Hoe zorgen docenten dat het kwartje valt bij hun studenten? Vaak door het gebruik van beeldspraak. Hoe ze dat precies doen, laat wetenschapsjournalist en illustrator Enith Vlooswijk zien in de rubriek 'Les in verbeelding'. In deze aflevering: Monica Morales Masis, hoogleraar Inorganic Materials Science bij de faculteit TNW.
How do teachers ensure that the penny drops for their students? Often through the use of imagery. In the series 'Lessons in imagination', science journalist and illustrator Enith Vlooswijk shows exactly how they do that. In this episode: Monica Morales, professor of Inorganic Materials Science at the TNW faculty.
UT researchers Monica Morales-Masis and Massimo Sartori have been awarded a Proof of Concept grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The grants, worth 150.000 euro each, help to bring their previous ERC-funded projects closer to practical applications.
Findings published in the Women Professors Monitor 2020 showed that the UT has only 17% of female associate professors – a percentage even lower than the number of full female professors, which is now at 21%. Are there specific hurdles than women encounter when climbing up the academic ladder? Based on multitude of interviews with female scientists at the UT, one answer comes to mind: (lack of) support.
Solar Team Twente will start racing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this Sunday. Their solar car shows that it’s possible to build vehicles powered ‘by the sun’, but can the technology revolutionize transport? Monica Morales Masis, UT scientist and an expert on solar cells materials, explains why she believes that we will all be driving solar cars one day and what the drawbacks could be.
Two UT researchers have been awarded the ERC Starting Grant. David Fernandez Rivas received the maximum amount of € 1.5 million for his project focused on the development of needle-free injections. His fellow scientist Monica Morales Masis has been granted additional funding and obtained the total of € 1.75 million for her research aiming to create new materials.