Systems Chemistry


Sjoerd  2018 - 2022

Thesis defence November 8 2022 title:

Design and application of polymersome nanoreactors

Currently, he is a R&D scientist at Ardena.


Jiawei Sun  2017 - 2021

Thesis defence March 21 2022 title:

Bioinspired Polymeric Vesicles towards Nanomedicine: from Polymersomes to Nanomotors

Currently, she is a researcher at Bayer in Berlin, Germany.


Shauni Keller  2016 - 2020

Thesis defence May 19 2021 title:

Unraveling Bubble-Propelled Motion: Microfluidic Design of Soft, Self-Assembled Microgels for Autonomous Motion

Currently, she is a postdoc in the Physical Chemistry of Soft Matter group at the RU Nijmegen


Jelle Toebes  2016 - 2020

Thesis defence May 10 2021 title:

Investigation of Polymeric Assemblies towards Biodegradable Nanomotors

Currently, he is working as a scientist at AQPHA Medical BV


Ying Zhang 2016 - 2020

Thesis defence Januari 26 2021 title:

Polyisocyanide Hydrogels for Modulating Epithelial Morphogenesis

Currently, she is a postdoc in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at TU Eindhoven


Liu Kazheng 2016 - 2020

Thesis defence November 11 2020 title:

Activating the Matrix

Currently, he is working at the company Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology in China


Paula de Almeida 2016 - 2020

Thesis defence October 23 2020 title:

Biomimetic Hydrogels under Stress

Currently, she is working at the company Shell in Amsterdam


Henan Zhan 2016 - 2020

Thesis defence July 6 2020 title:

Bio-inspired Synthetic Hydrogels

She currently works at the company Innovent Biologics in China


Loai Abdelmohsen  2013 - 2017

Thesis defence September 13 2017 title:

Polymeric Assemblies with Controlled Shape and Function

Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Bio-organic Chemistry department of the TU Eindhoven


Fei Peng 2013 - 2017

Thesis defence June 15 2017 title:

Supramolecular Nanomotors for Biomedical Applications

Currently, she is an associate professor in the materials science departement at the Sun Yat-Sen University of China


Yingfeng Tu  2013 - 2017

Thesis defence September 1 2017 title:

Multifunctional Polymeric Nanomotors

Currently, he is a professor in the pharmaceutical departement at the Southern Medical University of China


Roger Rikken September 2012-August 2016

Thesis defence October 20 2016 title:

Probing and Changing Polymersome Morphologies in Magnetic Fields

Currently, he is a physics teacher at the Fontys Lerarenopleiding Tilburg (FLOT)

Bio-Organic Chemistry

David Foschepoth

David Foschepoth August 2011-July 2016

Thesis defence September 11 2017 title:

Towards a synthetic metabolism: exploitation of synthetic and natural nucleotide synthesis pathways for in vitro gene expression

Ilmar Kruis

Ilmar Kruis August 2012-September 2016

Thesis defence May 14 2019 title:

Tagging biomolecules for SPR biosensors

Marcel Boerman

Marcel Boerman July 2012-April 2017

Thesis defence November 2 2017 title:

Development of poly(2-oxazoline) based hemostatic materials

Lise Schoonen

Lise Schoonen October 2013-October 2017

Thesis defence Januari 23 2018 title:

The cowpea chlorotic mottle virus capsid as a scaffold for bionanotechnological applications

Joep van der Weijden

Joep van der Weijden Januari 2013-December 2017

Thesis defence XXX title:



Saskia Bode February 2012-January 2016

Thesis defence June 20 2016 title:

Smart Cell-Penetrating Peptides

Petra Bouten-2a

Petra Bouten February 2011-January 2015

Thesis defence April 19 2016 title:

Methyl ester functionalised poly(2-oxazoline)s

Annika Borrmann

Annika Borrmann November 2011-January 2016

Thesis defence February 19 2016 title:

Expanding and exploring the bioconjugation toolbox

Anika Jonker

Anika Jonker September 2010-September 2015

Thesis defence January 20 2016 title:

Bio-inspired cross-linking methods for hydrogel formation

Britta Ramakers

Britta Ramakers September 2010 - Januari 2014

Thesis defence December 7 2015 title:

Synthesis and Characterisation of Peptide-based Materials

Ruud Peters

Ruud Peters October 2010 - December 2014

Thesis defence August 27 2015 title:

