The Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME) carries out research and provides education in the field of high-tech systems and scientific instrumentation. We aim to solve fundamental questions in engineering science to advance the performance of precision systems and devices as well as their design. Our specific mission is to merge mechanical engineering concepts with micro and nanoscience. We deliver skilled professionals and contribute knowledge to support leadership of the high-tech systems industry.

05 December 2018

New Professor of Nanomechanics aims for ‘nanoscale floating’

In the words of Professor Peter Steeneken, Head of the Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems section at TU Delft, nanoengineering is required to bridge the gap between nanoscience and concrete nanomechanical applications.

23 May 2018

Applied and Engineering Sciences grant for Ivan Buijnsters and Hassan HosseinNia’s nano research

Nano engineers Ivan Buijnsters and Hassan HosseinNia (Precision and Microsystems Engineering) have both received an Applied and Engineering Sciences grant for their research projects in the area of nanotechnology.

25 April 2018

A single-piece transmission mechanism to multiply motion frequency

Davood Farhadi Machekposhti, PhD-candidate at the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering has developed a new method for the design of compliant micro transmission mechanisms which multiply the motion frequency of cyclic input motion.

22 March 2018

PME researcher Nima Tolou wins Prins Friso Engineering Award

He received the Prince Friso Engineering Award at the University of Groningen’s Engineering Center in the presence of Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel.

15 February 2018

Small droplets for better crystals

Sometimes it’s not just the chemical composition of a substance that matters but also the way in which the ingredients are ordered at the atomic level: the crystal structure. For example, the wrong crystal structure of one and the same material could mean the difference between an effective and a failed drug.