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Staff members with discipline Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Mechatronic engineering 
Piezoelectric materials
Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS)
Flexible electronics
Sensors (piezoelectric, gas)
Piezoelectric devices
Micro/nano electronics
M.I. (Mónica Isela) Acuautla Meneses, PhD
Contact
m.i.acuautla.meneses rug.nl
+31 50 36 36797
Function
Assistant Professor
Oxide thin films
Pulsed laser deposition
Atomic layer deposition
X-ray diffraction
Atomic force microscopy
DBLI measurements
J. (Jordi) Antoja Lleonart, MSc
Contact
j.antoja.lleonart rug.nl
Function
PhD researcher
Field / Discipline
policy/strategy, academic & industrial partnerships, staff development & recruiting, quality management, technology transfer and public relations
dr. J.P. (Jan Peter) Birkner
Contact
j.p.birkner rug.nl
Function
Research Manager
Organic Materials-Chemistry and Devices, Unconventional Nanofabrication, and Self-Assembled Monolayers
prof. dr. R.C. (Ryan) Chiechi
Contact
r.c.chiechi rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
dr. ir. L.J. (Ludo) Cornelissen
Contact
l.j.cornelissen rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral Researcher
Biomaterials, nanomaterials, pharmaceutical technology, nanomedicine, drug targeting, immunotherapy, cancer, inflammatory disorders, hematology, cell culture, in vivo modeling, pharmacokinetics
B.J. (Bart) Crielaard
Contact
b.j.crielaard rug.nl
+31 50 36 37888
Function
Assistant Professor
Organic Chemistry; Catalysis and Synthesis, Molecular Nanotechnology, Chemistry Systems
prof. dr. B.L. (Ben L.) Feringa
Contact
b.l.feringa rug.nl
+31 50 36 34278
Function
Professor
Drug formulations, Dosage forms for drugs; Biopharmaceutical aspects of drugs; Industrial production of drugs and dosage forms; Pulmonary drug administration; Stabilisation of biopharmaceuticals (proteins, vaccines, genetic material); Sugar glass technology; Tablets; Gastro-intestinal targeting of orally administered drugs; Coating, Formulation of poorly soluble drugs, Formulation and innovative routes of administration for vaccines
prof. dr. H.W. (Henderik Willem) Frijlink
Contact
h.w.frijlink rug.nl
+31 50 36 33285
Function
Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy
Grant support
Project management
Research impact

My primary role is to assist scientists and other research personnel with securing research funding to pursue their scientific activities at the departments of Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems (BSCS) at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). This includes tasks ranging from drafting grant proposals to project management. Further, I take part in the departmental outreach activities to increase the research footprint.

Previously trained as a PhD scholar in experimental physics with strong communication skills developed from extensive teaching, presenting and writing experience, and ability to work independently or as part of a team. Previous research experience is in the areas of Spin electronics, Nanodevice fabrication, Cleanroom processing, Data Analysis, Critical Literature Review, and Experimental Design.
No picture available
Contact
m.gurram rug.nl
Function
Research Development Officer
No picture available
Contact
w.helfrich umcg.nl
Function
prof. dr. A. (Andreas) Herrmann
Contact
a.herrmann rug.nl
Function
Professor
Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Nanostructured Materials, Electron Microscopy, Lasers, Coatings, Thin Films and Interfaces
Our group uses biologically inspired strategies to develop polymeric materials for next-generation adhesives and functional materials. We develop switchable adhesive systems by combining stimuli responsive materials with surface patterning techniques and new technologies for bonding in wet conditions.
prof. dr. M.M.G. (Marleen) Kamperman
Contact
marleen.kamperman rug.nl
Function
Professor
Materials Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Electron Microscopy, Surfaces and Interfaces, Phase-change materials, Chalcogenide materials, Pulsed Laser Deposition
prof. dr. ir. B.J. (Bart J) Kooi
Contact
b.j.kooi rug.nl
+31 50 36 34896
Function
Chair research group Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces, Full Professor
Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS),
Flexible electronics,
Nanoelectronics,
Nature-inspired sensing
Soft polymer sensors,
Biomimetic materials and sensors,
Biomedical MEMS
dr. A.G.P. (Ajay) Kottapalli
Contact
a.g.p.kottapalli rug.nl
+31 50 36 35486
Function
Assistant Professor
Nanomaterials Design for Electronic Applications
J. Momand, MSc
Contact
j.momand rug.nl
Function
Materials Scientist & Electron Microscopist
´╗┐´╗┐Thin films of functional oxides. Ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials. (Synchrotron) X-ray diffraction. Nanodomains. Functional domain walls.  
prof. dr. B. (Beatriz) Noheda Pinuaga
Contact
b.noheda rug.nl
+31 50 36 34565
Function
Full Professor
Research Topics: Nanoscale surface roughness, Casimir forces, Nano/microelectromechanical systems, Nanoparticles, Kinetic roughening, Scanning probe microscopy, Adhesion, Friction / FULL-LIST OF PUBLICATIONS 

