Let there be light: Interview with Hanne van der Kooij (WUR)
The number of people allowed to attend her PhD defence at Wageningen University & Research depends on the ever-changing corona guidelines, but it is clear that there will not be enough places for all the people she thanks passionately in her thesis. They can then watch via a live stream. With her successful materials research, including two articles in top journals Nature Communications and Advanced Materials, future Doctor Hanne van der Kooij wants to show that people with disabilities can also be successful in science.
Inaugural lecture Ilja Voets (TU/e)
On February 1, 2018 prof.dr.ir. Ilja Voets was appointed full-time professor in the field of Self-Organizing Soft Matter at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry of Eindhoven University of Technology. She is giving her inaugural lecture on October 25, 2019, in the Blauwe Zaal of the Auditorium (TU/e), at 4 PM.
Innovative Materials (digital magazine)
Volume (3) of the digital magazine Innovative Materials (3, 2019) features an article by dr. Maciek Kopeć (University of Twente, currently University of Bath), in cooperation with prof. Julius Vancso (UT) and prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University). The Dutch version has been written in cooperation with Mark Beerstra and dr. Joost Duvigneau from the research group Materials Science and Technology of Polymers (UT).
'Control of Molecular Structure and Function for Designer Polymers' (Pdf) by Maciek Kopeć (UT). [Innovative Materials, 2019, 3, pp. 24-28]
Inaugural speech Arjan Mol (TU Delft)
On Wednesday 17 April 2019, Arjan Mol, professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry at the department Materials Science and Engineering, 3mE, Delft University of Technology, gave his inaugural speech.
Joint degree TU Delft and Ghent
On Monday 17 December 2018, Jun Wu of the department of Materials Science and Engineering (TU Delft) defended his PhD thesis in Delft. After the successful defence he was awarded two doctoral diplomas: one of Delft University of Technology, handed over by prof.dr.ir. Jilt Sietsma, his promotor in Delft, and one of Ghent University, handed over by prof.dr.ir. Roumen Petrov, his promotor in Ghent. Earlier, on 7 November 2018, Jun Wu had defended his PhD thesis in a closed session in Ghent, according to the Ghent regulations.
Van der Zwaag receives Grande Médaille SF2M
Prof. Sybrand van der Zwaag (TU Delft, Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Structures and Materials, Novel Aerospace Materials) has received the prestigious golden Grande Médaille awarded by the French Materials Society SF2M (French Society of Metallurgy and Materials) for his entire body of research work. In the 70-year history of the prize, Van der Zwaag will be the first Dutch scientist who the medal will be bestowed upon. This international prize – the highest conferred by this scientific association - is granted annually. Previous winners are famous metallurgists such as Bain, Mott, Haasen, Pineau, Rappaz and Purdy.
Center for Quantum Materials and Technology (QT/e)
Everything indicates that technology based on 'quantum' will change society radically in the near future, for example via ultra-fast computers, a 'quantum internet' or by developing new medicines much more quickly. The Center for Quantum Materials and Technology Eindhoven (QT/e) will develop the technology for this so-called 'second quantum revolution'. In this centre, TU Eindhoven combines its world-leading expertise in the field of quantum materials and technology to optimize collaboration between research and industry.
Lectures by prof. James J. De Yoreo
In the first week of May 2018, prof.dr. James De Yoreo, has visited TU/e, UTwente and TU Delft. He was hosted by prof.dr. Nico Sommerdijk, chair of the Materials and Interface group of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology. De Yoreo is affiliate professor Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Washington and involved in the 4TU.HTM research project 'Understanding structure formation in hierarchical hybrid materials through in situ liquid phase microscopies (TU/e)' lead by Nico Sommerdijk and performed by dr. Mohammad Moradi. This research project is part of the 4TU.HTM research programme 'New Horizons in Designer Materials'.
As a part of his visit, James De Yoreo has been giving lectures at Eindhoven University of Technology (Thursday 3 May 2018), University of Twente (Monday 30 April) and Delft University of Technology (Tuesday 1 May 2018).
Title and abstract of the lecture can be read below. Also a short biography of De Yoreo can be found below.
ICMS lecture Prof. Peter Pallfy-Muhoray
On Monday 4 December 2017, the Institute of Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, hosted prof. Peter Pallfy-Muhoray from the Liquid Crystal Institute of Kent State University. He gave an ICMS lecture entitled Density Functional Theory for Nematics at High Densities.
