On Friday 29 March, Prof. J.Th.M. De Hosson has been awarded the Royal Decoration of Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion. He was presented with this decoration by acting Mayor Koos Wiersma of the Westerkwartier municipality directly after his valedictory lecture in the Aula of the Academy Building of the University of Groningen.

Jeff Th.M. De Hosson (Utrecht, 1950) is Professor of Applied Physics at the UG, specializing in Materials Science. For four decades, he has performed excellent, innovative technical-scientific research and teaching as well as management duties. De Hosson was appointed Professor at the extraordinarily young age of 27. Throughout his highly productive career, his scientific achievements in the field of physical materials science have resulted in many societally relevant breakthroughs. Read more