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7 June 2018 :

Supaporn defends her PhD degree. Congratulations, well done!

 

10 April 2018 :

Supaporn publishes Chem Comm paper on spiropyran-based vesicles

Light-fuelled reversible expansion of spiropyran-based vesicles in water
 

7 November 2017 :

Nature Nanotechnology highlights our work

Chemical self-assembly: A nonlinear breaking strain
 

24 October 2017 :

Ben Feringa's commentary on our work

Artificial microtubules burst with energy
 

7 November 2017 :

Congrats to Wilfried, Alejandro and Supaporn on their PNAS article

Molecular photoswitches mediating the strain-driven disassembly of supramolecular tubules
 
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7 June 2018 :

Supaporn defends her PhD degree. Congratulations, well done!

 

10 April 2018 :

Supaporn publishes Chem Comm paper on spiropyran-based vesicles

Light-fuelled reversible expansion of spiropyran-based vesicles in water
 

7 November 2017 :

Nature Nanotechnology highlights our work

Chemical self-assembly: A nonlinear breaking strain
 

24 October 2017 :

Ben Feringa's commentary on our work

Artificial microtubules burst with energy
 

7 November 2017 :

Congrats to Wilfried, Alejandro and Supaporn on their PNAS article

Molecular photoswitches mediating the strain-driven disassembly of supramolecular tubules
 

28 June 2017 :

Tibor receives an ECHO grant from the Dutch Science Foundation. We are looking for a PhD student!

 

5 October 2016 :

Tibor interviewed by BBC on the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Robot surgeons and artificial life: the promise of tiny machines
 

5 October 2016 :

Ben Feringa has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Fraser Stoddart for their work on ‘the design and synthesis of molecular machines’. We are very happy and proud!

 

 

Life-like supramolecular mechanics

Welcome to the Kudernac group website. The group is embedded in the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente.

In the group, we are developing supramolecular machines that can generate forces and useful work at the nanoscale and we are harvesting these forces in order to manipulate soft nano-objects. On a more fundamental level we explore chemo-mechanical transduction in synthetic molecular systems as well as ways how to access out-of-equilibrium states that are rich in usable energy that can be converted into a mechanical response.

Contact details

Dr. Tibor Kudernac
MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology
University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
+31 53 489 2981
t.kudernac@utwente.nl