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.


FOM grant for the Quantum spin Hall effect in germanene

The Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie, FOM) has awarded the FOM projectruimte proposal ‘Living at the edge: Quantum spin Hall effect in germanene’ from Harold Zandvliet. ... read more

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PhD defense Kai Sotthewes

On Friday May 13, Kai Sotthewes has successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: “Structural and electronic properties of single molecules and organic layers on surfaces”. ... 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


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