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Mark de Jong and Ece Demirer win the IPI retreat poster prize!

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New Project: Creating a astronomic-black-hole analogue on a chip!

Great news, just got a grant proposal approved together with Rembert Duine where we are going to try to build an on-chip black hole analogue using spin-waves (magnons). Apart from being really cool it might allow to build an on-chip magnon-laser / magnon-amplifier, so also for the field of magnonics it might have big impact. […]

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spin spirals in 2D materials with SEMPA

The manuscript by Marielle Meijer abouth the observed spin spirals and its chirality has just appeared in ACS NanoLetters, a great collaboration with Marcos Guimaraes from Groningen who started with 2D materials in FNA during his VENI period. Nice to see that SEMPA can be used for many different materials systems. Specifically we for the […]

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Bachelor End Projects Announced

The time of year has arrived where the 3rd year Bachelor students get their portion of possibilities to join a research group in our department. I just prepared the pitch online. Too bad it had to be ‘virtually’ but I think I did my best to converge the exciting topics we are working on. I […]

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ERC interview

Today I had the chance to defend my ERC proposal online. This included a 5 minute pitch of my project. I had a lot of fun preparing it and narrowing down the main research questions down to a 5 min accessible pitch. I hope the panel enjoyed what I prepared. Moreover, my respect to the […]

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Immuno-Engineering and NanoMagnetism a good marriage? Let’s explore!

I just received news that I have been granted a project to set up a joint project within the Immuno-Engineering program of the ICMS (Institute for Complex Molecular Systems). Hence, my magnetic nanoplatelets and our ultrathin layers based functional surfaces will be exposed to a whole new set of interdisciplinary curious minds working together. I […]