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16 Nov 2020 Posted by Tabitha Minett

World Vegan Month

November is World Vegan Month and ‘Charm’ is celebrating it by posting their favourite vegan recipe on Instagram!

01 Mar 2020 Posted by Sibren Wobben

Mark Redeman; Member of Merits

Mark Redeman has become the second member in the history of Francken to receive the title 'Member of Merits'

03 Apr 2019 Posted by Joris Doting

Professor Jeff de Hosson Knighted

On Friday 29 March, our Honorary Member Prof. J.Th.M. De Hosson has been awarded the Royal Decoration of Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion. He was presented with this decoration by acting Mayor Koos Wiersma of the Westerkwartier municipality directly after his valedictory lecture in the Grand Auditorium of the Academy Building

29 Oct 2018 Posted by Jeanne van Zuilen & Leon Trustram

Le Tour de Streepsysteem

Some of you may have been there during the day or heard of the event in the aftermath. So what happened exactly? In short: Jeanne ate and drank all the products in our cantine and started a fundraising for 'Stichting 113'. Some outsider notes from Leon are provided which he kept track of during the afternoon.

17 Sep 2018 Posted by Steven Groen

Straws and sustainability

It could not have gone unnoticed that the University of Groningen pays increased attention to environmental sustainability. As a study association, it is important that we adhere to our university, which means we have to adapt to the university's needs.

29 Sep 2017 Posted by Steven Groen

Borel Borel Borel Distribution

Many a mathematician, physicist or even astronomer may have heard the name: Borel (be sure to get the emphasis right). On a Monday afternoon, some Franckenmembers decided they wanted to find out who this Borel was, mostly because his name sounded so appealing to us.

21 Mar 2017 Posted by Board Buitengewoon


Achtergrond: In een grote en veeleisende consumentenmarkt loopt Philips Drachten voorop in de ontwikkeling en fabricage van diverse hu...

21 Mar 2017 Posted by Board Buitengewoon

Fullerene and Polymer : Non-Fullerene acceptor solar cells: which is more stable under UV exposure?

Recently, non-fullerene acceptors have been developed, opening the door for what is known in the organic photovoltaics research community as...

21 Mar 2017 Posted by Board Buitengewoon

Stability of organic solar cells: Relating stability to chemical structure

The novel design, through chemical engineering, of semiconductor polymers in recent years has given new breadth to the organic photovoltaics...

21 Mar 2017 Posted by Board Buitengewoon

Functionalization of MoS2 by alkane thiol

Two-dimensional (2D) molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) has attracted widespread attention in the materials community over the last decade because...

21 Mar 2017 Posted by Board Buitengewoon

Water Soluble Polymer as Mediator to Transfer Grown MoS2 by CVD

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is a two-dimensional (2D) material, which exhibits fascinating electronic and optoelectronic properties<a h...

14 Mar 2017 Posted by Board Buitengewoon

April 7 - Fysica symposium 2017

Friday April 7 the NNV organises its yearly Fysica symposium. This year the symposium will take place in Groningen at <a href="https:...