I am full professor of Inorganic & Hybrid Nanomaterials Chemistry. My research interests are nanoscale and low–dimensional metal oxide and hybrid nanomaterials, and their application in energy harvesting and storage, sensing and electronics.

Following my PhD work I was research chemist and research group leader at Akzo Nobel Coatings. Then, as assistant/associate professor at the UT my research focused on the solution-processed functional oxide thin films for nanoelectronics and molecular separation membranes. I received a VIDI grant from the Dutch Science Foundation NWO in 2005. A major breakthrough in that period are the microporous hybrid organosilica membranes that are now patented and on the market under the name HybSi® (www.hybsi.com). Current research projects are focused on the development of new functional materials for electrochemical energy generation and storage devices (e.g. Li batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells, and thermal heat storage media).

Since 2018, I am also the programme director of the bachelor and master programmesChemical Science and Engineering.


  • Material Science

    • Nanosheet
    • Oxide
    • Thin Films
    • Material
    • Temperature
    • Metal
  • Chemistry

    • Liquid Film
    • Structure


Design of new hybrid and inorganic nanomaterials for energy applications; batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaics, electrocatalysts. More information is available on the Inorganic & Hybrid Nanomaterials Chemistry web page.


Stabilizing Crystal Framework of an Overlithiated Li1+xMn2O4 Cathode by Heterointerfacial Epitaxial Strain for High-Performance MicrobatteriesACS nano, 17(24), 25391-25404. Zheng, J., Xia, R., Baiju, S., Sun, Z., Kaghazchi, P., ten Elshof, J. E., Koster, G. & Huijben, M.https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.3c08849Nonclassical Crystallization Pathway of Transition Metal Phosphate CompoundsChemistry of materials, 35(24), 10645-10657. Karafiludis, S., Kochovski, Z., Scoppola, E., Retzmann, A., Hodoroaba, V. D., ten Elshof, J. E., Emmerling, F. & Stawski, T. M.https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.3c02346Disentangling Hot Carrier Decay and the Nature of Low-n to High-n Transfer Processes in Quasi-Two-Dimensional Layered PerovskitesJournal of Physical Chemistry C, 127(48), 23312-23322. Einhaus, L. M., Zhang, X., Zhu, K., Korterik, J. P., Molenaar, R., Askes, S. H. C., Mul, G., ten Elshof, J. E. & Huijser, A.https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c05415Fast and Durable Lithium Storage Enabled by Tuning Entropy in Wadsley–Roth Phase Titanium Niobium OxidesSmall, 19(30), Article 2301967. Zheng, J., Xia, R., Sun, C., Yaqoob, N., Qiu, Q., Zhong, L., Li, Y., Kaghazchi, P., Zhao, K., ten Elshof, J. E. & Huijben, M.https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202301967Thermally processed Ni-and Co-struvites as functional materials for proton conductivityDalton transactions, 52(24), 8262-8274 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Karafiludis, S., Bhattacharya, B., Buzanich, A. G., Fink, F., Feldmann, I., ten Elshof, J. E., Emmerling, F. & Stawski, T. M.https://doi.org/10.1039/D3DT00839HAltering the Alkaline Metal Ions in Lepidocrocite-Type Layered Titanate for Sodium-Ion BatteriesACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 15(4), 5028-5037. Ali, S., Zhang, Y., Yang, H., Xu, T., Wang, Y., Cui, J., ten Elshof, J. E., Shan, C., Xu, H. & Yuan, H.https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c15359Template-free synthesis of mesoporous and amorphous transition metal phosphate materialsNanoscale, 15(8), 3952-3966. Karafiludis, S., Buzanich, A. G., Heinekamp, C., Zimathies, A., Smales, G. J., Hodoroaba, V. D., ten Elshof, J. E., Emmerling, F. & Stawski, T. M.https://doi.org/10.1039/d2nr05630eCorrelated Metals Transparent Conductors with High UV to Visible Transparency on Amorphous SubstratesAdvanced materials interfaces, 10(1), Article 2201335. Le, P. T. P., Ni, S., Repecaud, P. A., van der Minne, E., van den Nieuwenhuijzen, K. J. H., Nguyen, M. D., ten Elshof, J. E., Morales-Masis, M. & Koster, G.https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202201335

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