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Interdisciplinary research

MESA+ is one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes. A total of 525 researchers work together on cutting-edge research at the highest level; including research in the fields of materials science, lab-on-a-chip technology, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics and nanofluidics. The aim for excellence is always the focal point with scientific publications in leading international journals. On average, every single day, one article is published by a MESA+ scientist.

Multidisciplinary collaboration between the various research directions of MESA+ is stimulated by the unique structure of Strategic Research Orientations (SROs), in which a large number of researchers collaborate in a specific research program. This method of interdisciplinary research leads to ground-breaking results, it reinforces the cohesion between ongoing high-quality research and it provides excellent opportunities for external partners.

MESA+ offers a state-of-the-art NanoLab with a floor area of 1250 square meters. Users are offered a unique laboratory with a wide variety of technologies and equipment to develop an almost unlimited number of applications. Next to scientific researchers is the laboratory space and equipment of the MESA+ NanoLab used for 40% by industrial partners.