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dr.ir. C.W. Visser (Claas Willem)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Claas Willem Visser is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Twente. His lab develops multi-scale functional materials. By using fluid droplets or bubbles as "building block templates" for solid materials, their mechanical, acoustic, electrical, and biological properties are optimized for various applications.

From 2016 to 2018, Visser worked as a Rubicon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Here, he developed a new method for additive manufacturing of foams in the lab of Prof. Jennifer A. Lewis.

Before that, as a post-doc at the University of Twente, Visser co-developed a new technology for particle fabrication and 3D printing named "In-air microfluidics". This technology is now commercialized in spinoff company IamFluidics, of which Visser is co-founder and chief scientific officer.

Visser pursued his Ph.D. (2011-2015) under the supervision of Prof. Chao Sun (now at Tsinghua University)  and Prof. Detlef Lohse, in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente. Here, he contributed to fundamental studies on micro-scale droplet impact as well as applications such as laser-induced transfer of metals and droplet-based cell deposition.

From 2006 to 2011, Visser worked at Tata Steel Research, Development, and Technology as a researcher and project leader. He initiated several national and international research projects on hot rolling of metal strip.

Visser received his MSc degree in Applied Physics from the University of Twente in 2006. His thesis focused on lift forces on particles in rotating flows, and his internship was carried out in Prof. Xia's group at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Expertise

Lasers
Ejection
Metals
Lasers
Printing
Gold
Liquids
Continuous Wave Lasers
Gold
Metals
Lasers
Continuous Wave Lasers
Continuous Wave Lasers
Lasers
Printing

Research

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Publications

Recent
Pohl, R., Visser, C. W., & Römer, G. R. B. E. (2018). LIFT of 3D Metal Structures. In A. Piqué, & P. Serra (Eds.), Laser Printing of Functional Materials: 3D Microfabrication, Electronics and Biomedicine (pp. 405-426). Wiley-VCH Verlag.
Berrospe-Rodriguez, C., Visser, C. W., Schlautmann, S., Fernandez Rivas, D., & Ramos-Garcia, R. (2017). Toward jet injection by continuous-wave laser cavitation. Journal of biomedical optics, 22(10), [105003]. DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.10.105003
Gielen, M. V., Sleutel, P., Benschop, J., Riepen, M., Voronina, V., Visser, C. W., ... Gelderblom, H. (2017). Oblique drop impact onto a deep liquid pool. Physical review fluids, 2(8), [083602]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.2.083602
Berrospe-Rodriguez, C., Visser, C. W., Schlautmann, S., Ramos-Garcia, R., & Fernandez Rivas, D. (2016). Continuous-wave laser generated jets for needle free applications. Biomicrofluidics, 10(014104), -. [014104]. DOI: 10.1063/1.4940038
Luo, J., Qi, L., Tao, Y., Ma, Q., & Visser, C. W. (2016). Impact-driven ejection of micro metal droplets on-demand. International journal of machine tools & manufacture, 106, 67-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2016.04.002
Kamperman, T., Visser, C. W., Leijten, J. C. H., Lohse, D., & Karperien, H. B. J. (2016). In-air Microfluidics for Chip-free Generation of Microdroplets-, Particles, -Fibers, and 3D Hierarchical Prints. Abstract from 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and LifeSciences, µTAS 2016, Dublin, Ireland.
Pohl, R., Visser, C. W., Römer, G. R. B. E., Sun, C., Huis in 't Veld, B., & Lohse, D. (2014). Imaging of the ejection process of nanosecond laser-induced forward transfer of gold. In Proceedings of LPM 2014: the 15th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (pp. 129-134). Vilnius, Lithuania.
Pohl, R., Visser, C. W., Römer, G. R. B. E., Sun, C., Huis in 't Veld, B., & Lohse, D. (2014). High-resolution imaging of ejection dynamics in laser-induced forward transfer. In Y. Nakata, X. Xianfan, S. Roth, & B. Neuenschwander (Eds.), Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XIX (pp. -). (Proceedings of SPIE - the international society for optical engineering; Vol. 8967). San Francisco, CA, USA: SPIE. DOI: 10.1117/12.2037231

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room RING N250
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  RING N250
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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