Radboud University

ERC Synergy Grants

The ERC Synergy Grants (funding up to a maximum of 14 million euros) are the largest and most competitive grants of the European Research Council. Scientific excellence is the criterium.

Awards at Radboud University:


Arno Kentgens, Geoffrey Bodenhausen, Benno Meier and Jan Korvink
The research team will focus on developing NMR methods whereby medicines can be screened at a high processing speed. The research team, led by Arno Kentgens, will develop a way of hyperpolarising liquid samples so that the signal intensity is amplified by a factor of 100-10,000 compared to standard NMR experiments.

Willem Halffman, Raphaël Lévy, Cyrus Mody and Cyril Labbé
In the NanoBubbles project, data scientists, nano scientists and science researchers will investigate how erroneous claims in nanobiology can be rectified.


Mike Jetten and Caroline Slomp
Microbial removal of methane and ammonium from the environment.

Theo Rasing, Stefan Blügel, Rafal Dunin-Borkowski and Mathias Kläui
From two-dimensional to three-dimensional magnetization textures.

Mikhail Katsnelson,  Olle Eriksson and Alexander Lichtenstein
Theoretical tools for ultrafast dynamics of correlated electrons in solids.


Heino Falcke, Michael Kramer and Luciano Rezzolla
BlackHoleCam. Construct the first accurate image of a black hole.