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Community & News 2017-06-23T15:35:30+00:00

M2i Community: connect with the network in materials innovation

The “Materials ecosystem”: we call it this because it involves all players in industry and academia, organizations and individuals, in fact the whole network which enables materials innovation. Driven specialists, researchers, managers and entrepreneurs – at established institutes, academia, large industries and smart start-ups. M2i connects with the players in the Materials eco-system to enable materials innovation in The Netherlands and internationally. Our personal approach has been well known for years. Now we are adding M2i Community: an online platform. We will start small, letting it grow and develop, and invite all players in materials innovation to build the M2i Community with us so that the entire Community benefits. We invite you to let us know what you want to reach with materials research and innovation, and how M2i can contribute to this in your view. Feel welcome to contact us.


Prof. Herman Terryn will receive American award

Prof. Herman Terryn will receive the “H.H Ulhig corrosion award” on 3 October at the conference of the Electrochemical Society in National Harbor (Washingthon). He will receive this prestigious prize for his research of the prevention of corrosion of metals.

Obituary Albert Konter

On Wednesday 28 June 2017, our colleague Albert Konter passed away. Albert was one of the first employees of M2i, former NIMR. Previously, he worked at an American company specializing in finite calculation methods. In October 1999 he joined NIMR as “Finite Element Consultant” and from 1 January 2000 as “Manager NIMR College”. In this capacity, Albert taught methods in applying finite elements.

HTM-9 call 2017 is now open

The 9th HTM call has opened for proposals on Monday 26 June. The HTM calls are organized by NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (TTW) in cooperation with the Materials innovation institute (M2i), at the initiative of the Top Teams of the Top Sectors High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM), Chemistry and Energy. The purpose of these calls is to give a boost to scientific materials research in the Netherlands.