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MESA+ is one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes; and it’s the largest research institute in this field in the Netherlands. A total of 525 researchers work together on cutting-edge research at the highest level.


15 Jul 2015 - UT continuing Zwarte Cross tradition The Universitent will once again be pitched at the Zwarte Cross event in Lichtenvoorde on 24, 25 and 26 July. This year marks the nineteenth edition of the festival, and UT will once again treat visitors to lectures on nanotechnology, physics, climate change, robotics and other fascinating topics. The Universitent will have a new look and feel this year. It will once again be located in the theatre meadow, and all activities will be included in the Zwarte Cross theatre programme. 15 Jul 2015 - Secure pin transactions with photons Criminals are very inventive when it comes to hacking payment terminals, bank cards, IDs or credit cards. Unfortunately for these malefactors, however, researchers at the University of Twente from research Institute MESA+ have now devised a solution that provides better protection to banks, businesses and consumers. UT awards researcher Bas Goorden a PhD for his work on developing a method to equip bank cards with secure ‘keys’ that are impossible to duplicate. He achieved this by cleverly combining the scattering of light with the quantum properties of photons. This UT research project was conducted in cooperation with Eindhoven University of Technology. It is in line with UT’s Vision2020 strategy, which includes Safety and Security as a key area of scientific endeavour. 6 Jul 2015 - Prof. Lohse appointed as External Member of the Max Planck Institute Professor Dr. Detlef Lohse of the University of Twente (MESA+) in the Netherlands was appointed as External Member of the Göttingen Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Max Planck Society in Berlin on 17th-18th June. At the same time he was appointed as Member of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The MPG hereby acknowledges the long-standing, intensive cooperation between the internationally-renowned physicist and the Max Planck Institute. 25 Jun 2015 - Round 5: NanoLabNL offers 10 vouchers worth €7500 NanoLabNL is the Dutch national facility for nanotechnology research. Since 2004 we have been offering the use of our facilities and expertise to universities, research institutes, start-ups and industry on 4 locations in the Netherlands (Delft, Eindhoven, Groningen and Twente). Our mission: Providing a full-service and open-access infrastructure for R&D in nanotechnology. 19 Jun 2015 - New edition MESA+ Magazine With pleasure we present you the newest MESA+ Magazine.This issue is all about collaboration, which is inherent to activities at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology.   18 Jun 2015 - Subramaniam new Rector Magnificus at VU Amsterdam Prof. dr. V. (Vinod) Subramaniam is the new Rector Magnificus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As of September 1st, he will take over from Frank van der Duijn Schouten, who was served as Rector Magnificus since 2013. Subramaniam is professor at the University of Twente and director of the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam. AMOLF is one of the research laboratories of the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).  16 Jun 2015 - MESA+ “20 seconds science” video wins EuroNanoForum 2015 competition Martijn Tibbe and Anne Leferink (BIOS Lab-on-a-Chip group) have won the video competition in the EuroNanoForum 2015 conference (Riga, June 12-14). The video “Project Neymar” presents the team’s research on bone filler materials, and was originally awarded jury award for the UT’s “20 seconds science” video competition. 10 jun 2015 - Prestigieuze ERC Consolidator Grant voor Sonia García Blanco Het is deze weken spitsuur in het kantoor van Sonia García Blanco. De onderzoeker, werkzaam voor MESA+ en de TNW-groep Optical Sciences, heeft in februari de prestigieuze ERC Consolidator Grant toegekend gekregen. De subsidieovereenkomst is onlangs afgerond. Om al het werk gedaan te krijgen, wordt elke minuut van de dag benut.  10 Jun 2015 - 3D printing with metals achieved by UT-researchers A team of researchers  from the University of Twente has found a way to 3D print structures of copper and gold, by stacking microscopically small metal droplets. These droplets are made by melting a thin metal film using a pulsed laser. Their work is published on Advanced Materials. 
9 Jun 2015 - First annual Soft Matter+ Day was a great succes The first annual Soft Matter+ Day at UT was held on June 4th, 2015 and was a great success. The day brought together over 100 participants working on various aspects of soft matter research. During the day, our four invited external speakers gave talks on a variety of topics, ranging from medical applications using soft matter physics to fundamentals on the nature of adhesion and friction at the molecular level.

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