dr. Guusje Delen

dr. Guusje Delen
Room - Vening Meinesz-B 4.44

The goal of my research is to obtain new fundamental insights into the formation principles and catalytic functioning of crystalline porous materials, namely metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). To achieve this, we will use novel analytical tools, such as scanning probe (SP) methods together with Raman and X-ray spectroscopy,  in combination with a specially designed high-pressure/high-temperature in-situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) cell as they allow to study the intricate chemistry of synthesis, self-assembly and catalysis under realistic measurement conditions.

Awards and Scientific Honors

Scientific Awards

Best oral presentation at MOF2018

Winner of the BoostIQ Student Challenge Track on behalf of Philips


Rivera-Torrente, M; Mandemaker, L D B; Filez, M; Delen, G; Seoane, B; Meirer, F; Weckhuysen, B M

Spectroscopy, microscopy, diffraction and scattering of archetypal MOFs: Formation, metal sites in catalysis and thin films Journal Article

In: Chemical Society Reviews, 49 (18), pp. 6694-6732, 2020.

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Mandemaker, L D B; Rivera-Torrente, M; Delen, G; Hofmann, J P; Lorenz, M; Belianinov, A; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoweb Surface-Mounted Metal–Organic Framework Films with Tunable Amounts of Acid Sites as Tailored Catalysts Journal Article

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, 26 (3), pp. 691-698, 2020.

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Amirilargani, M; Yokota, G N; Vermeij, G H; Merlet, R B; Delen, G; Mandemaker, L D B; Weckhuysen, B M; Winnubst, L; Nijmeijer, A; de Smet, L C P M; Sudhölter, E J R

Melamine-Based Microporous Organic Framework Thin Films on an Alumina Membrane for High-Flux Organic Solvent Nanofiltration Journal Article

In: ChemSusChem, 13 (1), pp. 136-140, 2020.

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Brand, R P; Mandemaker, L D B; Delen, G; Rijnveld, N; Weckhuysen, B M

Behavior of a Metal Organic Framework Thin-Film at Elevated Temperature and Pressure as Studied with an Autoclave-Inserted Atomic Force Microscope Journal Article

In: ChemPhysChem, 19 (18), pp. 2397-2404, 2018.

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Mandemaker, L D B; Filez, M; Delen, G; Tan, H; Zhang, X; Lohse, D; Weckhuysen, B M

Time-Resolved in Situ Liquid-Phase Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Nanospectroscopy during the Formation of Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films Journal Article

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 9 (8), pp. 1838-1844, 2018.

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Delen, G; Ristanović, Z; Mandemaker, L D B; Weckhuysen, B M

Mechanistic Insights into Growth of Surface-Mounted Metal-Organic Framework Films Resolved by Infrared (Nano-) Spectroscopy Journal Article

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, 24 (1), pp. 187-195, 2018.

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Fu, D; Park, K; Delen, G; Attila, Ö; Meirer, F; Nowak, D; Park, S; Schmidt, J E; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoscale infrared imaging of zeolites using photoinduced force microscopy Journal Article

In: Chemical Communications, 53 (97), pp. 13012-13014, 2017.

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