20 Oct 2016 - Talking speckles
The amount of light, passing through an opaque layer, can be enhanced using smart techniques. At the same time, the amount of reflected light diminishes, researchers of the University of Twente now show. It’s as if light speckles have a conversation of their own.
12 Oct 2016 - Second call for proposals Living Smart Campus
This week the Executive Board announces the opening of its 2nd Call for Proposals for Living Smart Campus projects.
8 Oct 2016 - Nobel Prize for honorary doctor Fraser Stoddart
Sir James Fraser Stoddart, honorary doctor of the University of Twente, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry together with Dutchman Ben Feringa and Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage for their research on molecular motors.
4 Oct 2016 - Fast chip detects effects of poison
The effect that toxic substances have on, for example, hemoglobin in blood, can now be tested in a fast way using a new lab-on-a-chip. UT scientist Floris van den Brink developed a fast and efficient mixer for this.
30 Sep 2016 - Scale-up facility for microfluidic systems
The University of Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences and four high tech companies are combining forces to increase the production capacity for microfluidic systems. As part of this pilot line project (“proeftuin”), they are improving access for SMEs to their facilities, including the MESA+ NanoLab and High tech Factory. Moreover, four concrete demonstrators to suit a range of applications will be developed, including a micropipette and micro needle.
28 Sep 2016 - Prizes awarded at MESA+ Meeting
The annual MESA+ Meeting was held the 26th of September, 2016. Several prizes were awarded during the event, including the Dave Blank Outreach Award which went to Loes Segerink for multiplicity and diversity of her media performances.
26 Sep 2016 - Strategic Impulse for MESA+ research and application areas
Recently MESA+ invited her researchers to submit research ideas in the Strategic Stimulation Call 2016. In this call research initiatives are stimulated that contribute to the MESA+ long term strategy; strengthening the current multidisciplinary application areas ‘Unconventional electronics’, Early diagnostics & sensing’ and ‘Storage and conversion of renewable energy’, or explore possible new areas in research or application. The beneficiaries of the MESA+ strategic stimulations call were announced at the MESA+ Meeting on 26 September in Kinepolis, Enschede.
19 Sep 2016 - Succesful NETWORK EVENT ON OPEN INNOVATIONS IN MICRO- AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
On 14 September MESA+ and High Tech Factory organized a very successful network event on open innovations in micro- and nanotechnology.
16 Sep 2016 - Study on Impact of Nanotechnology published
The Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice is curious what impact to expect from emerging nanotechnologies for its safety and security partners such as the police, fire service, etc. For this reason, its Scientific Research and Documentation Centre (NL: Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum , WODC) placed a call for an academic study, which was won by the UT. The final report, written in Dutch by Verena Schulze Greiving, Haico te Kulve, Kornelia Konrad ad Stefan Kuhlmann from the Science, Technology and Policy Studies (STePS) group together with Pepijn Pinkse from COPS, is now published here on the website of the ministry.
17 Aug 2016 - Tracing barnacle's footprints
Barnacle’s larvae leave behind tiny protein traces on a ship hull: but what is the type of protein and what is the protein-surface interaction? Conventional techniques can only identify dissolved proteins, and in large quantities. Using a modified type of an Atomic Force Microscope, scientists of the University of Twente in The Netherlands and A*STAR in Singapore, can now measure protein characteristics of even very small traces on a surface. They present the new technique in Nature Nanotechnology.