Grants NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences April 2018

18 April 2018

This month, the board of NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences has granted six projects within the Open Technology Programme. Also, four projects can start within the AES and Nutricia Partnership programme. Lastly, two AES researchers receive Rubicon grants from NWO to continue their research abroad. The granted projects are listed below by programme and in alphabetical order.

Open Technology Programme

DIAMOND MAKES SENSE: Fabrication of Novel Micro/Nano-structured Diamond Microelectrodes for Advanced Electrochemical Sensing
Dr. J.G. Buijnsters, Delft University of Technology

Diffusion MRI Tractography with Uncertainty Propagation for the Neurosurgical Workflow
Prof. dr. L.M.J. Florack, Eindhoven University of Technology

EX3vaGaND: Energy Efficient Electron GaN Devices
Dr. ir. R.J.E. Hueting, University of Twente

From PID to CompLex Order Controller (CLOC)
S.H. Hossein Nia Kani PhD, Delft University of Technology

Highly Integrated Digital-Intensive Massive MIMO Transceivers (DIpLoMaT)
Prof. dr. ing. L.C.N. de Vreede, Delft University of Technology

Plant proteins and RNAs that are exploited by whiteflies: new tools for resistance breeding
Dr. ir. R.C. Schuurink, University of Amsterdam

Partnership programme AES-Danone Nutricia Research

Cereal fibre to improve immune function in elderly
Prof. dr. R.F. Witkamp, Wageningen University & Research

Prof. dr. ir. C. Belzer, Wageningen University & Research

Local Responses to Food Allergens in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: defining mechanisms to improve diagnosis and (dietary) management
Dr. A.J. Bredenoord, Academic Medical Center

Maternal immune activation during pregnancy – a dietary intervention to restore immune fitness in the offspring
Dr. L. Groenink, Utrecht University


round 2017-3: AES

M-White LED – future of lighting
MSc Maryna Meretska, University of Twente – Optics -> United States, Harvard University (SEAS), 24 months
Light is an essential condition for life on earth. The researcher in this project wants to develop the most affordable and efficient white light source possible, which can be used for a variety of applications, such as street lighting, home use and mobile telephones.

Predicting movement problems with the elderly
Dr. Eline van der Kruk, Delft University of Technology -> United Kingdom, Imperial College London, BioEngineering, 24 months
The older we get, the more limited we are in our movements. This is the result of neurological and physiological changes in our bodies. Using predictive computer simulations, this researcher is going to analyse the interaction of these changes and its consequences for movement.

Overview of all awarded Rubicon awards


Source: NWO