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MESA+ is one of the world’s leading nanotechnology research institutes. Over 500 researchers focus on key enabling technologies – nanotechnology, photonics, micro- and nano-electronics, biomolecular and polymer science, advanced materials, lab-on-chip, microfluidics – and exciting new cross-overs. Benefiting from facilities that rank among the very best on the globe, our researchers deliver high-quality, competitive and frequently ground-breaking research.


8 Nov 2017 - Electronics and optics on one chip Electronics and light don’t go well together on a standard ‘CMOS’ chip. Researcher Satadal Dutta of the University of Twente now succeeds in introducing a light connection into the heart of a semiconductor chip. In this way, two circuits can be isolated and still communicate. Or: the worlds of electronics and photonics are connected. 7 Nov 2017 - Floris van den Brink wins Kolthoff Prize The biannual ‘I.M. Kolthoff Prize’ for analytical chemistry goes to UT scientist Floris van den Brink, for the microreactor he developed for medicine screening and other applications. Van Den Brink is also in this year’s finals of the ‘Simon Stevin Gezel’. 6 Nov 2017 - 'Manipulating empty space' Developing new membranes that work under extreme conditions like high temperature, pressure or acidity. That is what Prof Nieck Benes of the University of Twente is aiming at. But it is teaching that he sees as his true ‘raison d’être’. 25 Oct 2017 - A stronger twist to cytotoxic amyloid fibrils Researchers, including  Mireille Claessens from UT research institute MESA+, have for the first time performed a structural comparison of two types of amyloid fibrils that have been associated with Parkinson’s disease. 25 Oct 2017 - UT developing a new type of synthetic molecular machine Researchers at the University of Twente’s research institute MESA+ are constructing  molecular machines capable of exerting a measurable force at nanoscale and in fluid environment. The design of these machines is based on self-assembling supramolecular tubules which can accumulate and store energy from light and convert it into a mechanical work. 17 Oct 2017 - Pepijn Pinkse elected as Fellow Member of OSA MESA+ ‘s prof. dr. Pepijn Pinkse has been elected as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA) at the Society’s recent Board of Directors meeting. Pepijn is being honored specifically for original and pioneering contributions in the fields of nanophotonics, quantum optics, and quantum secure authentication. 5 Oct 2017 - Lectures, prizes and networking sessions at MESA+ meeting On 25 september, this year’s MESA+ Meeting was held at the Kinepolis cinema in Enschede. The annual meeting is a symposium meant to showcase various projects and programs of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and improve cooperation between different research groups. The event’s programme included lectures by researchers from MESA+ as well as internationally renowned scientists, networking sessions and a poster competition. 15 Sep 2017 - Towards unconventional electronics Electronics that functions like the brain does, atoms crossing the speed limit, superconducting nanostructures for energy efficient chips. Three innovative UT projects receive funding from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO. 13 Sep 2017 - Tracing the light inside LEDs White LEDs can be made even more efficient and powerful, photonics researchers of the University of Twente and Philips Lighting now prove. They found a detailed way for describing the light that stays inside the LED by absorption and scattering. This is very valuable information for the design process. 7 Sep 2017 - Substitution of MESA+-director Janneke Hoedemaekers during maternity leave Starting on Monday 18 september, technical commercial director Janneke Hoedemaekers will go on maternity leave. She will be replaced by two interim directors: Tineke Ringerwöle en Raoul Oostenbrink. They started at MESA+ on 4 september.

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