Since May 2005:
Professor of Applied Physics and Nanotechnology at the Faculty of Science and Technology and MESA+ Institute – University of Twente

Since Feb 2024:
Scientific Director MESA+ Institute – University of Twente

Since 2018:
Co-director of the BRAINS Center for Brain-inspired Nanosystems, University of Twente

Feb 2014 - Dec 2018:
Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente

Since September 2009 (parttime):
Professor of Physics, Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University

June 2003 – April 2005:
Associate professor (‘UHD’), University of Twente

November 1999 – May 2003:
Assistent professor (‘UD’), University of Twente

December 1996 – October 1999:
Scientific staff-member at the Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism (EKM), Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg, Germany

September 1995 - November 1996:
Post-doc researcher at the IBM Zurich Research Lab, RĂŒschlikon, Switzerland

March 1995 – August 1995:
Post-doc researcher at University of Twente

July 1997 – June 2002:
KNAW research fellow at the Faculty of Applied Physics, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
March 17, 1995
Promotor: Prof. Dr. H. Rogalla
Title of the thesis: ‘High-Tc dc SQUID Magnetometers’

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Applied Physics
Graduation: March 1991

Selected other activities:

  • Main applicant and coordinator of the large-scale collaborative research program 'NL-ECO: Netherlands Initiative for Energy-Efficient Computing', in the framework of the Dutch Science Agenda (NWA) (2023 - present).
  • Member Executive Board Dutch Physics Council (Raad voor de Natuurkunde) (2020 - present)
  • Member Global Future Council on Scientific Collaboration, World Economic Forum (2020-2022)
  • Member Board of Reviewing Editors, Science Magazine, (2019 - present) 
  • Vice-chair Netherlands' Physical Society (NNV)  (2017 - present)
  • Member Council of Deans in the STEM disciplines in The Netherlands (2014-2018)
  • Visiting Professor Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore  (2007 - 2015).
  • Distinguished Visiting Scientist CSIRO Research Lab, Lindfield Sydney, Australia. (Sept.-Nov 2007).
  • Board member (Raad van Bestuur) Dutch FOM foundation (2009-2017).
  • Board member Condensed Matter and Optical Sciences (COMOP) workgroup of the Dutch FOM foundation (2009-2017).
  • Board member of the Applied Superconductivity Conference (2006 – 2012)
  • Co-founder of the Global Young Academy (GYA) (since 2009)(
  • Chairman of the ‘Studium Generale’, University of Twente, (2007–2013)
  • Coordinator of the FOM programme ‘Interphase – New electronic and magnetic states at interfaces in complex oxide heterostructures’, (2008-2014)
  • Coordinator of the FOM programma ‘Tailoring 2-dimensional electron systems in complex oxides’, (since 2013)
  • Coordinator of the European Science Foundation (ESF) programme PiShift (2001-2007).
  • Principal investigator of the INTAS program ‘Charge transport in metal-diboride thin films and heterostructures’ (2002-2006).

Awards and recognitions:

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).  (2019)  
  • Elected member Royal Holland Society of Science and Humanities.  (2018)
  • Colloquium Ehrenfestii, University of Leiden, 18 February 2009. (2009)
  • ‘VICI’-grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (2008)
  • Central Education Prize University of Twente 2007 (2007)
  • Selected in 2004 as member of ‘The Young Academy’, part of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences KNAW. In 2007 elected as board member (2 years) with focus areas: ‘Science Policy in The Netherlands’ and 'Media-relations’.
  • ‘VIDI’-grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (2002)
  • Best Scientific Contribution Award in Superconducting Electronics
    EUCAS 2001 Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2001)
  • Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Research Fellowship (1997)
  • IBM Patent Application Award (1996)


Selected key publications (in reverse chronological order):

X. Gao, C.M.M. Rosario and H. Hilgenkamp, 'Multi-level operation in VO2-based resistive switching devices', AIP Advances 12, 015218 (2022).

H. Hilgenkamp and X. Gao, 'Exploring the path of the variable resistance', Science (Perspective) 373, 854 (2021).

A. Rana, C. Li, G. Koster and H. Hilgenkamp, 'Resistive switching studies in VO2 thin films', Scientific Reports 10, 3293 (2020).

A.E.M. Smink, J.C. de Boer, M.P. Stehno, W.G. van der Wiel, H. Hilgenkamp, ‘Gate-tunable band structure of the LaAlO3-SrTiO3 interface’, Physical Review Letters118, 106401 (2017).

