UT scientist Saskia Lindhoud and PhD researcher Jéré van Lente from the Faculty of Science and Technology developed a ground-breaking method to separate and isolate proteins in complex chemical mixtures. Their method, inspired by living cells, may have important applications in recycling, wastewater treatment as well as in the chemical and food industries.
Hoe zorgen docenten dat hét kwartje valt bij hun studenten? Vaak door het gebruik van beeldspraak. Hoe ze dat precies doen, laat wetenschapsjournalist en illustrator Enith Vlooswijk zien in de rubriek 'Les in verbeelding'. Deze vijfde aflevering legt scheikundedocent Saskia Lindhoud chemisch evenwicht uit, met behulp van legoblokjes.
How do teachers ensure that the penny drops for their students? Often through the use of imagery. In the series 'Lessons in imagination', science journalist and illustrator Enith Vlooswijk shows exactly how they do that. In this fifth episode, chemistry teacher Saskia Lindhoud uses lego to explain chemical equilibrium.
‘Plastic is known to pollute our oceans and water, but in in this case it is used to clean water. I think that’s great!’ says Wiebe de Vos. Together with his colleagues Saskia Lindhoud and Ameya Krishna, the UT membrane scientist developed a sustainable and easy way to produce a membrane based on a novel plastic. It’s use is versatile, and making drinking water is just one of the many possible options.