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.
Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS)
Sensors (piezoelectric, gas)
Pulsed laser deposition
Atomic layer deposition
Atomic force microscopy
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.
Soft polymer sensors,
Biomimetic materials and sensors,
Education Courses: Mathematical Physics (Physics, 1st year), Electronics (Biomedical Engineering, 3rd year)
Member Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI:www.kivi.nl)
*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
*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
*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
Thin Polymer Films, Hybrid polymer/nanoparticles systems.
X-ray based structural characterization techniques.
Small-Angle and Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS/WAXS).
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.
MEMS design and simulation
Thin film Deposition
Hot deformation flow stress modeling
Molecular dynamics simulation