X. Renshaw Wang, C.J. Li, W.M. LĂŒ, T.R. Paudel, D.P. Leusink, M. Hoek, N. Poccia, A. Vailionis, T. Venkatesan, J.M.D. Coey, E.Y. Tsymbal, Ariando and H. Hilgenkamp, ‘Imaging and control of ferromagnetism in LaMnO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures’, Science 349, 716 (2015).

N. Poccia, T.I. Baturina, F. Coneri, C.G. Molenaar, X. Renshaw Wang, G. Bianconi, A. Brinkman, H. Hilgenkamp, A.A. Golubov and V.M. Vinokur, ‘Critical behavior at a dynamic vortex insulator-to-metal transition’, Science 349, 1202-1205 (2015). 

M. Veldhorst, M. Snelder, M. Hoek, T. Gang, V.K. Guduru, X.L. Wang, U. Zeitler, W.G. van der Wiel, A.A. Golubov, H. Hilgenkamp and A. Brinkman, ‘Josephson supercurrent through a topological insulator surface state’, Nature Materials doi:10.1038/nmat3255 (2012).

T. BrĂŒck, C. Beaudry, H. Hilgenkamp, N. Karoonuthaisiri, H.S. Mohamed and G.A. Weiss, 'Empowering Young Scientists', Science (Editorial) 328, 17 (2010).

A. Brinkman, M. Huijben, M. van Zalk, J. Huijben, U. Zeitler, J.K. Maan, W.G. van der Wiel, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank and H. Hilgenkamp, ‘Magnetic effects at the interface between nonmagnetic oxides’, Nature Materials 6, 493-496 (2007).

T. Ortlepp, Ariando, O. Mielke, C.J.M. Verwijs, K.F.K. Foo, H. Rogalla, F.J.H. Uhlmann, H. Hilgenkamp, 'Flip-flopping fractional flux quanta', Science 312, 1495-1497 (2006).

J.R. Kirtley, C.C. Tsuei, Ariando, C.J.M. Verwijs, S. Harkema, and H. Hilgenkamp, 'Angle-resolved phase-sensitive determination of the in-plane gap symmetry in YBa2Cu3O7', Nature Physics 2, 190-194 (2006).

H. Hilgenkamp, Ariando, H.J.H. Smilde, D.H.A. Blank, G. Rijnders, H. Rogalla, J.R. Kirtley and C.C. Tsuei, ‘Ordering and manipulation of the magnetic moments in large-scale superconducting pi-loop arrays’, Nature 422, 50-53 (2003).

H. Hilgenkamp and J. Mannhart, 'Grain boundaries in high temperature superconductors', Reviews of Modern Physics 74, 485-549 (2002).  

G. Hammerl, A. Schmehl, R.R. Schulz, B. Goetz, H. Bielefeldt, C.W. Schneider, H. Hilgenkamp and J. Mannhart, ‘Increasing grain boundary critical currents in high-Tc superconductors at 77 K’, Nature 407, 162 (2000).

H. Hilgenkamp and J. Mannhart, ‘Superconducting and normal-state properties of YBa2Cu3O7 bicrystal grain boundary junctions in thin films’, Applied Physics Letters 73, 265-267 (1998).

H. Hilgenkamp, J. Mannhart and B. Mayer, ‘Implications of dx2-y2 symmetry and faceting for the transport properties of grain boundaries in high-Tc superconductors’, ‹Physical Review B 53, 14586, (1996).



C. Gerber, J.W.M. Hilgenkamp and J. Mannhart, ‘Apparatus for use in magnetic-field detection and generation devices’, US-patent 6211673

J.D. Mannhart, H. Bielefeldt, B.M. Götz, J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, A.F.A. Schmehl, C.W. Schneider, R.R. Schulz, ‘Superconductor with enhanced current density and method for making such a superconductor’, US-patent 6573220

H.U.Bielefeldt, B.M. Götz, G. Hammerl, J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, J.D. Mannhart, A.F.A. Schmehl, C.W. Schneider, R.R. Schulz, ‘Method for making a superconductor with enhanced current carrying capacity’ US-patent 6699820


  • Material Science

    • Oxide
    • Electronics
    • Temperature
    • Heterojunction
    • Surface
  • Chemistry

    • Liquid Film
  • Physics

    • Thin Films
    • Electrons


Ancillary activities

  • HFML-FELIX NijmegenMember Scientific Advisory Council
  • QSolid research program GermanyMember Scientific Advisory Council
  • FluxonicsBoard member


