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

Full Professor

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



Zhou, S. , de Hond, K., Antoja-Lleonart, J., Ocelík, V. , Koster, G. , Rijnders, G., & Noheda, B. (2024). Thin Films of α-Quartz GeO2 on TiO2-Buffered Quartz Substrates. Crystal Growth and Design, 24(1), 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.3c00476
Samal, D., Gauquelin, N., Takamura, Y., Lobato, I., Arenholz, E., Van Aert, S. , Huijben, M. , Zhong, Z., Verbeeck, J., Van Tendeloo, G. , & Koster, G. (2023). Unusual structural rearrangement and superconductivity in infinite layer cuprate superlattices. Physical Review Materials , 7(5), Article 054803. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.7.054803
Hong, Y., Wei, L., Zhang, Q., Deng, Z., Liao, X., Zhou, Y., Wang, L., Li, T., Liu, J., Xiao, W., Hu, S., Wang, L. , Li, L. , Huijben, M., Gan, Y., Chen, K. , Koster, G. , Rijnders, G. , & Liao, Z. (2023). A broad-spectrum gas sensor based on correlated two-dimensional electron gas. Nature communications, 14(1), Article 8496. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-44331-7
Nunnenkamp, M. (2023). Ferroelectrics for GaN based High Power Devices. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036558181
Verdierre, G., Gauquelin, N., Jannis, D. , Birkhölzer, Y. A., Mallik, S., Verbeeck, J., Bibes, M. , & Koster, G. (2023). Epitaxial growth of the candidate ferroelectric Rashba material SrBiO3by pulsed laser deposition. APL materials, 11(3), Article 031109. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0138222
Zheng, J. (2023). Fast-Charging Electrodes by Crystal Structure Control Towards High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036557986
Kante, M. V., Weber, M. L. , Ni, S., van den Bosch, I. C. G., van der Minne, E., Heymann, L., Falling, L. J., Gauquelin, N. , Tsvetanova, M. , Cunha, D. M. , Koster, G., Gunkel, F., Nemšák, S., Hahn, H., Velasco Estrada, L. , & Baeumer, C. (2023). A High-Entropy Oxide as High-Activity Electrocatalyst for Water Oxidation. ACS nano, 17(6), 5329-5339. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.2c08096
Trstenjak, U., Daneu, N., Belhadi, J., Samardžija, Z., Matavž, A., Bobnar, V. , Koster, G., & Spreitzer, M. (2023). Non-stoichiometry and its implications for the properties of PMN-PT thin films. Journal of materials chemistry C, 11(3), 1144-1154. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2tc04070k
Jovanović, Z., Trstenjak, U., Ho, H. C., Butsyk, O. , Chen, B., Tchernychova, E., Borodavka, F. , Koster, G., Hlinka, J., & Spreitzer, M. (2023). Tiling the Silicon for Added Functionality: PLD Growth of Highly Crystalline STO and PZT on Graphene Oxide-Buffered Silicon Surface. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 15(4), 6058-6068. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c17351
van de Putte, M. W. (2023). Vertically aligned nanocomposites as next-generation thermoelectric architectures. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555432
Uemura, Y., Ismail, A. S. M., Park, S. H., Kwon, S., Kim, M., Elnaggar, H., Frati, F., Wadati, H., Hirata, Y., Zhang, Y., Yamagami, K., Yamamoto, S., Matsuda, I. , Halisdemir, U. , Koster, G., Milne, C., Ammann, M., Weckhuysen, B. M., & De Groot, F. M. F. (2022). Hole Dynamics in Photoexcited Hematite Studied with Femtosecond Oxygen K-edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. The journal of physical chemistry letters, 13(19), 4207-4214. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c00295
Belhadi, J., Hanani, Z., Trstenjak, U., Shepelin, N. A., Bobnar, V. , Koster, G., Hlinka, J., Pergolesi, D., Lippert, T., El Marssi, M. , & Spreitzer, M. (2022). Large imprint in epitaxial 0.67Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.33PbTiO3thin films for piezoelectric energy harvesting applications. Applied physics letters, 121(18), Article 182903. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0115777
Koster, G. , & Rijnders, A. J. H. M. (2022). Integration of thin film functional oxides on technical substrates. Poster session presented at MESA+ Meeting 2022, Enschede, Netherlands.
van den Bosch, I. C. G., Kiens, E. , Mul, G. , Koster, G. , Mei, B. T. , & Baeumer, C. (2022). Tuning the activity of multilayer oxygen evolution electrocatalysts. Poster session presented at NWO CHAINS 2022, Veldhoven, Netherlands.
van der Minne, E., van den Bosch, I. C. G. , Le, T. P. P., Kiens, E. , Ni, S., Heymann, L. , Koster, G. , & Baeumer, C. (2022). Electrochemical Thin Films and Interfaces. Poster session presented at MESA+ Meeting 2022, Enschede, Netherlands.
Ni, S., Kante, M. V. , M. Cunha, D., Weber, M. L., van den Bosch, I. C. G., Heymann, L., van der Minne, E., Falling, L. , Koster, G., Gunkel, F., Nemsak, S., Hahn, H., Velasco, M. , & Baeumer, C. (2022). High-activity electrocatalyst La(Cr0.2Mn0.2Fe0.2Co0.2Ni0.2)O3 for water oxidation. Poster session presented at NWO CHAINS 2022, Veldhoven, Netherlands.
Birkhölzer, Y. A. , Sotthewes, K., Gauquelin, N., Riekehr, L., Jannis, D., Van Der Minne, E., Bu, Y., Verbeeck, J. , Zandvliet, H. J. W. , Koster, G. , & Rijnders, G. (2022). High-Strain-Induced Local Modification of the Electronic Properties of VO2Thin Films. ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 4(12), 6020-6028. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.2c01176
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  • Exam Board Advanced Technology (2012-2016)
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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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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