Meet our students

Students currently doing their graduation project or internship at the Laboratory of Self-Organizing Soft Matter

Students who recently finished their graduation projects at the Laboratory of Self-Organizing Soft Matter

Shietela Sewnarain Sukul

Bachelor student
Project title: Characterizing the activity and biophysical behaviour of antifreeze protein mutants by advanced microscopy
Objective: Researching the correlation between TH activity and IRI activity in antifreeze protein mutants.

Leonie Schnieders

Master student
Project title: Super-resolution microscopy of food matrices
Objective: Localizing biomacromolecules in food, using stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy.

Sanne Giezen

Master student
Project title: Increasing SNARE medicated LUV-GUV fusion selectivity.
Objective: Increasing the selectivity of SNARE medicated LUV-GUV fusion by modifying the amino acid sequence of the LKP peptide.

Danny van der Haven

Master student
Project title: Enzymatic activity and aggregation of protein-polymer hybrids
Objective: Characterization of substrate transport behavior in compartmentalized enzymatic systems.

Rob Wortel

Master student
Project title: Fundamentals in encapsulated fragrances
Objective: Identifying which parameters influence the performance of capsules, by using various analytical techniques.

Levena Gascoigne

Guest researcher from University of Newcastle, Australia, conducting honours project.
Project title: Elucidation to the Role of Aggregation for R5 Silaffin Peptide Directed Silica Precipitation Activity

Inge Weber

Intern from Wageningen University and Research
Project title: PETase-rich complex coacervates for on-water plastic degradation
Objective: Increasing the efficiency and thermal stability of PET degradation by complexation of PETase with different polymers.

Irene van Oekel

Master student
Project title: Studying the PET-PETase interactions on different levels of crystallinities
Objective: To determine the optimal level of crystallinity for efficient PET degradation using PETase.

Maurits van der Harst

Master student
Project title: Temporally regulated complex coacervation using clock reactions
Objective: To map the kinetics of the formaldehyde-sulfite clock reaction and study the effect of the addition of polyelectrolytes

If you are a student looking for an interesting and challenging bachelor or master project, do not hesitate to get into contact directly. We have a variety of topics within the research group that offer opportunities for chemical engineers, biomedical engineers and materials scientists. Some descriptions of currently available projects can be found on pages 58-63 of the Japie graduation book.