dr.ir. J.M. Sturm (Marko)

Assistant Professor


Physics & Astronomy
Ion Scattering
Thin Films
Transition Metals
Engineering & Materials Science
Thin Films
Transition Metals


My research focuses on the application of surface analysis techniques to (i) study thin film growth, with a focus on XUV optics applications and (ii) study interaction of plasma, ions and radicals with thin film surfaces.


Valpreda, A. , Sturm, J. M. , Yakshin, A. E. , & Ackermann, M. (2023). Resolving buried interfaces with low energy ion scattering. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films, 41(4), [043203]. https://doi.org/10.1116/6.0002567
Sturm, J. M., Lokhorst, H. W. , Zameshin, A. A. , & Ackermann, M. D. (2023). Charge exchange between He+ ions and solid targets: The dependence on target electronic structure revisited. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 538, 47-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2023.02.029

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I am involved in following courses:

Optics practical of module 6 (BSc Applied Physics)

Surfaces and Thin Layers (MSc Applied Physics, materials track)

Nanolab practical (MSc Nanotechnology)

In our research group we usually have thesis assignments available for BSc and MSc students Applied Physics and MSc students Nanotechnology.

Affiliated Study Programmes



Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré (building no. 15), room C2019
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré  C2019
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands