Cluster for Molecular Chemistry


Jeroen Cornelissen is Professor in Biomolecular Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. He studied chemistry in The Netherlands with a minor in polymer chemistry carried out at the Eindhoven University of Technology with Prof. E.W. Meijer and a major in Supramolecular Chemistry and Catalysis at the University of Nijmegen with Prof. R.J.M. Nolte. He received his PhD (cum laude) from the latter university in 2001 for research carried out under the supervision of Prof. R.J.M. Nolte. After post-doctoral work at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, U.S.A. he returned to Nijmegen, where he was appointed as an Assistant Professor until 2009. His current research interests are in well-defined polymer architectures, hybrid systems of synthetic macromolecules and biopolymers and the use of viruses as building blocks in functional materials.


Name: Dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen
Born: August 12, 1972 in Veghel, The Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Marital status Married, two children

Working Experience

2009-present Full Professor in Biomolecular Nanotechnology, MESA+ Institute
University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
2002-2009 Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
2001-2002 Post-doctoral researcher, Advanced Organic Materials group IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, U.S.A.
1996-2001 PhD in Organic Chemistry / Polymer Chemistry
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Thesis: “Polymers and Block Copolymers of Isocyanopeptides – Towards Higher Structural Order in Macromolecular Systems”