Applied Nanotechnology is a research group (lectoraat) at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences, located in the cities of Enschede and Deventer (The Netherlands).  

Our mission is to explore the vast potential of nanoscale and microscale technologies in addressing real-world challenges. With a multidisciplinary approach, we initiate, coordinate, and execute applied research, pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Our group is comprised of a dynamic and diverse team of dedicated professionals, including researchers, engineers, and support staff. The research group is chaired by Martin Bennink and Cas Damen.

Research covers a wide range of areas, including but not limited to:

  • Sensing & Interfacing: Exploring new ways to interact with the nanoscale world.
  • Testing & Probing: Developing cutting-edge tools for analysis and diagnostics.
  • µ-System Production and Microfabrication: Creating microscale systems with precision.
  • Societal Embedding of Nanotechnology: Investigating the ethical and societal implications of our work.
  • Molecular and Cell Biology: Applying nanotechnology in the realm of biology.
  • Nanostructuring: Manipulating matter at the nanoscale to unlock its potential.

We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our projects, and discover how we are shaping the future with the power of nanotechnology.

Join us on this exciting journey at Applied Nanotechnology!