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.
Best poster award PME MSc student Lili Hauzer
Volkert van der Wijk Constructur of Merit 2017
Burak Eral and Luigi Sasso join forces to fight kidney stones
When the opportunity arose to set up a cohesion project, Burak Eral did not hesitate for a second. Burak Eral is a Tenure-Track lecturer at the Department of Process & Energy in the area of crystallisation & solids processing. He knew right away who he wanted to work with: Luigi Sasso, a Tenure-Track lecturer at the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering and an expert in the area of micro-manufacturing and sensors. A good match, as it turns out. Burak and Luigi have come up with a method to fight kidney stones.
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.