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Research at the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Leading in Diversity

The Faculty of Science and Engineering harbours a kaleidoscope of disciplines and research strengths. Our programmes in research (and education) range from nanomaterials and biomachinery to astronomy, from mathematics to pharmacy, from neurosciences to computer science, and from molecular and evolutionary biology to marine biology.

Our researchers pursue fundamental key questions while collaborating with partners from industry, the medical world and other realms of society. Frontline research groups explore new fields such as synthetic biology and sustainable energy use.  

Ben Feringa wins Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize for Ben Feringa

Professor Ben Feringa has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Feringa receives the prize together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage (France) and Fraser Stoddart (UK) for their work on the development of molecular machines.

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