J.A. Wood (Jeffery)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I received my PhD  (2012) in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University at Kingston (Canada) with a dissertation relating to the use of spatially non-uniform electric fields for colloidal assembly. After graduation, I worked as an NSERC industrial postdoctoral fellow at Greenfield Specialty Alcohols/The University of Western Ontario. In September 2014, I joined the Soft Matter, Fluidics and Interfaces (SFI) group at the University of Twente as a postdoctoral fellow working on problems related to transport at microscopic interfaces. After approximately a year-and-a-half at the UT, I was promoted to my current position as Assistant Professor in SFI. My current research interests are related to connecting the fundamentals of ion and related transport phenomena to electric-driven processes (electrodialysis/electrochemical conversions), developing hybrid unit operations/processes, solid/liquid filtration processes and using external fields to control colloidal matter.


Engineering & Materials Science
Electric Field
Physics & Astronomy


My current research interests relate to the following main areas:

  • Ion and Related Transport Phenomena in Electric-Driven Processes
  • Hybrid Unit Operation Design and Practice
  • Solid-Liquid Filtration 
  • Process Design for Recovery of Valuable (Charged) Components
  • External Fields to Control Colloidal Matter

In order to investigate these topics, typically a combination of experiments, theoretical analysis and numerical simulations are used. This research usually involves experiments in micro to millifluidic scales, with the aim to provide more insight into processes by quantifying transport at these length-scales. These insights and findings are then translated to larger scale applications in my research team and with various collaborators



Ghosh, M. , Junker, M. A., Van Lent, R. T. M., Madauß, L., Schleberger, M., Lebius, H., Benyagoub, A. , Wood, J. A. , & Lammertink, R. G. H. (2021). Charge Regulation at a Nanoporous Two-Dimensional Interface. ACS Omega, 6(4), 2487-2493. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c03958
De Santis, M. M., Alsafadi, H. N. , Tas, S., Bölükbas, D. A., Prithiviraj, S., Da Silva, I. A. N., Mittendorfer, M., Ota, C., Stegmayr, J., Daoud, F., Königshoff, M., Swärd, K. , Wood, J. A., Tassieri, M., Bourgine, P. E., Lindstedt, S., Mohlin, S., & Wagner, D. E. (2021). Extracellular-Matrix-Reinforced Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting Human Tissue. Advanced materials, 33(3), [2005476]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202005476
Nikolay, A. , de Grooth, J., Genzel, Y. , Wood, J. A., & Reichl, U. (2020). Virus harvesting in perfusion culture: Choosing the right type of hollow fiber membrane. Biotechnology and bioengineering, 117(10), 3040-3052. https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.27470
Benneker, A. , Rijnaarts, T. , Klomp, J. , Lammertink, R. , & Wood, J. (2019). Some like it hot: The influence of temperature gradients on selective charge transport in electrodialysis systems. In 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting (AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2019-November). American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Benneker, A. , Gumuscu, B., Derckx, E. , Wood, J. , Eijkel, J. , & Lammertink, R. (2019). Electrokinetic enhancement of ion transport through changing membrane topology. In 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting (AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2019-November). American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Ripken, R. M. , Wood, J. A. , Schlautmann, S., Günther, A. , Gardeniers, J. G. E. , & le Gac, S. (2018). Controlled bubble nucleation in gas-liquid-solid catalytic microsystems for enhanced mass transport. In F-G. Tseng, & G-B. Lee (Eds.), MicroTas 2018: 22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 409-410). The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.
Ripken, R. M. , Wood, J. A. , Gardeniers, J. G. E. , & le Gac, S. (2018). Influence of bubble growth at the catalytic surface on heat and mass transfer in gas-liquid-solid microreactors. 15th International Conference on Micro Reaction Technology, IMRET 2018, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Ghosh, M. , Jorissen, K. F. A. , Wood, J. A. , & Lammertink, R. G. H. (2018). Ion Transport through Perforated Graphene. Journal of physical chemistry letters, 9(21), 6339-6344. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02771
Krieg, T. , Wood, J. A., Mangold, K., & Holtmann, D. (2018). Mass Transport Limitations in Microbial Fuel Cells: Impact of Flow Configurations. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 138, 172-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bej.2018.07.017

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The Netherlands

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