The Institute for Molecules and Materials
is a research institute in chemistry and physics that fosters interdisciplinarity by crossing traditional boundaries. Its mission is to create, discover and understand processes and phenomena in atomic and molecular environments. We focus on fundamental research and explore the opportunities for societally relevant applications, thereby educating the next generation of leaders in science and innovation.
IMM distinguishes itself from similar institutes by intense collaborations between chemists and physicists and/or experimentalists and theoreticians as well as by our excellent infrastructure. This includes state-of-the-art chemistry and biochemistry labs, the Magnetic Resonance Research Center, the Nanolab, the Laserlab and international user facilities such as the High Field Magnet Laboratory and the Free Electron Laser Laboratory (HFML-FELIX).
IMM’s research is subdivided into three interlinked Themes, connected to and supported by our unique research facilities: 1. Structure and Dynamics of Molecules, 2. Chemistry of Complex Systems and 3. Quantum Matter. The goal within the Quantum Matter Theme, into which the research of the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics department is organised, is to understand, develop and manipulate materials based on collective or emergent quantum effects, working towards new types of functionalities. To this end, interactions in materials are manipulated at the most extreme limits, namely at the level of individual atoms, at ultra-short time scales, high pressures or in the highest magnetic fields. The quantum phases emerging under non-equilibrium conditions are investigated, both at material interfaces and in lower dimensional systems.
We are keen to meet critical thinkers who want to look closer at what really matters. People who, from their expertise, wish to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This ambition unites more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University and requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!