Inaugural lecture Nathalie Katsonis, 30 November 2017
Nathalie Katsonis, appointed Professor of Bio-inspired and Smart Materials at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, will be giving her inaugural lecture at 30 November 2017.
Amir Zadpoor Full Professor
On 10 October 2017 TU Delft’s executive board has decided to appoint Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek full professor. Amir Zadpoor is chair of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology.
4TU Orthopaedic Bioengineering Conference
This conference is a joint initiative of Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente to get familiar with each other’s work and discuss potential collaborations, both in research and education. The full-day event will be open to staff members at the four universities of technology from PhD candidates to full professors, and is funded by the 4TU foundation. There will be presentations to introduce the groups, with ample time for discussion and questions.
Invitation and full programme (Pdf file)
In memoriam Prof. Sieb Radelaar
Sieb Radelaar was een natuurkundige die in de afgelopen 40 jaar heel grote invloed heeft gehad op de uitoefening van het vakgebied materiaalkunde in Nederland. Hij werd in 1979 benoemd tot hoogleraar Fysische Chemie aan de afdeling Materiaalkunde van de TU Delft, als een van de opvolgers van prof. Burgers. Sieb Radelaar was zowel een uitstekend docent en wetenschapper als een bestuurder met visie. In zijn onderwijs en onderzoek bij de afdeling bleek zijn grote passie voor het vakgebied, maar bracht hij ook zijn visie op het toepassen van materiaalkundige kennis over op studenten. Die visie heeft hij kunnen realiseren in zijn werk als hoogleraar en, later, in het bedrijfsleven. Steeds bleef de combinatie van academische kennis en industriële toepasbaarheid een drijfveer in zijn werk en een inspiratie voor zijn studenten en medewerkers.
In 1998 stond Radelaar aan de basis van het technologisch topinstituut Netherlands Institute for Metals Research (NIMR), een structurele samenwerking tussen industrie, overheid en universiteiten om industrieel toepasbaar fundamenteel onderzoek uit te voeren aan de Nederlandse universiteiten. Als eerste directeur van NIMR, tot 2004, bracht hij industriële en academische onderzoekers tot een hechte samenwerking, die geïnstitutionaliseerd werd in de werkwijze van NIMR en een grote stap voorwaarts bleek voor het metaalkundige onderzoek. Met zijn overtuigende en inspirerende manier van leiding geven en zijn inhoudelijke inzicht en kennis creëerde hij een netwerk van samenwerking en persoonlijke relaties binnen materiaalkundig Nederland, dat nu nog steeds de basis is voor de werking van het Materials innovation institute M2i, de opvolger van NIMR.
Sieb Radelaar, sinds 1987 lid van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen, heeft zijn visie voor heel materiaalkundig Nederland kunnen realiseren en daarmee een basis gelegd voor de vruchtbare samenwerking die ook nu nog bijdraagt aan de innovatieve kracht van de Nederlandse materiaalkunde.
The Unexpected Science of Steel and Chocolate
Did you know that chocolate tastes different, is less prone to breaking and melts more quickly when its structure changes? And did you know that this is a typical materials-related aspect that researchers also look at when making steel, for example? The complex challenges that chocolatiers face every day are in fact pure science, just like the production of steel.
The event is particularly appropriate for bachelor and master students & researchers who study or work at one of the four universities of technology in the Netherlands, but of course anyone interested in the spellbinding science of steel and chocolate is welcome!
Sybrand van der Zwaag receives Honorary Doctorate
Professor Sybrand van der Zwaag was informed that the Rector Magnificus of Mons University, Belgium has decided to award him an Honorary Doctorate for his work on self-healing materials at TU Delft. Van der Zwaag: ‘I am very proud of this international and academic sign of recognition of the inspiring work we do in the Novel Aerospace Materials group, in the Delft Centre for Materials and in partnership with our international colleagues.’ The degree will be awarded on 31 March 2017 in Mons, Belgium.
(Source: Newsletter Aerospace Engineering, December 2016)
Lucia Nicola professor Computational Materials Science
At the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE dr.ir. Lucia Nicola has been appointed as full professor Computational Materials Science (as from 1 October 2016 onwards).
In 2004 Nicola obtained her doctorate in Mathematics and Physics at University of Groningen. Since 2006 she works at at the Delft University of Technology, first as Assistant Professor, later as Associate Professor at the department of Materials Science and Engineering.In 2015 Lucia Nicola was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for research to attain an unprecedented understanding of metal friction and lubrication by accounting, for the first time, for all relevant phenomena occurring from the atomic to the macro-scale, and their interplay.
