dr. A. Susarrey Arce (Arturo)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Twente (UT). The focus of my work was on the development of structured materials with applications in the field of energy, chemistry, and material sciences. After graduation, I worked as a research assistant in the open innovation hub for antimicrobial surfaces at the surface science research centre, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. I continued my research career as a research assistant at the Chalmers University of Technology, working in the field of nanofabrication. I joined mesoscale chemical systems at UT as a researcher working in the field of energy, chemistry, material sciences, and health.



Engineering & Materials Science
Infrared Spectroscopy
Infrared Reflection Spectroscopy
Physics & Astronomy


My previous and current research experiences are:

Energy: solar to electricity and chemical conversion - water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction reactions.

Chemistry(i) Microreactor systems coupled with spectroscopic methods to monitor in-situ catalytic reactions. (ii) Synthesis of metal and metal oxide materials with applications in thermal catalysis, photocatalysis, and electrocatalysis.

Material Sciences(i) Fabrication of water and oil repellent surfaces. (ii) Fabrication of plasmonic nanostructures for sensing. (iii) Structuring of metal oxide materials via electrospinning and 3D printing for energy and chemistry.

Health: (i) Structured materials with antibacterial properties. (ii) Microfluidic systems for encapsulation. (iii) Structured materials for tissue regeneration.


Winczewski, J., Herrera, M., Cabriel, C., Izeddin, I., Gabel, S., Merle, B. , Susarrey Arce, A. , & Gardeniers, H. (2022). Additive Manufacturing of 3D Luminescent ZrO2:Eu3+ Architectures. Advanced Optical Materials, 10(12), [2102758]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202102758
Rodriguez-Olguin, M. A., Flox, C., Ponce-Pérez, R., Lipin, R., Ruiz-Zepeda, F. , Winczewski, J. P., Kallio, T., Vandichel, M., Guerrero-Sánchez, J. , Gardeniers, J. G. E., Takeuchi, N. , & Susarrey-Arce, A. (2022). Chlorine in NiO promotes electroreduction of CO2 to formate. Applied Materials Today, 28, [101528]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2022.101528
Huerta-Flores, A. M., Ruiz-Zepeda, F. , Eyovge, C. , Winczewski, J. P., Vandichel, M., Gaberšček, M., Boscher, N. D. , Gardeniers, H. J. G. E., Torres-Martínez, L. M. , & Susarrey-Arce, A. (2022). Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution from Water Splitting on Ta2O5/SrZrO3 Heterostructures Decorated with CuxO/RuO2 Cocatalysts. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 14(28), 31767-31781. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c02520
Rodriguez-Olguin, M. A., Cruz-Herbert, R. N., Atia, H., Bosco, M., Fornero, E. L., Eckelt, R., De Haro Del Río, D. A. , Aguirre, A. , Gardeniers, J. G. E. , & Susarrey-Arce, A. (2022). Tuning the catalytic acidity in Al2O3 nanofibers with mordenite nanocrystals for dehydration reactions. Catalysis science & technology, 12(13), 4243-4254. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2cy00143h
van Renselaar, E., Keitel, B., Dinc, M., Mizaikoff, B. , Susarrey Arce, A. , Gardeniers, H. , Abelmann, L. , & S. M. Khalil, I. (2022). Scaling Rules for Microrobots with Full Energetic Autonomy. In Proceedings of MARSS, International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales IEEE.
Sorzabal-Bellido, I., Barbieri, L., Beckett, A. J., Prior, I. A. , Susarrey-Arce, A. , Tiggelaar, R. M., Fothergill, J., Raval, R., & Diaz Fernandez, Y. A. (2022). Effect of Local Topography on Cell Division of Staphylococcus spp. Nanomaterials, 12(4), [683]. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12040683

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We continuously have bachelor's and master's assignments for students interested in material sciences, physics, chemistry, and chemical technology. The current research is mostly energy, chemistry, material sciences, and health-oriented. For more information, feel free to contact me.


(i) ChemistryViews - How to use TiO2 in smart windows?  - https://www.chemistryviews.org/details/news/11314372/How_to_Use_TiO2_in_Smart_Windows/ 

(ii) ScienceDaily - World's fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190411101829.htm

(iii) PhysOrg - New reactor enables immediate determination of optimum conditions for chemical reactions - https://phys.org/news/2014-04-reactor-enables-optimum-conditions-chemical.html

(iv) SciNews - Extremely Water- and Oil-Repellent Material Developed -http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/nanotechnologies/article00595.html

(v) Youtube - Evaporation of a colloidal drop on a superhydrophobic substrate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt2I135Sfak

News on utwente.nl

(i) Our new project on antibacterial surfaces has been awarded by the pioneers in healthcare program. For more information check the link -https://www.utwente.nl/en/techmed/innovation/funds-vouchers/pioneers-in-healthcare/projects-archief/projects2019/

(ii) Microreactors and spectroscopy -  https://www.utwente.nl/en/news/2014/4/143643/ut-researchers-design-new-type-of-microreactor

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Faculty of Science and Technology
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7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré  C1415
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The Netherlands