Nano Electronics Group researcher Michel de Jong has received a ERC Starting Grant. This five-year grant of 1.5 million euros will be spent on research in the field of spintronics and organic conductors.
UT researchers Tatiana Filatova, Femke Nijboer, Léon Woldering en Floris Zwanenburg have received a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This three-year grant of 250 thousand euros is meant for talented young scientists.
On Tuesday July 19th Prof. Wilfred van der Wiel, chair of the NanoElectronics Group, will be interviewed in the radio program “Denktank” of BNR Nieuwsradio. He will discuss the developments in the field of nanoelectronics, and in particular the activities in his group at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente.
The interview is part of a cycle in which members of “De Jonge Akademie” (DJA) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) are put in the spotlight and is scheduled for 14:20h. BNR Nieuwsradio can be followed LIVE via internet: http://www.bnr.nl/.
They are the rising stars of the University of Twente: the researchers Allard Mosk, Regina Luttge, Floris Zwanenburg (Assistant professor in the NanoElectronics group), Serge Lemay and Sonia Garcia Blanco, all working at Mesa+. They have realized funding from Brussels with their research proposals. Two of them have received a prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant of 100.000 euros. The other three have won an ERC Starting Grant worth 1.5 million euros.
Chinese Government Award for outstanding Chinese PhD researchers
PhD student Tian Gang together with three other PhD researchers at the University of Twente have received the Chinese Government Award for outstanding Chinese PhD researchers studying abroad in the year of 2009. Chinese PhD researchers who did distinguished research abroad and are important for the technological and scientific development of China are nominated for this award. The awards have been handed at the Chinese embassy in The Hague in July of this year.
Tian Gang is currently doing his PhD project entitled "Inorganic-organic hybrid electronics" in the NanoElectronics Group of MESA+ under the supervision of Prof. Wilfred van der Wiel."