PhD candidates


Jasper G.M. Aarts MSc

High-throughput screening of biomaterials using machine learning

Boris Arts MSc

Feedback-response in supramolecular biomaterials

Bram K. Bakker MSc

Cellular communication via artificial cells and synthetic extracellular matrices

Jule van Basten MSc

Formulation Science with Human-in-the-Loop Robotics for Biomaterial Applications

Riccardo Bellan MSc

Supramolecular biomaterials for engineering the cell-material interface

Fenna Craenmehr MSc

Protein and peptide conjugation to supramolecular fibers and hydrogels

Roos Y. van Hoffe MSc

Integrating synthetic materials into living systems

Paula Holban MSc

Development of supramolecular hydrogels to steer neuronal growth

Simone M.J. de Jong MSc

A synthetic niche for pluripotent stem cells based on supramolecular materials

Esmee de Korver MSc

Dynamic reciprocity in supramolecular hydrogels

Tessa M. A. Loman MSc

Stimuli responsive single-chain polymeric nanoparticles to probe cell interactions

Maritza M. Rovers MSc

Supramolecular chemistry as a versatile toolbox to engineer biomimetic cellular microenvironments

Victor A. Veenbrink MSc

Developing multifunctional supramolecular materials

Dina Zandieh MSc


Postdoctoral researchers

Martin G.T.A. Rutten PhD

Supramolecular hydrogels for translational medicine

Hossein G. Hosseinabadi PhD

Development of a multi-component adhesive supramolecular patch with controllable drug-eluting properties


Master’s students

Ruben van de Loo

Enabling protein immobilization on a UPy-based hydrogel via the SpyTag/SpyCatcher isopeptide bond formation process

Colin Schrijver

Colin Schrijver

Introducing Photoresponsivity into UPy Hydrogels using Coumarin Functionalized UPy Monomers

Sebastiaan de Nijs

Sebastiaan de Nijs

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

Max Walenbergh

Site Specific Unfolding of UPy-Functionalized Single-Chain Polymeric Nanoparticles



Marcel H.P. van Genderen PhD

Associate Professor

Karin van der Zwart




Geert C. van Almen PhD

Peter-Paul K.H. Fransen PhD



Muhabbat Komil PhD

Annika F. Vrehen PhD

Dan Jing Wu PhD