wieringa and Rob Kroes a doctoral scholarship.

  • 6 Sep 2016
    Jacqueline Cramer: 'Chemistry is important for the circular economy'

    On 23 September, Professor Jacqueline Cramer, UvA alumna and sustainability icon, will participate in the Sustainability Workshop, organised by the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) and the Van ...

  • 25 Jul 2016
    Two junior research positions awarded within QuSoft

    QuSoft, the new Dutch research center for quantum software, has awarded two junior research positions. After an internal call, the proposals were evaluated by an expert jury who selected the best two proposals.

  • 5 Jul 2016
    Digital 'footnotes' for TV viewers

    Serving up the right information at the right moment – that’s what’s Daan Odijk’s PhD research is about. He and his research group have designed a second screen for television audiences. Daan Odijk’s area of ...

  • 8 Jun 2016
    Chemistry PhD student Danny Broere graduates cum laude

    On Tuesday 7 June 2016 Danny Broere of the Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis group successfully defended his PhD thesis on 'New avenues for redox-active ligands'. The high quality of his ...

  • 31 May 2016
    Gauging age outside the lab: tricky business

    A webcam on the door of a club that can automatically tell whether a young adult is old enough to enter and buy a beer. A webcam that sees what a woman is looking at in a shop window. If it is up to UvA postdoc Fares ...

  • 9 May 2016
    Cum Laude PhD defence Ariana Torres Knoop

    On Thursday 28 April 2016, 14:00 Ariana Torres-Knoop successfully defended her thesis entitled Entropy-driven separations in nanoporous materials in the Agnietenkapel. The committee decided, based on the high quality ...

  • 9 May 2016
    International accreditation for Master’s track in Clinical Development Psychology

    The University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Master’s track in Clinical Development Psychology has become the first Dutch degree programme to be accredited by the International School Psychology Association (ISPA), the ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Amsterdam chemistry students excel at KNCV poster competition

    At the PAC symposium held 3 March at Leiden University, UvA chemistry student Marianne Lankelma has won the Young KNCV Poster Competition. Tessel Bouwens, also a UvA chemistry student, ended as runner-up. Xander ...

  • 22 Jan 2016
    FOM Physics Poster Prize for Diego Cohen-Maldonado

    Diego Cohen-Maldonado, PhD student in theoretical physics at the Insitute of Physics, was assigned the FOM Physics Poster Prize 2016. The prize, 750 euro, was awarded at the tenth edition of Physics@FOM in Veldhoven, ...

  • 19 Oct 2015
    Prize for sensitive detection of tuberculosis bacteria

    At the NanoCity2015 conference held earlier this month in Amersfoort, chemistry PhD student Marta Mourão received an award for her poster 'Can we use Biomarkers in Sputum for Early Diagnosis of Tuberculosis?'. Marta ...

  • 6 Oct 2015
    Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship for 14 Faculty of Science students

    On Thursday 1 October, fourteen Faculty of Science students received the Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship from Rector Magnificus Dymph van den Boom. The Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship was founded by the ...

  • 9 Jun 2015
    PhD in the Spotlight: Rosemarie Aben

    Rosemarie Aben (1985) will be awarded her doctorate at the University of Amsterdam on 17 June. Her doctoral research was carried out at the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic ...

  • 19 May 2015
    PhD in the Spotlight: Petr Dunin-Barkovskiy

    On 29 May, Petr Dunin-Barkovskiy (1988) will be awarded his doctorate at the UvA. During his doctoral research at the Korteweg Institute for Mathematics (KdvI) he conducted fundamental research on theoretical models ...

  • 13 Apr 2015
    Phd in the Spotlight: Magdalena Julkowska

    Magdalena Julkowska (1986) will be awarded her doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam on 30 April. During her doctoral research at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) she learned more about how ...

  • 26 Mar 2015
    Three UvA Informatics Master's receive ‘Top Programme’ designation

    The Master's programmes in Logic, System and Network Engineering (SNE) and Software Engineering at the University of Amsterdam's Graduate School of Informatics have all been designated as ‘Top Programmes’ by the ...

  • 3 Mar 2015
    PhD in the spotlight: Sander Oldenhof

    Sander Oldenhof (1985) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 10 March. As part of his doctoral research at the Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), Oldenhof ...

  • 3 Feb 2015
    PhD in the spotlight: Jamie McLaren

    Canadian national Jamie McLaren will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 4 February. McLaren studied bird migration as a part of his doctoral research at the Institute for ...

  • 20 Jan 2015
    PhD in the spotlight: Peter Demaeght

    Peter Demaeght (1984) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 23 January. During his doctoral research at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), he studied ...

