High-Tech Materials

The 4TU Research Centre High-Tech Materials (4TU.HTM) aims to stimulate and intensify the academic research and development of new innovative materials.
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

Latest updates

Kees Storm full professor Theoretical Biophysics
Kees Storm appointed professor Theoretical Biophysics (TU/e)
Kees Storm appointed professor Theoretical Biophysics (TU/e)
Prof.dr. Kees Storm has been appointed as full-time professor in Theoretical Biophysics and group leader within the group Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter (TPS) of the department Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology as of October 1st 2017.
Monday 13 November 2017
Arjan Mol full professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry
Arjan Mol professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry
Arjan Mol professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry
Prof.dr.ir. Arjan Mol has been appointed as full professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry at the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE, Delft University of Technology. 
Monday 6 November 2017
Inaugural lecture Nathalie Katsonis, 30 November 2017
Inaugural lecture Nathalie Katsonis, University of Twente
Inaugural lecture Nathalie Katsonis, University of Twente
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.
Friday 3 November 2017
Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals
International Symposium Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals
International Symposium Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals
Utrecht, 7-9 February 2018 (Registration is open!) 
Tuesday 31 October 2017
hightechmaterials.4tu.nl
New web application 4TU.HTM
New web application 4TU.HTM
At this year's annual symposium Dutch Materials 2017 4TU.HTM has launched a new web application which makes it easy to find materials scientists and research groups within 4TU: the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen UR. 
Friday 13 October 2017
Dutch Materials 2017
4TU.HTM Dutch Materials 2017
4TU.HTM Dutch Materials 2017
** This event took place already. A picture report can be found here. **
Friday 13 October 2017
Amir Zadpoor Full Professor
Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek full professor
Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek 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. 
Tuesday 10 October 2017
Herman Terryn will receive corrosion award
Prof. Herman Terryn will receive corrosion award
Prof. Herman Terryn will receive corrosion award
Prof. Herman Terryn will receive the H.H. Ulhig corrosion award for his research of the prevention of corrosion of metals. He will receive the award at the conference of the Electrochemical Society in National Harbor (Washingthon),on 3 October 2017. 
Tuesday 22 August 2017
International Conference: Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy 2017
Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy
Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy
Register now! This international conference on LPEM will be held at Eindhoven University of Technology, 18-20 September, 2017.
4TU Orthopaedic Bioengineering Conference
4TU.Orthopaedic Bioengineering conference
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)  
Friday 29 September 2017
Ameland Summer School Smart Materials
Ameland Summer School Smart Materials (Photo report)
Ameland Summer School Smart Materials (Photo report)
The Ameland Summer School Smart Materials took place on the island of Ameland, May 28 - June 2, 2017.
Tom de Geus awarded Martinus van Marum Award
Tom de Geus awarded Martinus van Marum Award
Tom de Geus awarded Martinus van Marum Award
Tom de Geus, who gained his PhD cum laude at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology last year, will be awarded the Martinus van Marum Award for Engineering.
Monday 8 May 2017
In memoriam Prof. Sieb Radelaar
In Memoriam Professor Sieb Radelaar
In Memoriam Professor 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.
Monday 24 April 2017
Joint workshop 4TU.HTM and 4TU.Ethics
Joint workshop 4TU.HTM and 4TU.Ethics
Joint workshop 4TU.HTM and 4TU.Ethics
‘How can we provide the world with energy-efficient materials?’ ‘How can materials supply keep up with materials demand in a careful and ethical way?’ ‘Can we predict the reliability of a material?’ ‘How can we find a balance between maintenance of materials and risk?’ 
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Julius Vancso appointed professor Donghua
Julius Vancso appointed Consulting Prof. at Donghua University
Julius Vancso appointed Consulting Prof. at Donghua University
Professor Julius Vancso (University of Twente) has been appointed as Consulting Professor at Donghua University in Shanghai. He recently gave his inaugural lecture, entitled ‘Polymer-surface interactions from the molecular perspective by AFM force spectroscopy’.

