On 5 October 2018 Prof. Dr. Ing. Guus Rijnders will receive the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2018 for his outstanding research on pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics recognizes researchers who have made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the field of applied physics. It has been awarded annually since 1998 by the editors-in-chief of the Springer journals Applied Physics A – Materials Science & Processing and Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics.

Guus Rijnders is professor of Nanoelectronic Materials and Scientific Director of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente. For M2i Guus is a project leader of the M2i-FOM project “Piezoelectric thin films for efficient, high-endurance, stable actuators for high-end ink-jet printing applications”. The goal of the project is to investigate the influence of the different defect parameters on the film properties and overall actuator performance.