CRC1093 People - Bart Jan Ravoo

Prof. Dr. Bart Jan Ravoo

Associated member since January 2020

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Phone: +49 251 83 33287


Organic Chemistry Institute / Center for Soft Nanoscience
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Research within the CRC1093 Molecular Design of Photoswitches for Dynamic Supramolecular Modulation of Proteins

Research summary follows soon

Professional career

2007 – present

Professor (W2, W3), Organic Chemistry Institute, WWU Münster

2002 – 2006

Assistant Professor, Laboratory for Supramolecular Chemistry and Technology, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente (NL)


Newman Scholarship, Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin (IE)

1999 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin (IE)


1994 - 1998

PhD in Chemistry, University of Groningen (NL)

1988 - 1994

MSc in Chemistry, University of Groningen (NL)

Selected Publications

L. Kortekaas, C. Buten, B. J. Ravoo: Design of active interfaces using responsive molecular components. Adv. Mater. 2020, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201904957. (Progress report)

Z. Xu, S. R. Jia, W. Wang, Z. Yuan, B. J. Ravoo, D. S. Guo: Heteromultivalent peptide recognition by co-assembly of cyclodextrin and calixarene amphiphiles enables inhibition of amyloid fibrillation. Nature Chemistry 2019, 11, 86–93.

D. T. Nguyen, M. Freitag, A. Ruehling, M. Körsgen, S. Lamping, A. H. Schaefer, M. Siekman, H. F. Arlinghaus, W. G. van der Wiel, F. Glorius, B. J. Ravoo: Versatile micropatterns of N-heterocyclic carbenes on gold surfaces: Increased thermal and pattern stability with enhanced conductivity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 11465–11469.

S. Lamping, T. Otremba, B. J. Ravoo: Carbohydrate responsive surface adhesion based on dynamic covalent chemistry of phenylboronic acid and catechol containing polymer brushes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2474–2478.

W. C. De Vries, D. Grill, M. Tesch, A. Ricker, H. Nusse, J. Klingauf, A. Studer, V. Gerke, B. J. Ravoo: Reversible stabilization of vesicles: Redox-responsive polymer nanocontainers for intracellular delivery. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 9603–9607.

L. Stricker, E.-C. Fritz, M. Peterlechner, N. L. Doltsinis, B. J. Ravoo: Arylazopyrazoles as light-responsive molecular switches in cyclodextrin-based supramolecular systems. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 4547–4554.

A. Samanta, M. Tesch, U. Keller, J. Klingauf, A. Studer, B. J. Ravoo: Fabrication of hydrophilic polymer nanocontainers by use of supramolecular templates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 1967–1971.

S. Himmelein, V. Lewe, M. C. A. Stuart, B. J. Ravoo: A carbohydrate-based hydrogel containing vesicles as responsive non-covalent cross-linkers. Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 1054–1058.

J. H. Schenkel, A. Samanta, B. J. Ravoo: Self-assembly of soft hybrid materials directed by light and a magnetic field. Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 1076–1080.

S. K. M. Nalluri, J. Voskuhl, J. L. Bultema, E. J. Boekema, B. J. Ravoo: Light-responsive capture and release of DNA in a ternary supramolecular complex. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9747–9751.