Friday January 20th, 2023 we welcomed the CMM family and friends to raise a glass to the new year. We were happy to reinstall an old tradition of meeting each other in person. We took a moment to look back at the past two years, looked forward to a promising and inspiring 2023 and felt thankful for what we have.
At CMM we can count on the strength and ambition of young people. In the past two years we welcomed 18 master students, 13 new researchers, a new ZAP member and a new project manager. To speak for their ambition, it might be mentioned that in 2021 and 2022 five of our researchers were able to receive an FWO fellowship. Although the covid-period was hard for our young researchers, five of them were able to successfully defend their PhD in the past two years and in 2023 we expect eight new PhDs. We are proud that since the very beginning in 2000, the CMM has successfully supported 66 PhD students. In 2023, all of them will be honored on our new PhD picture wall in the hallway.
We believe that the key to our success – both in research and teaching – is bringing together motivated people with an open vision and an eagerness for excellence through collaboration, without forgetting to care for each other. So to the whole CMM family and friends: thank you!