Welcome to Physics of Interfaces and Nanomaterials






The PIN-group is led by Prof. Harold Zandvliet and the research field involves controlled preparation and understanding of interfaces, low-dimensional (nano)structures and nanomaterials. We focus on systems that (1) rely on state-of-the art applications or (2) can potentially lead to future applications.



PIN research highlighted on APL cover

Our article "Coarsening dynamics of ice crystals intercalated between grapheme and supporting mica" is highlighted on the cover of APL's first issue in 2016 ... read more

PhD defense Imtiaz Ahmad

On Wednesday October 28, 2015 Imtiaz Ahmad has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: “Evaporation induced self-assembly and characterization of gold nanorods”. ... read more

PhD defense Hairong Wu

On Wednesday September 2, 2015 Hairong Wu has successfully defended her PhD thesis, entitled: “Surface dynamics of organic layers explored by scanning probe microscopy techniques”. ... read more

PhD defense René Heimbuch

On Friday September 11, 2015 at 16.45 hrs., René Heimbuch has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: "The Quantum Highway: electronic properties of metal-induced nanowires on semiconductor surfaces". ... read more