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Nameprof.dr. JT Zuilhof
FirstnameHan
Emailhan.zuilhof@wur.nl

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DescriptionProfessor of Organic Chemistry
OrganizationDepartment of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences
Organization UnitOrganic Chemistry
Phone+31 317 482 361
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Secretarial phone+31 317 482 361
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Visiting addressStippeneng 4
6708WE, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room124/7031
Postal addressPostbus 8026
6700EG, WAGENINGEN
Courier26
Side activities
  • Distinguished Adjunct Professor King Abdulaziz University - King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Jan 2012 - Present

  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Appl. Surface Science - Elsevier
    Jan 2012 - Present

  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board - Wiley
    Jan 2014 - Present

    Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Advanced Materials and Interfaces

  • Distinguished Perennial Guest Professor, Tianjin University - Tianjin University, Tianjin China
    Jan 2016 - Dec 2022

    Distinguished Perennial Guest Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

  • Co-founder of spin-off company Surfix - H. Zuilhof
    Jan 2011 - Present

  • Senior Editor - American Chemical Society (ACS)
    Jan 2016 - Present

    Senior Editor van Langmuir


Biography

Han Zuilhof is the Chair of Organic Chemistry at Wageningen University. His interests focus on surface-bound (bio-)organic chemistry and bio-nanotechnology. He obtained both an MSc in Chemistry (organic chemistry) and an MA in Philosophy (logic and theory of knowledge); both with highest honors. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Leiden University, 1994; highest honors), he did postdoctoral work at the University of Rochester, NY (with Joe Dinnocenzo & Sason Shaik) and at Columbia University (with Nick Turro).
Subsequently he joined the faculty at Wageningen University in 1997, moved through the ranks, and has been a Professor of Organic Chemistry since 2007. He’s the author of > 250 peer-reviewed papers, including 5 reviews, and written 8 patents, of which 5 were sold to companies.
He is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a Distinguished Perennial Guest Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China,  is the founder of a spin-off company Surfix, serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Langmuir, Applied Surface Science and Advanced Materials Interfaces, and was the 2013-2014 Joseph Meyerhoff Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

As organic chemist at Wageningen University he is predominantly looking for novel concepts to link biological activity of interest via the tricks of the trade of organic chemistry to surfaces. This interdisciplinary science is really cool. Many processes of interest (conversions, molecular capture, catalysis) occur at a surface, yet relatively little organic chemistry is focussed on surfaces. This provides significant chances and challenges for organic chemistry and organic materials. Our lab is extremely well equipped for such studies, and the setting of Wageningen University - a world-class university focussed on life sciences - allows for an excellent embedding thereof!


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