Category: News

Simon and Chris join the group

Simon Rydzek (TUM) is joining us for an internship and Chris Robidillo (Alberta U.) is joining us for a three months research stay. Welcome!



Chemistry World and Science Daily highlight our self-disposing materials

Our recent work on supramolecular materials with a time switch has been highlighted by Chemistry Worlds, Scence Daily and others. Find the articles here: M. Tena-Solsona,* B. Rieß,* R. Grötsch , F. Löhrer, C. Wanzke,  B. Käsdorf, A. Bausch, P. Mueller-Buschbaum, O. Lieleg, J. Boekhoven “Non-equilibrium dissipative supramolecular materials with a tunable lifetime” Nature Commun….



Self-disposing supramolecular materials with a tunable lifetime

We’ve developed materials with a time switch. The design principle is simple and generic. The simplicity allowed us to build it into all kinds of materials. For instance, we’ve demonstrated it works for tiny colloids (no larger than 1/100th the diameter of a human hair) that abolish themselves after a predetermined lifetime. The colloids could…



First review paper from the BoekhovenLab!

With the groups of Eelkema (TUDelft) and van Esch (TUDelft), we wrote a tutorial review on dissipative self-assembly. We describe its unique material properties and give some tentative design rules.    



Andreas Locher joins us for his M.Sc. thesis

Andreas is joining us from LMU for a 6 months M.Sc. thesis in our lab . Welcome!



DNA nanotechnology and peptides combined to instruct cells

The recent work published in Nature Communications is highlighted by Northwestern’s school of engineering: A groundbreaking advancement in materials from Northwestern University could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritic joints or any other condition requiring tissue regeneration, according to a new study. Source  



Eiman Osman joins our lab for a research stay!

All the way from the Gibbs-Davids group at the University of Alberta, Eiman joins us fora research stay organized via our ATUMS program.  



Jun Sawada joins the group for a research stay!

All the way from Takata’s group in Japan, Jun Sawada joins us for a research stay! Welcome!



Catharina Theiß and Patrick Schwarz join the group.

Catharina Theiß and Patrick Schwarz join the group for a research practical over the summer semester.



Marta Tena Solsona awarded an MSCA IF fellowship!

Marta Tena Solsona awarded an MSCA IF fellowship to extend her stay at TUM!



Thieme Chemistry Journal Award for Job Boekhoven

Job Boekhoven has been awarded the 2017 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award. The award is intended to recognize promising young professors at the beginning of their career and is made by the editorial boards of the journals Synlett, Synthesis, and Synfacts.



Chi-Ting (Tina) Liu joins the group!

Chi-Ting (Tina) Liu (TUM) has joined the group for an M.Sc. internship.



Caren, Chandan and Steffen join the group!

Caren Wanzke (LMU/NYU), Chandan Maity (TUDelft) and Steffen Amann (TUM) have joined the group. Welcome!



My inaugural lecture at TUM Chemistry 31.05.2016

I will give my inaugural lecture at the TUM chemistry department 31.05.2016 at 17.15. More info here.



Benedikt Rieß joins the group

Benedikt Rieß (TUM) has joined the group. Welcome!



Dynamic covalent gel paper selected as Hot Paper in RSC

The work led by the Eelkema Lab (TU Delft) on dynamic covalent gels has been selected as hot paper in the J. of Materials Chemistry B.



Raphael and Marta join the group

Raphael Grötsch (TUM) and Marta Tena-Solsona (Universite Jaume I) have joined the group. Welcome!



Nature Materials publishes our work on Energy Landscapes

The work of Faifan and me at Northwestern University got published in Nature Materials! In this work, we have studied the energy landscapes of peptide amphiphile assemblies and how to navigate through such landscapes. Such knowledge is important because we found that the position in the landscape determines the material properties, including toxicity and ability…



Science and Kennislink.nl highlight active materials

Thanks Daan van der Zwaag and Bert Meijer for your perspective on the Active Materials. And thanks to Kennislink for mentioning our work: http://www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/brandstof-brengt-synthetisch-celskelet-tot-leven



Science publishes our active materials paper

The research that Wouter Hendriksen and I worked on at TU Delft got published in Science! In this work, we push supramolecular materials out of equilibrium by means of a chemical fuel. It turned out that the active materials we form that way are transient and have a tunable lifetime. Moreover, the materials are self-regenerating as long as sufficient…