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Richard Hoogenboom

Richard Hoogenboom


Full Professor

Supramolecular Chemistry Group

Center of Macromolecular Chemistry

Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry

Ghent University


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 Prof. Richard Hoogenboom studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands). In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Ulrich S. Schubert and continued working as a project leader for the Dutch Polymer Institute. After postdoctoral training with Martin Moeller and Roeland Nolte, he was appointed as associate professor at Ghent University in 2010 and promoted to full professor in 2014. His research interests include stimuli-responsive polymers, supramolecular polymers, and poly(2-oxazoline)s. He has published more than 330 scientific articles, has been listed as inventor on 12 patent families and is currently associate editor for European Polymer Journal and Australian Journal of Chemistry. He is the recipient of the Polymer Chemistry lectureship (RSC, 2015), PI IUPAC young investigator award (2016) and the ACS Macromolecules/Biomacromolecules young investigator award (2017).


Representative Publications

[1]     K. Belal, F. Stoffelbach, J. Lyskawa, M. Fumagalli, D. Hourdet, A. Marcellan, L. De Smet, V. R. de la Rosa, G. Cooke, R. Hoogenboom, P. Woisel, Recognition-Mediated Hydrogel Swelling Controlled by Interaction with a Negative Thermoresponsive LCST Polymer. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 13974-13978.  

[2]     V. de la Rosa, P. Woisel, R. Hoogenboom, Supramolecular control over thermoresponsive polymers. Mater. Today, 2016, 19, 44-55.         

[3]     J. P. A. Custers, S. F. G. M. van Nispen, A. Can, V. R. de la Rosa, S. Maji, U. S. Schubert, J. T. F. Keurentjes, R. Hoogenboom, Reversible Calcium(III)-Ion Binding through an Apparent pKa Shift of Thermosensitive Block-Copolymer Micelles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14085-14089. 

[4]     V. R. De la Rosa, Z. Zhang, B. G. De Geest, R. Hoogenboom, Colorimetric logic gates based on poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline)-coated gold nanoparticles, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25, 2511-2519. 

[5]     P. H.J. Kouwer, M. Koepf, V. A.A. Le Sage, M. Jaspers, A. M. van Buul, Z. H. Eksteen-Akeroyd, T. Woltinge, E. Schwartz, H. J. Kitto, R. Hoogenboom, S.J. Picken, R.J.M. Nolte, E. Mendes, A. E. Rowan, Responsive biomimetic networks from polyisocyanopeptide hydrogels. Nature 2013, 493 (7434): 651-655.      

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