News Archive

Dr. Juan Pablo Martínez López

> Today, Juan Pablo Martínez has successfully defended his thesis “Reactivity of Fullerenes, Endohedral Metallofullerenes, and Nanotubes, and their Possible Application in Solar Energy Conversion”. After the defense, there were drinks at The Basket. [17 May 2017]

Juan Pablo Martinex after defense 17 May 2017

Matthias Bickelhaupt Member ARC CBBC

> Matthias Bickelhaupt has been selected member of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC). This national top research institute was founded in 2016 and brings together the academic and industrial strengths of the Netherlands in the field of molecular sciences, and thus connects the various interdisciplinary experts of Dutch knowledge institutions with each other and with industry. Academic researchers from different areas, including Theoretical Chemistry, will collaborate closely with industry to develop sustainable solutions in the medium and long term, such as, new chemical processes and building blocks for functional materials, coatings and energy carriers.  [Dec 2016]

Dick Stufkens Prize 2016 for Lando Wolters

The Dick Stufkens Prize 2016 for the best PhD thesis of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) has been awarded to Dr. Lando P. Wolters; see news items on websites of HRSMCVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Faculty of Sciences. [17 Nov 2016]

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Lecture Ken Houk

On Wednesday 26 October 201616.00Professor Ken Houk of (Chemistry, UCLA) will present the AIMMS / HRSMC / ACMM keynote lecture in the Auditorium of the new O|2 building on the VU campus. The title of the lecture is "Dynamics and Mechanisms of Organic Reactions. Drinks afterwards. For more details, click here. [15 Oct 2016]


Prof. Dr. Jan Kubelka, Visiting Professor

Prof. Dr. Jan Kubelka is visiting professor in our group since 1 May 2016. He will be working among others on SN2@element reactions and extended-structure problems. [May 2016]

Zakaria Boughlala in ACS Video Pitch

Zakaria Boughlala speaking about his work on alkali metal cation affinities (AMCAs) in a video of the ACS Scientific Video Lab. [March 2016]

Dr. Lando Wolters

> Today, Lando Wolters has successfully defended his thesis “Chemical Bonding and Catalysis: Molecular Orbital Perspectives on Catalyst Design and Halogen Bonds”. [22 March 2016]

ADF Workshop at USP-Ribeirão Preto

> The ADF Computational Chemistry Workshop was held successfully from 17 - 20 November 2015 at the University of São Paulo in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.  [November 2015]

Chem. Asian J. - 10th Volume Special Issue

The Board Member special issue celebrating the 10th volume of Chemistry—An Asian Journal has been published. For the editorial, click here. For our contribution, on rational catalyst design, click here (and there is also a cover).


Evert Jan Baerends Symposium

On Friday 25 September 2015, the Evert Jan Baerends Symposium took place at VU University Amsterdam on the occasion of Professor Baerends' 70th birthday and to honor his numerous achievements in Theoretical Chemistry. For more information on the location and program, go to the conference website. On this occasion, a special PCCP issue on Developments in Density Functional Theory has been presented; submission deadline is 15th January 2016


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