prof.dr.ir. J. Huskens (Jurriaan)

Full Professor

About Me

  • Given names: Jurriaan
  • Academic titles: prof. dr. ir.
  • Birth date and place: 1968
  • Present function: Full professor Supramolecular Chemistry and Molecular Nanofabrication, University of Twente, NL


Jurriaan Huskens (1968) studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and obtained his PhD (1994) at the Delft University of Technology with Herman van Bekkum. After postdoctoral stays with Dean Sherry (UT Dallas) and Manfred Reetz (MPI Kohlenforschung), he became assistant professor (1998) with David Reinhoudt at the University of Twente, where he became full professor “Molecular Nanofabrication” in 2005. He received the Unilever Research Award 1990, a Marie Curie fellowship (1997), the Gold Medal 2007 of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, and a Fellowship of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, UK (2019). Present research interests encompass: supramolecular chemistry at interfaces, supramolecular materials, multivalency, influenza, nanofabrication, and green chemistry.

Professional Experience

  • 2005-Present: Full professor ‘Molecular Nanofabrication’, University of Twente, NL
  • 1998-2005: Assistant professor. Supervisor: David Reinhoudt. University of Twente, NL
  • 1997-1998: Postdoctoral Fellow. Supervisor: Manfred Reetz. MPI Kohlenforschung,
  • 1995-1997: Postdoctoral Fellow. Supervisor: Dean Sherry. Dallas University of
    Technology, USA


  • 1990-1994: Ph.D. at Delft University of Technology, NL. Supervisor: Herman van Bekkum
  • 1986-1990: MSc. Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL


  1. Unilever Research Award(1990)
  2. Marie Curie Fellowship (1997)
  3. Gold medal of the Royal Netherlands chemical Society (2007)
  4. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2015)
  5. Visiting Professorship, University of Padova, Italy (2018)
  6. Fellowship of the institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, UK (2019)

Research Grants

  1. NWO Open Mind 50k grant ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes: Designing a straitjacket for influenza’. (2021)
  2. NWO Vidi grant (2008)
  3. NWO Vici grant ‘Vernieuwingsimpuls’ (2002)


Academic Activities

Various teaching activities in several courses:

  • Molecular Nanofabrication
  • Molecular and Biomolecular Chemistry and Technology
  • Master thesis SEC Chemistry
  • Fabrication of Nanostructures
  • Internship & Job Orientation Project
  • Bachelor Assignment
  • MSc final project SRA
  • Organic & Bio-organic Chemistry


Organizational Responsibilities

Vice-chairman of the Chemical Engineering department (present)
Chairman of the exam committee Chemical Engineering (present)
Chairman of the teaching committee Nanotechnology (present)



Engineering & Materials Science
Self Assembled Monolayers
Actinoid Atom


Present research interests encompass: supramolecular chemistry at interfaces, supramolecular materials, multivalency, nanofabrication, and solar fuels. He is (co)author of about 400 refereed research papers and five patents. 


Diaz Gomez, L., Wilden, A., Schneider, D., Paparigas, Z., Modolo, G., Gullo, M. C. , Huskens, J. , & Verboom, W. (2023). Synthesis and evaluation of new modified diglycolamides with different stereochemistry for extraction of tri- and tetravalent metal ions. New journal of chemistry, 47(10), 4619-4627. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2nj05663a
Fenoy, G. E., Hasler, R., Lorenz, C. , Movilli, J., Marmisollé, W. A., Azzaroni, O. , Huskens, J., Bäuerle, P., & Knoll, W. (2023). Interface Engineering of “Clickable” Organic Electrochemical Transistors toward Biosensing Devices. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 15(8), 10885-10896. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c21493

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023


Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré (building no. 15), room C4221
Hallenweg 21
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré  C4221
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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