Prof.dr. E.J.R. (Ernst) Sudhölter

T: +31 (0)15 27 82686

 Room 0.014
 Julianalaan 136
 2628 BL Delft
 The Netherlands



  • 2007-present
    Chairman of Department Chemical Engineering and Professor of Nano-Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 1990-2006
    Professor of Physical-organic Chemistry and since 2000 professor of Organic Chemistry, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • 1984-1990
    Assistent professor (UD) and subsequently associate professor (UHD), Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemical Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 1981-1984
    Research chemist , Royal/Dutch Shell Laboratory in Amsterdam
  • 1977-1981
    PhD ('cum laude'), University of Groningen, the Netherlands 
  • 1971-1977
    BSc and MSc ('cum laude') study Chemistry with specializations in Organic chemistry and Physical chemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. 

Research Interests

  • Physical-organic chemistry, self-organisation (micelles, vesicles, liquid crystals) and surface modification and (bio)functionalisation.
  • Chemical and biosensors based on silicon and diamond substrates with electrical read-out. Environmental capacitative sensors.

Teaching activities

  • MSc programme: Chemical Engineering
  • Bsc programme: Chemical nanotechnology, Conceptual Process Design, Practical course on Ion-selective electrodes.

Key publications

  • A.B. Sieval, A.L. Demirel, J.W.M. Nissink, M.R. Linford, J.H. van der Maas, W.H. de Jeu, H. Zuilhof, and E.J.R. Sudhölter, Highly stable Si-C linked functionalized monolayers on silicon(100) surface, Langmuir 14, 1759-1768 (1998)
  • C.W. Struijk, A.B. Sieval, J.E.J. Dakhorst, M. van Dijk, P. Kimkes, H. Zuilhof, E.J.R. Sudhölter, R.B.M. Koehorst, H. Donker, T.J. Schaafsma, S.J. Picken, A.M. van de Craats, and J.M. Warman, Liquid crystalline perylene diimides: architecture and charge carrier mobilities, J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 122, 11057-11066 (2000).
  • T. Vermonden, J. van der Gucht, A. T. M. Marcelis, N. A. M. Besseling, E. J. R. Sudhölter, G. J. Fleer, M. A. Cohen Stuart, Water-soluble reversible coordination polymers: chains and rings, Macromolecules, 36, 7035-7044 (2003).
  • R. Achten, R. Cuypers, M. Giesbers, A. Koudijs, A.T.M. Marcelis, and E.J.R. Sudhölter, Non-symmetric banana-shaped liquid crystals with two different terminal alkoxy tails, Liq. Cryst. 31, 1167 (2004).
  • Q.-Y. Sun, L.C.P.M. de Smet, B. van Lagen, M. Giesbers, P.C. Thüne, J. van Engelenburg, F.A. de Wolf, H. Zuilhof, and E.J.R. Sudhölter, Covalently attached monolayers on crystalline hydrogen-terminated silicon: extremely mild attachment by visible light, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 2514-2523 (2005).
  • E.J. Faber, L.C.P.M. de Smet, W. Olthuis, H. Zuilhof, E.J.R. Sudhölter, P. Bergveld, and A. van den Berg, Si-C linked organic monolayers on crystalline silicon surfaces as alternative gate insulators. ChemPhysChem. 6, 2153-2166 (2005).
  • I. Paraschiv, M. Giesbers, B. van Lagen, F. C. Grozema, R.D. Abellon, L.D.A. Siebbeles, A.T.M. Marcelis, H. Zuilhof, and E.J.R. Sudhölter, H-bond-stabilized triphenylene-based columnar discotic liquid crystals, Chem. Mater. 18, 968-974 (2006).
  • F. Li, T. Ketelaar, A.T.M. Marcelis, F.A.M. Leermakers, M.A. Cohen Stuart, and E.J.R. Sudhölter, Stabilization of polymersome vesicles by an interpenetrating polymer network, Macromolecules 40, 329-333 (2007)
  • I. Paraschiv, K. de Lange, M. Giesbers, B. van Lagen, F.C. Grozema, R.D. Abellon, L.D.A. Siebbeles, E.J.R. Sudhölter, H. Zuilhof, and A.T.M. Marcelis,Hydrogen-bond stabilized columnar discotic benzenetrisamides with pendant triphenylene groups, J. Mater. Chem., 18, 5475-5481 (2008)
  • Pilzak, G.S.; Lagen B. van; Hendrikx C.C.J.; Sudhölter, E.J.R.; Zuilhof, H., Synthesis and optical properties of all-trans-oligodiacetylenes; Chemistry A- European Journal 14, 7939-7950 (2008)
  • L. Scheres, R. Achten, M. Giesbers, L.C.P.M. de Smet , A. Arafat, E.J.R. Sudhölter , A.T.M. Marcelis, H. Zuilhof, Covalent attachment of bent-core mesogens to silicon surfaces, Langmuir 25, 1529-1533 (2009)



Name author: L. de Smet
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