The effect of intrinsic magnetic order on electrochemical water splittingApplied physics reviews, 11(1), Article 011420. van der Minne, E., Korol, L., Krakers, L. M. A., Verhage, M., Rosário, C. M. M., Roskamp, T. J., Spiteri, R. J., Biz, C., Fianchini, M., Boukamp, B. A., Rijnders, G., Flipse, K., Gracia, J., Mul, G., Hilgenkamp, H., Green, R. J., Koster, G. & Baeumer, C.
Multibridge VO2-Based Resistive Switching Devices in a Two-Terminal ConfigurationAdvanced electronic materials, 9(12), Article 2300304. Gao, X., Roskamp, T. J., Swoboda, T. P. E., Marques do Rosário, C. M., Smink, S., Muñoz Rojo, M. & Hilgenkamp, H. Nd sublattice and thickness-dependent ferromagnetism in Nd2NiMnO6 double perovskite thin filmsPhysical Review Materials , 7(10), Article 104407. Spring, J., De Luca, G., Jöhr, S., Herrero-Martín, J., Guillemard, C., Piamonteze, C., Rosário, C. M. M., Hilgenkamp, H. & Gibert, M. Thermometry of Filamentary Nanoscale Hot Spots in TiO2 Resistive Random Access Memories to Address Device VariabilityACS Applied Electronic Materials, 5(9), 5025-5031. Swoboda, T., Gao, X., Rosário, C. M. M., Hui, F., Zhu, K., Yuan, Y., Deshmukh, S., Köroǧlu, Ç., Pop, E., Lanza, M., Hilgenkamp, H. & Rojo, M. M. selective magnetic patterning of Ti/LaMnO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures using scanning SQUID microscopy. Roskamp, T. J., Folkers, B., Jansen, T., Gauquelin, N., Rosário, C. & Hilgenkamp, H.Utilizing the Insulator-to-Metal Transition of Vanadium Dioxide for Neuromorphic Computing. University of Twente. Gao, X. ferromagnetism in LaMnO3/SrTiO3 thin films using Ti oxygen scavenging layers. Roskamp, T. J., Jansen, T., Folkers, B., Marques do Rosário, C. M. & Hilgenkamp, H.Controlling ferromagnetism in LaMnO3/SrTiO3 thin films using Ti oxygen scavenging layers. Roskamp, T. J., Jansen, T., Folkers, B., Marques do Rosário, C. M. & Hilgenkamp, H.Nanoscale temperature sensing of electronic devices with calibrated scanning thermal microscopyNanoscale, 15(15), 7139-7146. Swoboda, T., Wainstein, N., Deshmukh, S., Köroğlu, Ç., Gao, X., Lanza, M., Hilgenkamp, H., Pop, E., Yalon, E. & Muñoz Rojo, M. energy consumption and latency for neuromorphic computing in condensed matter and particle physicsAPL Machine Learning, 1(1), Article 016101. Kösters, D. J., Kortman, B. A., Boybat, I., Ferro, E., Dolas, S., Ruiz de Austri, R., Kwisthout, J., Hilgenkamp, H., Rasing, T., Riel, H., Sebastian, A., Caron, S. & Mentink, J. H.

Other contributions

Book contributions

H. Hilgenkamp,

‘Supergeleiding; al 99 jaar (g)een koud kunstje’

In: Natuurkundige voordrachten 2009-2010; Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Maatschappiij voor Natuurkunde ‘Diligentia’. Den Haag (2010)

J. Mannhart and H. Hilgenkamp,

‘Three-terminal devices’ ,

Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Technology, 9349-9351 (2008)

B. Goetz, R.R. Schulz, C.W. Schneider, B. Chesca, A. Schmehl, H. Bielefeldt, H. Hilgenkamp and J. Mannhart,

‘Enhancement of grain boundary Jc by doping, and realization of a high-Tc thin film dc π-SQUID’,

In Proc. EUCAS’99, Inst. of Phys. Conf. Ser. No. 167. pp. 343-346 (2000).

H. Hilgenkamp,

'Superstromen tussen kristallen van moderne supergeleiders; een barriĂšre doorbroken',

in Over de grenzen van het weten', Jaarboek 1999, vereniging van Akademie-onderzoekers', eds. R. Spreeuw, D. Stapel and H. Veenhof, Amsterdam (2000).

