Thijs Verkaaik

Thijs Verkaaik
David de Wiedgebouw
Room 4th floor study area

My research at Utrecht University focuses on the synthesis and characterization of surface-mounted metal-organic frameworks (SURMOFs): very porous three-dimensional networks of metal ions coupled with organic linker molecules on flat supports like gold, glass, or mica. These novel materials are potential candidates for e.g. gas storage, heterogeneous catalysis, and sensor applications. I use various spectroscopic and microscopic techniques to characterize the growth and adsorption characteristics of these SURMOFs.

Awards and Scientific Honors

Scientific Awards

KNCV Analytical Master Award 2017