17 May 2018 - Parkinson-related protein is 'tunable'
Fibrils of the protein α-synuclein, that plays a role in Parkinson’s disease, form a stiffer and stronger network in water when temperature is increased. Researchers of the University of Twente show that this has to do with the water-repellent part of the fibres coming to the surface and interacting. The mechanism could also play a role in the interaction with healthy cells. Researchers of the University of Twente publish about it in Physical Review Letters of May 17.
23 Apr 2018 - Julius Springer Prize 2018 for Guus Rijnders
The 2018 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics will be awarded to Guus Rijnders of the University of Twente in The Netherlands for his research on pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The award will be presented at the Magnus-Haus in Berlin, Germany on 5 October 2018, and will be accompanied by a public lecture given by the winner.
16 Apr 2018 - White LEDs can be more powerful and 'greener'
White LEDs drastically reduced energy consumption of light. But they still can be produced cheaper and in a more sustainable way, according to Maryna Meretska of the University of Twente. She wants to develop LEDs that emit more light while for their production, less phosphor is needed. For research on the M-White LED she proposes, she now gets the opportunity to go to Harvard University for two years. For this, she received a Rubicon grant of NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
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.