2020 – Assistant Professor, University of Twente, the Netherlands.
2017 – 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, the United States of America. Supervisor: George Whitesides
2013 – 2017 Ph. D. in Physical Organic Chemistry (cum laude), Radboud University, the Netherlands. Supervisor: Wilhelm Huck
2010 – 2013 MSc. in Chemistry, Radboud University, the Netherlands.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2020 Veni Research Grant. Personal grant (250 kEUR) funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO.
2018 Rubicon Research Grant. Personal grant (137 kEUR) funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO.
2018 IMM Award for best PhD thesis in Chemistry at the Institute of Molecular Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
2017 Backer-KNCV Prize, best PhD thesis in the field of organic chemistry and catalysis in the Netherlands.
Finding Routes to Compute with Molecular Networks of Reactions. A society without computers has become unimaginable. Computers hold the promise to provide insights into essentially everything but simulating accurate predictions of modern societal and global challenges remain elusive. This research uses networks of molecular reactions to design unconventional computing platforms that can perform where conventional computers may fail.
My research focusses on finding routes to explore, and demonstrate, the operating principles in networks of interacting molecules under out-of-equilibrium conditions. I developed strategies for the de novo design of chemical reaction networks during my Ph. D. at Radboud University, under the guidance of prof. Wilhelm Huck. As a postdoctoral fellow I worked with Prof. George Whitesides at Harvard University, where I branched off into examining how simple but prebiotically relevant types of chemical reactions can self-assemble into complex networks.
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Teaching history: https://albertwong.nl/teaching-and-mentoring/