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

Full Professor

About Me

Albert van den Berg received 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. From 1993 until 1999 he was research director Micro Total Analysis Systems (μTAS) at MESA, University of Twente. 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. In 2002 he received the Simon Stevin Master award from the Dutch Technical Science foundation (STW). In 2003 he headed a 10 MEuro national research program on nanofluidics (NanoNed). In 2005 he spent 6 months in San Diego (USA) at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI, group Green) during a sabbatical leave, while he received an Advanced Research Grant from ERC in 2008. In 2009 he received the Spinoza prize, the most prestigious dutch scientific award, for his achievements in lab-on-a-chip research. In 2010 he was appointed as honorary University Professor at the University of Twente. Albert van den Berg is member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), the Dutch Health council, board member of the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, member of the Dutch chemical society (KNCV) and deputy chair of the journal Lab on a Chip. He has co-authored over 220 papers (H=36) and over 10 patents, and has been involved in > 5 spin-off companies. His current research interests focus on microanalysis systems and nanosensors, nanofluidics and single cells and tissues on chips, especially with applications in personalized health care and development of sustainable (nano)technologies.

Tasks: Management of the BIOS-Group

Curriculum Vitae available on request


Equipment And Supplies

Ancillary Activities

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


Recent Articles
Tibbe, M. P., van der Meer, A. D., van den Berg, A., Stamatialis, D., & Segerink, L. (2018). Membranes for Organs-on-Chips. In D. Stamatialis (Ed.), Biomedical Membranes and (Bio)Artificial Organs (pp. 295-321). (World Scientific Series in Membrane Science and Technology: Biological and Biomimetic Applications, Energy and the Environment: ; Vol. 2). World Scientific. DOI: 10.1142/9789813223974_0011
Balakrishnan, D., Lamblin, G., Thomann, J. S., Guillot, J., Duday, D., Van Den Berg, A., ... Pascual-García, C. (2017). Influence of polymerisation on the reversibility of low-energy proton exchange reactions by Para-Aminothiolphenol. Scientific reports, 7, [15401]. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13589-5
Molloy, C. P., Yao, Y., Kammoun, H., Bonnard, T., Hoefer, T., Alt, K., ... Westein, E. (2017). Shear-sensitive nanocapsule drug release for site-specific inhibition of occlusive thrombus formation. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis, 15(5), 972-982. DOI: 10.1111/jth.13666
Other Contributions
Inaugural Lecture ( download PDF, in Dutch)

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room 2249
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré  2249
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands