PhD candidates

Jasper G.M. Aarts MSc

High-throughput screening of biomaterials using machine learning

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

Fenna Craenmehr MSc

Protein and peptide conjugation to supramolecular fibers and hydrogels

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

Johnick van Sprang MSc

Biomaterials for expansion and maturation of kidney organoids

Victor A. Veenbrink MSc

Developing multifunctional supramolecular materials

Annika F. Vrehen MSc

Biomaterials for a bio-engineered corneal construct


Postdoctoral researchers

Saptarshi Chakraborty PhD

Supramolecular polymeric materials with antimicrobial properties

Jingyi Huang PhD

Synthesis of new UPy-guest molecules

Vincent Irawan PhD

Thermoresponsive UPy hydrogel as a dynamic cell culture substrate

Dan Jing Wu PhD

Development and valorisation of biomaterials


Master’s students

Rutger van Doorslaer

Rutger F.J.F. van Doorslaer

Synergistic effect of topographical cues and surface functionalization via post-modification of BU polymers towards digital microfluidics automation platform

Mike Duijkers

Mike Duijkers

Vitrimers as drug delivery matrices

Sebastiaan de Nijs

Sebastiaan de Nijs

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

Imke Rodenburg

Imke Rodenburg

Conjugation of proteins onto supramolecular fibers



Marcel H.P. van Genderen PhD

Associate Professor

Jolanda J.M. Levering




Geert C. van Almen PhD

Project management and valorisation of biomaterials

Peter-Paul K.H. Fransen PhD

Synthesis methods of new supramolecular biomaterials