Bubble mattress reduces drag in fluidic chip
Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have given the first demonstration of how the drag exerted on liquids flowing through tiny “fluidic chips” is affected by the introduction of diminutive gas bubbles.
PhD student wins prize at international conference ECCE 2013
Vic van Dijk won third prize with his poster presentation on the ninth European Congress of Chemical Engineering. For Vic‟s PhD research, he would like to functionalize the enormous internal surface of a polymeric filtration membrane.
Workshop Electronically-active Interfaces
The workshop entitled “Electronically-active Interfaces" is organized for Ph.D.-students in materials research. This workshop addresses the exciting new materials science that is currently explored in the field of electronically-active interfaces.
Professor Subramaniam new director of FOM Institute AMOLF
As of September 2013 Professor Vinod Subramaniam will fulfil the role of Scientific Director of the prestigious FOM Institute AMOLF.
Cover article in Small for membrane protein experimentation
Nanotechnologists at the University of Twente MESA+ have developed a microfluidic platform for experimentation on cell membranes and individual membrane proteins.
13 May: Prof. Billy Todd will visit the University of Twente
On Monday May 13th, Prof. Billy Todd from the Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia, will give a presentation at the University of Twente in the inter-faculty and inter-institute M&M Computational Science Seminar series.
Basic science in evaporating droplets
What happens if you slowly evaporate a droplet containing dissolved particles? The question sounds simple, but it involves a surprising amount of basic physics and mathematics. Hanneke Gelderblom of the University of Twente devoted a full four years of research to this problem.
Researchers photograph active ingredient in cannabis plants
Researchers from the University of Twente’s MESA+ and MIRA research institutes have succeeded in visualizing THC, the active ingredient of cannabis, in intact plant structures.
University of Twente develops tiny gradient chip
Nanotechnologists at the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have developed a tiny chip that makes it easy to create micrometre scale gradients. Gradients are gradual transitions in specific properties, such as acidity. This newly-developed system can be used to efficiently measure the reaction kinetics of various chemical or biological reactions.
Early encounters with engineering and technology are important for children
Teaching science and technology in primary education is a must if we are to avoid massive shortages of skilled technical staff in the future.