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Theme 2 colloquium: "Self-assembled functional materials" (Lecture)

Tuesday 14 November 2017Add to my calendar
from 16:00
dr. Wim Noorduin (AMOLF)

fig. colloquium WimNoorduin nov17Harnessing the basic principles that guide self-organizing processes is of fundamental scientific interest, but also promises a paradigm shift in the manufacturing of nano- and micromaterials. We recently demonstrated that the subtle balance between the diffusion of reactants and their reaction rates could yield to a wide range of microscopic shapes that could be further sculpted and hierarchically organized by rationally modulating the environmental conditions. Based on fundamental insights in the underlying mechanism, we now present new ways to steer the nucleation and growth of mineralizing microstructures, control there composition and construct functional micromaterials. These results contribute to our understanding of biomineralization processes and outline a new nano-fabrication strategy for functional self-organizing materials.

Wim Noorduin nov2017

Wim Noorduin leads the Self-Organizing Matter group at the NWO institute AMOLF in Amsterdam. His research is focuses on the dynamic interplay between chemical reactions and crystallization phenomena to control the emergence of complexity in the solid state. In particular, the group aims to design physical-chemical schemes to self-organize microscale devices and functional molecules. Noorduin has received numerous awards including the DSM Science & Technology Award, KNCV Backer prize, and a Rubicon and Veni Postdoctoral fellowship from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research.

Evan Spruijt and Peter Korevaar