From UT to Utah (part one)

Hi everybody! My name is Álvaro, I am a PhD at the University of Twente and this is my first blog contribution to MCEC-Matters. In a series of four, I will tell you about the amazing experience I am living right now: I am working in the USA (in Utah) doing ...

Kunstmest zonder fossiele brandstoffen (BNR)

Zoals we de afgelopen honderd jaar kunstmest hebben gemaakt, leverde dat vrij veel CO2-uitstoot op. En dus klimaatopwarming. Nieuw onderzoek laat zien hoe het ook anders kan. Het is nogal wat, om te proberen het Haber-Boschproces te verbeteren. Het is een van...

Welcome to our spaceship! (Or, if you'd rather read the scientific explanation, see the adjoining column.) It doesn't hang in the sky, much in the way that bricks don't - but it comes close. These pictures were taken at TU/e, where this set-up is installed and...

Welcome to our spaceship! (Or, if you'd rather read the scientific explanation, see the adjoining column.) It doesn't hang in the sky, much in the way that bricks don't - but it comes close. These pictures were taken at TU/e, where this set-up is installed and...

Welcome to our spaceship! (Or, if you'd rather read the scientific explanation, see the adjoining column.) It doesn't hang in the sky, much the way that bricks don't - but it comes close. These pictures were taken at TU/e, where this set-up is installed and ca...

Welcome to our spaceship! (Or, if you'd rather read the scientific explanation, see the adjoining column.) It doesn't hang in the sky, much in the way that bricks don't - but it comes close. These pictures were taken at TU/e, where this set-up is installed and...

Welcome to our spaceship! (Or, if you'd rather read the scientific explanation, see the adjoining column.) It doesn't hang in the sky, much in the way that bricks don't - but it comes close. These pictures were taken at TU/e, where this set-up is installed and...

Welcome to our spaceship! (Or, if you'd rather read the scientific explanation, see the adjoining column.) It doesn't hang in the sky, much the way that bricks don't - but it comes close. These pictures were taken at TU/e, where this set-up is installed and ca...

“We zijn zelf ook een soort chemische fabriekjes”

“Kijk je weleens op de achterkant van potjes crèmes? Ik wel, ik vind dat leuk. Ik kom dan best vaak het woord ‘glycerine’ tegen, of ‘polyglycerol’. Dat is een hydraterende stof die gebruikt wordt in dag- en nachtcrèmes.  Wat ik hier aan het doen ben, is die s...