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02-11-2020 - on UvA website: hims.uva.nl
- Sonja Pullen appointed as tenure track assistant professor
31-07-2020 - on UvA website: hims.uva.nl
- Hot Paper: Hydrogenase mimics in M12L24 nano‐spheres to control overpotential and activity in proton reduction catalysis
31-07-2020 - on UvA website: hims.uva.nl
- Hot Paper: How to Control the Rate of Heterogeneous Electron Transfer across the Rim of M6L12 and M12L24 Nanospheres
03-07-2020 - on UvA website: hims.uva.nl
- Hot Paper: Regioselective Hydroformylation of Internal and Terminal Alkenes via Remote Supramolecular Control
08-04-2020 - on UvA website: hims.uva.nl
- Prof. Bas de Bruin named Chemistry Europe Fellow
- Hoogleraar Bas de Bruin benoemd tot Chemistry Europe Fellow (Dutch)

- on EYE-OPENERS website: www.eye-openers.nl
- Finding the Ronaldo of the nanoparticles:


Tessel Bouwens won Faraday Division poster prize at Faraday Discussion on Artificial Photosynthesis in Cambridge, UK, 25-27 March 2019:
The Ring Launching Solar Cell: The RING matters.

- P-type dye-sensitized solar cells based on pseudorotaxane mediated charge-transfer


- on EYE-OPENERS website: www.eye-openers.nl
- Anne Jans: Waarom ik moleculen opsluit in een kooi (Dutch):


Joost Reek received the 47th IOCF lecture award in Kyoto. The International Organic Chemistry Foundation aims to contribute to the academic development in the field of organic chemistry, by inviting distinguished organic chemists from overseas to give academic lectures. Next to providing opportunities for young researchers to learn and develop their skills, academic contact can be established for future collaborations. Joost Reek gave three lectures at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University and the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. He will continue his lecture tour in Kyoto, Nagaya and Tokyo as he also has been awarded a JSPS fellowship for a lecture tour.

Prof. Michinori Suginome (left) handing out the 47th IOCF lecture award to Prof. Joost Reek

13-07-2018 on UvA website:
- Solar Fuels could become competitive in the 2030s

- Zonnebrandstoffen mogelijk in twintig jaar concurrerend (Dutch)

Energy & Environmental Science:
The future of solar fuels: when could they become competitive?, R. J. Detz, J. N. H. Reek, B. C. C. van der Zwaan,
Energy Environ. Sci., 2018,11, 1653-1669, DOI: 10.1039/C8EE00111A

on DE INGENIEUR website:

At the poster competition at the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium' Wowa Stroek won the first prize, and Stephan Falcão Ferreira the second prize.

on UvA website:
- Succes voor UvA-chemiestudenten op nationaal symposium
- UvA chemistry students excel at national student symposium

29-09-2017 on UvA website:
- Rational optimization of catalysts for asymmetric hydrogenation

Angewandte Chemie, International Edition:
Rational Design of Supramolecular Catalysts for the Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation Reaction, Julien Daubignard, Remko Detz, Anne Jans, Bas De Bruin and Joost Reek,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2017), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201707670
19-09-2017 Roel Epping won the poster prize (first prize) at the ISOC course in San Bernedetto:
Catalytic Carbene Transfer To A Cobalt(II) Catalyst Via Sulfur Ylides
13-09-2017 on UvA website:
- Van waterstofsulfide afval naar duurzame waterstof en zwavel

Angewandte Chemie, International Edition:
Control of Redox Events by Dye Encapsulation Applied to Light-Driven Splitting of Hydrogen Sulfide, Xu Jing, Yang Yang, Cheng He, Zhiduo Chang, Joost N. H. Reek, Chunying Duan,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2017), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704327