  • 19 Dec 2014
    A toolbox for modelling stochastic molecular networks

    Modelling stochastic molecular networks such as polymers is quite a challenge since they are complex, flowing and changing systems. While a classical molecular dynamics approach works fine for simple networks with a ...

  • 8 Dec 2014
    Spotlight on PhD: Janaina Gianfelice de Castro

    On 11 December, Janaina Gianfelice de Castro (1982) will be awarded her doctorate at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). During her research at the Institute of Physics (IoP), she explored the breakage behaviour of ...

  • 13 Oct 2014
    Phd in the spotlight: Jesse Veenvliet

    Jesse Veenvliet (1983) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 31 October. Focusing on the characteristics of dopamine neurons, his doctoral research at the Swammerdam Institute ...

  • 22 Aug 2014
    PhD in the Spotlight: Priscilla Pani

    On 10 September, Priscilla Pani (b. 1986) will be awarded her doctorate at the UvA. As part of her doctoral research at the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef), ...

  • 19 Jun 2014
    Phd in the Spotlight: Joris Borgdorff

    Joris Borgdorff (1984) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the UvA on 3 July. During his doctoral research at the Informatics Institute (IvI), he researched what is needed to enable supercomputers to carry out ...

  • 11 Jun 2014
    Phd in the Spotlight: Hanneke Brust

    Hanneke Brust (1986) will be awarded her doctorate degree at the UvA on 25 June. As part of her doctoral research at the Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), Brust made chemical profiles of ...

  • 1 May 2014
    PhD in the Spotlight: Merrin Whatley

    The New Zealander Merrin Whatley (born 1980) will be receiving her doctorate at the UvA on 13 May. Her doctoral research at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) found that the plants and ...

  • 8 Apr 2014
    Phd in the Spotlight: Bert van de Kooij

    On 22 April, Bert van de Kooij (born 1983) will be awarded his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). As part of his doctoral research at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) and the Netherlands ...

  • 4 Apr 2014
    Master student Rolf Beerthuis wins 'best poster' award

    The Royal Dutch Society of Engineers (KIVI) awarded UvA student Rolf Beerthuis its 'best poster' award during the Symposium 'Engineering for a Sustainable Future' held in March at the Eindhoven University of ...

  • 26 Mar 2014
    Researchers receive “Molecules” Best Paper Award 2014

    Pablo Contreras-Carballada, René M. Williams (Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences), Marco Felici, Jan M.M. Smits, Roeland J.M. Nolte, Martin C. Feiters (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Luisa De Cola ...

  • 1 Mar 2014
    PhD in the Spotlight: Lucas Ellerbroek

    On 14 March Lucas Ellerbroek (b. 1984) will be awarded his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). As part of his doctoral research at the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API), Ellerbroek researched the ...

  • 18 Feb 2014
    Two Master’s of The Faculty of Science rated as Top-Master’s programme by ‘Keuzegids Masters 2014’

    The Master’s programmes Logic and Astronomy & Astrophysics of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Science are in the Top 15 of the ‘Keuzegids Masters 2014’ best Master’s programmes.

  • 10 Feb 2014
    Brazilian cover for HIMS chemists

    The Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has recently published a review paper in the Brazilian Chemical Society journal Química Nova. It ...

  • 4 Feb 2014
    Towards Green Methanol

    Dr. Raveendran Shiju of the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) was awarded funding in the European research project CAPITA (Catalytic ...

  • 28 Jan 2014
    Hight Impact review article on the shape of molecules in crystals

    HIMS researcher Dr Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza, postdoc with the group for Computational Chemistry, recently published a review article in Chemical Reviews, the highest impact factor chemistry journal. Together with Joel ...

  • 24 Jan 2014
    Phd in the Spotlight: Sietse van der Post

    Sietse van der Post (b. 1981) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 7 February. His doctoral research at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) focused on ...

  • 7 Jan 2014
    Phd in the spotlight: Bruno Loff

    On 21 January Bruno Loff (b. 1984) will be awarded his doctorate at the UvA. During his doctoral research at the Institute for Language, Logic and Computation (ILLC), he shed light on what’s known as the knapsack ...

  • 12 Dec 2013
    Phd in the Spotlight: Jochem Liem

    Jochem Liem (b. 1981) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 19 December. As part of his doctorate research at the Informatics Institute, he developed a new software program for ...

  • 2 Dec 2013
    Monalisa Goswami wins 2nd prize in Very Short Introductions contest

    HIMS researcher Monalisa Goswami finished as runner-up in the Very Short Introductions Competition 2013 of the SPUI25 academic-cultural centre in Amsterdam. Last Friday 29 November she presented her introduction ...

  • 7 Nov 2013
    Nicole Franssen wins DPI Golden Thesis Award

    UvA alumnus chemist Nicole Franssen has been awarded the Dutch Polymer Institute's (DPI) Golden Thesis Award 2013. This award was presented to her at the DPI annual meeting on Tuesday, 5 November.

