FMS Research Center


The FMS research teams are part of three multidisciplinary university institutes: the Institute for Molecules and Materials (Nijmegen), the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry (Groningen), and the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (Eindhoven). These institutes provide an excellent expertise platform and a great variety of research infrastructure, which facilitate collaboration between organic and macromolecular chemists and scientists from different disciplines and from different research institutes.

Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM)

The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) is an interdisciplinary research institute in chemistry and physics at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Its mission is to fundamentally understand, design and control the functioning of molecules and materials. The institute is a centre of excellence that trains the next generation of leaders in science and entrepreneurship. The main research themes of the IMM are:

– Structure and Dynamics of Molecules
– Molecular Life-like Systems
– Quantum Matter
– Nanostructured Materials

IMM website

Stratingh Institute for Chemistry in Groningen

The research groups in the University of Groningen are embedded in the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry. The mission of the Institute is to perform excellent research and teaching in molecular and supramolecular chemistry. The research program is focussed on synthesis, catalysis, functional materials, bio-organic chemistry/chemical biology and systems chemistry/complex molecular systems. The institute has a central role in the Faculty of Natural Sciences bridging materials sciences and life sciences research. The Groningen teams are all associated with the cross-disciplinary Centre for Systems Chemistry, established in 2008 and directed by Prof. Ben Feringa. The mission of the Centre is the design, construction and study of complex chemical systems aiming at new functions.

Stratingh website

Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS)

The research teams in Eindhoven University of Technology are embedded in the TU/e Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS), where the molecular sciences are brought together with scientists from physics, mathematics, biology and engineering to push the frontiers of molecular systems. This interdisciplinary institute creates an environment where scientists from different disciplines are stimulated to work together. Especially the combination of molecular self-assembly and the understanding of the pathways involved flourished in recent years by using the most advanced theoretical models and mathematical insights to describe the experimental results.

ICMS website