Andries Jensma

Andries Jensma

PhD candidate
University Groningen

Andries Jensma


Stratingh institute for Chemistry

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Key expertises

Organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, photochemistry, coatings, crosslinking

About me

I grew up in Friesland, before moving to Groningen for my studies. Here I received my BSc and MSc in chemistry focusing on organic chemistry and catalysis. In August 2022 I started a PhD at the University of Groningen in the group of prof. dr. B.L. Feringa, working on sustainable coatings. Besides chemistry I enjoy football and other sports.

About my research

In 2022 I started my PhD research in a joint project between the University of Groningen and AkzoNobel. The goal of this project is to develop biomass derived monomers that can replace the fossil fuel derived acrylates in the paints and coatings industry. In previous research by the Feringa group, it was shown that alkoxy butenolides show similar reactivity and properties as these acrylates. Building on this fundament, I will focus on the development of sustainable, water-soluble or waterborne monomers, resins and polymers. In order to reach industrial application of sustainable polymers, water has to replace organic solvents as carrier in paints or coatings formulations.