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Molecules and Materials

From molecules to atoms to nanoparticles. How does this tiny world operate? Using the strongest magnets, the most precise infrared lasers, microscopes and other techniques, the fundamental properties of materials are investigated.

News about research on Molecules and Materials

ERC Starting Grant for research on noise in cellular decisions

Maike Hansen, researcher of biophysical chemistry at Radboud University, will receive a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). Hansen will use this grant to study how cells make decisions about their functional roles.

Katalin Karikó

Radboud honorary doctorate for Katalin Karikó

Katalin Karikó, a biochemical researcher and Senior Vice-President of BioNTech, is set to receive an honorary doctorate from Radboud University during the celebration of the university’s 99th Dies Natalis, or anniversary, on 20 October 2022.

Aquatische ecologie - testvijvers op campus Radboud Universiteit

Reduction of methane emissions from lakes possible with new approach

Dredging and the use of Phoslock (a phosphate-binding clay particle) can reduce lake emissions by over 50%. This is the conclusion of a study by Radboud University researchers, published today in Science of The Total Environment.


Researchers from various faculties and research institutes are working on interdisciplinary projects relating to Molecules and Materials.

  • Prof. Khajetoorians, A.A. (Alex)
  • Prof. Huck, W.T.S. (Wilhelm)
  • Dr Spruijt, E. (Evan)
  • Prof. Oomens, J. (Jos)
  • Dr Mentink, J.H. (Johan)
  • Prof. Hussey, N.E. (Nigel)
  • Prof. Kentgens, A.P.M. (Arno)
  • Dr Elemans, J.A.A.W. (Hans)
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