Workshop: Liquid crystal as functional material
This two-day workshop on ‘Liquid crystal as functional material’ was organized by Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente within the framework of 4TU.High-Tech Materials. The main purpose of this workshop was to exchange/ share recent developments in liquid crystals between the research groups in the Netherlands and abroad.
It was a very successful international workshop on liquid crystals with both national and international participants. The participants/lecturers came from the USA, Israel, and Japan. From the Netherlands a broad range of participants and presenters (Professors, PhD’s and Post-docs) came from Twente University, Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology. Also scientists from the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Groningen participated. The lectures are very well received and stimulated many discussions, the participants expressed their appreciation towards the workshop and frequently asked to organize this on a yearly or two-yearly basis.
Volledig interview met Prof. Matyjaszewski (in C2W)
'Je moet het spul wel kunnen maken' (Pdf, 7 MB)
Binnen de polymeerchemie geldt Krzysztof Matyjaszewski als belangrijke kanshebber op een Nobelprijs. De komende jaren spijkert hij de 3TU-federatie van technische universiteiten bij. ‘Zonder fundamenteel werk kun je nooit grote stappen vooruit zetten.’
(C2W, Arjen Dijkgraaf, 9 May 2016) |
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University) is the international expert within the 4TU.HTM research project 'From Flatland to Spaceland' (project leaders: prof. Julius Vancso (UT) and prof. Bert de With (TU/e)). For that reason he was visiting the Netherlands in February 2016. He has been giving lectures at the University of Twente and at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Inaugural lecture Kaspar Jansen
On Friday 17 June 2016, Kaspar Jansen, professor Emerging Materials, will give his inaugural lecture 'Materials that Move'. This lecture is part of the symposium Future Materials organized by the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.
Time: 15.00 hours
Place: Aula, TU Delft
The Future Materials symposium features lectures by Ena Voûte, Erik Tempelman, Roberto Verganti, Pim Groen and Eric Biermann, live material demonstrations and poster exhibtions.
Time: 12.00 - 18.00 hours (including lunch, symposium, inaugural lecture, reception and exhibition)
Place: Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering and Aula, TU Delft
The 4TU research centre High-Tech Materials participated in Materials 2016, the trade fair and conference in Veldhoven, 20-21 April 2016. At this event professionals who are involved in studying, choosing, applying, processing and finishing materials, had the change to meet, to talk, to network, and to learn.
4TU.HTM was an exhibitor at stand #53 with the following materials:
Dutch Materials 2015
In the Beatrix building of Jaarbeurs Utrecht the High-Tech Materials community of the - then - three Dutch universities of technology (3TU until May 2016) was represented by about 50 colleagues in materials science and engineering. Jilt Sietsma, Scientific Director of 4TU.HTM, welcomed them all presenting (Pdf file, 1MB) the goals and ambitions of the research centre.
Biggest aim of 4TU.HTM is to collaborate! A survey of key words characterising the type of work scientists within 4TU.HTM do, shows that they all work on materials. Zooming in it reveals that there are a lot of categories in which the researchers from the three TU's find each other. This provides a lot of opportunities for the activities of 4TU.HTM.
A key note lecture - Mechanisms of toughening of soft polymeric materials: some recent advances - was held by dr. Costantino Creton. He is a CNRS Research Director within the Soft Matter Science and Engineering Labatory of the ESPCI ParisTech. He also is a scientific chairman of the Performance Polymers technology area of the Dutch Polymer Institute. Moreover, he will be involved within the 4TU.HTM research programme project proposed by dr. Kees Storm and dr. Wouter Ellenbroek, performing the role of international expert.
Selection New Horizons 2015
The 4TU Research Centre High-Tech Materials, a concerted effort by Delft and Eindhoven Universities of Technology, the University of Twente and Wageningen University, provides an impulse to the design of new materials. With the selection of six research proposals it will stimulate the development of new knowledge on materials in high-quality academic research.
Just like other 4TU Research Centres, 4TU.HTM received funding from the 4TU Federation to launch a new research programme*: “New Horizons in designer materials”. In July 2015, six research projects have been selected to act as nuclei for new academic research groups in the Netherlands for the design and development of future materials. The projects are scientifically fundamental and highly innovative. For each project an excellent postdoctoral researcher with the ambition and the potential for a tenured academic career in the Netherlands will be recruited. Each of these post-docs will be working in close collaboration with internationally renowned experts in the field of materials science.