4 April 2019

Technical feats at 180 degrees below zero

“I’ve come a long way down a short road”, jokes Frank Nijpels. Having started out as a technician in the instruments department at Maastricht University (UM) and the MUMC+, he is now working on the Vitrojet, a new device that prepares samples for a form of electron microscopy that received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Or, as Professor Peter Peters likes to describe him: “Frank is our goose that lays the golden eggs.”

By: Mark van der Linde (text), Rafaël Philippen (photography)