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
Physics & Astronomy
Infrared Reflection Spectroscopy


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.


Srivastava, K., Jacobs, T. S., Ostendorp, S. , Jonker, D., Brzesowsky, F. A. , Susarrey-Arce, A. , Gardeniers, H., Wilde, G., Weckhuysen, B. M. , van den Berg, A., van der Stam, W. , & Odijk, M. (2024). Alternative nano-lithographic tools for shell-isolated nanoparticle enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates. Nanoscale. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1039/d4nr00428k
Castañeda-Morales, E., Peralta-Cruz, J. O., Ruiz-Zepeda, F. , Susarrey-Arce, A., Hernández-Pichardo, M. L., & Manzo-Robledo, A. (2024). Electrochemical reduction of NO3− to NH3 using defect-rich TiO2 support loaded with CuNi catalysts: differential electrochemical mass spectrometry insights. Materials Today Energy, 41, Article 101525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtener.2024.101525
Ramos-Delgado, N. A., Pino-Sandoval, D. A., López-Velázquez, K., Englezos, C., Villanueva-Rodríguez, M., Gracia-Pinilla, M. A., Boscher, N. D. , Gardeniers, H. J. G. E. , & Susarrey-Arce, A. (2024). Acetaminophen oxidation under solar light using Fe-BiOBr as a mild Photo-Fenton catalyst. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 446, Article 115124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2023.115124
Carrara, S. C., Davila-Lezama, A., Cabriel, C. , Berenschot, E. J. W., Krol, S. , Gardeniers, J. G. E., Izeddin, I., Kolmar, H. , & Susarrey-Arce, A. (2024). 3D topographies promote macrophage M2d-Subset differentiation. Materials Today Bio, 24, Article 100897. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtbio.2023.100897
Srivastava, K., Jacobs, T., Ostendorp, S. , Jonker, D. , Susarrey Arce, A. , Gardeniers, H., Wilde, G., Weckhuysen, B. M. , van den Berg, A., van der Stam, W. , & Odijk, M. (2023). Fabrication of homogeneous shell-isolated sers substrates for catalytic applications. Poster session presented at 27th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2023, Katowice, Poland.

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023


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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Hallenweg 21
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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The Netherlands