University of Twente
David Nicolaas Reinhoudt
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE ENSCHEDE
Professor David N. Reinhoudt was born in 1942 in The Netherlands.
He studied Chemical Technology at the Delft University of Technology and graduated (suma cum laude) in chemistry in 1969 with Professor H.C. Beijerman.
In the period 1970-1975 he worked at Shell where he started the host-guest chemistry research program.
In 1975 he was appointed as a part-time professor (extraordinarius) at the University of Twente followed by the appointment as a full professor in 1978.
His research is focused on supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology with nanofabrication, molecular recognition, and non-covalent synthesis as the major fields. In the past 30 years he has actively pursued the application of supramolecular chemistry. Application of supramolecular chemistry e.g. in the field of electronic or optical sensor systems, catalysis, biochips, molecular materials and in “lab-on-a-chip” technology.
Professor Reinhoudt is the founder and first director of the MESA+ Research Institute for Nanotechnology (1998-2007).
Since 2002 he is the chairman of the Board of NanoNed, the Dutch Network for Nanotechnology.
He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
He is the author of more than 900 scientific publications, patents, review articles, and books.
He has been honored with the Izatt-Christensen award (1995), the Simon Stevin Mastership (1998). He is an honorary doctor of the University of Parma (2007), was awarded the medal of merit of the University of Twente (2007), and is Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion (2002).
He was involved in many international scientific programs among which the prestigious International Programme of the JST with Prof. Shinkai. (Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan). Until now he supervised more than 100 PhD Students, a number of which are now in independent academic positions.