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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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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’. 16 Jan 2018 - New strategies for responsible innovation in nanotechnology The University of Twente recently started participating in a new European research project of two million euros, called GoNano. Ten European partners aim to investigate new strategies for responsible research and innovation in nanotechnology. At the UT, the department of Communication Science closely collaborates with MESA+ and the DesignLab to set out a research and policy agenda that is aligned with societal needs and concerns. 15 Jan 2018 - UT boosts efficiency of solar fuels Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel (in this case, hydrogen). Using only earth-abundant materials, they developed the most efficient conversion method to date. The trick was to decouple the site where sunlight is captured from the site where the conversion reaction takes place. This study was published today in the journal Nature Energy. 27 Dec 2017 - MIRA Mini-symposium: INTEGRATING MICROFABRICATION AND BIOLOGY Date: 26 January 2018

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