Fields of expertise
Research in my laboratory focuses on various aspects of MEMS and Nanotechnology. My group has made several important contributions to the field, at the fundamental level as well as in technological development, as demonstrated by the start-ups that spun off from the lab. In our research, key competences are in micro/nanofabrication, additive micro-manufacturing, new materials for MEMS, increasingly for biomedical applications. Together with my students and colleagues we published over 200 peer-refereed papers and I had the pleasure to supervise over 20 PhD students. Former students and postdocs have been successful in receiving awards and starting their own scientific careers (6 professors so far). I am honoured for the appointment in 2016 as Fellow of the IEEE “For contributions to micro and nano manufacturing technology”. In 2017 my lab was awarded an ERC AdvG in the field of advanced micro-manufacturing.
2016 to date
Research Program Coordinator "NanoLink"
MESA+ Research Institute (Mentors: Jan Fluitman and David Reinhoudt)
University of Twente, The Netherlands
Postdoc and Research staff member
IBM Zuerich Research Laboratory (Mentor: Peter Vettiger)
Hitachi Research Fellow
Hitachi Central Research Laboratory Tokyo (Mentor: Ryo Imura)
Recent journal papers
1D moiré shapes by superposed layers of micro-lensesOptics Express. 2019-12-23. DOI : 10.1364/OE.27.037419.
Printed silk-fibroin-based triboelectric nanogenerators for multi-functional wearable sensingNano Energy. 2019-12-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.104123.
CMOS and 3D Printing for NMR Spectroscopy at the Single Embryo ScaleChimia. 2019-08-01. DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2019.635.
Unusually Long-Lived Photocharges in Helical Organic Semiconductor NanostructuresAcs Nano. 2018-09-01. DOI : 10.1021/acsnano.8b03165.
Nanostructured surface topographies have an effect on bactericidal activityJournal of Nanobiotechnology. 2018-02-28. DOI : 10.1186/s12951-018-0347-0.
Plasmonic photo-current in freestanding monolayered gold nanoparticle membranesNanoscale. 2016. DOI : 10.1039/c6nr05091c.
Exploring Nanoscale Electrical Properties of CuO-Graphene Based Hybrid Interfaced Memory Device by Conductive Atomic Force MicroscopyJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 2016. DOI : 10.1166/jnn.2016.10713.
Electro-mechanical sensing in freestanding monolayered gold nanoparticle membranesNanoscale. 2016. DOI : 10.1039/C6NR02004F.
Cytotoxicity evaluation of polymer-derived ceramics for pacemaker electrode applicationsJournal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 2015. DOI : 10.1002/jbm.a.35477.
CNT and PDCs: A fruitful association? Study of a polycarbosilane–MWCNT compositeJournal of the European Ceramic Society. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2015.02.016.
On the micrometre precise mould filling of liquid polymer derived ceramic precursor for 300-µm-thick high aspect ratio ceramic MEMSCeramics International. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.ceramint.2014.08.112.
Teaching & PhD