as per january 2013, Michel Duits has been granted associate professorship by the faculty of Science and Technology. The PCF chair congratulates him, and wishes him success with the further development of his research and teaching. In the coming years Michel will extend his physico-chemical research line on colloids, interfaces and microfluidics. Interactions between particles and interfaces will play a prominent role in this work. In the new educational program he will become coordinator and teacher in the Dynamics module in the first year of Applied Physics.