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MESA+ Institute

The MESA+ Institute is a leading nanotechnology research institute. We focus on key enabling technologies (KETs) - photonics, fluidics, hard materials, soft materials and devices, combined with responsible research & innovation - and the convergence of these to realize disruptive innovations in the areas of most societal challenges. Our main contributions are on the Health, ICT and Sustainability areas.

University Foundation

With support from local and national industry the ‘Stichting Technisch Hoger Onderwijs voor Noord- en Oost-Nederland’ was founded on 17 December 1948. The goal of this foundation was to promote technical higher education in the north and east of the Netherlands and to continue providing support once schools were founded. Staying true to their goal this lobby managed to get the government to found the ‘Technische Hogeschool’ in the north-east of the Netherlands. The public support in the region and moreover the close proximity to the powerful industry in Twente made Enschede the place found the ‘Hogeschool’. Within five days a fairly large donation was gathered by local industry and local benefactors. The foundation was appointed to manage this donation money. During the years not only local industry and benefactors donated money but more and more alumni and former employees started to contribute. The foundation’s goal, however, has never changed through the years: to provide support to what is now the University of Twente.


The foundation Stichting Hoogewerff-Fonds was set up in 1917 by Prof.dr. S. Hoogewerff, who at the time was one of the professors at the Technische Hogeschool, the Institute of Technology in Delft.

The activities of Stichting Hoogewerff-Fonds lie in the field of chemical engineering in the Netherlands. The foundation stimulates and rewards scientific research and education in this field in the broadest sense of the word. Moreover, it stimulates activities aimed at knowledge valorization, industrial innovation, and new activities in the field.

Mesoscale Chemical Systems

The research of the Mesoscale Chemical Systems (MCS) chair, headed by Han Gardeniers, originates from the group's unique expertise in micro and nanofabrication, backed by the outstanding experimental facilities of MESA+ Nanolab.

Focal points in the research are:
- The development of 3D nanostructures for solar to electricity to chemical conversion
- Microreactors as a means of chemical process intensification (sonochemistry, high pressure, electricity-driven)
- Miniaturized analytical tools and MEMS-based sensors for a variety of application fields (forensics, health, environment, chemical process control)
- Microfluidic systems for life science applications (e.g. drug delivery)


Inorganic Membranes

Research in the Inorganic Membranes group is structured in three main research lines. Research line one focuses on the development of nanostructured porous hybrid membranes, combining organic groups with ceramic porous substrates. In research line two atomic and molecular layer deposition techniques are being used to modify porous ceramic substrates. Both research lines one and two are focussing on liquid (nano-)filtration applications as well on advanced gas separation. The focus of research line three is the development and characterization of dense ceramic membranes for oxygen or proton transport e.g. for use in electrolysers, fuel cells or as membrane reactors. The above research lines are supported with activities on a fundamental understanding on transport mechanisms through these membranes as well as the design of membrane processes and membrane reactors.