on C2W (Chemisch2Weekblad) website:
- Gekooide kat krabt rotte eieren
09-02-2017 on UvA website:
- Angewandte Chemie portretteert Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt
- Angewandte Chemie profiles Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt
14-12-2016 on UvA website:
- Chemicus Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt ontvangt ECHO subsidie
- Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt receives ECHO grant for novel amination concept
24-11-2016 Simon Mathew and Monalisa Goswami winners in ACE Venture Lab bootcamp Sustainable Chemistry.
on UvA website:
- Drie winnaars bij ACE Venture Lab bootcamp Sustainable Chemistry
- Three winners in ACE Venture Lab bootcamp Sustainable Chemistry
29-09-2016 on UvA website:
- Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt gastredacteur voor ACS Catalysis
- Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt is guest editor for ACS Catalysis
21-09-2016 - Zonnecel voor productie methanol (Dutch)
03-09-2016 Dr. Tiddo J. Mooibroek received an NWO-VIDI Grant, 800,000 euros for synthesis of complex carbohydrates.
- Vidi grant for Tiddo Mooibroek, Supramolecular catalysis for carbohydrate synthesis
12-06-2016 on UvA website:
- Rubicon-subsidie voor Danny Broere
- Rubicon grant for Danny Broere
07-06-2016 Dr. Danny Broere received his PhD cum laude
20-01-2016 on UvA website:
Naar nieuwe synthetische chemie met hypovalente moleculen
11-01-2016 Prof. dr. Bas de Bruin awarded with the UvA teacher of the year prize 2015.
Bas de Bruin winnaar UvA-Docent van het Jaar 2015 (Dutch)
15-12-2015 Prof. dr. Bas de Bruin FNWI-Docent van het Jaar 2015. UvA website (Dutch)
25-08-2015 Remko Detz received the BioSolar Cells Poster Award 2015 Valorisation (2nd prize) in Ede, June 17th, 2015 for his poster “Towards solar to hydrogen devices based on molecular components”.
27-05-2015 Acht miljoen euro voor onderzoekers in chemische zwaartepunten (Dutch)
12-05-2015 - Huib Bakker and Joost Reek to join the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (PDF)
04-03-2015 Danny Broere received the NIOK lecture award (first prize) at the NCCC XVI: "Radical Reactivity with Palladium(II): Intramolecular Redox-Active Ligand-to-Substrate Single-Electron Transfer".
04-03-2015 Anne Jans won the poster prize at the NCCC XVI for her poster “Activating gold catalysts by encapsulation in a self‐assembled cage”.
19-11-2014 A new way to harness the power of the sun by Bob van der Zwaan and Joost Reek.
28-09-2014 The HomKat website address has been changed by Fatna Ait El Maate to: http://www.homkat.nl.
12-09-2014 Danny Broere wins the Top Poster Award at the 5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Istanbul for his poster “Intramolecular Ligand-to-Substrate Single-Electron-Transfer. Facilitating Radical-Type reactivity on Palladium(II)”.
21-05-2014 - Joost Reek at De Kennis van Nu
- Dat willen wij ook: auto rijdt op kunstmatige blaadjes

Inaugural lecture Prof dr Bas de Bruin: Wednesday, 21 May 2014, at 16:00 in the Aula der Universiteit (Oude Lutherse Kerk): Een radicale aanpak van katalyse? Natuurlijk!

06-05-2014 on Nature Protocols:
Scalable and chromatography-free synthesis of 2-(2-formylalkyl)arenecarboxylic acid derivatives through the supramolecularly controlled hydroformylation of vinylarene-2-carboxylic acids
Pawel Dydio & Joost N. H. Reek
Nature Protocols 9, 1183-1191 (2014)
10.1038/nprot.2014.077 (PDF)
08-04-2014 Pawel Dydio (HIMS) naar Berkeley dankzij Rubicon
20-03-2014 Renée Haver wins the poster prize (first prize) of Jong KNCV Poster Competition at the PAC Symposium of the Utrecht University.
Renee Haver winnaar Jong KNCV Posterwedstrijd
02-12-2013 Monalisa Goswami wins second prize in the Very Short Introductions Competition at the Academisch and Cultureel Centrum of UvA (abstract).
Monalisa Goswami wint 2e prijs bij Very Short Introductions wedstrijd
22-11-2013 Dr. Pawel Dydio received his PhD, cum laude
22-11-2013 On December 1st, 2013, Erik Duin-Berteling has been appointed HIMS Health & Safety Coordinator.
19-11-2013 - Joost Reek benoemd tot wetenschappelijk directeur HIMS
- Joost Reek appointed head of HIMS
05-11-2013 Dr. Nicole Franssen received the DPI Golden Thesis Award 2013 (first prize) for the best DPI (Dutch Polymer Institute) thesis.
- Nicole Franssen wint DPI Golden Thesis Award

