Does size really matter?
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Monday 20th May 2019
Doors Open 18:30 | Event 19:00 - 22:30
The Student Hotel
Sphinxcour 9A, 6211 XZ Maastricht

What happens when atoms come together to form solid materials? Donna’s talk will explore how structure (size and otherwise) has an influence on material properties.


Donna Carroll is responsible for Continuing Professional Development at Maastricht University, working to develop new programmes of training and networking specifically for teaching staff. She is a former Lecturer of Physics having completed her PhD in experimental physics in 2008, focusing on a materials analysis of various phosphate and alumni-phosphate glasses with medical, lasing and geological applications.

Donna Carroll

Educational Training Developer and Educational Services Coordinator for EDLAB

Maastricht University


What is the “powers of ten” and how does it affect different scientific disciplines? Prof. Dr. Ron M.A. Heeren will give us an understanding of this idea and a snapshot of life on the molecular level


Prof. Dr. Ron M.A. Heeren obtained a PhD degree in technical physics in 1992 at the University of Amsterdam on plasma-surface interactions. He was the research group leader at FOM-AMOLF for macromolecular ion physics and biomolecular imaging mass spectrometry. He is one of the scientific directors of M4I, the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging institute and heads the division of Imaging MS.


Ron Heeren

Division Head Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS)

Maastricht University


Localised medicine is a promising way to treat certain diseases. Learn more about the history and modern applications of this innovative approach from Jens Thies.


Jens Thies received his PhD from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh in 1998. In his perception the future of science has to be found in the connection of the different science disciplines: the collaboration of Sciences as chemistry, physics and biology at depth. Subsequently he undertook a post-doctoral position at DSM Research in the field of Rotaxanes. He is currently the Director of Science & Innovation and Senior Science Fellow of DSM Biomedical.


Jens Thies

Director Science & Innovation and Senior Science Fellow

DSM Biomedical B.V.