Julius Vancso is Professor of Material Science and Technology of Polymers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente and has been attached to the UT since 1994. His appointment further strengthens the UT’s position in the international network in the field of smart materials.
Friday 21 April 2017
ECTM 2017 Spring Event
ECTM 2017 Spring Event
ECTM 2017 Spring Event
Prof.dr. C.P. Wong gave a guest lecture at the ECTM 2017 Spring Event, 18 April. This event combined the IEEE Benelux Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT) technical seminar with a special 4TU.HTM symposium on nanomaterials.
Monday 10 April 2017
The Unexpected Science of Steel and Chocolate
The Unexpected Science of Chocolate and Steel
The Unexpected Science of Chocolate and Steel
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.

For whom:
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!
Monday 13 March 2017
Ekkes Brück wins Fom Valorisation Prize 2016
Ekkes Brück wins FOM Valorisation Prize 2016
Ekkes Brück wins FOM Valorisation Prize 2016
In January 2017, physicist Prof. Ekkes Brück of TU Delft will receive the FOM Valorisation Prize 2016 from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM). The professor will receive the sum of € 250,000 ‘for his persistent efforts in valorising the fundamental knowledge and expertise arising from his research in the area of energy materials’.

The FOM Valorisation Prize will be awarded on 17 January 2017 at the annual national physics congress Physics@Veldhoven.
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Sybrand van der Zwaag receives Honorary Doctorate
Sybrand van der Zwaag receives an Honorary Doctorate
Sybrand van der Zwaag receives an 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)
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Thesis defence Peter van Liempt
Yield and flow stress of steel
Yield and flow stress of steel
On Tuesday 29 November 2016, Peter van Liempt will defend his thesis at Delft University of Technology.
Monday 28 November 2016
Soft Matter CryoTEM workshop (TU/e)
Soft Matter CryoTEM workshop
Soft Matter CryoTEM workshop
The Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry (TU/e) together with FEI Company will organize the 5th International CryoTEM Workshop
Monday 6 March 2017
Looking back at Dutch Materials 2016
4TU.HTM annual symposium Dutch Materials 2016
4TU.HTM annual symposium Dutch Materials 2016
This is a report of the second 4TU.HTM annual Symposium 'Dutch Materials' with pictures and Pdf files of posters and presentations.
Tuesday 8 November 2016
Lucia Nicola professor Computational Materials Science
Lucia Nicola appointed professor Computational Materials Science
Lucia Nicola appointed 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.
Saturday 1 October 2016
Steels for fusion reactors
Inês Carvalho, Steels for fusion reactors (TU Delft) - Thesis defence
Inês Carvalho, Steels for fusion reactors (TU Delft) - Thesis defence
On 23 September 2016, Inês Carvalho defended her thesis 'Steels for fusion reactors: Eurofer97' at Delft University of Technology.
Friday 23 September 2016
Registration form
4TU.HTM Dutch Materials 2016
4TU.HTM Dutch Materials 2016
** This event took place already. A report can be read here. **
Thursday 13 October 2016
Workshop: Liquid crystal as functional material
Workshop: Liquid crystal as functional material
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. 
Monday 19 September 2016
4TU.HTM Funding 2016-2017
4TU.HTM Funding for Joint Materials Science Activities 2016-2017
4TU.HTM Funding for Joint Materials Science Activities 2016-2017
4TU.HTM aims to stimulate and intensify the academic education, research and development on materials through collaboration. Therefore, 4TU.HTM allocated part of its budget for joint initiatives.
Lecture by Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski at TU Delft
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski on ATRP
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski on ATRP
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the internationally recognized polymer expert from Carnegie Mellon University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Twente within the 4TU.HTM research program was visiting TU Delft on Wednesday 6 July 2016.

He gave a lecture on Macromolecular Engineering by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (Pdf file)
Friday 8 July 2016
Volledig interview met Prof. Matyjaszewski (in C2W)
'Je moet het spul wel kunnen maken'
'Je moet het spul wel kunnen maken'
'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.
Tuesday 5 July 2016
Text inaugural lecture Remco Tuinier
Text inaugural lecture Remco Tuinier (TU/e)
Text inaugural lecture Remco Tuinier (TU/e)
Remco Tuinier was appointed professor Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He held his inaugural lecture on Friday June 3, 2016.

