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

  • MST
    Lid RvT MST
  • South China Normal University
    Distinguished professor
  • ACTI
    lid van ACTI
  • River Biomedics
    Member advisory board
  • Nano4Society
    President of Nano4Society
  • SNSF
    Member of SATW
  • SCNU
    Distinghuished professor SCNU


Rivera-Arbeláez, J. M., Keekstra, D., Cofiño-Fabres, C., Boonen, T., Dostanic, M., ten Den, S. A., Vermeul, K., Mastrangeli, M. , van den Berg, A. , Segerink, L. I., Ribeiro, M. C. , Strisciuglio, N. , & Passier, R. (2023). Automated assessment of human engineered heart tissues using deep learning and template matching for segmentation and tracking. Bioengineering and Translational Medicine, 8(3), [e10513]. https://doi.org/10.1002/btm2.10513
Rivera Arbeláez, J. M. (2023). Following the dots: Versatile and modular approach for engineering and analyzing three-dimensional cardiac tissues. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555272
Rivera Arbelaez, J. M., Kutucu, C., Snippert, D., Dannenberg, M., Cofino Fabres, C. , van den Berg, A. , Ribeiro, M. , Passier, R. , & Segerink, L. (2022). Effect of continuous electrical stimulation on engineered 3D cardiac tissues using hPSCs in a versatile platform. Abstract from NanoBioTech-Montreux Conference 2022, Montreux, Switzerland.
Srivastava, K., Boyle, N. D., Jorissen, K. F. A., Burgess, I. J., Van Der Stam, W. , Van Den Berg, A. , & Odijk, M. (2022). ATR microreactor: A tool for in-situ and spatial reaction monitoring. In 2022 IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2022 - Conference Proceedings (Proceedings of IEEE Sensors; Vol. 2022-October). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SENSORS52175.2022.9967095
Srivastava, K. , Jonker, D., Lafuente, M. , Susarrey-Arce, A. , van den Berg, A. , Gardeniers, H. J. G. E., van der Stam, W. , & Odijk, M. (2022). Fabrication of Si-Au nanocone-nanoparticle array for homogeneous enhancement factor in Raman scattering. In D. P. Tsai, T. Tanaka, & Y-J. Lu (Eds.), Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XX [121970A] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 12197). SPIE Press. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2632955
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 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré (building no. 15), room C2249
Hallenweg 23
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