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Education Courses: Mathematical Physics (Physics, 1st year), Electronics (Biomedical Engineering, 3rd year)

Member Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI:www.kivi.nl)

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Recent  publications:
*Casimir Force Contrast Between Amorphous and Crystalline Phases of AIST, Adv. Funct. Mat.
*Tuning structural motifs and alloying of bulk immiscible Mo–Cu bimetallic nanoparticles, Nanoscale 
*Significance of the Casimir force and surface roughness for actuation dynamics of MEMS, Phys. Rev. B  
*Sensitivity of micromechanical actuation on amorphous to crystalline phase transformations under the influence of Casimir forces, Phys. Rev. B    
*Graphene-on-Silicon Near-Field Thermophotovoltaic Cell, Phys. Rev. Applied  
*Casimir forces from conductive silicon carbide surfaces, Phys. Rev. B  
*Synthesis and exceptional thermal stability of Mg-based bimetallic nanoparticles during hydrogenation, Nanoscale  
*Surface engineering of the quality factor of metal coated microcantilevers, J. Appl. Phys   
*Influence of surface roughness on dispersion forces ( Review Article), Advances in Colloid and Interface Science.   
*Roughness controlled superhydrophobicity onsingle nanometer length scale with metal nanoparticles , Royal Society Chemistry Advances 
*Nonlinear actuation dynamics of driven Casimir oscillators with rough surfaces,  Phys. Rev. Applied 
*Synthesis and morphology of iron–iron oxide core–shell nanoparticles produced by high pressure gas condensation, Nanotechnology
*Casimir force measurements from silicon carbide surfaces , Phys. Rev. B
*Capillary-force measurement on SiC surfaces, Phys. Rev. E
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Control surface wettability with nanoparticles from phase-change materials, Appl. Phys. Lett.
 

