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Wetenschap ontwikkelt zich waar verschillende vakgebieden samenkomen. Alleen al daarom bestaat er binnen de RUG een grote verscheidenheid aan vakgebieden, met daarbinnen een groot aantal vakspecialisten. Met behulp van onderstaand overzicht, gebaseerd op een vaststaande indeling van wetenschapsgebieden, vindt u op elk vakgebied de juiste deskundige. Komt de deskundige die u zoekt niet voor in deze lijst? Via een vergelijkbaar vakgebied of een gerelateerde faculteit vindt u mogelijk alsnog de juiste persoon.

Overzicht van alle vakgebieden


Brain Connectivity; Neuropsychiatry; Brain stimulation; Brain dynamics; Hallucinations; Cognition
dr. B. (Branislava) Curcic-Blake

Assistant Professor
Optimal control, cyber-physical systems, data center control, piezoelectric films, phase-change materials
Radiocarbon Dating
Cosmogenic Isotope Production
M.W. (Michael) Dee

Assistant Professor of Isotope Chronology

Instrument Science Group manager
Physics of organic semiconductor devices (OPVs, OLEDs, ...)
Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Nanostructured Materials, Electron Microscopy, Lasers, Coatings, Thin Films and Interfaces. 
Optische en laserdiagnostiek
dr. R.J.H. (Robert) Klein-Douwel

Docent Experimentele Natuurkunde / Coördinator Natuurkunde Practicum
Materiaalkunde, Nanotechnologie, Elektronenmicroscopie, Oppervlakken en Grensvlakken, Phase-change materials, Chalcogenide materialen
prof. dr. ir. B.J. (Bart J) Kooi
Voorzitter basiseenheid Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces, Professor
Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired People, Mobility and Traffic related research, Intra-ocular lens functionality

Emeritus hoogleraar
Physics of novel semiconductors and devices. See our group website for more information.
prof. dr. L.J.A. (Jan Anton) Koster
Adjunct Hoogleraar Fysica van Nieuwe Halfgeleiders
Selected expertise  -Materials
Surface Chemistry, Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology, Materials Processing,  Materials Characterization,Nanofabrication, Nanotechnology, Molecular Electronics, Au and Ag thin film by PVD,
Development of Vanadium oxide thin film by MOCVD,  Fabrication of ZnO nanostructure thin film by Microwave.  
Microscopy and spectroscopy-
Scanning Electron Microscopy, EDS, XRD, Transmission Electron Microscopy , Atomic Force Microscopy,  X-ray photoemmision spectroscopy and UV-photoemmision spectroscopy ,Vacuum  Technology, Clean room and EGaIn in Glove box working experience.
Fotofysica en opto- elektronica van organische halfgeleiders en nanomaterialen
prof. dr. M.A. (Maria Antonietta) Loi
Hoogleraar Fotofysica en opto-elektronica
J. (Jamo) Momand, MSc

Research Technician
Electron microscopy, in-situ microscopy (heat/electrical )
Ferroic oxides, phase-change materials
1-spin relaxation process in graphene

2- atomically thin boron nitride tunnel barriers for spin injection 

3- 1/f type spin noise in graphene

4- Spin valleytronics in WS2

5-  Spin transport modulation in  graphene-WS2 heterostructures via spin orbit coupling
Computational Physics, Molecular Biophysics, Applied Physics, Materials Science
Research: Ranoscale surface roughness,   Casimir effect, Micro/Nanoelectromechanical systems, Nanoparticles, Kinetic roughening, Scanning probe microscopy, Adhesion, Friction / FULL-LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Teaching: Mathematical (Physics, 1st year), Electronics (Physics, 2nd year), Electronics (Biomedical Technology, 3rd year)
Representative 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. Apll. 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 
*Influence of materials optical response on actuation dynamics by Casimir forces, J. Phys. Cond. Mat.
*Nonlinear actuation dynamics of driven Casimir oscillators with rough surfaces,  Phys. Rev. Applied 
*Casimir force measurements from silicon carbide surfaces , Phys. Rev. B 
*Synthesis and morphology of iron–iron oxide core–shell nanoparticles produced by high pressure gas condensation, Nanotechnology
*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
Recent & current research-related  activities: 
*Casimir effect put to work as a nano-switch / New Scientist 
*Specia Issue: CASIMIR PHYSICS  
*ESF Research Networking Program CASIMIR  & Final evaluation RNP CASIMIR 
*National Science agenda (NL): Casimir Natuurkunde voor innovatie: waarom is dit nuttig?
*Casimir Physics workshop 2016: Casimir and van der Waals Physics: Progress and Prospect  (2016)
*Casimir physics in the Zernike Institute news
*Casimir force: From fundamental science to technology/ Condensed matter Division  (EPS) 2016
* Biggest unanswered questions in Physics  | we are not done yet....!
* World Technology Evaluation
prof. dr. G. (George) Palasantzas

Professor in Physics (Surface interactions and Nanostructures)
Nearby Galaxies: structure, stellar populations, kinematics; Galaxy Formation and Evolution; Galaxy Evolution in Clusters
Hoogleraar, Adjunct Directeur Master Astronomy
Computational Physics
prof. dr. H.A. (Hans) de Raedt

Universitair docent
P.A. (Paul) Vermeulen, MSc

Quantum Optics, semiconductor optics, semiconductor device physics
prof. dr. W. (Wolfgang) Wild

Bijzonder Hoogleraar
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