The text of this lecture is available now (in Duch and in English):

Over de Fysische Chemie: Onderwijs, Onderzoek en Overheid (Pdf file)
Tuesday 14 June 2016
Inaugural lecture Kaspar Jansen
Inaugural lecture prof.dr.ir. Kaspar Jansen (TU Delft)
Inaugural lecture prof.dr.ir. Kaspar Jansen (TU Delft)
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
Friday 20 May 2016
Images 4TU.HTM website
Images 4TU.HTM website
Images 4TU.HTM website
Materials science provides us with interesting and beautiful pictures. On this page we refer to all the images used on this website and to the people and organisations that provided us with these pictures.
Inaugural lecture Remco Tuinier
Inaugural lecture prof.dr.ir. Remco Tuinier (TU/e)
Inaugural lecture prof.dr.ir. Remco Tuinier (TU/e)
Remco Tuinier (1971) studeerde Levensmiddelentechnologie aan de Universiteit Wageningen en promoveerde op fysisch-chemische eigenschappen van polysachariden en eiwitten bij NIZO Food Research en de Universiteit Wageningen in 1999. Hiervoor ontving hij de International Food Ingredient Award in Parijs. Vervolgens werkte hij aan de Universiteit Utrecht als postdoc aan theorie voor depletie-interactie tussen colloïdale deeltjes ten gevolge van niet-adsorberende polymeren.
Monday 9 May 2016
Ton van den Boogaard appointed president ESAFORM
Prof. Ton van den Boogaard appointed president ESAFORM
Prof. Ton van den Boogaard appointed president ESAFORM
The University of Twente’s Professor Ton van den Boogaard has been appointed president of ESAFORM, the leading European Scientific Association for Material Forming. He took up this post during ESAFORM’s annual specialist conference in the French city of Nantes.
Monday 9 May 2016
Materials 2016
4TU.HTM at Materials 2016
4TU.HTM at Materials 2016
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:
Friday 29 April 2016
Bioinspired Materials
Bioinspired Materials
Bioinspired Materials
On Friday 22 April 2016 the Mini-symposium on Bioinspired Materials takes place at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Speakers at this symposium are:
Tuesday 5 April 2016
Inaugural lecture Ton van den Boogaard
Inaugural lecture prof. Ton van den Boogaard (UT)
Inaugural lecture prof. Ton van den Boogaard (UT)
On Thursday November 26, 2015, prof.dr.ir. Ton van den Boogaard gave his inaugural lecture at the University of Twente. He holds the chair of Nonlinear Solid Mechanics.

The (Dutch) text of this lecture can be found online:
Thursday 26 November 2015
Events in the field of Materials Science and Engineering
Agenda
Agenda
This is an overview of events in the field of Materials Science and Engineering: conferences, symposia, lectures, fairs, etc.
Equipment and Experiments
Equipment and experiments for materials scientists
Equipment and experiments for materials scientists
From an Optical Deformation and Strain Measurement System (ARAMIS) to a Universal Testing System (Zwick 1445). This is a survey of equipment and experiments available for material scientists in the laboratories of the 3TU's.
Dutch Materials 2015
4TU.HTM Kick-off Symposium Dutch Materials 2015
4TU.HTM Kick-off Symposium 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.
Tuesday 6 October 2015
3TU.HTM Kick-off Conference 'New Horizons' - 6 October 2015
3TU.HTM Kick-off Symposium 'Dutch Materials'
3TU.HTM Kick-off Symposium 'Dutch Materials'
** This event took place already. A report can be read here. **

On the programme of this kick-off symposium are the goals of the 4TU Research Centre High-Tech Materials and the research proposals that were selected for the new 4TU.HTM research programme “New Horizons in designer materials”. Moreover, dr. Costantino Creton (ESPCI ParisTech) will be giving a key note lecture.
Tuesday 6 October 2015
Selection New Horizons 2015
4TU.HTM opens new horizons in designer materials
4TU.HTM opens new horizons in designer materials
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.
Tuesday 25 August 2015

