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 2000 he was appointed 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 500 peer reviewed publications (H=68 WoS, H=91 Google Scholar (2023)) a.o. in Science, Nature, PNAS, NanoLetters etc, and from his group > 10 spin-off companies started. He received several honors and awards such as Simon Stevin (2002), two ERC Advanced (2008, 2015) and four ERC Proof of Concept (2011, 2013, 2016, 2020) grants, Simon Stevin award (engineering sciences), Spinoza prize (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 member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) (board member from 2011-2016). He is member of the Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij van Wetenschappen (KHMW), the Academy for Technology and Innovation (ACTI), and founding member of HDMT and EUROoCS, the European Organ on Chip Society. From 2014-2018 he was scientific director of the MIRA institute for Biomedical Engineering. In 2017 he became co-PI of the Max Planck - University of Twente Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics. In 2018 he became (co)director of MESA+ institute for Nanotechnology. He has been editor of Sensors and Actuators B, cofounding member of the editorial board of the RSC journal Lab on a Chip, founding member of EUROoCS, the European Organ on Chip Society and founding director of the CBMS, the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society. In 2022 he was elected member of the SATW (CH). His current research interests are micro/nanofluidics, Labs on Chip and sensing for health and sustainability and Organs on Chip. His current activities include acting as one of the quartermasters of the UT Climate Center.

Curriculum Vitae available on request

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Engineering & Materials Science
Acoustic Impedance
Cell Culture
Stem Cells
Physics & Astronomy

Ancillary Activities

  • SNSF
    Member of SATW
  • SCNU
    Distinghuished professor SCNU


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
Yang, R., Deng, Y., Xie, S., Liu, M., Zou, Y., Qian, T., An, Q., Chen, J., Shen, S. , van den Berg, A., Zhang, M., & Shui, L. (2023). Controllable ingestion and release of guest components driven by interfacial molecular orientation of host liquid crystal droplets. Journal of colloid and interface science, 652(Part A), 557-566. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2023.08.089
van den Berg, A. (2023). Labs and Organs on Chip for Health and Environment. In 2023 IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC) (pp. 570-570). (IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC)). IEEE. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1109/NMDC57951.2023.10343667
Rurup, W. F. , Segerink, L. , van den Berg, A., Kraaijenhagen, R., Pinedo, H. M., Steenbergen, R. D. M., Nieuwenhuijzen, J. A., Bahce, I., & Kazemier, G. (2023). Detection of cancer in urine. (Patent No. 11821040).
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.
Srivastava, K. , Lozeman, J. J. A. , van den Berg, A., van der Stam, W. , & Odijk, M. (2023). Fabrication and Characterization of Plasmon-Active Infra-Red Enhanced Micromembranes for Gas Diffusion Studies. Poster session presented at Micro and Nano Engineering Conference, MNE 2023, Berlin, Germany.
Broccoli, A. (2023). Microdevices for High-Throughput Screening of Single Catalyst Particles. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036557528
Srivastava, K., Boyle, N. D., Flaman, G. T., Ramaswami, B. , Berg, A. V. D., Stam, W. V. D., Burgess, I. J. , & Odijk, M. (2023). In situ spatiotemporal characterization and analysis of chemical reactions using an ATR-integrated microfluidic reactor. Lab on a chip, 23(21), 4690-4700. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3LC00521F
Other Contributions
Inaugural Lecture ( download PDF, in Dutch)

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room C2249
Hallenweg 21
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

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