prof.dr.ir. G. Koster (Gertjan)

Full Professor

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Engineering & Materials Science
Epitaxial Growth
Ferroelectric Materials
Pulsed Laser Deposition
Thin Films



Chen, B. , Gauquelin, N., Strkalj, N. , Huang, S. , Halisdemir, U. , Nguyen, M. D., Jannis, D., Sarott, M. F., Eltes, F., Abel, S., Spreitzer, M., Fiebig, M., Trassin, M., Fompeyrine, J., Verbeeck, J. , Huijben, M. , Rijnders, G. , & Koster, G. (2022). Signatures of enhanced out-of-plane polarization in asymmetric BaTiO3 superlattices integrated on silicon. Nature communications, 13(1), [265]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-27898-x
Uemura, Y. , Ismail, A. S. M., Park, S. H., Kwon, S., Kim, M., Niwa, Y., Wadati, H., Elnaggar, H., Frati, F., Haarman, T., Höppel, N., Huse, N., Hirata, Y., Zhang, Y., Yamagami, K., Yamamoto, S., Matsuda, I., Katayama, T., Togashi, T., ... De Groot, F. M. F. (2021). Femtosecond Charge Density Modulations in Photoexcited CuWO4. Journal of physical chemistry C, 125(13), 7329-7336. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c10525
Birkhölzer, Y. A. , Sotthewes, K. , Koster, G. , & Rijnders, A. J. H. M. (2021). Nanoscale Manipulation of VO2 thin films. Poster session presented at 27th International Workshop on Oxide Electronics, iWOE27, Genoa, Italy.
Antoja-Lleonart, J., Ocelík, V., Zhou, S. , de Hond, K. , Koster, G. , Rijnders, G., & Noheda, B. (2021). Growth and crystallization of sio2/geo2 thin films on si(100) substrates. Nanomaterials, 11(7), [1654]. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071654
Green, R. J., Zabolotnyy, V., Zwiebler, M. , Liao, Z., Macke, S., Sutarto, R., He, F. , Huijben, M. , Rijnders, G. , Koster, G., Geck, J., Hinkov, V., & Sawatzky, G. A. (2021). Intrinsic versus extrinsic orbital and electronic reconstructions at complex oxide interfaces. Physical Review Materials , 5(6), [065004]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.065004
Spreitzer, M., Klement, D., Parkelj Potocnik, T., Trstenjak, U., Jovanovic, Z. , Nguyen, M. D. , Yuan, H. , ten Elshof, J. E. , Houwman, E. , Koster, G. , Rijnders, G., Fompeyrine, J., Kornblum, L., Fenning, D. P., Liang, Y., Tong, W. Y., & Ghosez, P. (2021). Epitaxial ferroelectric oxides on silicon with perspectives for future device applications. APL materials, 9(4), [040701]. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0039161
Belhadi, J. , Gabor, U., Uršič, H., Daneu, N., Kim, J., Tian, Z. , Koster, G., Martin, L. W., & Spreitzer, M. (2021). Growth mode and strain effect on relaxor ferroelectric domains in epitaxial 0.67Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.33PbTiO3/SrRuO3 heterostructures. RSC advances, 11(3), 1222-1232. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0ra10107a
Chen, B. , Gauquelin, N., Green, R. J. , Lee, J. H., Piamonteze, C., Spreitzer, M., Jannis, D., Verbeeck, J., Bibes, M. , Huijben, M. , Rijnders, G. , & Koster, G. (2021). Spatially Controlled Octahedral Rotations and Metal-Insulator Transitions in Nickelate Superlattices. Nano letters, 21(3), 1295-1302. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c03850
Zhou, R. , Li, L. , Zhao, W. , Liao, Z. , Nguyen, M. D. , Nunnenkamp, M. , Houwman, E. P. , Koster, G. , Rijnders, A. J. H. M. , Gravesteijn, D. J. , & Hueting, R. J. E. (2020). Polarization effects in ferroelectric gate AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors. In Proceedings of the 2020 32nd International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs, ISPSD 2020 (pp. 329-332). [9170173] (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs; Vol. 2020-September). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISPSD46842.2020.9170173
Do, M. T. , Houwman, E. P. , Gauquelin, N. , Nguyen, D. M. , Wang, J. , Bégon-Lours, L. C., Blom, F. , Koster, G. , & Rijnders, A. J. H. M. (2020). Mechanisms for polarization fatigue in ferroelectric epitaxial film. Poster session presented at Physics@Veldhoven 2020, veldhoven, Netherlands.
Chen, B. , Gauquelin, N., Jannis, D. , Cunha, D. M. , Halisdemir, U., Piamonteze, C., Lee, J. H., Belhadi, J., Eltes, F., Abel, S., Jovanovic, Z., Spreitzer, M., Fompeyrine, J., Verbeeck, J., Bibes, M. , Huijben, M. , Rijnders, G. , & Koster, G. (2020). Strain-Engineered Metal-to-Insulator Transition and Orbital Polarization in Nickelate Superlattices Integrated on Silicon. Advanced materials, 32(50), [2004995]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202004995
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  • Educational Quality Committee Advanced Technology (2010-1012)
  • Exam Board Advanced Technology (2012-2016)
  • Educational committee AT (2016-)

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

In the press









  •  Kunstkristalbouwer nummer drie by Henk Klomp, Technisch Weekblad no. 9 (in dutch); COMAT system


  • Monitoring-and Possibly Improving-Superconducting Films by Hang Hogan, Spectroscopy Focus, September, pg 107; on APL 90 (2007) 261917
  • Watch out for the lack of oxygen by James N. Eckstein, Nature Materials (News and Views), 6 473; PRL 98 (2007) 196802
  • Evidence suggests that a ferromagnetic metal may lie at the interface between nonmagnetic insulatorsby B.G. Levi, Physics Today, June; PRL 98 (2007) 196802

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