Materials Science and Technology of Polymers at the University of Twente

Ph.D. Thesis in MTP group
What does chemistry mean to you?


What would happen to all of humanity if, with a single brushstroke, you wiped out all the contributions of chemistry from modern life? Say goodbye to pharmaceuticals to cure diseases. Forget about trying to log on your computer, turn on the television or send a text message. ‘Chemistry is essential,’ says Professor Julius Vancso, chair of the Materials Science and Technology of Polymers group. ‘Without it, we would all die a lot sooner. ’


Read more in UT Nieuws, 17 March 2011

The MTP Group of University Twente

The group Materials Science and Technology of Polymers (MTP), chaired by Professor G. Julius Vancso, studies a range of topics, which revolve around macromolecular nanotechnology and materials chemistry of nanostructured (macro)molecular materials.
MTP’s mission is to establish approaches, devise and construct tools, and build materials platforms that enable studies of macromolecular structure, behavior and function from the nanometer length scale, bottom up, in a direct one-to-one control of the molecular objects.
This knowledge is utilized to obtain advanced functional macromolecular materials and devices with enhanced or novel properties and functions for targeted applications.

Professor Jan SchuijerEmeritus hoogleraar prof. J. Schuijer is afgelopen donderdag, d.d. 22 februari, overleden op 97 jarige leeftijd.

Professor Jan Schuijer  was de eerste hoogleraar van de leerstoel “Materiaalkunde en Technologie van Polymeren” en ik heb mijn best gedaan als derde leerstoelhouder zijn wetenschappelijke erfenis voort te zetten. “Mister Polymeertechnologie Nederland”, hoe Jan zo vaak werd genoemd, heeft een zeer brede, zware en blijvende erfenis achtergelaten. Jan met zijn vakkennis, netwerk, sociale gevoelens, sensitiviteit en diplomatie was altijd een boegbeeld ook voor mij. Ik deel het verdriet met de hele familie. 

Julius Vancso
Hoogleraar Materiaalkunde en Technologie van Polymeren!/2018/2/355427/in-memoriam-campuspionier-prof.-jan-schuijer

Morphology and Microstructure of Heterogeneous Polymers and Composites





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The workshop will consist of lectures and additional discussions. Active participation by the PhD students is expected, including the obligatory presentation of a poster about their own research. The lecturers are explicitly asked to give tutorial presentations with emphasis on a basic understanding of their subjects, which culminate with their views on the present day state-of-the-art and challenges of their specific topics.

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New UT measurement technique uses tiny amounts of protein

Barnacle’s larvae leave behind tiny protein traces on a ship hull: but what is the type of protein and what is the protein-surface interaction? Conventional techniques can only indentify dissolved proteins and in large quantities. Using a modified type of an Atomic Force Microscope, scientists of The University of Twente in the Netherlands and A*STAR in Singapore, can now measure protein characteristics of even very small traces on a surface. They present the new technique n Nature Nanotechnology.



Article published in UT-Nieuws Edition 4 2016.


Within the EFRO project 24Water Artecs and MTP collaborate on the development of new materials for nanofiltration membranes to retrieve the remains of medication, drugs and pesticides in our drinking water.


G. J.Vancso, Nanyang Adjunct Professor

G. Julius Vancso has been appointed Nanyang Adjunct Professor
G. Julius Vancso has been appointed Nanyang Adjunct Professor of Materials Science in Singapore.

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Most recent thesis

Designer Nanoparticles as Efficient Nucleation Agents in Polymer Foaming
Designer Nanoparticles as Efficient Nucleation Agents in Polymer Foaming

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