June 8th 2020
Richard van de Sanden looks back on his tenure as director of DIFFER
At the end of his tenure as director, Richard van de Sanden looks back on how the DIFFER institute has grown over the past ten years and talks about his plans as future scientific director of the TU/e energy institute EIRES.
May 26th 2020
Marco de Baar appointed new director NWO institute DIFFER
The board of the Institutes Organisation of NWO has appointed Prof. Marco de Baar as director of DIFFER, the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, for a period of two years. With effect from mid-2020, he will succeed Prof. Richard van de Sanden, who will continue to work at the institute as DIFFER group leader in the theme Solar Fuels.
May 26th 2020
Het bestuur van de institutenorganisatie van NWO heeft prof. dr. Marco de Baar voor een periode van twee jaar benoemd tot directeur van DIFFER, het Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research. Per medio 2020 volgt hij prof. dr. ir. Richard van de Sanden op, die als DIFFER groepsleider in het thema Solar Fuels verbonden blijft aan het instituut.
May 19th 2020
Hotel Ruthenium: how hydrogen checks in but never leaves
How does hydrogen form blisters in ruthenium mirrors for extreme UV (EUV) lithography machines? An M2i research project by Chidozie Onwudinanti and colleagues at DIFFER, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente explains the blistering process: a layer of tin contamination acts as a valve that lets hydrogen into the underlying ruthenium, but blocks it from leaving again, writes the team in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
May 14th 2020
Andrea Baldi appointed associate professor at VU
DIFFER group leader Andrea Baldi has been appointed associate professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Here he will set up a new research group on fundamental and applied nanophotonic approaches to energy conversion, catalysis, and sensing.