prof. Richard Hoogenboom (PhD)

CRIG group leader
Richard Hoogenboom

Head of the Supramolecular Chemistry Group
Full professor (Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, UGent)
Member of the Center of Macromolecular Chemistry (CMaC)

Research focus

The main focus of the lab is on polymer chemistry and we develop drug loaded polymers for therapeutics, diagnostics and drug delivery. we master the technology of making highly defined polymer chains with up to three specific functional groups that can be used for attachement of eg drugs (via cleavable linkers), targeting groups (including antibodies or nanobodies) and labels (radionuclides or fluorescent).


Richard Hoogenboom (1978) studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands). In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Ulrich S. Schubert and continued working as a project leader for the Dutch Polymer Institute. After postdoctoral training with Martin Moeller and Roeland Nolte, he was appointed as associate professor at Ghent University in 2010 and in October 2014 he was promoted to full professor. His research interests include stimuli-responsive polymers, supramolecular polymers, and poly(2-oxazoline)s. He has published > 300 scientific articles and is currently associate editor for European Polymer Journal and Australian Journal of Chemistry. Prof. Hoogenboom is the recipient of the inaugural Polymer Chemistry Lectureship (2015) and the fifth PI IUPAC award (2016).

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