prof.dr.ir. A. van den Berg (Albert)

Full Professor

About Me

Albert van den Berg received his MSc in applied physics in 1983, and his PhD in 1988 both at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. From 1988-1993 he worked in Neuchatel, Switzerland, at the CSEM and the University (IMT) on miniaturized chemical sensors. In 1998 he was appointed as part-time professor “Biochemical Analysis Systems”, and later in 2000 as full professor on Miniaturized Systems for (Bio)Chemical Analysis in the faculty of Electrical Engineering and part of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. In 1994 he initiated together with Prof. Bergveld the international MicroTAS conference series. He published over 400 peer reviewed publications (H=56 WoS, H=77 Google Scholar) a.o. in Science, Nature, PNAS, NanoLetters etc. He received several honors and awards such as Simon Stevin (2002), two ERC Advanced (2008, 2015) and three ERC Proof of Concept (2011, 2013, 2016) grants, Simon Stevin award (engineering sciences), Spinoza prize (highest Dutch scientific award) (2009), Distinguished University Professor (Twente, 2010), Distinguished Professor (South China Normal University SNCU (China), 2012), Consulting Professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University NPU (China), 2017) and board member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) (2011-2016). In 2017 he became co-PI of the Max Planck - University of Twente Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics. In 2018 he was appointed scientific (co)director of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. His work has resulted in some 10 spin-off companies. His current interests are microreactors, microanalytical systems, organs on chip and microfluidics for medical and sustainable applications.


Curriculum Vitae available on request


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Ancillary Activities

  • ACTI
    lid van ACTI
  • KNAW
    voorzitter sectie Technische Wetenschappen van de KNAW
  • springer
    Editor Nature Micro/Nano


Quirós-Solano, W. F., Gaio, N., Stassen, O. M. J. A., Arik, Y. B., Silvestri, C., Van Engeland, N. C. A., ... Sarro, P. M. (2018). Microfabricated tuneable and transferable porous PDMS membranes for Organs-on-Chips. Scientific reports, 8(1), [13524]. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-31912-6
Solsona, M., Nieuwelink, A-E., Meirer, F., Abelmann, L., Odijk, M., Olthuis, W., ... van den Berg, A. (2018). Magnetophoretic Sorting of Single Catalyst Particles. Angewandte Chemie (international edition), 57(33), 10589-10594. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201804942
Dekker, S., Buesink, W., Blom, M., Alessio, M., Verplanck, N., Hihoud, M., ... Odijk, M. (2018). Standardized and modular microfluidic platform for fast Lab on Chip system development. Sensors and actuators. B: Chemical, 272, 468-478. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2018.04.005
Quiros-Solano, W. F., Gaio, N., Silvestri, C., Arik, Y. B., Stassen, O. M. J. A., Van Der Meer, A. D., ... Sarro, P. M. (2018). A novel method to transfer porous PDMS membranes for high throughput Organ-on-Chip and Lab-on-Chip assembly. In 2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018 (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 318-321). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. DOI: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2018.8346550
Other Contributions
Inaugural Lecture ( download PDF, in Dutch)

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This list is available on the Dutch version: https://personen.utwente.nl/a.vandenberg > MEDIA.

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room C2249
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré  C2249
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands