ir. D. de Boer (Dean)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I'm a PhD candidate working on the NeuroChip project at MCS under the supervision of Niels Tas. I'm originally from South Africa, but have also lived in Azerbaijan and the Netherlands for several years. I obtained my Bachelor in Advanced Technology, and my Master in Nanotechnology at the University of Twente. My Master assignment was on 'Real-time generation of multi-dimensional concentration profiles using parallel microfluidic dosing arrays' at BIOS. In 2018 I did an Internship at the University of Tokyo in the Biohybrid Systems Group working on microfluidic optics. 


Physics & Astronomy
Circuit Boards
Dynamic Range
Fluidic Circuits
Engineering & Materials Science
Cell Culture


My research will focus on the design and fabrication of a Neurons-on-a-chip MEMS device for high throughput patch-clamp recordings. This project is in collaboration with VU Amsterdam and is a part of the NewTDec Consortium.


de Boer, D. , Vollertsen, A. R. , van den Berg, A. , van der Meer, A. , & Odijk, M. (2020). A modular microfluidic parallel dispensing system. Abstract from 24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2020, Virtual Event.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré (building no. 15), room C1510
Hallenweg 21
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré  C1510
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands