Wim Noorduin

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Wim Noorduin leads the Self-Organizing Matter group, which is part of the Designer Matter program. He received his PhD at the Radboud University Nijmegen under the direction of professor Elias Vlieg, where he developed a simple process for chiral purification by grinding crystals in conjunction with a chemical reaction. He then moved on to demonstrate how reaction diffusion mechanisms can be used to rationally design complex microstructures during his postdoctoral research with professor Joanna Aizenberg at Harvard University.

Noorduin has received numerous awards including the DSM Science & Technology Award, KNCV Backer prize, and a Rubicon and VENI Postdoctoral fellowship from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research.

Noorduin’s curriculum vitae

  1. Personal details
    Dr. W. L. Noorduin
    FOM Institute AMOLF
    Science Park 104, 1098 XG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  2. Appointments
    2015-present Group leader, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL.
    2014-2015 Research Associate, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, US. with Prof. Dr. Joanna Aizenberg.
    2014-2015 Assistant Professor, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL. Solid State Chemistry group.
    2010-2013 Postdoctoral research fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, US. with Prof. Dr. Joanna Aizenberg.
    2009 Postdoctoral research fellow, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, SP. with Dr. Cristobal Viedma.
  3. Education
    2010 Ph.D. in Solid state chemistry (Cum Laude), Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, NL. advisor: Prof. Dr. Elias Vlieg.
    2005 M.Sc. in Chemistry, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, NL.
           Major in Solid state chemistry, minor in Organic chemistry.
    2002 B.Sc. in Chemistry, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, NL.
  4. Selected Honors and Awards
    2013 VENI fellowship, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
    2013 Science as Art 1st place, MRS fall meeting, Boston, United States.
    2011 Best Organic Chemistry Thesis Award, KNCV Backer prize.
    2011 Best Crystal Growth Thesis Award, Dutch Association for Crystal Growth.
    2010 Rubicon fellowship, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
    2009 DSM Science & Technology Award 2009, 2nd place.
    2008 Best oral presentation, Solid state chemistry and Material science conference, Lunteren, The Netherlands.

 

Publications

  • C.Nadir Kaplan, Wim L. Noorduin, Roel Sadza, Joanna Aizenberg and L. Mahadevan, Controlled growth and form of precipitating microsculptures, Science 355, 6332: 1395-1399 (2017)

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  • Alison Grinthal, Wim L. Noorduin and Joanna Aizenberg, A Constructive Chemical Conversation Precisely timed series of interventions lead to the growth of a variety of complex, three-dimensional microscale structures, Am. Scientist 104, 4: 228-235 (2016)

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