• Sound-powered sensors stand to save millions of batteries

    Researchers from AMOLF and ETH Zurich have developed a sensor that utilizes energy from sound waves to control electronic devices. This could one day save millions of batteries. Sensors that …

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  • Soft robot fingers carefully squeeze without sensors

    With a brief squeeze, you know whether an avocado, peach or tomato is ripe. This is what a soft robot hand also does, for example, during automated harvesting. However, up …

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  • Jesse Slim wins the Ehrenfest-Afanassjewa thesis award 2023

    The winner of the Ehrenfest-Afanassjewa physics thesis prize 2023 is Jesse Slim. He carried out his PhD research in the group of Ewold Verhagen (AMOLF) and defended his thesis cum …

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  • How bacteria cope with randomness

    Bacterial behavior is profoundly influenced by continuous random perturbances in their regulatory pathways. Researchers from institute AMOLF and Utrecht University found a new way by which bacteria cope with these …

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  • LMPV wins Team Science Award

    The team of group leaders leading AMOLF’s Light Management in Photovoltaic Materials (LMPV) program has won the NWO Team Science Award 2023. With the award NWO rewards the most inspiring …

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  • A lead test based on solar cell technology

    AMOLF researchers have used the special properties of perovskite semiconductors to develop a simple spray test to demonstrate the presence of lead. Perovskite is a material suitable for use in …

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  • Kristina Ganzinger connected to Oncode Institute as Junior Investigator

    AMOLF group leader Kristina Ganzinger has been selected by the Oncode Institute to join as Junior Investigator. The institute selected 10 junior investigators out of 72 applicants. The researchers were …

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  • Ewold Verhagen elected as Optica Fellow

    Optica (formerly OSA) has elected AMOLF group leader Ewold Verhagen as Fellow. Optica elected Verhagen for “outstanding contributions to nanophotonics and optomechanics, and to the understanding of photonic systems with …

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  • Albert Polman appointed as Fellow of the Netherlands Academy of Engineering (NAE)

    After being officially launched on May 22, the Netherlands Academy of Engineering (NAE) today announced that AMOLF group leader Albert Polman has been appointed as Fellow. With the appointment of …

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  • Hot crystals through laser light

    Shells, skeletons, and bones are all made of crystals. To function properly these crystals need to grow at the right time and place. Inspired by these natural processes, AMOLF researchers …

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