September 20, 2023
A long time in the making, and finally here: a completely new strategy to design shape-morphing materials, with potential applications from pop-up tents to medical stents. The key: multistability through elasticity and geometry.

A joint effort from AMOLF, Leiden University, and Harvard University, we’re exceptionally pleased to announce our work has been published in Nature.

Want to know more? Check out the video below for a sneak peek, or our press release for a quick explainer. The full article can be viewed at Nature, here.

June 21, 2021
Since 2005, NWO has supported young researchers’ careers via the Rubicon grant program. This program funds scientific work experience abroad. I’m very grateful to be one of the 31 awardees of 2020’s second Rubicon funding round; a short summary of all the projects that have been funded through this grant can be found here. Thanks to Leiden University and AMOLF for making this possible!

April 20, 2021
Some lovely news: New Scientist has seen fit to nominate me for this year’s Science Talent award. It’s an honour!

Thanks to Leiden University’s Faculty of Science for putting out an announcement on twitter. Voting for any of the wonderful nominees can be done here from 20 April to 3 May.

April 17, 2020
FYSICA 2020’s first (!) online edition was a success- lots of attendance and great talks. I’m very grateful to have been awarded the Young Speakers Prize; all talks can be rewatched below.

January 27, 2020
Manufacturing errors are never good news. Or are they?

From AMOLF and the universities of Leiden and Tel Aviv, we’re happy to announce our new publication in Nature Physics, where we discuss the peculiarly useful effect of small errors in carefully designed materials.

Check out our video below for a quick-and-easy explanation, the press release for more details, and the article for hard-core fans.

We’re very pleased to be featured on Nature Physics’ facebook page. And thanks to BNR nieuwsradio for hosting us for a short interview (Dutch).