PhD candidates

Jasper G.M. Aarts MSc

High-throughput screening of biomaterials using self-learning algorithms

Boris Arts MSc

Feedback-response in supramolecular biomaterials

Paul A.A. Bartels MSc

Adhesive biomaterials as the endocardium of an artificial heart

Riccardo Bellan MSc

Supramolecular biomaterials for engineering the cell-material interface

Joyce E.P. Brouns MSc

Dynamic reciprocity in supramolecular biomaterials

Simone M.J. de Jong MSc

A synthetic niche for renal stem cells based on supramolecular materials

Muhabbat I. Komil MSc

Controlled radical polymerization from supramolecular macro-initiators

Laura Rijns MSc

Probing the kidney cell – material interface using supramolecular biomaterials

Maritza M. Rovers MSc

Development and screening of synthetic microenvironments for eukaryotic cells

Martin G.T.A. Rutten MSc

Implementation of architectural and mechanical features in supramolecular hydrogels

Moniek G.J. Schmitz MSc

Antimicrobial supramolecular biomaterials for regenerative medicine

Maaike Schotman MSc

Hydrogels as drug delivery matrices for cardiac regeneration

Johnick van Sprang MSc

Biomaterials for expansion and maturation of kidney organoids

Annika F. Vrehen MSc

Biomaterials for a bio-engineered corneal construct

Dan Jing Wu MSc

3D printing of supramolecular polymers towards complex structures


Postdoctoral researchers

Peter-Paul K.H. Fransen PhD

Synthesis methods of new supramolecular biomaterials

Jingyi Huang PhD

Synthesis of new UPy-guest molecules

Oleksandr Zagorodko PhD

Development of supramolecular materials for corneal replacement and regeneration

Ying Zhang PhD

Synthetic polymers based bioelectronic platform to model kidney functions and disease generation, and nephrotoxicity screening


Master’s students

Chaima Bahri

Chaima Bahri

Bioactive supramolecular 3D scaffolds mimicking the ECM for TE applications through post-modification with glycopolymers

Amy Broeders

Amy E.J.A. Broeders

Biomaterial-driven differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells towards nephron progenitor cells of the kidney

Roos van Hoffe

Roos van Hoffe

Tuned delivery of iron chelators for the development of a hypoxia-regulating hydrogel

Ruben Joon

Ruben Joon

Determining the rheological behavior of thermoresponsive strain-stiffening supramolecular hydrogels based on PIC, UPy and PNIPAM

Laura van de Koppel

Laura van de Koppel

Creating heart structures with the help of 3D printing using supramolecular biomaterials

Sebastiaan de Nijs

Sebastiaan de Nijs

Bioactivated electrospun UPy-based supramolecular polymer meshes for pelvic floor dysfunction

Frans Prevoo

Frans Prevoo

Designing an adhesive supramolecular patch providing controlled drug release for myocardial infarction

Victor Veenbrink

Victor Veenbrink

Targeting syndecans on renal epithelial cells by peptide-functionalized supramolecular hydrogels

Nynke Vredenbregt

Nynke Vredenbregt

Screening of biomaterials suitable for corneal endothelial cell adhesion into a monolayer


Research Interns

Kim Page

Kim Page

Development of a new supramolecular UPy hydrogel system based on poly(2-ethyl oxazoline)



Geert C. van Almen PhD

Project management and valorisation of biomaterials

Marcel H.P. van Genderen PhD

Associate Professor

Jolanda J.M. Levering