4TU.HTM annual symposium Dutch Materials 2016

This year, the annual 4TU.HTM Symposium 'Dutch Materials' took place in Utrecht (Jaarbeurs), on Thursday 13 October 2016. Themes: 'Materials at the atomic scale' and 'Bio- and bio-inspired materials'.
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

This is a report of the second 4TU.HTM annual Symposium 'Dutch Materials' with pictures and Pdf files of posters and presentations.

Dutch Materials 2016

Programme  (Pdf file)



On Thursday 13 October 2016, the 4TU.HTM community with about 60 senior and junior researchers in the field of materials science and engineering from TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, UTwente and WUR, gathered in Utrecht (Jaarbeurs). The programme consisted of two lecture sessions and a poster session.

Prof.dr.ir. Jilt Sietsma (TU Delft), the scientific director of 4TU.HTM, welcomed the audience and started the day introducing the goals and ambitions of the 4TU.HTM research centre again, in particular to the new colleagues from Wageningen. One of the biggest aims is to collaborate, also with Wageningen.  

Presentation Jilt Sietsma (Pdf file)


Jilt Sietsma introduces the idea for a joint workshop on Phase transformations in chocolate and steel.

Materials at the atomic scale

Prof.dr. Herbert Urbassek

Physics Department, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Title: Atomistic simulations in materials science: nanoplasticity and phase transformations


Herbert Urbassek talks about Atomistic simulations in materials science.

Prof.dr. Paul Koenraad

Applied Physics, Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics, Eindhoven University of Technology

Title: 3D material characterisation at the atomic scale by Atom Probe Tomography


Key note speaker Paul Koenraad arrives.


Paul Koenraad talks on Atom Probe Tomography.

Bio- and bio-inspired materials

Prof.dr. Thomas Scheibel

Chair of the Department for Biomaterials, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Title: Structural proteins: Self- Assembling Biopolymers for Various Applications


Thomans Scheibel talks about self-assembling biopolymers.


Thomas Scheibel explains the properties of spider silk: material inspired by nature.

Other speakers on bio- and bio-inspired materials:


Lione Willems speaks on bio-inspired protein polymers


The presentation of Lukasz Poltorak is about lipid bylayers.

  • Bas van Bochove, M.Sc. (PhD student)
    University of Twente, Biomaterials Science and Technology (BST), Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
    Title: Biodegradable polymer networks and scaffolds prepared by stereolithography


Bas van Bochove talks on biodegradable polymers

Poster session

During the poster session developments within the 4TU.HTM research programme New Horizons in Designer Materials were presented.

Other posters were presented as well: Poster titles Dutch Materials 2016 (Pdf file)




Poster titles 'New Horizons in Designer Materials'

  • Dr. Priscilla Brandão Silva (TU/e): The fascinating dynamics of acoustic metamaterials with nonlinear local resonators (4TU.HTM project 'Metamaterials with tunable dynamical properties')

    The work by Priscilla Brandão Silva (TU/e) “shows that acoustic metamaterials with nonlinear local resonant inclusions may possess superb features, such as: tunability, multistability and nonreciprocity, and thus have potential applications in surface acoustic wave sensors, acoustic imaging, energy harvesting, and structural health monitoring.


Priscilla Brandão Silva is discussing her poster with TU/e colleague Marc Geers. 


Maciek Kopeć introduces his poster.


Danqing Liu introduces her poster.


Joe Patterson and his interactive poster presentation (including movies).


René Poelma introduces his poster.

  • Dr. Nicholas B. Tito (TU/e): Cell targeting and switch-like surface binding with multivalent particles (4TU.HTM project 'Reversible Crosslinking')

    Nick Tito (TU/e) "uses theory and simulation to discover microscopic design rules for new materials, recently focusing on "multivalent" interactions - those mediated by many ligand-receptor bonds - and how they lead to superselective binding on biological or artificial surfaces."


Poster presented by Nick Tito.

