Wim Noorduin appointed professor by special appointment at the University of Amsterdam

Published on January 18, 2021
Category Self-Organizing Matter
Photo by: Lukas Helmbrecht

Wim Noorduin has been appointed professor by special appointment of Self-Organizing Matter at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of the Foundation for the Advancement of Atomic and Molecular Physics (‘Stichting tot bevordering van de Atoom- en Molecuulfysica’). Noorduin will continue at AMOLF as leader of the Self-Organizing Matter group.

In his research Noorduin focuses on research at the interface of chemistry and physics, in which fundamentally new principles for chemically driven assembly and organization of functional molecules on a microscopic scale can be found. Research areas such as Soft Matter, Macromolecular Chemistry and Organic Chemistry come together here. The ultimate goal is to arrive at new assembly mechanisms for functional molecules and materials.

At the UvA, Noorduin will teach within the Bachelor’s and Master’s Chemistry programs on topics in his field.