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What to do when functional surfaces fail? When catheters become contaminated with microorganisms or sensors no longer react? Until now, the answer was: remove and replace. The chemist Dr. Karen Lienkamp has received a 1.49 million euros Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop an alternative approach. In the future, medical devices or sensors made from functional polymers may be able to “shed” their surface when they are exhausted, allowing them to regenerate and be reused.
Prof. Dr. Kristof Van Laerhoven has been appointed as a Professor in Embedded Systems
On October 1st, 2014, Prof. Dr. Georg Lausen, Chair of Databases and Information Systems, Department of Computer Science, will become Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. He takes over the office from his precursor Prof. Dr. Yiannos Manoli, Department of Microsystems Engineering.