In the media

Molecular knots

August 2020

Knotted molecules can transfer chirality from the nano to the macro scale; our collaborative work with the group of Dave Leigh in Manchester.

Behind the Paper Blog Post
Work highlighted in Chemistry World (6 Aug 2020)

We wrote two blog posts for the Nature Research Chemistry Community website

21 November 2019

Each blog post accompanies one of our original and peer-reviewed research work that was published this month in Nature Communications.

Navigation of protocells by ways of helical motility
Link to the original article in Nature Communications (free to read)
Mechanical adaptability of artificial muscles from nanoscale molecular action
Link to the original article in Nature Communications (free to read)

Light-driven motors in chiral liquid crystals. The embedded motor causes the pattern shown here to emerge in the droplet.

What’s the best way to build a molecular machine?

19 Sept 2018

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America is publishing a special issue on artificial molecular machines, edited by Fraser Stoddart and with free online access. Our work is discussed in the News Feature, by science writer Stephen Ornes: "Katsonis’ work is an example of emerging research that aims to unite molecular machines with soft matter, a broad class of materials that readily change shape at room temperature when compressed, stretched, or heated."

News Feature, PNAS 2018, 115 (38) 9327-9330
PNAS Special Issue on Artificial Molecular Machines (free online)

Nathalie is awarded with the KNCV Gold Medal

6 December 2017

On the 6th of December Nathalie received the KNCV Gold Medal 2017 from KNCV chairman Prof. Floris Rutjes. The award ceremony was held during the CHAINS conference and included a lecture. Awarded to a top chemical talent every year, the KNCV Gold Medal has become the premier prize for researchers in the chemical sciences in the Netherlands.

Interview with the Dutch Chemistry Magazine C2W (in Dutch)
Excerpt from the Award Ceremony (in English)

Nathalie wins Athena Award 2016

7 December 2016

A short movie was shown at the occasion of the Award Ceremony, that took place the 7th of December during the annual meeting of Dutch chemistry. The Athena Award was created by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to highlight women who perform excellent research in chemistry and combine it with active outreach activities. The Athena Award consists of a prize of €25,000 for research activities, a statue and an interview in the annual magazine of NWO Chemical Sciences.

Link to the movie on Vimeo

Good Chemistry and a Nobel Prize

5 october 2016

Ben Feringa wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France) and Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University, USA) for their work on ‘the design and synthesis of molecular machines’.

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Interview of Nathalie and our colleague Tibor Kudernac with the UT News

Switching Mindsets

June 2016

The promise of molecules that photoswitch is increasingly rich, especially in biomedical applications. A feature article written by Andy Extance for Chemistry World.

Link to the article in Chemistry World

Nederland is opener and creativer

November 2015

A (very short) interview in the NRC Handelsblad

Link to the interview

Ten with a star

April 2014

In the April 2014 issue of Elsevier Juist, you can find an article about the new cohort of the De Jonge Akademie (The Young Academy of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences), including me, entitled ‘Tien met een griffel’ (ten with a star).

De rijzende sterren van de wetenschap
Article in De Volkskrant

Twente leert moleculen de nanodans

10 February 2014

"Een nieuw materiaal maakt onder invloed van licht bewegingen. Bruikbaar voor nanorobots."

Article in national newspaper De Volkskrant, Monday 10 February 2014

Twente leert moleculen de nanodans - De Volkskrant, 10 February 2014
Jezelf blijven - C2W January 2014

Jezelf blijven

24 January 2014

De blik van Nathalie Katsonis reikt verder dan alleen slimme materialen ontwerpen. In maart treedt zij toe tot De Jonge Akademie. 'Het is een constructief platform.'

Jezelf blijven - C2W January 2014
C2W magazine