MESA+ University of Twente
Interfaces and correlated electrons


1 Aug 2017 - Five Researchers with Veni grant start projects on the UT On 28 July 2017, five UT researchers received a Veni grant from NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) 7 Mar 2017 - ‘Vici’ grants for Marieke Huisman and Alexander Brinkman Two Twente researchers have won a Vici grant - worth €1.5 million each - from the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research): Professor Marieke Huisman and Professor Alexander Brinkman. 16 Apr 2014 - Mega-grant worth 2.5 million for Alexander Golubov Alexander Golubov of the University of Twente has been granted a prestigious mega-grant worth circa 2.5 million euro by the Russian government. The grant is intended for building a new laboratory at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, a highly reputed Russian technical university. 6 Mar 2014 - UT researchers create first thin layers of 'spin ice' Researchers from the University of Twente MESA+ research institute and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) have, as the first in the world, created thin films of a so-called 'spin ice' material. Spin ice materials are interesting for physicists, because magnetic monopole-like phenomena can occur in them. The results are published in the new scientific journal Applied Physics Letters Materials.   29 Nov 2013 - Menno Veldhorst wins the Overijssel PhD Award During the University of Twente Dies Natalis celebrations, the Overijssel PhD Award for best doctoral thesis of the last year was presented to Dr Menno Veldhorst of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. 8 Nov 2013 - Outstanding UT scientists rewarded for fundamental research Three scientists from the University of Twente have received a European Consolidator Grant. Jeroen Cornelissen, Alexander Brinkman and Jacco Snoeijer, all scientists from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, received this grant of two million euros for their outstanding and fundamental research. 26 Jun 2013 - Nanotechnologists find a way of reducing defects in materials Researchers from MESA+, the research institute for nanotechnology at the University of Twente, have developed a method to reduce the number of ‘defects’ in heterogeneous oxide materials.  As a result, the electrical conductivity of these materials can increase substantially