Grants NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences December 2017

6 December 2017

In December 2017 the board of the NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences has granted six projects within the High Tech Materials programme, twelve projects within High Tech Systems and Materials programme, eight projects within the Novel Antibacterial Compounds and Therapies Antagonizing Resistance (NACTAR) programme, six projects within the Open Technology Programme and 45 projects within Take-off. The granted projects are listed below by programme and in alphabetical order.

High Tech Materials (HTM)

Description and control of texture in mesoscale for highly formable lF sheet steel (MesoTex)
Prof. dr. ir. J. Sietsma PhD, Delft University of Technology

Electrodeposition of mixed chromium metal-carbide-oxide coatings: Trivalent Chromium Coating Technology (TCCT)
Dr. ir. J.M.C. Mol, Delft University of Technology

Fire safety of innovative geopolymer-based building materials
Prof. dr. ir. H.J.H. Brouwers, Eindhoven University of Technology

Material toughness design through microstructural control (Micro-tough)
Dr. V.A. Popovich, Delft University of Technology

UNderstanding the microstructural essence of Damage Evolution in Rolling contact fatigue (UNDER)
Prof. dr. ir. J. Sietsma PhD, Delft University of Technology

Unraveling the effect of microstructure statistics on failure of multi-phase steels (UNFAIL)
Dr. ir. J.P.M. Hoefnagels, Eindhoven University of Technology

High Tech Systems and Materials

An integrated Optical Coherence Tomography system for medical imaging at 1300nm
Dr. E.A.J.M. Bente, Eindhoven University of Technology

ECOMOLD - Efficient Co-Molding of Metal – Thermoplastic Composite Joints
Prof. dr. ir. R. Akkerman, University of Twente

Maxwell modeling for chip metrology target electromagnetic-scattering analysis with cross talk (MAX META-XT)
Dr. ir. M.C. van Beurden, Eindhoven University of Technology

MexFlex: Material Science and Synthesis of Extreme positioning flexures stages
Prof. dr. ir. D.M. Brouwer, University of Twente

Monolithically integrated SiC sun sensor for Space
Prof. dr. ir. P.M. Sarro, Delft University of Technology

Nanomaterial Networks for Artificial Intelligence in the Automotive Industry: NANO(AI)2
Prof. dr. ir. W.G. van der Wiel, University of Twente

Nanoparticles for image guided thermo-brachytherapy
Dr. K. Djanashvili, Delft University of Technology

New methods to solve macromolecular structures from limited data
Dr. N.S. Pannu, Leiden University

Next-generation focused ion beam
Dr. ir. E.J.D. Vredenbregt, Eindhoven University of Technology

Novel immunometabolic platforms for cancer diagnostics and pharmacotherapy (IMMUNMET)
Prof. dr. T. Hankemeier, Leiden University

Stable and Adjustable Mechanisms for Optical Instruments and Implants (SAMOII)
Prof. dr. ir. A. van Keulen, Delft University of Technology

TORNADO - Targeting Of RNA Driving Onco-immune therapy
Prof. dr. R.M. Schiffelers, Utrecht University

Novel Antibacterial Compounds and Therapies Antagonizing Resistance (NACTAR)

Boosting host immunity against Klebsiella pneumoniae via therapeutic antibodies
Dr. S.H.M. Rooijakkers, University Medical Center Utrecht

Bringing mycobacterial secretion inhibitors to maturation
Prof. dr. W. Bitter, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam

Chemical genetics to target intracellular drug-resistant bacteria
Prof. dr. T.H.M. Ottenhoff, Leiden University Medical Center

In Pursuit of Next-Generation Lipopeptide Antibiotics
Dr. M.H. Medema, Wageningen University & Research

MDR-Phage - Small molecules that promote bacterial killing in phagocytes
Prof. dr. J.A.M. van der Palen, University of Twente

Next stage development of the novel synthetic antimicrobial peptide SAAP-148 (NESDAP)
Dr. P.H. Nibbering, Leiden University Medical Center

Synergistic action of designed peptides and established Gram-positive antibiotics to fight Gram-negative ESKAPE organisms
Prof. dr. O.P. Kuipers, University of Groningen

The lugdunomycins: a new class of polyketide antibiotics with unique chemical scaffold
Prof. dr. G.P. van Wezel, Leiden University

Open Technology Programme

BioMonitor: Biosensor for continuous monitoring with single-molecule resolution
Prof. dr. ir. M.W.J. Prins, Eindhoven University of Technology

Growth hormone receptor inhibitors to cure cancer
Prof. dr. J. Klumperman, University Medical Center Utrecht

MiRRORS - Multiscale integrated traffic observatory for large road networks
Prof. dr. ir. J.W.C. van Lint, Delft University of Technology

Nanomedicine to Visualize and Treat Inflammation after Stroke (NAVISTROKE)
Prof. W.J.M. Mulder PhD, University of Amsterdam

Rapid Micro Statistics
Prof. dr. E.R. van den Heuvel, Eindhoven University of Technology

