• Bas Overvelde appointed in Eindhoven

    Bas Overvelde (Soft Robotic Matter) has been appointed as part-time associate professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). While his group and lab will stay at AMOLF, he will spend …

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  • Bruno Ehrler appointed professor at University of Groningen

    Group leader Bruno Ehrler has been named professor by special appointment for New Hybrid Material Systems for Solar-cell Applications at the University of Groningen. Ehrler will continue working at AMOLF …

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  • Kristina Ganzinger awarded by KHMW

    On September 11th, group leader Kristina Ganzinger has been awarded this year’s Pieter Langerhuizen Lambertuszoon Fonds of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW). At AMOLF Ganzinger is applying her …

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  • ERC Starting Grant for Bruno Ehrler and Bas Overvelde

    AMOLF group leaders Bruno Ehrler and Bas Overvelde have both received a Starting Grant of 1.5 million Euros from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC uses this grant to …

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  • Exponential scaling of frictional forces in cells

    AMOLF researchers present a theory that describes the friction between biological filaments that are crosslinked by proteins. Surprisingly, their theory predicts that the friction force scales highly non-linearly with the …

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  • Solar cell material performs better under pressure

    A novel and highly promising material for solar cells, halide perovskites, is more stable and consequently more efficient if just one ion is substituted. Researchers from AMOLF revealed in an …

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  • Perovskiet presteert beter onder druk

    Perovskiet, een veelbelovend materiaal voor zonnecellen, kun je veel stabieler en daarmee efficiënter maken door slechts één ion te vervangen. Onderzoekers van AMOLF lieten op onverwachte wijze zien hoe dat …

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  • Cum laude for Federica Burla

    On Friday, June 19th Federica Burla defended her PhD thesis Tailoring Extracellular Matrix Mechanics online at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Burla obtained the cum  laude degree for her doctorate research.

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  • Evolutionary conflicts predicted

    Evolution seems to be an unpredictable process. However, predicting the constraints of evolution is possible. Researchers from AMOLF and the French ESPCI have demonstrated this using their mathematical method, followed …

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  • Olive oil sheds new light on universality in phase transitions

    A simple drop of olive oil in a system of photons bouncing between two mirrors, has revealed universal aspects of phase transitions in physics. Researchers at AMOLF used an oil-filled …

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