- Nicole Franssen wins DPI Golden Thesis Award
23-10-2013 on Nature Communications:
Capsule-controlled selectivity of a rhodium hydroformylation catalyst
Vladica Bocokic, Ayfer Kalkan, Martin Lutz, Anthony L. Spek, Daniel T. Gryko & Joost N. H. Reek
Nature Communications 4, Article number: 2670
10.1038/ncomms3670 (PDF)
12-09-2013 Sander Oldenhof wins the poster prize at the ISOC 2013 (school of organometallics) (Italy) for his poster “A Cooperative Complex for the Dehydrogenation of HCOOH”.
30-07-2013 Prof. Dr. Joost Reek received an ERC Advanced Grant (2.5 million Euro's).
Mimicking nature to boost transition metal catalysis
25-07-2013 Dr. Wojciech Dzik received an NWO-VENI Grant, 250,000 euros for dinitrogen activation.
- 19 UvA- en AMC-onderzoekers ontvangen Veni-subsidie

- 19 UvA and AMC researchers receive Veni grant

- Wojciech Dzik receives Veni grant
05-06-2013 - Prof. Dr. Joost Reek nieuw lid van de KHMW
- Prof. Dr. Joost Reek elected new member of the KMWH

04-06-2013 - Promotie Uitgelicht: Alma Itzel Olivos Suárez
- Phd in the Spotlight: Alma Itzel Olivos Suárez
14-02-2013 Dr. Bas de Bruin has been appointed Professor:
Bas de Bruin, hoogleraar Bio-inspired sustainable catalysis
22-03-2012 Sandra de Boer wins the poster prize at the 9th European Phosphorus Workshop (Rennes) for her poster “Cooperative E-H Activation: New Avenues for Catalysis” (view poster here).
04-01-2012 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bas de Bruin receives an NWO-VICI Grant (1.5 million Euro's).
01-07-2011 Dr.ir. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt received an ERC Starting Grant, worth 1.5 million Euro's.
03-05-2011 Prof. Dr. Joost Reek had a page filling article in the dailynewspaper "De Pers"
Link to Website "De Pers"
03-03-2011 Rosalba Bellini received the NRSC-C/NIOK lecture award at the 12th NCCC
16-11-2010 Nicole Franssen and Dr. Bas de Bruin received the Certificate of invention for a patent application
16-11-2010 Nicole Franssen won Second prize in the poster contest at the annual DPI meeting (View poster here)
15-07-2010 The Homogeneous and Supramolecular Catalysis group moved to a new location:
Visiting address: Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam
Mailing address: Postbus 94720, 1090 GS Amsterdam
30-06-2010 Prof. Dr. J.N.H. Reek received a TOP grant
30-06-2010 Dr. Jeroen Wassenaar received his PhD, cum laude
03-12-2009 InCatT: Frontiers in Homogeneous Catalysis Symposium
18-11-2009 N.M.G. Franssen won Second prize in the poster contest at the annual DPI meeting (View poster here)
04-11-2009 D.G.H Hetterscheid received a VENI grant, for creating fuel from water
18-10-2009 Recently the group received several grants to continue research on supramolecular, bioinspired photocatalysis (NWO-ECHO project; PhD), and to explore new terrain in the (asymmetric) hydroamination (CATCHBIO; postdoc) and amine activation en-route to hydroamination of alkenes (ASPECT; postdoc)

Emeritus Professor Piet W.N.M. van Leeuwen received a Doctor Honoris Causa (honorary doctorate) degree from University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.

06-10-2009 ChemComm Make an Impact: UREAphos: Supramolecular bidentate ligands for assymmetric  hydrogenation has been recognised as within the top 50 articles, published in 2007, contributing to the 2008 ChemComm Impact Factor.
15-10-2008 Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt has joined us as a lecturer.
01-10-2008 Frantisek Hartl has accepted the position of Full professor at the University of Reading, United Kingdom.
16-08-2009 Jeroen Wassenaar, Fabrizio Marras, Pierre-Alain Breuil, Erica Jellema, Wojciech Dzik and Ivo Jacobs presented their results in various sessions of the 238th ACS Meeting in Washington, DC. in August
06-03-2008 Eveline Jansen: Winner of the Poster prize at PAC symposium, KNCV, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Title of Poster: "Survival of the Weakest"
05-03-2008 Tehila Koblenz: Winner of the Oral presentation prize at Conference on Supramolecular Approaches to Catalysis SupraCat, Barcelona, Spain
Title of presentation: "Supramolecular Capsules as Transition Metal Catalysts"
05-03-2008 Eveline Jansen: Winner of the Poster prize at NCCC, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
Title of Poster: "Survival of the Weakest"
10-01-2008 Bas de Bruin received an ERC grant