Jan van Hest

Titels Prof. dr. ir.
Initials J.C.M.
Main position Hoogleraar TUE
Disciplines Nanotechnology
  Macromolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry
Chair Bio-organische chemie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2019
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS)
Postbus 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
tel.  040 247 3515
Personal website

Jan van Hest develops advanced materials that are partly natural and partly synthetic. He created the first functioning imitation of a eukaryotic cell. He has recently been active in the emerging field of nanomedicine research. For example, he has developed nanocapsules containing enzymes that can be introduced into living cells to correct harmful processes. He has also constructed microreactors and nanoreactors that bring about reactions with enzymes. In all his work, Van Hest combines innovative synthetic strategies with a sharp focus on potential biomedical applications. Van Hest was a member of The Young Academy from 2005 to 2010.