Poster titles New Horizons in designer materials Dutch Materials 2016 (Pdf file)

For more information: Reina Boerrigter (Secretary 4TU.HTM)
Twitter: @4TU_HTM, #dutchmaterials

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.

Dutch Materials 2016

Programme  (Pdf file)



On Thursday 13 October 2016, the 4TU.HTM community with about 60 senior and junior researchers in the field of materials science and engineering from TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, UTwente and WUR, gathered in Utrecht (Jaarbeurs). The programme consisted of two lecture sessions and a poster session.

Prof.dr.ir. Jilt Sietsma (TU Delft), the scientific director of 4TU.HTM, welcomed the audience and started the day introducing the goals and ambitions of the 4TU.HTM research centre again, in particular to the new colleagues from Wageningen. One of the biggest aims is to collaborate, also with Wageningen.  

Presentation Jilt Sietsma (Pdf file)


Jilt Sietsma introduces the idea for a joint workshop on Phase transformations in chocolate and steel.

Materials at the atomic scale

Prof.dr. Herbert Urbassek

Physics Department, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Title: Atomistic simulations in materials science: nanoplasticity and phase transformations


Herbert Urbassek talks about Atomistic simulations in materials science.

Prof.dr. Paul Koenraad

Applied Physics, Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics, Eindhoven University of Technology

Title: 3D material characterisation at the atomic scale by Atom Probe Tomography


Key note speaker Paul Koenraad arrives.


Paul Koenraad talks on Atom Probe Tomography.

Bio- and bio-inspired materials

Prof.dr. Thomas Scheibel

Chair of the Department for Biomaterials, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Title: Structural proteins: Self- Assembling Biopolymers for Various Applications


Thomans Scheibel talks about self-assembling biopolymers.


Thomas Scheibel explains the properties of spider silk: material inspired by nature.

Other speakers on bio- and bio-inspired materials:


Lione Willems speaks on bio-inspired protein polymers


The presentation of Lukasz Poltorak is about lipid bylayers.

  • Bas van Bochove, M.Sc. (PhD student)
    University of Twente, Biomaterials Science and Technology (BST), Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
    Title: Biodegradable polymer networks and scaffolds prepared by stereolithography


Bas van Bochove talks on biodegradable polymers

Poster session

During the poster session developments within the 4TU.HTM research programme New Horizons in Designer Materials were presented.

Other posters were presented as well: Poster titles Dutch Materials 2016 (Pdf file)




Poster titles 'New Horizons in Designer Materials'

  • Dr. Priscilla Brandão Silva (TU/e): The fascinating dynamics of acoustic metamaterials with nonlinear local resonators (4TU.HTM project 'Metamaterials with tunable dynamical properties')

    The work by Priscilla Brandão Silva (TU/e) “shows that acoustic metamaterials with nonlinear local resonant inclusions may possess superb features, such as: tunability, multistability and nonreciprocity, and thus have potential applications in surface acoustic wave sensors, acoustic imaging, energy harvesting, and structural health monitoring.


Priscilla Brandão Silva is discussing her poster with TU/e colleague Marc Geers. 


Maciek Kopeć introduces his poster.


Danqing Liu introduces her poster.


Joe Patterson and his interactive poster presentation (including movies).


René Poelma introduces his poster.

  • Dr. Nicholas B. Tito (TU/e): Cell targeting and switch-like surface binding with multivalent particles (4TU.HTM project 'Reversible Crosslinking')

    Nick Tito (TU/e) "uses theory and simulation to discover microscopic design rules for new materials, recently focusing on "multivalent" interactions - those mediated by many ligand-receptor bonds - and how they lead to superselective binding on biological or artificial surfaces."


Poster presented by Nick Tito.

Poster titles New Horizons in designer materials Dutch Materials 2016 (Pdf file)

For more information: Reina Boerrigter (Secretary 4TU.HTM)
Twitter: @4TU_HTM, #dutchmaterials