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"Applied NanoPhotonics: seeing tomorrow in a new light"

Applied Nanophotonics (ANP) started in 2009 as a MESA+ Strategic Research Orientation, led by Pepijn Pinkse. In 2014 ANP continued as a collaboration of the MESA+ photonics groups to address nanooptical research questions together by joining their expertise. ANP continues to foster new research and develops new expertise in a few key areas. ANP scientists meet on a monthly basis in ANP meetings to lively debate the latest nanophotonic developments. By means of these ANP group meetings, ANP colloquia and workshops (see picture), ANP stimulates cooperation between the research groups at MESA+ that have a strong optics focus, including COPS, LPNO, MACS, NBP, OS & VUV, as evidenced by our joint publications. In ANP, the light of tomorrow is developed today!


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Dr. Lyuba Amitonova

28 July 2017: ANP scientist Dr Lyuba Amitonova wins Veni grant.

Optical microscopy is a basic tool for biological research, but light scattering restricts imaging deep inside living organisms. Amitonova will use advanced technology of light control in combination with unique fiber probes to create new optical methods for deep-tissue imaging with an unparalleled quality. The full list of this year’s Veni winners can be found on the NWO website.
After working with Pepijn Pinkse at COPS on multimode fibers, Amitonova is presently working with Ivo Vellekoop at the BMPI group. For her Veni project on Super quality pictures through a tiny endoscope she will join the group of Johannes de Boer at the Free University in Amsterdam, who is developing minimally invasive optical imaging and microscopy technologies. ... read more

16 June 2017: Defining the Roadmap to Photonics at the World Technology Mapping Forum

The MESA+ consortium Applied Nanophotonics (ANP) proudly announces that at the ongoing World Technology Mapping Forum in Den Bosch (the Netherlands) our scientists Sonia Garcia Blanco, Jeroen Cornelissen and Willem Vos are actively participating. PhotonDelta and the AIM Photonics Academy are organizing the first meeting of the World Technology Mapping Forum. The goal of the forum is to produce the first International Photonic Systems Roadmap, looking ahead to global technology needs in 2030 and beyond. ... read more

ANP @ Radio Kootwijk

ANP Retreat 2017 in Putten

This year’s ANP retreat took place on Tuesday 15th & Friday 16th June 2017 in Hotel Mooi Veluwe“, Putten. Apart from many contributions from speakers of ANP groups, including friends from Utrecht (LYNX), Exeter and from University of Münster, we had as external guests Christoph Lienau (Univ. Oldenburg) and Jeroen Koelemij (OPNT & VU). Special highlight was an after diner talk an after-dinner talk by UT MSc students Matthijs Velsink and Klaas-Jan Gorter entitled “Radio Kootwijk: from Indonesia to the galaxy. Organisers were Youwen Fan (LPNO), Evangelos Marakis (COPS), Wooje Lee (OS) & Pepijn Pinkse (COPS) ... read more

Artistic impression of hydrogen generating molecular photocatalysis with the Spin density distribution of the triplet state based on the bridging ligand.

25 July 2016: Novel design strategy for hydrogen generating molecular photocatalysts

An international collaboration coordinated by scientists at the University of Twente (TNW/MESA+) has resulted in a new design approach for hydrogen generating photocatalysts. The authors observed that violating the commonly accepted state-of-the-art design strategy strongly improves the hydrogen generation efficiency. The novel approach shows high promise for efficient direct conversion of sunlight into green fuel. PhD student Qing Pan, assistant professor dr. ir. Annemarie Huijser and collaborators published the results in the leading journal Chemical Communications. ... read more