Bas van Ravensteijn

Post Doc

Bas studied Chemical Engineering & Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands. In 2009 he obtained his B.Sc. after completing a research project on colloidosomes composed of sterically stabilized colloidal particles. This project was conducted at the department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa under the supervision Prof. Dr. Bert Klumperman.

In this year he also started his master program Molecular Engineering at the TU/e, with a strong focus on polymer and organic chemistry. He performed his graduation research project in the Polymer Chemistry group. This project comprised the synthesis and polymerization behavior of catalytic chain transfer (CCT) derived epoxidized macromonomers and was supervised by Dr. Hans Heuts and Dr. Rob Duchateau.

In 2011 he moved to the Van `t Hoff Laboratory for Physical and Colloid Chemistry at Utrecht University (NL) to start his Ph.D. project supervised by Prof. Dr. Willem Kegel. The project focussed on the design and synthesis of novel polymeric colloids for self-assembly studies and resulted in a thesis with the title “Patchy and Isotropic Colloids with Engineered Surface Functionality”. 

In the summer of 2016 he moved to UCSB to work as a postdoc in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Craig Hawker and Prof. Dr. Matt Helgeson on the development, assembly and rheological properties of star-shaped macromolecular building blocks.