MESA+ University of Twente


17 Mar 2017 - ERC Research @ NE

The European Research Council (ERC) set up ten years ago, supporting the EU's ambition to promote cutting-edge research in Europe. We at NE celebrate our ERC sponsored researchers Wilfred van der Wiel and Michel de Jong.

7 Mar 2017 - PhD Defence Bojian Xu Bojian Xu is a PhD student in the MESA+ research group NanoElectronics. His promoter is Wilfred van der Wiel. 7 Dec 2016 - University of Twente researchers able to study individual defects in transistors

Scientists from the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have developed a method for studying individual defects in transistors. The research results were published in Scientific Reports, a leading scientific journal produced by the Nature Publishing Group.

28 Oct 2016 - More speed, Less Energy Roughly speaking, the human brain can perform 100,000 times more operations per second than a single computer chip, using around a tenth of the amount of energy. That makes the brain the indisputable lodestar for the next generation of computer hardware, according to MESA+ professor Wilfred van der Wiel. He and his colleagues, including professor of Programmable Nanosystems Prof. Dr. Ir. Hajo Broersma, are betting on nanomaterials as the key to a brain-like system. 14 Jul 2016 - NE student wins Best Research award The NanoElectronics group congratulates recent graduate Jordi Hendrix with winning the Best Research award for an outstanding thesis in BSc Electrical Engineering. 27 Jun 2016 - Mini Nobel Prize for Celestine Lawrence At the Ameland Summer School 2016 Celestine Lawrence won the world famous mini Nobel Prize with his poster on Programmable NanoParticle Networks. This is considered as an important step towards the real-thing 26 Feb 2016 - Studium Generale Lecture on "Darwin on a Chip" You can find the video on this lecture here
6 Jan 2016 - Spooky interference at a distance Nanotechnologists at the University of Twente research institute MESA+ have discovered a new fundamental property of electrical currents in very small metal circuits. They show how electrons can spread out over the circuit like waves and cause interference effects at places where no electrical current is driven. The geometry of the circuit plays a key role in this so called nonlocal effect. The interference is a direct consequence of the quantum mechanical wave character of electrons and the specific geometry of the circuit. For designers of quantum computers it is an effect to take account of. The results are published in the British journal Scientific Reports.