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. Yuanyuan Zhan

dr. Thierry Slot

dr. Ievgen Kurylo

Senior Engineer

Efstathios Barmpoutsis

PhD students

Anahita Amiri (started on 1st December 2019)

Yi-Ru Chen (stared on 1st November 2020)

Dongyu Zhang (started on 1st February 2021 )

Yuxin You, SCNU-TU/e joint PhD (01-09-2020 )

Jacques Peixoto (started on 1st April 2021)

Mert Orhan Astam (started on 1st July 2021)

Duygu Polat (started on 1st August 2021)

Eliza Sopubekova (started on 1st August 2021)

Pengrong Lv (starts on 1st September 2021)

Master Students

Tom Bruining (started on 1st April 2021)

Gabriëlle Muermans (started on 1st August 2021)

 Gloria Ruiz  (starts on 1st September 2021)

 Serena Calierno (starts on 1st September 2021)

 Sam Weima (starts on 6th September 2021)

Bachelor Students

 Lars Mitzer (starts on 6th September 2021)

Defended PhD

  • Matthew Hendrikx (defended in 2018)
  • Wei Feng (defended in 2020, he is currently a postdoc at Max Planck Institute, Germany)
  • Yuanyuan Zhan (defended in 2021, she stays with us as a postdoc researcher)
  • Fabian Visschers (defended in 2021)