Materials Science and Technology of Polymers

 

The MTP Group of University Twente

The group Materials Science and Technology of Polymers (MTP), chaired by Professor G. Julius Vancso, studies a range of topics, which revolve around macromolecular nanotechnology and materials chemistry of nanostructured (macro)molecular materials.
MTP’s mission is to establish approaches, devise and construct tools, and build materials platforms that enable studies of macromolecular structure, behavior and function from the nanometer length scale, bottom up, in a direct one-to-one control of the molecular objects.
This knowledge is utilized to obtain advanced functional macromolecular materials and devices with enhanced or novel properties and functions for targeted applications.

PHD DEFENCE MARCO CIRELLI 

Multifunctional, complex polymers for functional and stimuli-responsive coatings

In his thesis he combined inkjet printing and various chemical immobilization approaches (e.g., grafting to and grafting from) to fabricate functional and smart patterns on several materials.

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Polymer Nanofoams - the Next Generation Insulation Materials for a Sustainable World

Tracing barnacle footprints

New UT measurement technique uses tiny amounts of protein


Barnacle’s larvae leave behind tiny protein traces on a ship hull: but what is the type of protein and what is the protein-surface interaction? Conventional techniques can only indentify dissolved proteins and in large quantities. Using a modified type of an Atomic Force Microscope, scientists of The University of Twente in the Netherlands and A*STAR in Singapore, can now measure protein characteristics of even very small traces on a surface. They present the new technique n Nature Nanotechnology.

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Towards super clean water

Article published in UT-Nieuws Edition 4 2016.

 

Within the EFRO project 24Water Artecs and MTP collaborate on the development of new materials for nanofiltration membranes to retrieve the remains of medication, drugs and pesticides in our drinking water.

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Searching for MSc talent

Searching MSc talent Are you interested in polymers and polymer technology?
Do you find macromolecular nanotechnology interesting?
If yes, consider MTP to perform your diploma research!
Some of our topics:

Optical microscopy at the nanoscale
Porous Polymer Nano-Composites
Smart polymer brushes in biosensing

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G. J.Vancso, Nanyang Adjunct Professor

G. Julius Vancso has been appointed Nanyang Adjunct Professor
 
G. Julius Vancso has been appointed Nanyang Adjunct Professor of Materials Science in Singapore.

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Most recent thesis

Multifunctional, complex polymers for functional and stimuli-responsive coatings
 
Multifunctional, complex polymers for functional and stimuli-responsive coatings

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Ph.D. Thesis in MTP group
What does chemistry mean to you?

 

What would happen to all of humanity if, with a single brushstroke, you wiped out all the contributions of chemistry from modern life? Say goodbye to pharmaceuticals to cure diseases. Forget about trying to log on your computer, turn on the television or send a text message. ‘Chemistry is essential,’ says Professor Julius Vancso, chair of the Materials Science and Technology of Polymers group. ‘Without it, we would all die a lot sooner. ’

 

Read more in UT Nieuws, 17 March 2011

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