NWO-VICI grant for Martin van Hecke


Martin van Hecke has been awarded a prestigious VICI grant of the Dutch Funding Agency NWO on his research on extreme phenomena in soft materials". The idea is that foam and sand are soft materials that can completely lose their mechanical strength.In this project the extreme physics that these materials exhibit - shock waves, nonlinear response and fracture will be unraveled, leading to a new understanding of their mechanics