Sandra Schoenmakers

In 2015, I received my BSc. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology after a final project in the group of prof. dr. Bert Meijer and prof. dr. ir. Anja Palmans. During this project I focused on functionalizing water-soluble benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides with TEMPO spin labels. I rejoined the group of prof. dr. Bert Meijer and prof. dr. ir. Anja Palmans in 2016 for my master’s graduation project. During this project I studied the influence of the hydrophobic chain length on the morphology, dynamics and co-assembly of benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides in water using a variety of techniques, including hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry. During my master’s program, I also performed an internship at the Radboud University under the supervision of dr. ir. Peter Korevaar, where I worked on creating a life-like chemotaxis system of surfactant self-assemblies. After obtaining my MSc. degree cum laude, I started as a PhD student under supervision of prof. dr. Bert Meijer and prof. dr. ir. Anja Palmans in October 2017. The aim of my project is to gain a better understanding of functional supramolecular materials in water. My focus is on unraveling the interplay between structure and dynamics of supramolecular assemblies, using my expertise in cryogenic transmission electron microscopy and hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry.

Fundamentals of Self assembly

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