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  • Material Science

    • Thin Films
    • Oxide
    • Piezoelectricity
    • Pulsed Laser Deposition
    • Ferroelectric Material
  • Chemistry

    • Liquid Film
  • Physics

    • Substrates
    • Ferroelectricity


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  • DEMCONAdvisory work

Past 5 years: The research I have conducted after finishing my PhD is related to the materials science of complex materials, mostly used for electronic devices. The research focuses on the structure-property relation of atomically engineered complex (nano)materials, especially thin film ceramic oxides. The class of investigated materials includes, amongst others, ferromagnetic, superconducting, ferroelectric as well as piezoelectric materials. I have advanced the field of synthesis and (in-situ) atomic-scale characterization of complex oxides, which resulted in a significant revival in the field of functional materials. In recent years, I have started new research directions in the field of functional and smart materials, such as piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials, and their integration with electronic and micro electromechanical systems (MEMS).


Revealing the effect of the Schottky barrier on the energy storage performance of ferroelectric multilayersJournal of alloys and compounds, 981, Article 173758. Sun, Z., Houwman, E. P., Wang, S., Nguyen, M. D., Koster, G. & Rijnders, G. pulsed laser deposition of hybrid halide perovskites for solar cells. University of Twente. Soto Montero, T. D. S. Design Rules for Multilayer Ferroelectric Energy Storage Capacitors – A Study Based on Lead-Free and Relaxor-Ferroelectric/Paraelectric Multilayer DevicesAdvanced materials (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Nguyen, M. D., Houwman, E. P., Birkhölzer, Y. A., Vu, H. N., Koster, G. & Rijnders, G. effect of intrinsic magnetic order on electrochemical water splittingApplied physics reviews, 11(1), Article 011420. van der Minne, E., Korol, L., Krakers, L. M. A., Verhage, M., Rosário, C. M. M., Roskamp, T. J., Spiteri, R. J., Biz, C., Fianchini, M., Boukamp, B. A., Rijnders, G., Flipse, K., Gracia, J., Mul, G., Hilgenkamp, H., Green, R. J., Koster, G. & Baeumer, C. a perovskite oxide buffer layer on Ca2Nb3O10 nanosheets for the epitaxial growth of Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 for electrode-free thin filmsThin solid films, 790, Article 140190. Nunnenkamp, M., Perez, D., Smithers, M., Houwman, E., Rijnders, G. & Koster, G. Films of α-Quartz GeO2 on TiO2-Buffered Quartz SubstratesCrystal Growth and Design, 24(1), 71-78. Zhou, S., de Hond, K., Antoja-Lleonart, J., Ocelík, V., Koster, G., Rijnders, G. & Noheda, B.

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University of Twente

Carré (building no. 15), room C3243
Hallenweg 23
7522 NH Enschede

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University of Twente

Nanolab (building no. 16), room 2001
Hallenweg 23
7522 NH Enschede

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