Prof. Dr. De Hosson has reached emeritus status, so this page is no longer actively maintained and he is no longer recruiting students. However, you can still find some updates at http://materials-science.phys.rug.nl/.
The principal aim of the research programme of the Applied Physics-Materials Science group is to search for the relation between the microstructure of materials and its physical properties. The programme concentrates on experimental and theoretical work of the characterization of line defects
(dislocations and disclinations) and homo-/heterophase interfaces so as to draw conclusions about the correlation between atomic structure, electronic charge transfer, and physical properties, both structural and functional.