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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.

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7 Aug 2018 - Patent granted for Physical Unclonable Keys Researchers from The Complex Photonic Systems group (COPS, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente), the Nanophotonics group (Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University), and Schott AG, Germany, the leading producer of specialty glasses and glass ceramics, have invented a new class of materials for physical security keys, known as Physical Unclonable Keys (PUKs). 17 Jul 2018 - Veni grant for Suzanne Janssen, Guillaume Lajoinie and Jelmer Renema The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded a Veni grant to three young UT scientists. Suzanne Janssen (communication studies), Guillaume Lajoinie (physics of fluids) and Jelmer Renema (photonics) get the opportunity of working out their own scientific ideas, for the coming three years. 16 Jul 2018 - Invitation: Opening of the Academic Year on 3 September Attending the Opening of the Academic Year is a great way to start a new academic year together with our students, scientists, employees and partners. The University of Twente cordially invites you to attend its festive Opening of the Academic Year ceremony on Monday 3 September.
10 Jul 2018 - Hot nanoparticles produce giant and explosive bubbles When gold nano particles in water are illuminated by a laser, they get very hot: well above the boiling point of water. The formation of vapour bubbles caused by this, is well-known. New experiments, however, using a very high speed camera, now show that before this, a bubble is formed that is much larger and, subsequently, explodes violently. For energy conversion of the particles to the liquid they are in, this discovery of early phase dynamics is very important. Researchers of the University of Twente and the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands now publish these new results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS). 20 Jun 2018 - The strength of Twente’s photonics ecosystem Super-fast internet, self-driving cars, uncrackable security systems, new medical applications: the fast-growing field of photonics is at the heart of these and many other innovations. Today the University of Twente is hosting some of the most important scientists and industrial figures in the photonics world. During the World Technology Mapping Forum they will set the long-term agenda for this domain in order to accelerate innovation. Three photonics researchers at the UT's MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology talk about the opportunities offered by photonics, and explain the strength of the university’s photonics ecosystem.  4 Jun 2018 - NanoLabNL key partner in new initiative EuroNanoLab In Europe, the academic strengths in nanofabrication are still too fragmented: there are at least seventy European university nanofabrication centers of large or medium size, which develop their know-how without any real coordination. Conscious of this dispersion, several European countries (Sweden, France, Norway and the Netherlands) have already created national networks of academic cleanrooms to foster collaboration at the national level. In the Netherlands, NanoLabNL is the national facility for nanotechnology research. Today, with four other countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Czech Republic), these countries have created the EuroNanoLab consortium, which currently includes 26 academic clean rooms, representing a total value of 1.5 billion euros. 4 Jun 2018 - Enhancing 'breath figures' using electric fields Breath figures are the typical condensation patterns we know from breathing on a cold surface. In physics, this term is used  to describe dropwise condensation patterns. The evolution of these patterns and roll-off of droplets can be changed strongly under electric field effects ‘electrowetting’ - leading to higher heat transfer rates. Researchers of the University of Twente presented these findings in Physical Review Letters. 31 May 2018 - Virus detection using lifelike interaction In order to detect an influenza virus successfully, even in small concentrations, you would like to know in what way the virus interacts with healthy cells. Researcher Mark Verheijden of the University of Twente succeeded in mimicking the cell surface on a sensor. In this way the virus is detected in a dynamic environment. This bio-inspired layer can also be used as a biocompatible coating for implants, for example. 30 May 2018 - NWO call for Dutch national Research Agenda NWO has initiated a special funding instrument on 24 May as part of the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA). For the NWA research program, 52.2 million euros have been reserved for the first financing round in 2018. In the call, consortia are invited to submit proposals. The UT's multidisciplinary and societally-driven research is very suited for this call. 30 May 2018 - Important step for two University of Twente-projects towards becoming FET Flagships Two programs co-coordinated by scientists from the University of Twente have been selected for the second stage of the process for new EU Flagships for Future and Emerging Technologies (FET). The programs are Health EU, which aims to develop personalized human avatars to prevent and cure diseases, and Robotics Flagship, which aims to shape the robots of the future. The projects that will be selected to become FET Flagships at the end of the process will receive one billion euros in funding from the European Commission over a period of ten years.

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