H. Hilgenkamp, R.R. Schulz, C.W. Schneider, B. Goetz, A. Schmehl, H. Bielefeldt and J. Mannhart, 
‘Factors controlling transport properties of interfaces in high-Tc superconductors’,

in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Volume 574, ‘Multicomponent Oxide Flms for Electronics’, eds. M.E. Hawley, D.H.A. Blank, C.B. Eom, D.G. Schlom, S.K. Streiffer, 261-272 (1999).

J. Mannhart, H. Bielefeldt, B. Goetz, H. Hilgenkamp, A. Schmehl, C.W. Schneider and R.R. Schulz,

‘Interfaces and High-Tc Superconductors: Analysis and Optimization’,

in Proceedings of the 4th Joint ISTEC/MRS International Workshop on Superconductivity, Hawaii, (1999).

J.R. Kirtley, C.C. Tsuei, K.A. Moler, J. Mannhart and H. Hilgenkamp, ‘The influence of grain boundary roughness on tricrystal symmetry tests’,

In ‘Symmetry and Pairing in Superconductors’, M. Ausloos and S. Kruchinin eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers (1999)

B Götz, H. Hilgenkamp, A Schmehl, C.W. Schneider, R. Schulz and J. Mannhart, ‘Transporteigenschaften von GrenzflĂ€chen in Hoch-Tc Supraleitern’,

in Supraleitung und Tieftemperaturtechnik. VDI-Technologiezentrum Physikalische Technologien, DĂŒsseldorf, 408-411 (1998).

K.A. Moler, J.R. Kirtley, J. Mannhart and H. Hilgenkamp, ‘Magnetic flux in interfaces in YBCO’,

in The Superconducting State in Magnetic Fields, Vol. 13 of ‘Series on Direction in Condensed Matter Physics’, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 1-18, 1998.

J. Mannhart and H. Hilgenkamp, ‘Wave function symmetry and its influence on superconducting devices’, 
in ‘Applied Superconductivity 1997’, H. Rogalla and D.H.A. Blank eds., Inst. of Phys. Conf. Ser. No 158, IOP Publishing Ltd., 1-6 (1997).

H. Hilgenkamp and J. Mannhart, ‘Grain boundary Josephson junctions: Consequences of the order parameter anisotropy’, 
Proceedings of the ISEC’97 Conference, Berlin (1997), H. Koch and S. Knappe eds. 1, 5-7 (1997).

H. Hilgenkamp, J. Mannhart, B. Mayer, Ch. Gerber, J. Kirtley and K.A. Moler, ‘Implications of a dx2-y2 symmetry component of the order parameter on potential high-Tc devices’,

in Advances in Superconductivity: New Materials, Critical Currents and devices, R. Pinto, S.K. Malik, A.K. Grover and P. Ayyub eds.. New Age International Publ. Mumbai, India (1996).

H. Hilgenkamp, J. Mannhart, B. Mayer, Ch. Gerber, J.R. Kirtley, K.A. Moler and M. Sigrist, ‘Implications of dx2‑y2 Symmetry for Grain Boundary based High-Tc Devices’,
in Proceedings of the 3rd Twente HTS Workshop on Digital Applications, Josephson Junctions and 3-Terminal devices, R. Moerman ed., Enschede, The Netherlands, p. 66-72, (1996).

J. Mannhart, H. Hilgenkamp, Ch. Gerber, J.R. Kirtley and K.A. Moler, ‘Implications of dx2-y2 symmetry component of the superconducting order parameter on high-TcJosephson devices’, 
in Proceedings of the International symposion on advances in superconductivity, Sapporo, Japan (1996), S. Nakajima and M. Murakami eds. Advances in Superconductivity, 2, Springer (1996).

K.A. Moler, J.R. Kirtley, J. Mannhart, H. Hilgenkamp, B. Mayer, Ch. Gerber, R. Liang, D. Bonn and W.N. Hardy, ‘Magnetic flux distribution in grain and twin boundaries in YBCO’, 
in Proceedings of the 10th anniversary HTS Workshop on physics, materials and applications, Houston TX, USA (1996).

J. Mannhart, H. Hilgenkamp, B. Mayer, Ch. Gerber, J. Kirtley, K.A. Moler and M. Sigrist, ‘Single grain boundary Josephson junctions - new insights from basic experiments’, 
in Proceedings of the 10th anniversary HTS Workshop on physics, materials and applications, Houston TX, USA (1996).

