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.

01 November 2017

New and faster method to determine material properties of graphene

Peter Steeneken (professor) and Farbod Alijani (assistant professor) from the Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems Section at the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering have developed a new method to determine the material properties of graphene with the aid of high-frequency non-linear dynamics. Their new method makes it possible to accurately measure the Young’s modulus (elastic modulus) of graphene and enables a potentially quicker measurement. This could make it easier to characterise a large number of membranes in a production process, for example. This week, Peter and Farbod published their article entitled ‘Nonlinear dynamic characterization of two-dimensional materials’ in Nature Communications.

31 October 2017

Vacancy PhD Metamaterial-based Measurement Systems

31 October 2017

Nima Tolou BNR Radio

14 September 2017

PhD: Direct-Write Manufacturing of Nanoparticle-based Structures

Are you interested in the field Nano engineering and specifically the topic Nanoparticles (NPs)? Then we have the prefect PhD position for you. The research group Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE) has a project which aims to research concepts and technologies for the direct-write of local NP patterns and functions.

14 September 2017

Dissertation defense Giuseppe Radaelli

On Friday 15-9-2016 Giuseppe Radealli from the research group Mechanical System Design (hyperlink naar MSD groep) will defend his PhD thesis: “Synthesis of mechanisms with prescribed elastic load-displacement characteristics”.