Thursday April 2, 2020 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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FameLab TU/e heat 2020 Online

Due to the measures to deal with the Corona situation, the FameLab TU/e heat 2020 will now go digital and take place as an online event.

During the digital FameLab TU/e heat, a number of young TU/e researchers will present a three minute pitch about a research topic of their choice. The FameLab competition provides an international platform that researchers can use to inspire and stimulate a large audience. Last year more than 30 countries took part in the FameLab competition. 

The two winners of the FameLab TU/e heat will go on to represent TU Eindhoven at the national final of FameLab, date and place will be announced soon (subject to the lockdown situation in the Netherlands). The winner of the Dutch FameLab competition will then go on to represent the Netherlands at the international final that is due to take place at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2020.

FameLab is an initiative of the British Council and is supported by the KNAW and VSNU.

Program for the digital FameLab TU/e heat 2020

19.45 hrs. FameLab TU/e heat 2020 online! Click here to register the heat.
20.00 hrs. Welcome by the moderator Dr. Barry Fitzgerald, Science Communication Officer, Eindhoven University of Technology
20.05 hrs. Pitches from the contestants and feedback from the jury

  • Ellen Cardinaels: Redundancy scheduling in waiting lines
  • Aysegul Dede: May the force be with your tendons!
  • Elham Fadaly: New Materials that can revolutionize our lives
  • Suzanne Koch: Rubbing Sugar in the Wound
  • Christian van der Krift: Perceptual distance between parties in projects 
  • Dannie van Osch: A biobased and sustainable alternative for crude oil
  • Maritza Rovers: Drug release within the click of a finger
  • Eriola Shanko: Swarming for diagnostics
  • Bregje de Wildt: The development of a human mini-bone in the lab.
  • Nazila Yaghini: Recycling plastics

21.05 hrs. Break and jury deliberation
21.15 hrs. Jury announces the winner

You can register to attend the live Zoom event by clicking here. The webinar will start at 20.00.

Alternatively, you can go to and enter the Meeting ID number: 539 818 137 to attend the live event.

You are very welcome at the online FameLab TU/e heat 2020!



Doctoral Candidate and winner of FameLab TU/e heat 2019 – Biomedical Engineering

Dan Jing Wu

Full professor – Applied Physics

Kees Storm

Science journalist at BNR Radio

Karlijn Meinders


Science officer at Eindhoven University of Technology

Barry Fitzgerald