Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Wed, 29 May 2024 09:47:19 +0200 Mon, 27 May 2024 10:42:00 +0200 EIC Pathfinder Grant to build prototypical quantum computer https://www.uu.nl/en/news/eic-pathfinder-grant-to-build-prototypical-quantum-computer The consortium’s research aims to result in a prototypical quantum computer which will overcome the conventional boundaries of standard information and computation technologies. Zeila Zanolli, associate professor at Utrecht University, is one of the principal investigators. 139747 Mon, 27 May 2024 10:42:00 +0200 Nieuws The energy transition under the nanoscope: Gravitation funding for ANION project https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-energy-transition-under-the-nanoscope-gravitation-funding-for-anion-project Bringing together chemists and physicists to thoroughly investigate how electrochemical processes work on the smallest scale. That is the goal of ANION. 139581 Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:58:00 +0200 Nieuws "Just because something is complex doesn't mean we shouldn't try to explain it" https://www.uu.nl/en/background/just-because-something-is-complex-doesnt-mean-we-shouldnt-try-to-explain-it Young researchers answer science questions of fourth graders on stage during the Hoe?Zo!Show. 139586 Thu, 11 Apr 2024 15:47:00 +0200 Nieuws ERC Advanced Grants for four Utrecht researchers https://www.uu.nl/en/news/erc-advanced-grants-for-four-utrecht-researchers Professors Albert Heck, Petra de Jongh (both Science), Jos Malda (Veterinary Medicine / UMC Utrecht) and Walter Immerzeel (Geosciences) will each receive a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant. 139558 Thu, 11 Apr 2024 12:00:00 +0200 Nieuws ERC Advanced Grant for conversion of CO2 to fuels https://www.uu.nl/en/news/erc-advanced-grant-for-conversion-of-co2-to-fuels Professor Petra de Jongh will conduct fundamental research into the operation of catalysts. This could lead to accelerating the energy transition, for example by developing catalysts for the efficient conversion of CO2 and hydrogen into sustainable fuels. 139576 Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:21:00 +0200 Nieuws Ingmar Swart appointed Professor of Experimental Quantum Materials https://www.uu.nl/en/background/ingmar-swart-appointed-professor-of-experimental-quantum-materials In his lab, he constructs materials atom by atom and investigates the electronic properties of these structures. 139469 Mon, 08 Apr 2024 16:48:00 +0200 Nieuws Lisa Tran selected as Utrecht Young Academy member https://www.uu.nl/en/news/lisa-tran-selected-as-utrecht-young-academy-member The UYA connects young academics from Utrecht University who have obtained their PhD less than eight years ago to exchange critical perspectives on academia, policy, and society. 138999 Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:43:00 +0100 Nieuws Spheres are (almost) always packed most efficiently as sausages https://www.uu.nl/en/news/spheres-are-almost-always-packed-most-efficiently-as-sausages Physical experiments and computer simulations show how to pack a finite quantity of spheres in the most efficient way. 136254 Mon, 11 Dec 2023 16:10:00 +0100 Nieuws Tight bonds helped British variant of coronavirus https://www.uu.nl/en/news/tight-bonds-helped-british-variant-of-coronavirus A key factor in the rapid spread of the so-called British coronavirus variant appears to be stronger attachments between the virus and human cells. 136049 Tue, 05 Dec 2023 14:24:00 +0100 Nieuws Petra de Jongh wins Gilles Holst Medal https://www.uu.nl/en/news/petra-de-jongh-wins-gilles-holst-medal The jury praises her interdisciplinary approach, her tireless quest for knowledge, and the industrial applications that emerge from her research on nanomaterials. 135732 Thu, 23 Nov 2023 11:00:00 +0100 Nieuws On the hunt for hydrogen recipes https://www.uu.nl/en/news/on-the-hunt-for-hydrogen-recipes There’s a quiet revolution taking place in materials research. When Nong Artrith started her career in physics and chemistry, new chemical reactions were only discovered in the lab. 129822 Tue, 18 Apr 2023 16:18:00 +0200 Nieuws New compounds for iron fortification of foods https://www.uu.nl/en/news/new-compounds-for-iron-fortification-of-foods Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems in the world. PhD candidate at Utrecht University Neshat Moslehi has invented compounds that could potentially be used for iron fortification of foods. 128542 Mon, 13 Mar 2023 16:02:00 +0100 Nieuws First ever observation of Brazil nut effect for colloidal particles https://www.uu.nl/en/news/first-ever-observation-of-brazil-nut-effect-for-colloidal-particles Developers of paints and inks, and completely different disciplines, such as geology, will benefit from understanding this phenomenon. 128469 Thu, 09 Mar 2023 13:41:00 +0100 Nieuws Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowships for five Utrecht University researchers https://www.uu.nl/en/news/marie-sklodowska-curie-actions-fellowships-for-five-utrecht-university-researchers Five researchers at Utrecht University have been awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellowship. The MSCA fellowships support training, skills and career development for outstanding researchers. 128281 Thu, 02 Mar 2023 13:57:00 +0100 Nieuws In search of the coveted safer, better, longer-lasting battery: BatteryNL kicks off https://www.uu.nl/en/news/in-search-of-the-coveted-safer-better-longer-lasting-battery-batterynl-kicks-off Small companies, multinationals and knowledge institutes are working together in the BatteryNL consortium to develop the next generation of batteries, based on a better understanding of material interfaces. 126793 Tue, 17 Jan 2023 10:21:00 +0100 Nieuws Bert Weckhuysen wins inaugural Chemistry Europe Award https://www.uu.nl/en/news/bert-weckhuysen-wins-inaugural-chemistry-europe-award Chemistry Europe honours Prof. Weckhuysen for his “outstanding achievements and leadership in the field of sustainable chemistry and catalysis research.” 126686 Mon, 16 Jan 2023 10:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Evidence at last for long-awaited new liquid crystal phase https://www.uu.nl/en/news/evidence-at-last-for-long-awaited-new-liquid-crystal-phase The new phase makes the materials suitable for the further development of screens, sensors and coatings. 125621 Thu, 01 Dec 2022 10:33:00 +0100 Nieuws The first e-CHEMS & S4S Symposium https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-first-e-chems-s4s-symposium A recap of the first symposium organized by the ElectroChemistry Hub for Energy Materials & Sustainability (e-CHEMS) and Science for Sustainability (S4S). 124575 Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:06:00 +0200 Nieuws Utrecht University launches new Institute for Sustainable and Circular Chemistry https://www.uu.nl/en/news/utrecht-university-launches-new-institute-for-sustainable-and-circular-chemistry As of 1 September, Utrecht University has a new research institute: the Institute for Sustainable and Circular Chemistry. 122782 Thu, 01 Sep 2022 02:00:00 +0200 Nieuws New catalysts make use of precious metals highly efficiently https://www.uu.nl/en/news/new-catalysts-make-use-of-precious-metals-highly-efficiently With a new and promising way to make catalysts, the amount of precious metals needed is reduced by a factor of 10 120953 Fri, 08 Jul 2022 13:48:00 +0200 Nieuws Krijn de Jong