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Winners of Magic 50 Awards Dutch Innovation Days 2022

Winners! My team won as FlowBeams, the Magic 50 Award, granted by the Dutch Innovation Days, 2022. The night of the competition, a small group from our Team received and celebrated the prize. It was a great honour to compete with such great innovations (here). Euronitrile , CLEVER°FRANKE, Flux Robotics, The Great Bubble Barrier® , Phycom, Stratech , EC Sens, Moovd, DEMCON, OneThird , Moneybird, Baseflow, Rival Foods, Innovadis BV, Flow […]

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Injecting without needles: more efficient and less pain

Prikken zonder naald: zuiniger en minder pijnlijk Injecting without needles can be done more efficiently and causing less pain. The very prestigious news magazine NRC (Dutch) gave a great recount of what our efforts are aimed at and its reach. The article mentions our plans to collaborate with Anna Roukens, from LUMC.

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Publication in Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy

How to decide which product or technology is more green than others? Assessing the sustainability level of processes and reactions is still challenging. But, our recent publication can assist those working in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Process Engineering. On an intensification factor for green chemistry and engineering: The value of an operationally simple decision-making tool […]

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My last day as Engineer of 2021

My last day as Engineer of 2021 felt very special. After receiving the Prins Friso Award from the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers KIVI I had the amazing opportunity to analyze what it means to be Engineer today, and what the future generations of problem-solvers will need for their education. Empathic Engineering Yesterday, I shared […]

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Highlighted work as Early Career Researcher in Chemical Engineering

Our work has been included in “Highlighting Early Career Researchers in Chemical Engineering”.  Daria Camilla Boffito and I wrote about how ‘Process intensification connects scales and disciplines towards sustainability‘ in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering’s. A collaboration between Universiteit Twente and Polytechnique Montréal, it will be part of a virtual issue that is free-to-read […]

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The importance of Empathy for Engineers

My first assay in Dutch was published first at the KIVI website, and later appeared in print (shorter version) in the magazine De Ingenieur. It deals with my meditations over the last couple of years, and will continue to be a central topic in my activities around nurturing Empathy in the Science, Technology, Engineering and […]

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Proof of Concept 150k Euro grant from the ERC to develop a prototype: needle free injections closer to become reality!

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced that we got the Proof of Concept grant to continue developing our needle-free injector prototype! We want to revolutionize the experience of people who receive or perform frequent injections by developing a portable needle-free device using lasers and microjets. Bold-Jet will become a solution perfectly suitable for treatments […]

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Stairway to Impact Award 2021 recognition from Dutch Research Council

This year is full of amazing news, and The Stairway to Impact Awards 2021 is a very good example. This recognition to the great team work of my collaborators will allow us to empower my students in creating pedagogical experimental demonstrators and organise the second edition of The Future Under Our Skin. In this video, […]

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World Economic Forum featured Needle free injection!

The World Economic Forum featured our work! I had recently showed the reporters our needle free injection project. It was unexpectedly featured by one of the news outlets I follow the most! Most of the material came from this Reuters’ interview. A short video can be seen here. Our mock prototype can be seen in […]