AMOLF is one of the research laboratories of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The National NWO Institutes Nikhef and CWI are also established at Amsterdam Science Park.

AMOLF performs leading research on the fundamental physics and design principles of natural and man-made complex matter. The research of AMOLF provides fundamental insights on topics such as the nanoscale interaction of light and matter, the programmable properties of mechanical metamaterials, and the molecular mechanisms underlying cellular function. AMOLF leverages these insights to create novel functional materials, and to find solutions to societal challenges in renewable energy, green ICT, and health care.

The research program
of AMOLF consists of four intertwined research themes: Nanophotonics, i.e. the study and control of light at the nanoscale, Nanophotovoltaics, i.e. inventing revolutionary new concepts for advanced light and carrier management in nanostructured photovoltaic materials, Designer Matter, i.e. the study of novel materials with special properties deriving from their architecture, and Living Matter, i.e. the biophysics of living systems at the cellular and multicellular scale. The research program of AMOLF brings together physics, chemistry, biology, materials sciences and engineering, and has a strong focus on the development and use of advanced scientific instrumentation and quantitative modelling.

AMOLF is one of the national research institutes of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and employs about 130 researchers and 75 employees for technical and administrative support. AMOLF offers an attractive environment for research and for the training of PhD students, postdocs and tenure-track group leaders. AMOLF is located at the Science Park in Amsterdam, in close proximity to the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

More information about AMOLF:

Science Park 104
1098 XG Amsterdam
+31 20 7547 100