Members

Assistant Professor at TU/e, Visiting Professor at SCNU

dr. ir. Danqing Liu

Danqing Liu is a materials scientist. In the work, she attempts to fill the field between molecular sciences, such as synthetic organic chemistry, and the dimensions of the more macroscopic materials including morphology and shape control. Special in the approach is the transfer or even amplification of the responsive (dielectric-, ferroelectric-, piezoelectric-, and/ or photo-chemical) effects of a single molecule to the macroscopic level of a device. This is realized by incorporating the functional molecules into suitable and cooperative host materials, such as liquid crystals.

Emeritus Professor

Prof. dr. Dirk J. Broer

Dirk J. Broer is a polymer chemist specialized in polymer structuring and self-organizing polymer networks. This entails the development of polymers with new functionalities and integrating them into devices to meet industrial and societal challenges in the fields of sustainable energy, water-management, healthcare & personal comfort. The research follows the complete chain of knowledge from molecule to device. i.e. from organic synthesis to prototype. Both top-down and bottom-up methods are employed for the preparation of hierarchically structured materials in the fields of Energy Materials, Stimuli-responsive Materials, and Nanostructured Materials.

Postdocs

dr. Li Liu

dr. Yuanyuan Zhan

dr. Thierry Slot

dr. Ievgen Kurylo





PhD students

Fabian Visschers

Anahita Amiri

Yi-Ru Chen

Dongyu Zhang

Yuxin You, SCNU-TU/e joint PhD

Jacques Peixoto

3 PhD will arrive in Summer 2021

Defended PhD

  • Matthew Hendrikx (defended in 2018)
  • Wei Feng (defended in 2020, he is currently a postdoc at Peking Univ., China)
  • Yuanyuan Zhan (defended in 2021, she stays in the team as a postdoc researcher)