*Strategies to initiate and control the nucleation behavior of bimetallic nanoparticles, Nanoscale
*Global consequences of a local Casimir force: Adhered cantilever, Appl.Phys.Lett
*Rough Electrode Creates Excess Capacitance in Thin-Film Capacitors, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces
*Chaotic behavior in Casimir oscillators: A case study for phase-change materials, Phys. Rev. E
*Shape and structural motifs control of MgTi bimetallic nanoparticles using hydrogen and methane as trace impurities, Nanoscale
*Dependence of chaotic actuation dynamics of Casimir oscillators on optical properties and electrostatic effects, EPJB
*Dependence of chaotic behavior on optical properties and electrostatic effects in double-beam torsional Casimir actuation, Phys. Rev. E
*Measurement of the Casimir force in a gas and in a liquid, Phys. Rev. B (RC)
*Roughness dependent wettability of sputtered copper thin films: The effect of the local surface slope, J. Appl. Phys.
*Sensitivity of chaotic behavior to low optical frequencies of a double-beam torsional actuator, Phys. Rev. E
*Roughness-dependent wetting behavior of vapor-deposited metallic thin films, Phys.Rev.E
*Dependence of non-equilibrium Casimir forces on material optical properties toward chaotic motion during device actuation (Featured article), Chaos
*Effect of Airborne Hydrocarbons on the Wettability of Phase Change Nanoparticle Decorated Surfaces, ACS Nano
*Comparison of Casimir forces and electrostatics from conductive SiC-Si/C and Ru surfaces, Phys. Rev. B
*Gas-Phase Synthesis of Tunable-Size Germanium Nanocrystals by Inert Gas Condensation, Chemistry of Materials
*Sensitivity of non-equilibrium Casimir forces on low frequency optical properties towards chaotic motion of microsystems: Drude vs. Plasma model (Featured article), Chaos
*Measuring the Dispersion Forces Near the van der Waals–Casimir Transition, Phys. Rev. Applied
*Chaotic motion due to lateral Casimir forces during nonlinear actuation dynamics, Chaos
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Research/Outreach-related  activities:  
*Casimir effect put to work as a nano-switch / New Scientist 
*Licht uit leegte (Volkskrant)
*Specia Issue: CASIMIR PHYSICS  
*ESF RNP CASIMIR  & Final evaluation RNP CASIMIR     
*National Science Agenda: Casimir Natuurkunde voor innovatie: waarom is dit nuttig?
*Casimir Physics workshop 2016: Casimir and van der Waals Physics: Progress and Prospects (2016) 
*Casimir physics in the Zernike Institute news
*Biggest unanswered questions in Physics  | we are not done yet....!
* World Technology Evaluation
*Is Quantum Reality Analog after All?
*Rough Line Edge Estimation from SEM Images
prof. dr. G. (George) Palasantzas
Contact
g.palasantzas rug.nl
Function
Full Professor in Physics (Surface interactions and Nanostructures)
Materials Science and Engineering, Electron Microscopy, Laser Materials Processing, PVD & plasma activated CVD, Nanostructured Materials, Coatings and Thin Films, Self-healing Materials, Surface Engineering and Tribology
prof. dr. Y. (Yutao) Pei
Contact
y.pei rug.nl
+31 50 36 32037
Function
Professor / Hoogleraar; Group leader, Advanced Production Engineering
• Heterogeneous Catalysis• Homogeneous Catalysis• Green Chemistry:      - CO2-fixation into cyclic and polymeric carbonates      - Sustainable selective oxidations      - From biobased molecules to valuable products• Metal oxides• Silsesquioxanes• Silicates• Zeolites• Mesoporous materials• Nanomaterials• Supercritical CO2• High-Throughput Experimentation• Photocatalysis • Electrocatalysis:      - CO2-reduction      - Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)      - Cogeneration of chemical products and electricity
prof. dr. P.P. (Paolo) Pescarmona
Contact
p.p.pescarmona rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor in Sustainable Chemical Products and Catalysis
Polymer Physics, Self-Assembly, Polymer Crystallization
Thin Polymer Films, Hybrid polymer/nanoparticles systems.
X-ray based structural characterization techniques.
Small-Angle and Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS/WAXS).
GISAXS/GIWAXS.
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Contact
g.portale rug.nl
+31 50 36 38201
Function
Assistant Professor / Univ. Docent
Dielectric thin films degradation and breakdown - High-k based stacks - Resistive switching - Sputtering and photolithography - X-ray reflectometry - Domain wall motion under magnetic field - Magnetooptic Kerr effect (polar configuration)
C.P. (Cynthia) Quinteros Dominguez
Contact
c.p.quinteros rug.nl
Function
dr. D. (Diego) Ribas Gomes
Contact
d.ribas.gomes rug.nl
Function
Education/Research Officer
organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, (bio)nanotechnology, biointerfaces, material science, biomaterials
Experimental Solid State Physics, Surface Science, Electron spectroscopy, organic thin films, molecular switches and motors
prof. dr. P. (Petra) Rudolf
Contact
p.rudolf rug.nl
+31 50 36 34736
Function
Professor Experimental Solid State Physics
dr. T.A. (Thomas) Schlathölter
Contact
t.a.schlatholter rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor
BSc Chemical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt.
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Internship, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
MSc Chemical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt. 
MPhil Polymer/Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Queensland, Australia. PhD Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada.
dr. ir. K.O. (Khaled) Sebakhy, PhD
Contact
k.o.sebakhy rug.nl
Function
MEMS/NEMS fabrication
MEMS design and simulation
Electrospinning
Thin film Deposition
Biomimetics
Nature-inspired sensors
D. (Debarun) Sengupta, MSc
Contact
debarun.sengupta rug.nl
+31 50 36 34902
Function
PhD Researcher
Materials science and engineering
Hot deformation flow stress modeling
Molecular dynamics simulation
S. (Soheil) Solhjoo, PhD
Contact
s.solhjoo rug.nl
+31 50 36 33740
Function
Molecular Electronics, Self-Assembled Monolayers, Density Functional Theory
S. (Saurabh) Soni
Contact
s.soni rug.nl
+31 50 36 38396
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Surface Science, Molecular Self-Assembly, Graphene
prof. dr. M.A. (Meike) Stöhr
Contact
m.a.stohr rug.nl
+31 50 36 34438
Function
Full Professor
Cryo-Electron microscopy
Soft Matter
dr. M.C.A. (Marc) Stuart
Contact
m.c.a.stuart rug.nl
Function
facility manager Electron Microscopy
Y. (Yuchen) Tian
Contact
y.tian umcg.nl
Function
Phd candidate
Field / Discipline
Mechanical engineering: tribology & lubrication; multiscale contact mechanics; advanced manufacturing; renewable energy; biomechanics
dr. J.H.M. (Jasper) van der Velde
Contact
j.h.m.van.der.velde rug.nl
Function
Scientific coordinator CogniGron - Groningen Cognitive Systems and Materials Center
Quantum Optics, semiconductor optics, semiconductor device physics
prof. dr. ir. C.H. (Caspar) van der Wal
Contact
c.h.van.der.wal rug.nl
+31 50 36 39631
Function
Professor in Physics of Quantum Devices
prof. dr. ir. B.J. (Bart) van Wees
Contact
b.j.van.wees rug.nl
Function
Professor of Applied Physics
drug delivery, non-viral gene delivery, nanocarrier-cell interactions, endocytosis, endosomal escape, blood-brain barrier, transcytosis
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Contact
i.zuhorn umcg.nl
Function
Associate Professor (ius promovendi)
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