High-Tech Materials

Latest updates

Kees Storm full professor Theoretical Biophysics
Kees Storm appointed professor Theoretical Biophysics (TU/e)
Kees Storm appointed professor Theoretical Biophysics (TU/e)
Prof.dr. Kees Storm has been appointed as full-time professor in Theoretical Biophysics and group leader within the group Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter (TPS) of the department Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology as of October 1st 2017.
Monday 13 November 2017
Arjan Mol full professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry
Arjan Mol professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry
Arjan Mol professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry
Prof.dr.ir. Arjan Mol has been appointed as full professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry at the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE, Delft University of Technology. 
Monday 6 November 2017
Inaugural lecture Nathalie Katsonis, 30 November 2017
Inaugural lecture Nathalie Katsonis, University of Twente
Inaugural lecture Nathalie Katsonis, University of Twente
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.
Friday 3 November 2017
Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals
International Symposium Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals
International Symposium Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals
Utrecht, 7-9 February 2018 (Registration is open!) 
Tuesday 31 October 2017
hightechmaterials.4tu.nl
New web application 4TU.HTM
New web application 4TU.HTM
At this year's annual symposium Dutch Materials 2017 4TU.HTM has launched a new web application which makes it easy to find materials scientists and research groups within 4TU: the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen UR. 
Friday 13 October 2017
Dutch Materials 2017
4TU.HTM Dutch Materials 2017
4TU.HTM Dutch Materials 2017
** This event took place already. A picture report can be found here. **
Friday 13 October 2017
Amir Zadpoor Full Professor
Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek full professor
Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek 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. 
Tuesday 10 October 2017
Herman Terryn will receive corrosion award
Prof. Herman Terryn will receive corrosion award
Prof. Herman Terryn will receive corrosion award
Prof. Herman Terryn will receive the H.H. Ulhig corrosion award for his research of the prevention of corrosion of metals. He will receive the award at the conference of the Electrochemical Society in National Harbor (Washingthon),on 3 October 2017. 
Tuesday 22 August 2017
International Conference: Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy 2017
Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy
Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy
Register now! This international conference on LPEM will be held at Eindhoven University of Technology, 18-20 September, 2017.
4TU Orthopaedic Bioengineering Conference
4TU.Orthopaedic Bioengineering conference
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)  
Friday 29 September 2017
Ameland Summer School Smart Materials
Ameland Summer School Smart Materials (Photo report)
Ameland Summer School Smart Materials (Photo report)
The Ameland Summer School Smart Materials took place on the island of Ameland, May 28 - June 2, 2017.
Tom de Geus awarded Martinus van Marum Award
Tom de Geus awarded Martinus van Marum Award
Tom de Geus awarded Martinus van Marum Award
Tom de Geus, who gained his PhD cum laude at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology last year, will be awarded the Martinus van Marum Award for Engineering.
Monday 8 May 2017
In memoriam Prof. Sieb Radelaar
In Memoriam Professor Sieb Radelaar
In Memoriam Professor 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.
Monday 24 April 2017
Joint workshop 4TU.HTM and 4TU.Ethics
Joint workshop 4TU.HTM and 4TU.Ethics
Joint workshop 4TU.HTM and 4TU.Ethics
‘How can we provide the world with energy-efficient materials?’ ‘How can materials supply keep up with materials demand in a careful and ethical way?’ ‘Can we predict the reliability of a material?’ ‘How can we find a balance between maintenance of materials and risk?’ 
Tuesday 28 March 2017
Julius Vancso appointed professor Donghua
Julius Vancso appointed Consulting Prof. at Donghua University
Julius Vancso appointed Consulting Prof. at Donghua University
Professor Julius Vancso (University of Twente) has been appointed as Consulting Professor at Donghua University in Shanghai. He recently gave his inaugural lecture, entitled ‘Polymer-surface interactions from the molecular perspective by AFM force spectroscopy’.

