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 # Liquids # Resistors
Engineering & Materials Science
# Cell Culture # Fluidics # Microfluidics
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.
Vollertsen, A. R. , de Boer, D. , Dekker, S., Wesselink, B. A. M., Haverkate, R. , Rho, H. S., Boom, R. J., Skolimowski, M., Blom, M. , Passier, R. , van den Berg, A. , van der Meer, A. D. , & Odijk, M. (2020). Modular operation of microfluidic chips for highly parallelized cell culture and liquid dosing via a fluidic circuit board. Microsystems and Nanoengineering, 6(1), Article 107. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41378-020-00216-z