PhD positions (4 year fully paid positions)

In 2017, the third of three internal Nanofront PhD calls resulted in 11 projects. The titles (and PI's) of these PhD projects are mentioned below. The project titles with hyperlinks are currently open positions.

  1. Machine learning of spin qubit design (Anton Akhmerov, Lieven Vandersypen)
  2. Machine learning for quantum computing (Carlo Beenakker, Leo DiCarlo)
  3. Percolation dynamics of multicellular origami (Yaroslav Blanter, Hyun Youk)
  4. Making bacteria sensitive to antibiotics using CRISPR resistance gene targeting ( Stan Brouns, Sander Tans)
  5. Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Ferritin – Linking NanoÔÇÉMagnetism and Biological Function (Martina Huber, Herre van der Zant)
  6. Multivalent interactions for super-selective colloids and self-organizing protein networks (Daniela Kraft, Liedewij Laan)
  7. Real-time probing of charge mobility in trap-free organic nanodevices (Michel Orrit, Sense Jan van der Molen, Miriam Blaauboer)
  8. How do stem cells make decisions? Understanding the role of gene regulatory networks in driving cell differentiation (Stefan Semrau, Diego Garlaschelli)
  9. Exploring the dynamics of spin textures, and their interplay with triplet supercurrents (Toeno van der Sar, Jan Aarts)
  10. High throughput single-molecule study for efficient genome editing (John van Noort, Chirlmin Joo)
  11. Measuring the nanoscale Planckian flow of electrons in strange metals (Jan Zaanen, Milan Allan)

In 2015, the second of three internal NanoFront PhD calls resulted in 21 research projects. The titles (and PI's) of these PhD projects are mentioned in the below.

  1. Anderson localization in Topological Mechanical systems (Vincenzo Vitelli, Anton Akhmerov)
  2. Reprogramming of anti-bacterial nanomachines (Bertus Beaumont, Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam)
  3. Cell Division by Fluctuations (Christophe Danelon, Thomas Schmidt)
  4. The nano-mechanics of fast, specific, and efficient microRNA target search (Martin Depken, Chirlmin Joo)
  5. Curvature driven localization of lipid nano-domains: from the
    plasma membrane to artificial cells (Luca Giomi, Daniela Kraft)
  6. Novel microfabricated devices for combined scanning optical near-field and tunnelling microscopy (Milan Allan, Simon Gröblacher)
  7. Reconstitution of Cdc42-based polarity establishment in vitro (Liedewij Laan, Andreas Engel)
  8. Biologically patterned graphene (Anne Meyer, Herre van der Zant)
  9. Atomically thin Bi films as 2D topological insulators (Jan van Ruitenbeek, Henny Zandbergen)
  10. Cell adhesion molecules and cell sorting: towards the spatial control of artificial tissues (Timon Idema, Sander Tans, Stefan Semrau)
  11. Coherent control of quantum matter (Gary Steele, Andrea Caviglia)
  12. Topological optomechanics (Carlo Beenakker)
  13. Visualizing high-speed homeostasis in single cells: How bacteria use their growth rate speedometer (Greg Bokinsky)
  14. Assembly of a Minimal Cell: Bringing Parts Together (Christophe Danelon)
  15. DNA structure in live cells shaped with nanofabrication (Cees Dekker)
  16. Dynamics of the fully reconstituted yeast replication fork studied at the single-molecule level (Nynke Dekker)
  17. Nano-scale tomography with single-proton resolution using a single-spin quantum sensor (Ronald Hanson)
  18. 4π interferometry using Majorana bound states (Leo Kouwenhoven)
  19. Quantum mixtures of topological and non-topological states realized with superconducting junctions (Yuli Nazarov)
  20. Vapor Nanobubble as a Nano-sonar (Michel Orrit)
  21. Phase Transitions in Stem Cells: Programming Cells with Nano-devices and Statistical Mechanics (Hyun Youk)

In 2013, the first of three internal PhD calls resulted in the 22 research projects of which the titles (and PI's) are mentioned below.

  1. Controlling supercurrents with spin currents (Jan Aarts, Paul Alkemade)
  2. Functionalized gold nanorods: local biosensors of intracellular redox homeostasis (Thijs Aartsma, Gerard Canters and Michel Orrit)
  3. Bacteria-mediated fabrication of nanostructured artificial nacre (Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam, Anne Meyer)
  4. Improved nanowire materials for Majoranas (Erik Bakkers, Leo Kouwenhoven)
  5. Sequence dependent plectoneme dynamics (Gerard Barkema, Helmut Schiessel)
  6. Bionanoelectronics: unlocking the secrets of bacterial nanowires (Bertus Beaumont, Herre van der Zant)
  7. Towards a new generation of switchable molecular devices: tunable nanoparticles networks driven by multiple cotunneling (Mirjam Blaauboer, Sense Jan van der Molen)
  8. Quantum matter nanodevices (Andrea Caviglia, Lieven Vandersypen)
  9. Probing chromatin structure using novel magnetic tweezers approaches (Nynke Dekker, John van Noort)
  10. Real-time TEM imaging of DNA dynamics (Cees Dekker, Henny Zandbergen)
  11. Shaping membranes through self-assembly of adsorbing nanoparticles (Doris Heinrich, Daniela Kraft)
  12. Exploring nano experiments on quantum matter (Hans Hilgenkamp, Tjerk Oosterkamp, Jan Zaanen)
  13. The molecular-size spectrometer (Gary Steele, Peter Steeneken)
  14. Topology in nanomechanics (Anton Akhmerov)
  15. Signatures of topological superconductivity in oxide interfaces (Carlo Beenakker)
  16. Optical lattices with Ag:DNA Origami (Dirk Bouwmeester)
  17. QuEEN: Quantum-Entangled Electronic Networks (Leo DiCarlo)
  18. Go Live: TEM nano-imaging of catalysts ‘in action’ under relevant conditions (Joost Frenken)
  19. How bacteria program their genome to fight against viruses (Chirlmin Joo)
  20. Can we predict and control quantum jumps? (Yuli Nazarov)
  21. Imaging majoranas (Sander Otte)
  22. Towards dc current driven nanomachines (Jan van Ruitenbeek)

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