Keimpe-Oeds van den Berg

Keimpe-Oeds van den Berg

PhD candidate
University of Groningen

Keimpe-Oeds van den Berg


Stratingh institute for Chemistry

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Key expertises

Organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, waterborne coatings, homogeneous catalysis, green chemistry

About me

I was born in Bergum (Friesland), but grew up in Ossenzijl (Overijssel, the Netherlands) which lays in a wetlands area the Weerribben-Wieden. I studied chemistry in Leeuwarden and Groningen (MBO, BSc, MSc). After my studies, I work for over 2 years at Symeres B.V. (Groningen, NL) as an research scientist. I then joined the ARC CBBC in October 2023 as a PhD-candidate in the group of Prof. Ben L. Feringa (university of Groningen). Next to chemistry I like to do swimming or different water activities like sailing.

About my research

Waterborne coatings are widely applied as binders for inks and coatings in the packaging industry. Another quickly growing application area for waterborne coatings is to provide barrier properties to paper- and board-based packaging materials. The project will be focusing on developing new building blocks and new principles will be explored for recycling, (bio)degradation and adaptive (adhesive) functions to meet sustainability demands of today.