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Volume 1, 2012

Volume 1, 2012

Read all our articles from our first magazine

How is it possible to improve echoes with bubbles? What on earth can a cow do with nanotechnology? What drives a young professor? Read all this and more in the first issue of MESA+ magazine! MESA+ magazine provides a wide public with information about nanotechnology and the passion that drives people engaged in this line of work. MESA+ magazine will be published twice yearly. If you wish to be kept informed (and also have digital access to the magazine) become a member of the MESA+ group on LinkedIn.

Bridge between groups “I see myself as the bridge between groups.” Pepijn Pinkse, program director of Applied NanoPhotonics comes straight to the point. “And I always make certain that young researchers work not only in one but in two groups. That’s how you teach them to work with multidisciplinary skills.” Blue4Green: Towards a healthier agri-sector No laminate or carpeting on the Blue4Green office floor but artificial grass. This MESA+ spin-off manufactures self tests to help vets keep cows healthy. Founder Erik Staijen: “It is our intention to make the veterinary sector more sustainable.” COMAT: super-cool apparatus from Twente In September 2012 Josée Kleibeuker will go to Cambridge University to continue her research. In Cambridge she will focus on improving the magnetic properties of materials by manipulating their structure and composition on the atomic level. MESA+ Graduate School for Nanotechnology The MESA+ Graduate School for Nanotechnology is part of the Twente Graduate School (TGS) at the University of Twente. The MESA+ school covers the scientific field of nanotechnology. The Institute’s mission is to excel in research, to educate researchers and engineers, to commercialize research results, and to initiate and participate in fruitful national and international cooperation. The Institute plays a leading role in national research programmes on Nanotechnology. Brush Maker Nano polymer brushes, polymer brushes attached to spheres, polymer brushes that collapse on command. Young polymer chemist Xiaofeng Sui knows all there is to know on this subject. “I hope to become a professor in ten years’ time.” Nanoprof with mega potential Wilfred van der Wiel, professor of nanoelectronics has a wide field of interest. A chat about young talent, about making money and obviously about spinning electrons. Blowing microbubbles One of the youngest spin-offs of MESA+ has been established at a location between the university campus and the FC Twente football stadium. Tide Micro-fluidics. A microbubble-blowing company.