The Dark Side of Reward: Physical rehabilitation by reward absence and punishment
Prof. dr. J.B.J. Smeets, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Take-off TO2 phase 1 feasibility study (Round 1)


3D geprinte keramische/metallische katalysator modules
Ir. G.F. de Scheemaker MBA, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands

Biorings voor diagnotische tests
B.M. de Boer, TNO

Microbial production of healthy, sustainable and high quality anthocyanin compounds
C. Patinios MSc, Wageningen University & Research

Ontwikkeling innovatie medicijnen tegen fibrose
Dr. R.Hanemaaijer, TNO

(Technisch) Marktonderzoek TAWP voor de bebouwde omgeving
M.M. Hartman, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands

P. van Grol, MSc., TNO

Life Sciences

Bunyanvax: A novel Plug and Play vaccine platform technology
Prof. E. Claassen PhD, Wageningen University & Research, Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek

Take-off Academic institutions phase 1 feasibility study (Round 7)


ANDI: Advanced Neuropsychological Diagnostics Infrastructure
Drs. N.R. de Vent, University of Amsterdam

Assortment Genius
Dr. R.P. Rooderkerk, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Niet-invasieve psychofysiologische analyse middels speekseltesten
Prof. J. Bosch, University of Amsterdam

The Value Engineers BV
Prof. dr. R.J. Wieringa, University of Twente


Advanced nanofluid cooling system for high power electronics
Prof. dr. A. Schmidt-Ott, Delft University of Technology

Automated aircraft inspections by drone
Dr. J. Alonso-Mora, Delft University of Technology

Automated Jet Engine Inspection
Dr. J. van Gemert, Delft University of Technology

Autonome microdrones voor gerichte insectenbestrijding
K.G. van Hecke MSc, Delft University of Technology

Biogas upgrade using CO2 capture and utilization
Dr. A.J.M. Driessen, University of Groningen

BullPro BV
C.W.M. Bastiaansen, Eindhoven University of Technology

Drones for Work
Prof.dr. Q. Chu, Delft University of Technology

Energy loan exchange
Dr. M. Kaisers, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

Fresh Strips
Prof. A.P.H.J. Schenning, Eindhoven University of Technology

Inflatable Veiligheidsbed voor Volwassenen
Dr. J.F.M. Molenbroek, Delft University of Technology

LeaP: Deep Learning based Predictive Maintenance for Industrial Process Control
Dr. ir. Z. Al-Ars, Delft University of Technology

LiDAR System for Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and Fully Autonomous Vehicles
Prof.dr. E. Charbon, Delft University of Technology

OptiClips for Delayed Sterilization
Dr. ir. T. Horeman, Delft University of Technology

Slimme daglichtregeling voor optimale gebouwprestaties
Prof. dr. ir. J.L.M. Hensen, Eindhoven University of Technology

SPRHOUT (Solar PoweRed Horticultural Off-grid UniT)
Prof. dr. ir. P. Colonna, Delft University of Technology

Life Sciences

InterFluidic Device (IFD) voor de McSPRinter
Prof. dr. L.W.M.M. Terstappen, University of Twente

Prof. dr. ir. G.J. Verkerke, University Medical Center Groningen

Multimodal Imaging Contrast Agents
Dr. M. Srinivas, Radboudumc

TarMac: Platform Technology for Targeting inflammatory Macrophages for the treatment of alcoholic liver diseases
Dr. R. Bansal, MIRA Institute

Towards the identification of a novel compound to treat Parkinson's disease
Prof. dr. M.P. Smidt, University of Amsterdam

Take-off phase 2 early phase trajectory (Round 7)


Gezonde en vitale werkplek
Drs. Tako Werts, Delft University of Technology

TrustTester, informatievalidatie zonder gegevensoverdracht
Arjan van Diemen, TNO


Commercializing In-air Microfluidics
M. Noorlander, University of Twente

Cryogenic circuit technology for the quantum industry and –physics labs 2.0
Drs. S.J. Bosman, Delft University of Technology

M.D. Doeve, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

GBM Works - Vibro-drill
Mr. B.J.M. Arntz, Delft University of Technology

High gamma vector network analyser (HG -VNA)
L. Galatro, Delft University of Technology

Smart pressure ulcer prevention
I. Swager, Delft University of Technology

SpringScan; Scaling up our in-store “Matras Advies Tool”
C. van de Kamp, Delft University of Technology

Life Sciences

Biomimetic coatings to enhance the quality of life of medical device users
Dr. ir. J. van Weerd, University of Twente

Concord: Improve lifesaving care for preterm babies
R.L.M. Rotink, Leiden University Medical Center

Force-Responsive Manipulators
Dr. M.E. Aguirre, Delft University of Technology

SAVIOR – Semisynthetic Antibiotics
T. Koopmans, Utrecht University

ScarTec: Peptide-based therapeutics for scar-free healing
Dr. J. Prakash, University of Twente

Source: NWO