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Institute for Molecules and Materials

The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) at Radboud University is an interdisciplinary research institute in chemistry and physics. Our goal is to unravel the mysteries of atomic, molecular, and solid state environments. With a focus on fundamental research, we strive to make a positive impact on society by exploring practical applications and educating the future leaders in science and innovation.



James Webb Space Telescope reveals ice structure in interstellar space

For the first time, scientists have observed the 'dangling OH peak’. This peak is usually attributed to water molecules with an H-atom sticking out of a water ice surface. It suggests the surface area of interstellar ice is much larger than expected.

Dr. Thomas Boltje teaching in lab

KWF Proof of Concept Grant for Clinical Development of Anticancer Drugs

Thomas Boltje, a researcher at Synthetic Organic Chemistry, has received a 150,000 euro grant from the KWF for his research on inhibiting specific sugar molecules in cancer.

Wandelend Park

Sit with a scientist in the 'Walking park'

The ‘Walking Park’ is a pop-up park that moves to a different spot in the city center every three months. The new video series "Sit with a Scientist" is connected to the pop-up park.


Exploring Photochromic and Energy Materials: Solid State NMR and Computational Studies

Novel chemical entities against tropical diseases

47th Annual Meeting NNV AMO

Visiting address

The Institute for Molecules and Materials is located in the Huygens building in Nijmegen.

Huygensbuilding - Room HG03.071
Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ Nijmegen

Postal address

Postvak 51
P.O. Box 9010
6500 GL Nijmegen
The Netherlands


Get in touch with the research institute by contacting the IMM office. Follow us on Linkedin.

+31 24 365 20 65