Julius Vancso is Professor of Material Science and Technology of Polymers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente and has been attached to the UT since 1994. His appointment further strengthens the UT’s position in the international network in the field of smart materials.
Friday 21 April 2017
ECTM 2017 Spring Event
ECTM 2017 Spring Event
ECTM 2017 Spring Event
Prof.dr. C.P. Wong gave a guest lecture at the ECTM 2017 Spring Event, 18 April. This event combined the IEEE Benelux Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT) technical seminar with a special 4TU.HTM symposium on nanomaterials.
Monday 10 April 2017
The Unexpected Science of Steel and Chocolate
The Unexpected Science of Chocolate and Steel
The Unexpected Science of Chocolate and Steel
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.

For whom:
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!
Monday 13 March 2017
Ekkes Brück wins Fom Valorisation Prize 2016
Ekkes Brück wins FOM Valorisation Prize 2016
Ekkes Brück wins FOM Valorisation Prize 2016
In January 2017, physicist Prof. Ekkes Brück of TU Delft will receive the FOM Valorisation Prize 2016 from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM). The professor will receive the sum of € 250,000 ‘for his persistent efforts in valorising the fundamental knowledge and expertise arising from his research in the area of energy materials’.

The FOM Valorisation Prize will be awarded on 17 January 2017 at the annual national physics congress Physics@Veldhoven.
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Sybrand van der Zwaag receives Honorary Doctorate
Sybrand van der Zwaag receives an Honorary Doctorate
Sybrand van der Zwaag receives an 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)
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Thesis defence Peter van Liempt
Yield and flow stress of steel
Yield and flow stress of steel
On Tuesday 29 November 2016, Peter van Liempt will defend his thesis at Delft University of Technology.
Monday 28 November 2016
Soft Matter CryoTEM workshop (TU/e)
Soft Matter CryoTEM workshop
Soft Matter CryoTEM workshop
The Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry (TU/e) together with FEI Company will organize the 5th International CryoTEM Workshop
Monday 6 March 2017
Looking back at Dutch Materials 2016
4TU.HTM annual symposium Dutch Materials 2016
4TU.HTM annual symposium Dutch Materials 2016
This is a report of the second 4TU.HTM annual Symposium 'Dutch Materials' with pictures and Pdf files of posters and presentations.
Tuesday 8 November 2016
Lucia Nicola professor Computational Materials Science
Lucia Nicola appointed professor Computational Materials Science
Lucia Nicola appointed 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.
Saturday 1 October 2016
Steels for fusion reactors
Inês Carvalho, Steels for fusion reactors (TU Delft) - Thesis defence
Inês Carvalho, Steels for fusion reactors (TU Delft) - Thesis defence
On 23 September 2016, Inês Carvalho defended her thesis 'Steels for fusion reactors: Eurofer97' at Delft University of Technology.
Friday 23 September 2016
Registration form
4TU.HTM Dutch Materials 2016
4TU.HTM Dutch Materials 2016
** This event took place already. A report can be read here. **
Thursday 13 October 2016
Workshop: Liquid crystal as functional material
Workshop: Liquid crystal as functional material
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. 
Monday 19 September 2016
4TU.HTM Funding 2016-2017
4TU.HTM Funding for Joint Materials Science Activities 2016-2017
4TU.HTM Funding for Joint Materials Science Activities 2016-2017
4TU.HTM aims to stimulate and intensify the academic education, research and development on materials through collaboration. Therefore, 4TU.HTM allocated part of its budget for joint initiatives.
Lecture by Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski at TU Delft
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski on ATRP
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski on ATRP
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the internationally recognized polymer expert from Carnegie Mellon University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Twente within the 4TU.HTM research program was visiting TU Delft on Wednesday 6 July 2016.

He gave a lecture on Macromolecular Engineering by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (Pdf file)
Friday 8 July 2016
Volledig interview met Prof. Matyjaszewski (in C2W)
'Je moet het spul wel kunnen maken'
'Je moet het spul wel kunnen maken'
'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.
Tuesday 5 July 2016
Text inaugural lecture Remco Tuinier
Text inaugural lecture Remco Tuinier (TU/e)
Text inaugural lecture Remco Tuinier (TU/e)
Remco Tuinier was appointed professor Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He held his inaugural lecture on Friday June 3, 2016.