Structural and functional cell and organelle mimics

Matthijs van Oers

Matthijs van Oers Juli 2010 - Juli 2014

Thesis defence June 12 2015 title:

Asymmetric Catalysis in Polymersome Nanoreactors

Nanda Smits

Nanda Smits October 2010 - October 2014

Thesis defence May 20 2015 title:

ELP-based materials for ocular drug delivery

Mark van Eldijk

Mark van Eldijk January 2010 - January 2014

Thesis defence July 3 2014 title:

Elastin-like polypeptides in protein nanotechnology

Angelique Wammes

Angelique Wammes Sept. 2009 - September 2013

Thesis defence January 21 2014 title:

Design, Synthesis and Orthogonal Immobilization of Peptide and Protein Ligands

Marielle Delville

Mariëlle Delville August 2009 - August 2013

Thesis defence January 9 2014 title:

Organic Synthesis in Continuous Flow
Towards Integrated Multiple Processes


Jorgen Willemsen March 2009 - February 2013

Thesis defence January 8 2014 title:

Compartmentalized Catalysis

Marjoke Debets

Marjoke Debets November 2008 - November 2012

Thesis defence June 24 2013 title:

Synthesis and Bioconjugation

Morten Borre Hansen

Morten Borre Hansen Jan. 2008 - September 2012

Thesis defence may 17 2013 title:

Taming cell-penetrating peptides
A steering wheel for delivery vehicles

Silvie Meeuwissen

Silvie Meeuwissen November 2008 - November 2012

Thesis defence April 24 2013 title:

Manipulating polymersomes:
control over functionality and morphology

René Brinkhuis

René Brinkhuis March 2008 - April 2012

Thesis defence december 10 2012 title:

Polymeric vesicles for drug delivery over the blood-brain barrier and in vivo imaging

Linda Hendriks_90

Linda Hendriks August 2005 - February 2010

Thesis defence

Luiz Canalle_90

Luiz Canalle March 2006 - February 2010

Thesis defence September 15 2011 title:

Clickable Coatings For Bioactive Surfaces

Pieter Nieuwland

Pieter Nieuwland October 2003 - October 2007

Thesis defence 3 October 2012 title:

Organic synthesis in microreactors: development of continuous flow optimisation and scale-up strategies

Kasper Koch

Kasper Koch February 2004 - February 2008

Thesis defence October 3 2014 title:

Chemoenzymatic reactions in continuous flow microreactors


Tuha Vong 2006 - 2010

Thesis defence January 30 2012 title:

Protein Immobilisation and Positioning in Microchannels


Sanne Schoffelen November 2006 - February 2011

Thesis defence September 16 2011 title:

Well-defined Enzyme Architectures


Dennis Lensen October 2006 - January 2011

Thesis defence September 8 2011 title:

Polymeric Capsules for Biomedical Applications

Maaike van den Heuvel

Maaike van den Heuvel Sept. 2006 - August 2010

Thesis defence February 10 2011 title:

Structure and properties of polydiacetylene‐
containing peptide amphiphile fibres

Stijn van Dongen

Stijn van Dongen 2006 - October 2010

Thesis defence November 23 2010 title:

Polymersomes as Artificial Organelles

Rosalie Teeuwen

Rosalie Teeuwen 2004 - 2009

Thesis defence November 11 2009 title:

Protein Assembly in Microreactors Mediated by Elastin-like Polypeptides

Joris Meijer

Joris Meijer January 2003 - December 2006

Thesis defence January 6 2009 title:

Stabilization of peptide structure by non-covalent interactions

Joost Opsteen

Joost Opsteen October 2002 - October 2006

Thesis defence february 25 2008 title:

Modular synthesis of well-defined macromolecular architectures

Henri Spijker

Henri Spijker March 2001 - June 2005

Thesis defence april 26 2007 title:

Nucleobase functionalized polymers prepared by ATRP Toward DNA mimetic materials

Jurgen Smeenk

Jurgen Smeenk March 2000 - May 2004

Thesis defence Nov 21 2006 title:

Recombinant production of periodic polypeptides

Lee Ayres

Lee Ayres 2000-2004

Thesis defence Oct 3 2005 title:

From Structural proteins to Synthetic Polymers