HFML-FELIX building on Radboud University Campus
HFML-FELIX building on Radboud University Campus


HFML-FELIX is a renowned research laboratory with a unique infrastructure. Our main focus is the achievement of scientific progress through our main pillars: innovate, discover, and operate. The effect of these three pillars is visible in our infrastructure, scientific research, and international research program where we work with 400 visiting scientists each year. This enables us to have a societal, academic and industrial impact from within our realm of science.

Mission & Culture

Like most organisations, HFML-FELIX operates under the guidance of a mission and culture statement. These are made up of the goals and values that are important to us, in which the mission provides direction on what we should aim to achieve, whilst the culture speaks of the ideals we wish to uphold while doing so. 


The mission of HFML-FELIX comprises three strongly intertwined main pillars guiding our efforts:

  1. Innovate: develop high field magnets, infrared/THz free electron laser sources and related instrumentation
  2. Discover: a leading in-house research program with a broad research portfolio
  3. Operate: an international, open-access user facility


In line with Radboud University as a whole, HFML-FELIX embraces certain core values and ideals. This starts with being connected to, curious about, and reflective on our work, ourselves, one another, and the world around us. We want to make a significant impact in a myriad of fields and strive to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for everyone. 

Our facilities offer the space to put ideas to the test. We foster an open intellectual climate, in which we inspire and challenge each other and where each individual’s qualities are able to flourish. In accordance with careful, honest and transparent scientific practice, we push the boundaries of our knowledge and will always remain eager to learn and discover more.


HFML - FELIX is jointly operated by the Radboud University and the Institutes Organization of the Dutch Research Council (NWO)

Members of the HFML-FELIX Board

  • Prof. José Sanders, Radboud University (Chair)
  • Prof. Sijbrand de Jong, Radboud University
  • Prof. Floris Rutjes, Radboud University
  • Prof. Ferdinand Grozema, Dutch Research Council (NWO)
  • Dr. Iwan Holleman, Radboud University (Secretary)
  • Drs. Job de Kleuver, Foundation for Dutch Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I) (Secretary)


Managing Director


The staff of HFML-FELIX consists of professors, scientists, technical staff, supporting staff, postdocs, PhD students and students. 

Find a staff member

International Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Prof. Stuart Mackenzie, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (Chair)
  • Prof. Amina Taleb-Ibrahimi, Synchrotron SOLEIL, Paris, France
  • Prof. Hans Hilgenkamp, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
  • Prof. Lucia Sorba, Director, Istituto Nanoscienze, Pisa, Italy
  • Prof. Wim Ubachs, LaserLaB and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Prof. Petra Rudolf, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
  • Prof. Manfred Bayer, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
  • Job de Kleuver, Foundation for Dutch Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I) (Secretary)


Guided tour

It is possible to book a guided tour of your facility. For more information, please contact us by email: HFML-FELIX [at] ru.nl (HFML-FELIX[at]ru[dot]nl)

Virtual lab

Have a closer look at user station 2 (electrically detected EPR spectroscopy) in our virtual lab. The tour takes a moment to load.


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