The text of this lecture is available now (in Duch and in English):

Over de Fysische Chemie: Onderwijs, Onderzoek en Overheid (Pdf file)
Tuesday 14 June 2016
Inaugural lecture Kaspar Jansen
Inaugural lecture prof.dr.ir. Kaspar Jansen (TU Delft)
Inaugural lecture prof.dr.ir. Kaspar Jansen (TU Delft)
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
Friday 20 May 2016
Images 4TU.HTM website
Images 4TU.HTM website
Images 4TU.HTM website
Materials science provides us with interesting and beautiful pictures. On this page we refer to all the images used on this website and to the people and organisations that provided us with these pictures.
Inaugural lecture Remco Tuinier
Inaugural lecture prof.dr.ir. Remco Tuinier (TU/e)
Inaugural lecture prof.dr.ir. Remco Tuinier (TU/e)
Remco Tuinier (1971) studeerde Levensmiddelentechnologie aan de Universiteit Wageningen en promoveerde op fysisch-chemische eigenschappen van polysachariden en eiwitten bij NIZO Food Research en de Universiteit Wageningen in 1999. Hiervoor ontving hij de International Food Ingredient Award in Parijs. Vervolgens werkte hij aan de Universiteit Utrecht als postdoc aan theorie voor depletie-interactie tussen colloïdale deeltjes ten gevolge van niet-adsorberende polymeren.
Monday 9 May 2016
Ton van den Boogaard appointed president ESAFORM
Prof. Ton van den Boogaard appointed president ESAFORM
Prof. Ton van den Boogaard appointed president ESAFORM
The University of Twente’s Professor Ton van den Boogaard has been appointed president of ESAFORM, the leading European Scientific Association for Material Forming. He took up this post during ESAFORM’s annual specialist conference in the French city of Nantes.
Monday 9 May 2016
Materials 2016
4TU.HTM at Materials 2016
4TU.HTM at Materials 2016
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:
Friday 29 April 2016
Bioinspired Materials
Bioinspired Materials
Bioinspired Materials
On Friday 22 April 2016 the Mini-symposium on Bioinspired Materials takes place at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Speakers at this symposium are:
Tuesday 5 April 2016
Inaugural lecture Ton van den Boogaard
Inaugural lecture prof. Ton van den Boogaard (UT)
Inaugural lecture prof. Ton van den Boogaard (UT)
On Thursday November 26, 2015, prof.dr.ir. Ton van den Boogaard gave his inaugural lecture at the University of Twente. He holds the chair of Nonlinear Solid Mechanics.

The (Dutch) text of this lecture can be found online:
Thursday 26 November 2015
Events in the field of Materials Science and Engineering
Agenda
Agenda
This is an overview of events in the field of Materials Science and Engineering: conferences, symposia, lectures, fairs, etc.
Equipment and Experiments
Equipment and experiments for materials scientists
Equipment and experiments for materials scientists
From an Optical Deformation and Strain Measurement System (ARAMIS) to a Universal Testing System (Zwick 1445). This is a survey of equipment and experiments available for material scientists in the laboratories of the 3TU's.
Dutch Materials 2015
4TU.HTM Kick-off Symposium Dutch Materials 2015
4TU.HTM Kick-off Symposium 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.
Tuesday 6 October 2015
3TU.HTM Kick-off Conference 'New Horizons' - 6 October 2015
3TU.HTM Kick-off Symposium 'Dutch Materials'
3TU.HTM Kick-off Symposium 'Dutch Materials'
** This event took place already. A report can be read here. **

On the programme of this kick-off symposium are the goals of the 4TU Research Centre High-Tech Materials and the research proposals that were selected for the new 4TU.HTM research programme “New Horizons in designer materials”. Moreover, dr. Costantino Creton (ESPCI ParisTech) will be giving a key note lecture.
Tuesday 6 October 2015
Selection New Horizons 2015
4TU.HTM opens new horizons in designer materials
4TU.HTM opens new horizons in designer materials
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.
Tuesday 25 August 2015