University of Twente researchers have developed an ultrasound-based method to turn nano-sized liquid droplets into gas-filled microbubbles. The technology can have important implications for therapeutic drug delivery and the treatment of tumors.
‘Should I stay or should I go?’ That was the working title of a paper by UT researchers focused on travel in Europe during the pandemic. The research, recently published in Journal of Travel Medicine, highlights the need for a standard set of travel measures in the EU. ‘Now it’s time to reflect and see what we can do better in the future.’
UT researcher Iris van Sintemaartensdijk has spent a lot of time in prison. The PhD candidate used Virtual Reality (VR) to interview almost 200 criminals across the Netherlands, aiming to determine what happens inside the mind of a burglar. Next week, she is defending her doctoral thesis, contributing to the ‘Virtual Burglary Project’.
European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants, worth €1.5 million, define a milestone in a scientist’s career. This year, three young UT researchers are celebrating this achievement. In a triad of stories, they each describe their ‘high risk, high gain’ projects. Part 3: Christoph Baeumer, whose research can provide better understanding of how to store renewable energy more efficiently.
European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants, worth €1.5 million, define a milestone in a scientist’s career. This year, three young UT researchers are celebrating this achievement. In a triad of stories, they each describe their ‘high risk, high gain’ projects. Part 2: Nienke Bosschaart, who works on new methods to help women breastfeed.
European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants, worth €1.5 million, define a milestone in a scientist’s career. This year, three young UT researchers are celebrating this achievement. In a triad of stories, they each describe their ‘high risk, high gain’ projects. Part 1: Sander Huisman, whose research aims to fully understand melting and dissolution in turbulent flows.
Electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve, one of the twelve cranial nerves, can be an effective treatment for epilepsy. However, this method does not work for all patients. To predict if a patient can expect improvement by this stimulation, UT professor and clinical neurophysiologist Michel van Putten and his team, are looking for clues in long-term brain activity patterns, using self-learning analytical software.
PhD candidate Lieke Lokin does not have to wander far from the office to find out how the subject of her research manifests itself in the outside world. They can even be found in the babbling brooks on campus: river dunes. She tries to get to the bottom of what goes on under the surface of rivers.
Ver hoeft promovenda Lieke Lokin niet te struinen van kantoor naar de plek waar de onderwerpen van haar onderzoek zich in de buitenwereld manifesteren. Zelfs in de kabbelende campusbeekjes zijn ze te vinden: rivierduinen. Wat er zich onder het oppervlak van rivieren afspeelt, dat probeert ze tot op de bodem uit te zoeken.
Together with their team, cryogenic engineer Cris Vermeer and Marcel ter Brake, Professor at Energy, Materials and Systems, of UT’s MESA+ Institute, are developing a cooling system for the Einstein Telescope project. This European observatory will be dedicated to measure gravitational waves from space. A scale model of part of the telescope will serve as research platform for building a custom-made, vibration-free cooling device.
While coaching top managers, Stefan Scheidt realized that executives needed better personal branding – and so he decided to start a PhD research on the topic. Tomorrow, the doctoral candidate at the University of Twente is defending his thesis. ‘Personal branding is not only about standing out, but also about fitting in.’
For her Master thesis, University of Twente graduate of Business Administration Lotte Sander studied the impact of Covid-19 on wellbeing of doctors. ‘I expected the influence to be only negative, but surprisingly the pandemic has also had a positive effect.’
UT scientist Yijian Zeng and his team, from the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), combined two existing computer models into a powerful tool to monitor the impact of drought and heat waves on vegetation. They received a three year grant from Netherlands eScience Center to further develop and refine their new model.