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With ultracold electrons we may be able to film membrane proteins on their own, ultrafast timescales!

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Julius Huijts is postdoctoral researcher in the Coherence and Quantum Technology group. He works on the development of a unique source that delivers ultrashort pulses of ultracold electrons, and on its application in ultrafast electron diffraction on crystals of (membrane) proteins. He is supported by a Branco Weiss Fellowship as well as by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship.

Academic background

Julius Huijts obtained both his bachelor's and master's degree in Applied Physics at the Delft University of Technology, with an internship at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his PhD from the Université Paris-Saclay in 2019 for research performed at the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA, France) and the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO, Spain). He then spent 3 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA, France), affiliated to CNRS and École Polytechnique, before joining the TU/e in September 2022.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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