Dian van der Zalm

Head of Engineering

“The power of creating innovative solutions that have a positive impact on science, technology and society, opening new opportunities is what gives me energy. I love pushing the limits, envision dreams and am strongly convinced that through research, advanced engineering and team effort we can come to great breakthroughs.

This is why creating a new and disruptive way of cryogenic nanopositioning became my personal mission: all existing cryogenic nanopositioners typically exhibit serious drawbacks or even fail at low temperatures and I really recognized the need to solve it.
Joining Onnes Technologies from the very first moment gave me the possibility to further exploit and develop important and novel cryogenic instruments and quantum technologies that will contribute to new and positive breakthroughs such as the Cryo-walking nanopositioner.”