Neuromorphic computing

The most efficient computer we know is our brain. The researchers at Radboud University who work on neuromorphic computing translate this complex network of synapses to an energy-efficient computing infrastructure. Nijmegen has a unique position with expertise from both the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior and the Institute for Molecules and Materials. These combined forces result in fundamentally new hardware designs and software approaches, with significant energy savings in comparison with conventional computing.

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Disruptively green neuromorphic scientific computing leveraging stochasticity

We will develop algorithms for neuromorphic hardware with computational material science as a use case. This will create more fundamental knowledge on next-generation materials for neuromorphic hardware.

Nodes forming a brain


The ASMPT Lab focuses on developing trustworthy AI models, algorithms, and technology for real-time inference, prediction, and control of high-throughput data streams in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.


Neuromorphic Scientific Computing: Towards New Hardware

This project will quantify the actual and potential energy reduction of scientific computing with current and near-commercial neuromorphic hardware and benchmark the potential of new neuromorphic hardware platforms for scientific computing.

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Prof. A.A. Khajetoorians (Alex)
Prof. M.A.J. van Gerven (Marcel)
Dr J.H. Mentink (Johan)

Research news about neuromorphic computing

Workhop members Neuromorphic Computing

Radboud voucher project evolves into consortium on neuromorphic computing

With a voucher from the Interdisciplinary Research Platform (IRP), Johan and his colleagues had the opportunity to investigate if it was possible to make scientific calculations more efficient and faster using neuromorphic hardware.

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Detecting waves with single atoms for neuromorphic computing

Researchers at Radboud University's Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) discovered that a single atom can detect the frequency of these waves and reflect this information in its behavior.

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Grant for research into neuromorphic computing

NWO is awarding a grant to Johan Mentink's research into neuromorphic computers. These computer systems could drastically reduce the energy consumption of hardware in the future.


Journalists and other media looking for experts on neuromorphic computing can contact the university's Press Office. We can put you in touch with researchers at Radboud University, as well as provide additional information about ongoing research, PhD defences and other questions.

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