Doctoral Candidate

Remco Fijneman

What I cannot create, I do not understand. - Richard Feynman


Research Profile

Remco Fijneman is a Marie Curie Doctoral Candidate in the Horizon 2020 ITN MULTIMAT. His work focusses on the rational design and assembly of mesoporous silica microspheres via sol-gel synthesis and their analysis by advanced 2D and 3D electron microscopy techniques. The goal of his research is to construct the next generation of tailor made silica-based materials with complex pore architectures for use in separation applications.

Academic Background

Remco Fijneman studied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) where he obtained his master’s degree (MSc) with a specialization in Materials Chemistry in 2016. During his studies he performed two international research internships, first at the Harvard John. A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (USA) in the group of prof. Joanna Aizenberg and later at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA) in the group of prof. James De Yoreo. Since September 2016 he is a Marie Curie Doctoral Candidate in the Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry at TU/e under the supervision of prof. Nico Sommerdijk and dr. Heiner Friedrich and performs his research as R&D Engineer at Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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