Proposal 'Aging of active materials' Dr. Liesbeth Janssen granted by NWO

Just like humans, synthetic materials can behave differently as they become older. This leads to long-term problems such as metal fatigue and concrete shrinkage. The proposed research will investigate the aging process in so-called active materials - a new class of life-like matter that may ultimately lead to material rejuvenation.

The board of NWO Domain Science (ENW) has granted funding for ten proposals in the Physics Projectruimte, a granting instrument for small-scale projects that propose innovative fundamental physics research that has a scientific, industrial or social urgency. In this last phase of the Physics Projectruimte 85 applications were assessed by NWO.

The Physics Projectruimte is one of the funding instruments that NWO has for supporting physics research. Until 1 May 2018, researchers could continuously submit proposals to the Physics Projectruimte. The funding instrument has now been closed.