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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 

Paula Teeuwen started her PhD in Chemistry in October 2022 at the University of Cambridge in the group of professor J.R. Nitschke. Her PhD is funded through a full scholarship from the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Automated Chemical Synthesis Enabled by Digital Molecular Technologies (SynTech). In February 2024, she took on professor D.J. Wales as a second supervisor for her PhD project. She obtained her BSc and MSc degrees (both Cum Laude) in chemistry from the Radboud University Nijmegen (2019) and the University of Amsterdam (2022), respectively. Her bachelors project focused on the chiroptical properties of chiral porphyrin cages in the group of Prof. R.J.M. Nolte, with a brief visit to the group of Prof. J. Crassous (Rennes, France). During her masters project at the group of Prof. J.N.H. Reek (supervised by dr. S. Pullen), she used a combined experimental and theoretical approach to study electrocatalytic CO2 reduction in rhenium-decorated zirconium metal organic cages. There, she collaborated with Prof. M. Stein (Magdeburg, Germany) to study the reduction mechanism in-silico. In 2017, she was awarded the Young Talent Encouragement Prize Chemistry of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. In 2022, she was awarded the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry Class of Excellence Research Proposal Pitch Prize. Currently, her main research interests are coordination chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, molecular modelling and the bridging the gap between theory and experiments. In her free time, Paula enjoys meeting up with friends, running, speed/inline skating and rowing. 

Publications

Metal Coordination Effects on the Photophysics of Dipyrrinato Photosensitizers.
PCP Teeuwen, Z Melissari, MO Senge, RM Williams
– Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)
(2022)
27,
6967
Metal Coordination Effects on the Photophysics of Dipyrrinato Photosensitizers
P Teeuwen, Z Melissari, M Senge, R Williams
(2022)
Absolute configuration and host-guest binding of chiral porphyrin-cages by a combined chiroptical and theoretical approach.
J Ouyang, A Swartjes, M Geerts, PJ Gilissen, D Wang, PCP Teeuwen, P Tinnemans, N Vanthuyne, S Chentouf, FPJT Rutjes, J-V Naubron, J Crassous, JAAW Elemans, RJM Nolte
– Nature communications
(2020)
11,
4776