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.dins@uu.nl
Phone: +31 30 253 4743 (secretary)

Princetonplein 1
3584 CC Utrecht


Electrons in bonding (left) and non-bonding (right) Sierpiński triangles
12 November 2018
Utrecht physicists build fractal shape out of electrons
Ellen Sterk, winnares van de AkzoNobel Afstudeerprijs voor Chemie en Procestechnologie 2018
6 November 2018
The KHMW has named Ellen Sterk as the winner of the AkzoNobel Graduation Prize for Chemistry and Process Technology 2018.
5 November 2018
A new, fast, and easy way to see whether changes to the recipe or shape of a catalyst have positive or negative effects


14 November 2018 13:15 - 14:00
During the bimonthly lunch lectures, young scientists from the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science present their research.