drs. J.A. (Arjan) Linthorst
J.A.Linthorst@uu.nl
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Profiel

Research project (provisional title): "From politics to molecules? The History and Scientific Development of Green Chemistry"

This PhD project concerns with the development of the chemical community in relation to environmental problems and the public image by studying the development of ‘green chemistry’ in the USA and Europe. Both continents have shown to be the most significant contributors to the scientific output of green chemistry.

The study of the (internal) development of a green chemistry paradigm has been marginal and the same applies to the study of the European (institutional) developments. Therefore, these two issues are key ingredients of my PhD project. In this respect, I have shown (see An Overview: Origins and Development of Green Chemistry) that internationalization added an important dimension to the huge growth of green chemistry. For instance, after a start of the field in the USA, the European journal Green Chemistry has become the most important journal devoted to green chemistry. Moreover, with a journal impact factor of 4,19 (2006) it belongs to the most important chemistry journals. This stresses the importance to analyze the development of green chemistry research in the USA and Europe, in relation to the different risk cultures in those areas. My analysis of the European part focuses on The Netherlands and the UK. The foregoing reflects my main research question: how did environmental problems and the public image of chemistry influence the (scientific) development of green chemistry in the USA andEurope? Last but not least, I am also interested in the (scientific) development of green chemistry as a ‘scientific specialty’.

In summary, my research interests reflects several goals of the three research programmes of the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities; Circulation of Knowledge, Foundations of the Sciences and Discipline Formation.

Keywords:

History of modern chemistry-philosophy of chemistry-environmental history-chemistry education- organic chemistry-science education-sustainable development

Publications (English):

J.A. Linthorst and J. van der Wal, "Polarimetry and stereochemistry: the optical rotation of Vitamin C as a function of pH", Educacion Quimica, Vol. 25 (2), pp. 135-138, 2014.

J.A. Linthorst, “The image of chemistry and curriculum changes”, Educacion Quimica, Vol. 23 (2), pp. 240-242, 2012. 

J.A. Linthorst, “An overview: origins and development of green chemistry”, Foundations of Chemistry, Vol. 12 (1), pp. 55-68, 2010. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10698-009-9079-4#page-1 

J.A. Linthorst, "Chemistry: the impure science" (book review: B. Bensaude-Vincent and J. Simon), Annals of Science, Vol. 67 (4), pp. 579-581, 2010. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00033790903395108#.UsGAFPTuKM4

J.A. Linthorst, "Ecological observations on coral reefs", School Science Review, Vol. 91 (334), pp. 14-16, 2009. With photo's of coral reefs on the front cover of the journal too.

J.A. Linthorst, "The company that changed itself: R&D and the transformations of DSM" (book review: A. van Rooij), Ambix, Vol. 56 (2), p. 198, 2009. 

J.A. Linthorst, J.E. Klijn and J.B.F.N. Engberts, “Influence of long-tailed alcohols on the solubilisation of cationic DHAB bilayers” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Vol. 6 (1), p. 104-118, 2005. http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/6/1/104

Publications (Dutch):

Several commentaries regarding teacher education, human rights, environmental concerns and chemistry education have been published in Caribbean and Dutch quality newspapers like VolkskrantTrouwAmigoe and Antilliaans Dagblad, as well as on the electronic highway like http://www.joop.nl/opinies/bio/auteur/-ad10423f78/.  

J.A. Linthorst, “Geest uit de Fles: Imago en Chemie”, C2W, Vol. 108 (6), p. 6, 2012.

J.A. Linthorst, “De ongrijpbare chemie”, Nov. 2010. A commentary on invitation of Kennislink. See http://www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/de-ongrijpbare-chemie.

J.A. Linthorst, “Imago van de chemie”, NVOX, Vol. 35 (9), pp. 474-475, 2010.

J.A. Linthorst, “Beter onderwijs door gepromoveerde scheikundedocenten”, C2W, Vol. 105 (12), p. 5, 2009.

J.A. Linthorst, “NLT in de tropen”, NVOX, Vol. 33 (8), pp. 334-335, 2008.

J.A. Linthorst, “Groene Scheikunde”, NVOX, Vol. 30 (4), p. 202, 2005.

H. Bouma en J.A. Linthorst, “Boekbespreking: Groene Scheikunde”, Bulletin, (1), pp. 16-17, 2005.

H. Bouma en J.A. Linthorst, “Boekbespreking: Groene Scheikunde”, NVOX, Vol. 30 (3), p. 153, 2005.

J.A. Linthorst, “Groene Scheikunde”, NVOX, Vol. 30 (1), p. 15, 2005.

J.A. Linthorst, “Groene Scheikunde”, NVOX, Vol. 29 (10), p. 547, 2004.

J.A. Linthorst, “Groene scheikunde in het onderwijs”, Bulletin, (2), p. 10, 2004.

Talks:

J.A. Linthorst, The scientific development of green chemistry, August 22, 2013, at the 9th International Conference for the History of Chemistry (Uppsala, Sweden).

J.A. Linthorst, Magie Chemie, April 7, 2013 (Ruinen, The Netherlands). A public lecture on invivation of Nut en Genoegen.

J.A. Linthorst, Green chemistry: image, environment and chemical societies, August 2012, at the 2012 Summer Symposium of The International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (KU Leuven, Belgium).

J.A. Linthorst, The concept green chemistry and the chemical industry at Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), June 2007.

J.A. Linthorst, Binding of hydroxide-ions to non-ionic surfaces at Stratingh Institute (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), December 2003.

J.A. Linthorst, Influence of long-tailed alcohols on the solublisation of cationic DHAB bilayers at Stratingh Institute (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), June 2003.

Awards and grants:

2010       Pieter Langerhuizen Stipendium, The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and the Humanities

2009       Fellowship, Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of Sciences and the Humanities (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

2009       New Scholars Award, The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry 

2009       Travel grant, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia (PA)

 

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Curriculum vitae

Since 2003, Arjan Linthorst has been teaching physics, mathematics, but in particular chemistry, at secondary school in the Dutch education system -fulltime. Currently, he is teaching at CSG Dingstede (Meppel, The Netherlands). In 2005, he started as a hobby with a PhD project (Supervisor: Prof. Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University, The Netherlands) and became affiliated with Utrecht University in 2009.

In 2001, Linthorst obtained a BSc in chemistry (Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands) with a specialization in teacher training. In 2004, he graduated in chemistry in the group of Prof. Engberts (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) with a specialization in physical organic chemistry. In 2005, he obtained an additional masters degree in chemistry at Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Tilburg, The Netherlands) with a specialization in teacher training.

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