  • 6 Nov 2013
    Phd in the Spotlight: Thijs Coenen

    Thijs Coenen (b. 1980) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 20 November. While conducting his research at the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API), he discovered two new radio ...

  • 23 Oct 2013
    Helias Andriessen nominated for TEDxAmsterdam Award 2013

    Helias Andriessen, master student at the research group Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry of Prof. Gadi Rothenberg and winner of the 2013 Amsterdam Sustainable Research Award for Young Scientists of ...

  • 17 Oct 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Niels Anders

    On 31 October, Niels Anders (1983) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). During his PhD research at the Institute For Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), he has developed ...

  • 15 Oct 2013
    Chemist Linde Smeenk receives Stufkens Prijs for protein mimicry

    The Dick Stufkens Prijs 2013 is awarded to Dr. Linde Smeenk for her Ph.D. thesis ‘Double-CLIPS Technology for the Mimicry of Structurally Complex Antibody Binding Sites on Proteins’. The prize is annually awarded to ...

  • 9 Oct 2013
    Speed limit on a superfluid helium nano-highway

    Scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Universitat de Barcelona have been able to determine the so-called critical Landau velocity for helium ...

  • 13 Sep 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Paul Gruntjes

    On 27 September, Paul Gruntjes (1981) will be awarded his doctorate at the UvA. His doctoral research at the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) involved developing new methods for quickly and ...

  • 3 Sep 2013
    Harmful effects of plant invasions could be predicted more accurately

    The introduction of non-native plants can lead to invasions, which can have a harmful effect on biodiversity, humans and the environment. These potential effects could be predicted with far greater accuracy, ...

  • 29 Jul 2013
    ERC Advanced Grant for Joost Reek

    Professor Joost Reek of the Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis Group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has received a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for his ...

  • 28 Jul 2013
    Wojciech Dzik receives Veni grant

    Earlier this month HIMS researcher Wojciech Dzik of the Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis Group was awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO. Dzik receives a quarter of ...

  • 17 Jun 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Niek Wit

    On 1 July, Niek Wit (b. 1984) will be awarded a doctorate by the University of Amsterdam (UvA). His research at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) examined ...

  • 11 Jun 2013
    2013 UvA Thesis Prize awarded to Vicky Breemen

    The 2013 UvA Thesis Prize was awarded to Information Law graduate Vicky Breemen. She received the first prize for her research master’s thesis on the copyright aspects of library digitisation.

  • 28 May 2013
    PhD council IoP organizes successful symposium for young scientists

    On Thursday May 23rd, the PhD/postdoc council of the Institute of Physics organized its first IoP junior scientist symposium for all PhD students and postdocs in the institute. With over 40 participants, the ...

  • 21 May 2013
    Phd in the Spotlight: Alma Itzel Olivos Suárez

    On 4 June Alma Itzel Olivos Suárez (1983) will be awarded her doctorate degree at the UvA. As part of her research at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), she made a detailed survey of the ...

  • 3 Apr 2013
    Spotlight on doctoral research: Milena and Jelena Smolic

    On 17 April, the sisters Milena (1982) and Jelena (1981) Smolic defended their doctoral theses at the Institute of Physics (IoP). As part of their research, they developed new formulas that can prospectively be used ...

  • 20 Mar 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Gillian Kopittke

    On 3 April, Gillian Kopittke of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) will obtain her doctorate degree. Her research has revealed that the soil of the heath at Oldebroek (the Netherlands) is ...

  • 1 Mar 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Rick Quax

    On 14 March, Rick Quax (b. 1985) will receive his doctorate degree from the Informatics Institute (IvI), where he has developed a new theory to predict how complex systems function. He has discovered that in the ...

  • 1 Feb 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Clemens Heilmann

    On 15 February Clemens Heilmann (1984) will be awarded his doctorate degree at the UvA . During his research at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) he mapped out the cell wall of the pathogenic Candida ...

  • 22 Jan 2013
    New ‘PhD in the Spotlight’ section

    A new section entitled ‘PhD in the Spotlight’ has been launched on the Faculty of Science (FNWI) website this month. It features an FNWI scientist who explains the research for which he or she will obtain a PhD that ...

  • 15 Jan 2013
    PhD in the Spotlight: Wieteke de Boer

    On 30 January, Wieteke de Boer (1983) will defend her doctoral thesis at the UvA, presenting the finding that silicon nanocrystals are capable of emitting visible light. De Boer did her research at the Institute of ...

  • 13 Dec 2012
    Youngest PhD student to receive doctorate

    On Thursday, 13 December 2012, Floor Sietsma defended her PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). At age 20, she is the youngest person in the Netherlands to ever receive the doctorate.