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October 14th 2019

AMOLF is part of NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO.

AMOLF performs leading research on the fundamental physics and design principles of natural and man-made complex matter. The research of AMOLF provides fundamental insights on topics such as the nanoscale interaction of light and matter, the programmable properties of mechanical metamaterials, and the molecular mechanisms underlying cellular function. AMOLF leverages these insights to create novel functional materials, and to find solutions to societal challenges in renewable energy, green ICT, and health care.

The research programme of AMOLF consists of four intertwined research themes:

  • Nanophotonics: the study and control of light at the nanoscale
  • Nanophotovoltaics: improvement of solar cells with nanomaterials
  • Designer Matter: research and design of new and smart materials
  • Living Matter: research of biomaterials and multi-cellular systems

The research programme of AMOLF brings together physics, chemistry, biology, materials sciences and engineering, and has a strong focus on the development and use of advanced scientific instrumentation and quantitative modelling.

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Institute Advisory Committee (IAC)
The institute has an Institute Advisory Committee (IAC). This Committee advises the Executive Board of NWO as well as the director of the Institute. The committee has the following members:
- Prof. dr. ir. C.H. van der Wal (University of Groningen), chair
- Prof. dr. Ir.  A. van Oudenaarden (Hubrecht Institute)
- Prof. dr. C. Wyman (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- Prof. dr. M.A.G.J. Orrit (Leiden University)
- Prof. dr. ir. R.A.J. Janssen (Eindhoven University of Technology)
- Prof. dr. M.L. Groot (VU Amsterdam)
- Dr. A.F. de Jong (FEI Company)
- Dr. W. van der Meer (Tata Steel)
- Dr. B. Broers (Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets)

Director AMOLF
Prof.dr. H.J. Bakker

Communications adviser AMOLF
Erny Lammers