May 29, 2024

Radboud University

Radboud University has seven faculties and enrolls nearly 20,000 students. Research is grouped in interdisciplinary research institutes with the aim of creating an optimal research environment, which has good focus and a critical mass.


RU’s FELIX laboratory is centered around four IR free-electron lasers. Its mission is to develop state-of-the-art IR radiation sources, to develop in-house research utilizing this radiation, and to provide access to these sources to the global scientific community. In-house research is embedded in RU’s Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), which is a Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW) recognized Research School.

Research Team

FELIX will host ESR4 and ESR7.


The FELIX laboratory has a state-of-the-art infrastructure for molecular and condensed matter science, such as four IR free-electron lasers, auxiliary lasers, and state-of-the-art mass spectrometers. Access to experimental use of the FELs is granted based on proposals reviewed by an international advisory board. IMM further possesses a scanning probe laboratory, and the FELIX laboratory is physically connected to the High Field Magnet Laboratory. IMM has extensive chemical laboratories for inorganic synthesis, including oxygen-free environments.