Thijs Verkaaik

PhD Candidate
Employed since:
Phone: +31 6 2273 6385
Email: t.verkaaik@uu.nl
Room: 4th floor study area

Research

Research

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.