While creating innovative nanotechnology NanoNextNL trains over 200 highly skilled young people. NanoNextNL provides additional training to prepare them for a future as responsible scientific innovators and entrepreneurs. Here you'll find the theses presenting the scientific results of each PhD student trained within NanoNextNL. A scientific and education highlight in its own right.

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Controlling the self-assembly of protein polymers via heterodimer-forming modules
Controlling the self-assembly of protein polymers via heterodimer-forming modules Domeradzka, N.

In this study the small heterodimer-forming modules were used to trigger hierarchical self-assembly of recombinant protein polymers.

12-10-2016 View
Liquid crystal templating; spatial and dynamic control of functional soft matters
Liquid crystal templating; spatial and dynamic control of functional soft matters Asdonk van der, P.

In this thesis, the concept of liquid crystal templating as a technique to control the spatial organization of nanomaterials is taken a step forward.

30-09-2016 View
Engineering ferroelectric switching dynamics
Engineering ferroelectric switching dynamics Ghosh, A.

We have studied the switching mechanism of PZT thin films using frequency and temperature dependent ac dynamics. We observe two different scalings present in the hysteresis loop. We concluded that at low frequency the thermally activated mechanism dominates the switching, whereas at higher frequency the viscous domain wall flow mechanism dominates the switching

23-09-2016 View
New Directions for Magnetic Memory Alternative switching mechanisms for magnetic random-acces memory
New Directions for Magnetic Memory Alternative switching mechanisms for magnetic random-acces memory Brink van den, A.

Magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) offers distinct advantages over conventional high-speed memory technologies, notably including data retention after power shutdown.

19-09-2016 View
Exploration and application of nanomedicine in atherosclerotic disease
Exploration and application of nanomedicine in atherosclerotic disease Lobatto, M.

In this thesis we investigated the potential of nanomedicine to treat atherosclerotic disease, the pre-eminent cause of morbidity and mortuality in the Western World

16-09-2016 View
Water-binding of protein particles
Water-binding of protein particles Peters, J.P.C.M.

The research reported in this thesis is based on the ambition to decrease the caloric content of Gouda cheese by increasing its water content, thereby decreasing its fat and protein content.

16-09-2016 View
An in vitro – in vivo integrated approach for hazard and risk assessment of silver nanoparticles for soil organisms
An in vitro – in vivo integrated approach for hazard and risk assessment of silver nanoparticles for soil organisms Makama, S.

Increasing use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) has led to an increased likelihood of environmental release, raising environmental and health hazard concerns.

15-09-2016 View
Exploration and application of nanomedicine in atherosclerotic disease
Exploration and application of nanomedicine in atherosclerotic disease Gumuscu, B.

Hydrogels are considered to be in the class of smart materials that find application in diagnostic, therapeutic and fundamental science tools for miniaturized total analysis systems.

15-09-2016 View
Fibrillar structures in mixed systems
Fibrillar structures in mixed systems Peng, J.

Fibrillar structures are important structuring elements for food products. Understanding the behaviour of fibrillar structures in complex food systems is essential for successful industrial applications. This thesis presents the behaviour of two different fibrillar structures, i.e. whey protein isolate (WPI) fibrils and bacterial cellulose (BC) microfibrils in mixtures under various conditions.

30-08-2016 View
Statistical Modelling of Uncertainty and Variability in Risk Assessment of Nanoparticles 
Statistical Modelling of Uncertainty and Variability in Risk Assessment of Nanoparticles  Jacobs, R.

Engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) are used everywhere and have large technological and economic potential. Insight into risks of nanotechnology and the use of nanoparticles is an essential condition for the societal acceptance and safe use of nanotechnology.

07-07-2016 View