Post-Doc Researcher



Phone: +32 2 650 6651

Office: S.P2.2.108


Hennie Valkenier (also known as Elisabeth van Dijk) studied chemistry at the University of Groningen (NL) and obtained her PhD from this university in 2011 with a thesis on Molecular Electronics. After a year of teaching in West-Africa, she joined the group of Tony Davis at the University of Bristol as a post-doc to synthesise and study transmembrane anion carriers. In 2015, she moved to Brussels where she worked on the functionalisation of gold nanoparticles. As Chargée de Recherche, funded by the FNRS, she continues to study anion transport processes and molecule-lipid interactions.



Research interests

Supramolecular Chemistry | Transmembrane Transport of Ions | Anion Recognition | Functionalisation of Gold Surfaces and Gold Nanoparticles | Molecular Electronics



Key publications

Valkenier H., Malytskyi V., Blond P., Retout M., Mattiuzzi A., Goole J., Raussens V., Jabin I. and Bruylants G., Langmuir 33, 8253-8259 (2017).

H. Li, H. Valkenier, L. W. Judd, P. R. Brotherhood, S. Hussain, J. A. Cooper, O. Jurček, H. A. Sparkes, D. N. Sheppard, A. P. Davis, Nature Chemistry 8, 24-31 (2016).

H. Valkenier, C. M. Dias, K. L. Porter Goff, O. Jurček, R. Puttreddy, K. Rissanen, A. P. Davis, Chem. Commun. 51, 14235-14238 (2015).

H. Valkenier, L.W. Judd, H. Li, S. Hussain, D.N. Sheppard, A.P. Davis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 12507-12512 (2014).

H. Valkenier, C. M. Guédon, T. Markussen, K. S. Thygesen, S. J. van der Molen, J. C. Hummelen, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 653-662 (2014) (perspective).


Research Gate

Google Scholar




Teaching activities

Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanism. Lectures, Exercises and Practicals (Master degree)




<<  Team

Last update: April 2017