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    PhD-student: Vibrating structures you can talk to: speech recognition with mechanical neural networks

    In the tale Ali Baba and the Forty thieves, saying ‘Open Sesame!’ opens the entrance to the thieves’ cave. Until now, the idea that an unpowered, inanimate object like a …

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    PhD-student: Cathodoluminescence microscopy: nanophotonics and quantum physics with electrons and light

    The Photonic Materials group at NWO-Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is looking for PhD students and postdocs for a new project on quantum cathodoluminescence microscopy. In this new program, …

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    PhD-student: 2 PhD positions on new concepts in electrocatalysis beyond the Sabatier principle

    Catalysts are traditionally improved by searching for new combinations of materials or configurations that push the binding energy towards the ideal value. However, recently a completely different way of tuning …

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    PhD-student: Quantum optomechanics

    The Photonic Forces group seeks a talented PhD student in the field of nano-optomechanics. We study new ways to control nanomechanical vibrations at the quantum level, by making them strongly …

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    PhD-student: Elastic structures that think

    By designing the structure of a material — hence creating a ‘meta-material’— we can control with great precision how waves will propagate in it. This control allows us realise a …

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    PhD-student: Programmable robotic structures

    Can an elastic structure get out of a maze, without any control computer, just by snapping, bending and buckling? Can we build robots that have no electronics or hydraulics, yet …

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