ARC CBBC grant for AIMMS researcher Matthias Bickelhaupt

VU professor of theoretical chemistry Matthias Bickelhaupt has received a grant of 400,000 euros for a joint research project with chemical company Nouryon. Bickelhaupt receives the grant to develop a quantum chemical computer model that can be used to design new chemical building blocks with specific properties.

03/14/2019 | 11:02 AM

Bickelhaupt and Nouryon work together in the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC). The aim of the collaboration between Bickelhaupt and Nouryon (former polymer chemistry division of AkzoNobel) is to develop new sustainable models and materials for industry using fundamental theories and methods. A PhD is also being appointed from this scholarship: Eva Blokker. Details of the content will be announced in the form of patents, presentations and scientific publications at a later stage, because of the confidential nature of this research.

ARC CBBC is a Dutch research center where chemical companies (AkzoNobel, BASF and Shell) and academic researchers investigate chemical building blocks for new sustainable energy and materials. With 37 academic members, including Matthias Bickelhaupt, social problems for chemistry and energy are tackled.