QN and BN successfully attract young scientific talent

News - 01 February 2017

This week, six Marie Curie Fellowships were awarded to young international scientists to pursue the next step in their burgeoning career at the BN (two fellowships) and QN (four fellowships) departments of the Delft Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology. 

The highly competitive Marie Curie Fellowship program rewards matches in which young scientific top talent has linked up with excellent centres of research where they can grow as independent scientists.

At BN, the Marie Curie Fellowships were awarded to Je-Kyung Ryu (Cees Dekker Lab) and Sungchul Kim (Chirlmin Joo Lab). The topics that the new research fellows will investigate at QN span the entire scope of the department, ranging from theory to experiment and from nanophotonics to nanoelectronics. The fact that two of the QN Fellowships were awarded for research projects in the group of tenure trackers underscores QN’s role as a breeding ground for talent.

Filippo Alpeggiani (Kuiperslab):

"I am really excited to begin a project that combines ideas from mathematics, condensed matter physics and optics in prof. Kuipers' group at TU Delft. The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience with the Department of Quantum Nanoscience is one of the top research institutions in the world in its field and I will be able to interact with many exceptional researchers. From the beginning of the application process everybody has been very supportive and I look forward to ample opportunities of training and professional growth."

Pascal Gehring (Van der Zantlab):

"I am keen to find out how efficiently a single molecule could convert (waste-)heat into usable electricity. The van der Zant lab (TU Delft) has years of experience in nanoelectronics, offers state-of-the-art electronics and nanofabrication facilities and is thus the perfect environment to unravel this question.”