At the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, chemistry and physics meet to study the properties of materials at the nanoscale. We specifically focus on three themes: catalysis, colloids and nanophotonics.
The institute is named in honour of a true pioneer of the physical chemistry / chemical physics field: Dutch scientist and Nobel laureate Peter Debye (1884-1966).


Email: science.debye@uu.nl
Phone: +31 30 253 4743 (secretary)

Princetonplein 1
3584 CC Utrecht

2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the Debye Institute


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27 January 2020
In total seven public-private projects have been awarded to Utrecht researchers within the NWO ENW-PPS programme.
Dries van Oosten
10 January 2020
Dries van Oosten has been awarded a grant for his project “Wafer damage control” within the NWO programme HTSM.
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17 December 2019
Prof. Petra de Jongh is one of the project leaders of the interdisciplinary consortium RELEASE, who have received over € 10 million in funding from NWO.


17 February 2020 16:15 - 17:15
PhD defence of D. Fu MSc (Science / Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis).
20 February 2020 16:00 - 17:00
Debye colloquium by prof. dr. Atsushi Urakawa from the Department of Chemical Engineering of Delft University of Technology.
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6 April 2020 08:30 - 7 April 2020 18:00
The Bijvoet Symposium 2019 of the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research will take place on April 6-7, 2020.