13 Mar 2018 - De Weijerhorst Foundation donates EUR 1.8 million for UT research
De Weijerhorst Foundation (Stichting de Weijerhorst) is donating EUR 1.8 million to the Twente University Fund for research at the University of Twente (UT) into cancer detection. The donation agreement was signed by the parties involved today. The researchers at the UT’s MESA+ research institute intend to use the money to develop a tiny chip-sized laboratory that should ultimately make it possible to detect various types of cancer in urine.
27 Feb 2018 - With Health EU, everyone will have an avatar to manage their health
In the future, will people have virtual twins to help monitor their health? That is what Health EU is proposing. This major project, led by a consortium headed by EPFL, is in the running to be a European Union FET Flagship project. If successful, it will receive €1 billion in financing over ten years.
27 Feb 2018 - Vici grant for 'soft contact' research
Sticky gels and other soft materials behave like fluids when ‘landing’ on a surface. This is really surprising, and it opens the way for a smart combination of solid state mechanics and fluid mechanics. Professor Jacco Snoeijer of the University of Twente received a ‘Vici’ grant for this, from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO.
16 Feb 2018 - UT-spin-off Eurekite has been awarded with a grant by the European commission
UT-spin-off Eurekite has been awarded with the seal of excellence and the SME instrument phase 1 grant by the European commission. This achievement shows the high level of quality of Eurekite’s technology, as it is one of the most competitive grants with only less than 10% of the applications receiving it. The grant is meant to scale up production for the Flexiramics technology for the use in heat dissipation.
15 Feb 2018 - Hans Hilgenkamp has joined the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW)
University of Twente Professor Hans Hilgenkamp has been appointed a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW). The organization aims to promote science in the Netherlands and build bridges between science and society.
15 Feb 2018 - Scientific Directors appointed for University of Twente’s MESA+ Institute
The Executive Board has appointed two Scientific Directors for the MESA+ institute: Prof. Albert van den Berg and Prof. Guus Rijnders. These appointments, which are for a term of four years, will both take effect retroactively on 1 February 2018. The appointments represent the start of a more finely tuned task for this internationally renowned institute, one that focuses on driving cross-disciplinary research and on engaging in cooperative projects with external partners.
12 Feb 2018 - Turbulence: adequate upscaling thanks to surface roughness
Turbulence in oceans, in the atmosphere or in industry, is billions of times stronger than in lab experiments. Simply upscaling the lab results is not an option. Theoretically, however, there is a regime of turbulence in which scaling laws apply. Researchers of University of Twente succeeded in reaching this ‘asymptotic ultimate regime’ of turbulence, by introducing roughness at the surface at which turbulent liquid flows. They present their findings in Nature Physics of February 12.
12 Feb 2018 - Jurriaan Huskens to become Fellow at Durham University
UT professor Jurriaan Huskens is to become a Fellow at Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study.
1 Feb 2018 - Developing a urine test for various types of cancer
Detecting cancer of various types, in a very early stage and using a simple urine sample. That is the ambition of the new startup company NanoMed Diagnostics. Years of research, by scientists of the University of Twente and the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) led to a new approach using nanotechnology. Together with the new company, the researchers will further develop this towards a test that is ready for clinical use.
1 Feb 2018 - 3D printing of living cells
Using a new technique they call ‘in-air microfluidics’, University of Twente scientists succeed in printing 3D structures with living cells. This special technique enable the fast and ‘on-the-fly’ production of micro building blocks that are viable and can be used for repairing damaged tissue, for example. The work is presented in ‘Science Advances’.