News 2017-06-23T15:35:30+00:00
1906, 2018

Mini symposium “Sustainable switch”

The mini symposium “Sustainable switch” that took place at ProRail central office in Utrecht on May 30, 2018 successfully concluded four years of intensive work. Four PhD students, Ankit Kumar, Omid Hajizad, Matthijs Oomen  and Martin Hiensch  from TU Delft and Twente universities worked together on a scientifically challenging and industry and society relevant topic on how to make the rail and in particular railway common crossings as resistant as possible to development of defects due to high impact loading from the wheels of the trains. The program is material-centric with focus on understanding the material behaviour, wear and damage that can be related to the impact character of the loading.

3005, 2018

DENS program started!

On May 23, 2018, the M2i-Tata Steel program “DENS” (Digitally Enhanced New Steel Product Development) held a kick-off meeting hosted by Tata Steel in Ijmuiden, the Netherlands. It was an inspiring and stimulating event. Wim van der Meer, Director Programmes R&D, welcomed the participants at Tata Steel premises and wished them to have a very fruitful and pleasant collaboration on the program.

205, 2018

Guus Rijnders wins The Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2018

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.

1904, 2018

University of Groningen rewards Prof. dr. Katja Loos with a fellowship

Prof. dr. Katja Loos was rewarded with a Fellowship of Innovation and Teaching (FIT) by the board of University of Groningen. Katja Loos receives the fellowship for her efforts in the High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Masters Program. The Honours programme offers intensive, small-group teaching and offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with students from different disciplines on challenging, real-life product development assignments by the industry.

1104, 2018

Olaf van der Sluis received Philips Award

Olaf van der Sluis received the Philips Research Outstanding Achievement Award 2017. The award rewards Philips employees who achieve exceptional results contributing to the business, while role modelling the Philips behaviours.

304, 2018

WAAMpeller, the first certified 3D printed ship propeller

At the end of November 2017 the world’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, was revealed at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands. This ground-breaking success is the result of a close collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Bureau Veritas and Damen. Two M2i PostDoc researchers, Constantinos Goulas and Wei Ya, worked on the succesfull WAAMpeller.

2603, 2018

Marnix Wagemaker receives Vici grant from NWO

Dr. ir. Marnix Wagemaker will receive a Vici grant of 1,5 million from NWO. Marnix is getting this grant to investigate the inner workings of batteries. Marnix intends to unravel complex processes by means of a series of new, experimental tools such as NMR spectroscopy, synchrotron and neutron radiation.

1403, 2018

Prof. dr. Maria Antonietta Loi wins Physicaprijs 2018

Prof. dr. Maria Antonietta Loi will receive the ‘Physicaprijs 2018’ on 13 April at the annual conference FYSICA, where she will be a plenary speaker. Maria Loi will receive this prestigious prize for her innovative research on hybrid nano-materials.

803, 2018

Professor Rob Mudde new Vice Rector Magnificus/Vice President Education TU Delft

Professor Rob Mudde has been appointed Vice Rector Magnificus/Vice President of Education (VRM/VPE), also vice-chairman, of the Executive Board of TU Delft. The Supervisory Board of TU Delft has appointed Rob Mudde with effect from 1 March 2018.

203, 2018

Kick-off Meeting NanoFun program

The project partners of “Nanostructured self-assembled functional materials” (‘NanoFun’) held their first meeting on 16th February, at NWO in Utrecht.

2602, 2018

In memoriam Hans de Wit

Professor-emeritus Prof. dr. Hans de Wit, passed away in the night of January 21 and 22, 2018 in Broek op Langedijk at the age of 71 years. Hans was professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry from 1985 to 2011 at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Delft University of Technology.

2202, 2018

Commemoration Sieb Radelaar

On April 12th, 2018, prof.dr. Jeff Th.M. De Hosson will commemorate Sieb Radelaar during the meeting of Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) in Amsterdam.

1502, 2018

Fruitful International symposium “Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals”

The international symposium “Nano and Micro Scale Damage in Metals” took place from 7 till 9 February at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. It were three days of intensive knowledge exchange, learning and networking with a total of more than 70 participants from 6 different countries.

1801, 2018

Maria Santofimia appointed Physical Metallurgy professor

On 14 November 2017 dr. Maria Santofimia was appointed as full professor of Physical Metallurgy at the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the faculty of 3mE of TU Delft.

1001, 2018

M2i is leading the QUALIFY project on certifying adhesive joints for primary maritime structures

At present, there are no certification guidelines to orient the naval industry when certifying new designs using hybrid assemblies (adhesively bonded, composite to metal connections), which limits their application to secondary structures.

901, 2018

New program Smart*Light granted by Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland

The Supervisory Committee from Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland has approved the subsidy application of M2i for the new program Smart*Light.

401, 2018

Impression of the Meeting Materials Conference 2017 | 12 December, Noordwijkerhout

We look back at a successful conference with a total of 300 participants on both days. The Meeting Materials conference was organized by M2i and was co-supported by our sister institute in Belgium Strategic Initiative Materials in Flanders (SIM), Brightlands Materials Center (BMC) in Geleen and Bond van Materialenkennis (BvM).

1512, 2017

M2i program will revolutionize advanced high strength steel production

M2i has granted a new unique research program that will revolutionize advanced high strength steel production. 16 PhD students, 2 PDeng students and 1 PostDoc will work closely together at TATA steel Europe to develop a fitting computational model to dramatically shorten time to market without compromising on steel production efficiency.

412, 2017

Arjan Mol appointed Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry professor

On 24 October 2017 Arjan Mol was appointed as full professor Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry at the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the faculty of 3mE of TU Delft.

2711, 2017

M2i Program on Additive Manufacturing for Extra Large Metal Components granted by NWO

NWO Applied and Engineering Sciences (NWO AES) has granted the M2i program “Additive Manufacturing for Extra Large Metal Components (AiM2XL) within the NWO Perspectief program.

2111, 2017

M2i project with RAMLAB and University of Twente wins award

In the category “SME IT Project of the Year” of the Computable Magazine IT awards, the project that produced the largest 3D-printed ship propeller in the world won this year’s award. This enormous propeller is the result of a collaboration between RAMLAB, shipbuilder Damen, IBM, M2i and the Universities of Twente and Delft.

3110, 2017

Amir Zadpoor appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor

On 10 October 2017 TU Delft’s executive board has decided to appoint Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor. Amir Zadpoor is chair of biomaterials & tissue biomechanics at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering.

2208, 2017

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.

1107, 2017

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.

2706, 2017

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.