The research in the Molecular NanoFabrication group is focused at fundamental and applied studies of self-assembly. The group is an integral part of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, and is part of the cluster on Organic, Supramolecular, and Polymer Chemistry and Technology at the University of Twente.
We investigate methodologies to build molecularly defined, organic and hybrid assemblies in one, two or three dimensions via non-covalent interactions between the constituents. Key aspects are: multivalency, materials assembly, protein assembly, surface patterning, chemistry in microfluidic channels, macrocyclic ligands for heavy metal ions, and combinations thereof. Applications lie in areas such as: sensing, (nano)materials, (nano)electronics, solar fuel devices, biomolecule arrays and assays, and tissue engineering.