Staff members with discipline Physics, Applied
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Cosmogenic Isotope Production
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.
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.
Ferroic oxides, phase-change materials
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)
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
EDUCATION: Mathematical (Physics, 1st year), Electronics (Physics, 2nd year), Electronics (Biomedical Technology, 3rd year)
Member Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI:www.kivi.nl)
Faculty Council FSE
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
*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
Recent & current research-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