What does winning a Nobel Prize mean for a scientist?
In October, Studium Generale and the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) held a Nobel Prize Evening to inform students and staff members about this year's winners, the societal effects of their laureate discoveries and inventions, and the fact that winning a Nobel Prize won't always boost your career.
Researching fundamental matters
The TU/e research in Complex Molecular Systems is dedicated to a fundamental understanding of complexity in molecular systems. It address research challenges and pushes the boundaries of science by unifying basic principles of chemistry, biomedical sciences, engineering, physics and mathematics. The obtained knowledge provides the foundation for the development of future technologies in materials science, energy, mobility, and health.
In particular, we actively pursue two major goals. First, our focus is on the design and synthesis of smart materials for the creation of molecular devices. Secondly, we use our expertise to unravel the molecular complexity of living systems and to develop biology into an engineering science. The research, arranged in seven focus areas, is performed in the context of the TU/e's Institute for Complex Molecular Systems.
Our seven focus areas
The research on Complex Molecular Systems highlights the research of TU/e scientists in seven focus areas: Polymer Science and Technology, Chemical Biology, Grip on Complexity, Advanced Analysis of Complex Molecular Systems, Molecular Devices, Materials and Regenerative Medicine and Functional Supramolecular Systems.
Polymer Science and Technology
Connecting the entire chain of knowledge to understand structure-property relationships and design new and improved materials
Developing a molecular systems approach to understand and modulate biomolecular networks for the design of new therapies and diagnostics
Grip on Complexity
Pushing forward the foundations and applications of complexity science
Advanced Analysis of Complex Molecular Systems
4D CMS: A national characterization center for 4D-analysis of complex molecular systems
Design and synthesis of hierarchically structured functional and responsive materials
Materials for Regenerative Medicine
Restoring tissue and organ function with intelligent, life-like materials
Functional Supramolecular Systems
Constructing functional, life-like molecular systems
TU/e research in Complex Molecular Systems thrives thanks to alliances with industry and research institutions, both nationally and internationally. These provide meaningful input, enhance the research relevance and strengthen the TU/e efforts in mastering complexity.
Visiting addressInstitute for Complex Molecular SystemsCeres 1.31Building number 7De Zaale5612 AJ EindhovenThe Netherlands
Postal addressInstitute for Complex Molecular SystemsPO Box 5135600 MB EindhovenThe Netherlands
ContactDr. Elizabeth McKenzieCeres Building 0.01B.E.McKenzie@ tue.nl