J. Mannhart, B. Mayer and H. Hilgenkamp, ‘Fabrication and transport properties of three-terminal Josephson junctions employing high-Tc superconductors’, 
in Proceedings of the SPIE conference on oxide superconductors - Physics and Nanoengineering, San Jose Ca, USA (1996).

J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, F. Roesthuis, S. Hoogeveen, L. Vargas, J. Flokstra and H. Rogalla, ‘Damping of resonances in monolithic flux transformer coupled high-Tc dc SQUID magnetometers’, 
in Proceedings of the HTS-Workshop on Applications and New Materials, Enschede, The Netherlands (1995).

J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, W.A.M. Aarnink, J. Flokstra and H. Rogalla, ‘Temperature dependence of the effective sensing area of planar high-Tc dc SQUID magnetometers’, 
in Proceedings of the EUCAS ’95, Applied Superconductivity, Inst. of Phys. Conf. Series148, 2, 1593-1596 (1995).

J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, ‘High-Tc dc SQUID magnetometers’, 1-130 (1995). ISBN 90-9008057-0

Ph.D thesis, University of Twente

M.I. Faley, U. Poppe, K. Urban, H. Hilgenkamp, H. Hemmes, W. Aarnink, J. Flokstra and H. Rogalla, ‘Noise in dc-SQUIDs with quasiplanar all-oxide Josephson junctions’, 
in Proceedings of the EUCAS’95, Applied Superconductivity, Inst. of Phys. Conf. Series148, 2, 1561-1564 (1995).

P.Å. Nilsson, Z.G. Ivanov, T. Claeson, H.K. Hemmes, J.W.M. Hilgenkamp and J. Flokstra, ‘Noise characterization of YBa2Cu3O7 flip-chip SQUIDs’, 
in Proceedings of the EUCAS’95, Applied Superconductivity, Inst. of Phys. Conf. Series 148, 2, 1537-1540 (1995).

J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, R.P.J. Ijsselsteijn, G.C.S. Brons, D. Veldhuis, J. Flokstra and H. Rogalla, ’Monolithic integrated HTc dc SQUID magnetometers’, 
in Proceedings of the Twente Workshop on HTS Josephson junctions and 3-Terminal devices, Enschede, The Netherlands, 61-63 (1994).

R.P.J. Ijsselsteijn, J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, D. Veldhuis, J. Flokstra and H. Rogalla, ‘Bi-epitaxial dc SQUID patterning by focused ion beam etching’, 
in Proceedings of the Twente Workshop on HTS Josephson junctions and 3-Terminal devices, Enschede, The Netherlands, 68-71 (1994).

J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, G.C.S. Brons, J.G. Soldevilla, R.P.J. Ijsselsteijn, J. Flokstra and H. Rogalla, ‘Monolithic integrated high-Tc dc SQUID magnetometers using bi-crystal grain boundary junctions’,

in Proceedings of the Workshop on HTS Electron Devices, Whistler, Canada, 170-171 (1994)

J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, A.G. Sivakov, G.C.S. Brons, R.P.J. Ijsselsteijn, J. Flokstra and H. Rogalla, ‘Local properties of the basic elements of high-Tc planar multiturn coils’, 
in Proceedings of the EUCAS’93, Applied Superconductivity, ed. H.C. Freyhardt 1, 679-682 (1993).

J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, G.C.S. Brons, R.P.J. Ijsselsteijn, A.J.H.M. Rijnders, I.H. Huisman, J. Flokstra and H. Rogalla, ‘High-Tc SQUIDs and planar coil fabrication’, 
in Proceedings of ESA/ESTEC Workshop, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 153-162 (1993).

C.S. Jacobsen, J. Flokstra, H. Hilgenkamp, et al., ‘A pilot study for high temperature superconducting gravity gradiometers’, 
in Proceedings of ESA/ESTEC Workshop, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 131-145 (1993).

J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, R.P.J. Ijsselsteijn, A.J.H.M. Rijnders, W. Jaszczuk, P. van de Riet, J. Flokstra and H. Rogalla, ‘Towards a high-Tc dc SQUID magnetometer’, 
in Proceedings of the joint Nordic spring meeting, Nyborg, Denmark, 233 (1992).

H. Hilgenkamp, H.-J. Smilde, Ariando and M. Crok,

‘Schrijven met magneetvelden’

Natuur en Techniek, June issue, pp46-49 (2003)

K. Verwijs, Ariando and H. Hilgenkamp, ‘Halve magnetische fluxquanta’,

Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde 72(11), 20-23 (2006).

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