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Staff members with discipline Physics, Applied

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

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m.d.audley rug.nl
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j.p.m.beijers rug.nl
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Radiation Protection Expert
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Brain Connectivity; Neuropsychiatry; Brain stimulation; Brain dynamics
dr. B. (Branislava) Curcic-Blake
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b.curcic umcg.nl
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Assistant Professor
Radiocarbon Dating
Chronology
Cosmogenic Isotope Production
M.W. (Michael) Dee
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m.w.dee rug.nl
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Assistant Professor of Isotope Chronology
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p.dieleman rug.nl
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Instrument Science Group manager
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e.r.van.der.graaf rug.nl
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Senior Researcher
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.
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m.gurram rug.nl
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Research Development Officer
Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Nanostructured Materials, Electron Microscopy, Lasers, Coatings, Thin Films and Interfaces
Optical and laser diagnostics
Spectroscopy
dr. R.J.H. (Robert) Klein-Douwel
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r.j.h.klein-douwel rug.nl
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Docent Experimental Physics / Coordinator Physics Practical Laboratory
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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
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b.j.kooi rug.nl
+31 50 36 34896
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Chair research group Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces, Full Professor
Physics of solution-processable semiconductors and devices thereof. See our group website for more information.
prof. dr. L.J.A. (Jan Anton) Koster
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l.j.a.koster rug.nl
+31 50 36 34928
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Associate Professor Physics of Novel Semiconductors and Devices
Photophysics and Optoelectronics of hybrid semiconductors and nanomaterials
prof. dr. M.A. (Maria Antonietta) Loi
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m.a.loi rug.nl
+31 50 36 34119
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Professor of Photophysics and Optoelectronics
Nanomaterials Design for Electronic Applications
J. Momand, MSc
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j.momand rug.nl
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Materials Scientist & Electron Microscopist
High entropy alloys
Rapidly quenched materials
Materials microstructural characterization
In-situ scanning electron microscopy
Dual beam elecron-ion beam microscopy
Electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD)
Electron energy dispersive spectrocopy (EDS)
ir. dr. V. (Václav) Ocelik, PhD
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v.ocelik rug.nl
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Computational Physics, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Dynamics, Applied Physics, Materials Science
prof. dr. ir. P.R. (Patrick) Onck
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p.r.onck rug.nl
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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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*PhD position available on the topic "Surface roughness effects on DLVO forces between functionalized surfaces" NWO
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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
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g.palasantzas rug.nl
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Full Professor in Physics (Surface interactions and Nanostructures)
Nearby Galaxies: structure, stellar populations, kinematics; Galaxy Formation and Evolution; Galaxy Evolution in Clusters
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r.f.peletier rug.nl
+31 50 36 36647
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Professor, Adjunct Director Master Astronomy
Computational Physics
prof. dr. H.A. (Hans) de Raedt
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h.a.de.raedt rug.nl
+31 50 36 34852
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Professor
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dr. D. (Diego) Ribas Gomes
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d.ribas.gomes rug.nl
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Education/Research Officer
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c.e.rigollet rug.nl
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Assistant Professor/ Lecturer
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A. (Andrea) Scifo, MSc
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a.scifo rug.nl
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H.K.E. (Kirsten) Stadermann, MSc
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h.k.e.stadermann rug.nl
+31 50 36 34945
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PhD student
Quantum Optics, semiconductor optics, semiconductor device physics
prof. dr. ir. C.H. (Caspar) van der Wal
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c.h.van.der.wal rug.nl
+31 50 36 39631
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Professor in Physics of Quantum Devices
prof. dr. ir. B.J. (Bart) van Wees
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b.j.van.wees rug.nl
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Professor of Applied Physics
prof. dr. W. (Wolfgang) Wild
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w.wild rug.nl
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Endowed professor
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