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prof.dr.ir. M. Huijben (Mark)

Full Professor, Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

About Me

I started working on interface engineering for oxide electronics already during both my MSc and PhD at the University of Twente (Netherlands) with a stay at Stanford University (USA). During my postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), my research was broadened into the field of multiferroic applications to study the magnetic and electronic interactions at various oxide interfaces. In 2009 I started my research group at the University of Twente as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor. At the same time I became program director of the strategic research orientation ‘Nanomaterials for Energy’ within the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology to exploit and expand the present expertise in the field of nano-related energy research. In these roles I have been successful in obtaining financial support (e.g. MESA+ grant of 1000 k€, EU FP7 projects of 694 k and national personal VENI grant of 250 k€ (top 10% of peers)) on thermoelectrics, photovoltaics and artificial photosynthesis, in which high-quality oxide interfaces were crucial. In 2013 I became a Tenure Track Associate Professor and I shifted the focus of my research group towards solid-state batteries, for which I was awarded a prestigious national personal VIDI grant of 800 k€ (top 10% of peers). In 2016 I obtained a permanent position with ius promovendi. Furthermore, since 2018 I have been appointed as Guest Scientist within the IEK-1 Electrochemical Storage Department of Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany). Since January 2022 I became Full Professor of the chair 'Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage' with a young and enthusiastic research team. 

2022 present    Full Professor, Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage         Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands.

2018 – present    Guest Scientist                                                                                         IEK-1 Electrochemical Storage Department, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.

2016 – 2021    Associate Professor (with ius promovendi)                                                 Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands.

2013 – 2016       Associate Professor, Tenure Track                                                          Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands.

2009 – 2014       Program director of the strategic research orientation ‘Nanomaterials for Energy’, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Netherlands.

2009 – 2013       Assistant Professor, Tenure Track                                                           Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands.

2008 – 2009       Postdoctoral researcher,                                                                          Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands.

2006 – 2008       Postdoctoral researcher,                                                                          Physics & Materials Science departments, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

2000 Sep-Dec     Student Internship,                                                                             Applied Physics department, Stanford University, USA.

 

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Expertise

Physics & Astronomy
Electronics
Oxides
Oxygen
Superlattices
Chemistry
Liquid Film
Oxide
Superlattice
Two-Dimensional Electron Gas

Research

Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

The research is focused on the study of novel nanostructured thin films with special structural and advanced functional properties at the incorporated interfaces. The aim is to develop new materials towards improved energy applications, such as solid-state batteries and thermoelectric energy generators. This research is part of the “Storage and Conversion of Renewable Energy” application area of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, which goal it is to exploit and expand the present expertise in the field of nano-related energy research through multidisciplinary collaboration between various research groups. The Twente Centre for Advanced Battery Technology brings together all battery research activities at the University of Twente.

For more information visit the website of the Huijben Research Group.

 

I have co-authored 94 publications in peer-reviewed, international journals of which 67 articles without my PhD promotors. The articles have been published in high-impact leading journals with impact factors ranging up to 38.6. The articles have received more than 5966 citations (excl. self-citations, 29-9-2020, WOS Clarivate). Currently, my h-index is 37 and I am PI, or co-PI, of all my research projects.

Publications

Recent
Chen, B. , Gauquelin, N., Strkalj, N. , Huang, S. , Halisdemir, U. , Nguyen, M. D., Jannis, D., Sarott, M. F., Eltes, F., Abel, S., Spreitzer, M., Fiebig, M., Trassin, M., Fompeyrine, J., Verbeeck, J. , Huijben, M. , Rijnders, G. , & Koster, G. (2022). Signatures of enhanced out-of-plane polarization in asymmetric BaTiO3 superlattices integrated on silicon. Nature communications, 13(1), [265]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-27898-x
Wagemaker, M. , Huijben, M., & Tromp, M. (2021). Where are those promising solid-state batteries? Europhysics News, 52(5), 28-31. https://doi.org/10.1051/epn/2021504
Green, R. J., Zabolotnyy, V., Zwiebler, M. , Liao, Z., Macke, S., Sutarto, R., He, F. , Huijben, M. , Rijnders, G. , Koster, G., Geck, J., Hinkov, V., & Sawatzky, G. A. (2021). Intrinsic versus extrinsic orbital and electronic reconstructions at complex oxide interfaces. Physical Review Materials , 5(6), [065004]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.065004
Azizighalehsari, S. , Venugopal, P. , Singh, D. P. , Huijben, M. , Popović, J. , & Ferreira, B. (2021). High-Performance Lithium Polymer Battery Pack for Real-World Racing Motorcycle. In 2021 23rd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'21 ECCE Europe) [9570607] IEEE. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9570607
Other Contributions

PATENTS

Complex Oxides Useful for Thermoelectric Energy Conversion
A. Majumdar, R. Ramesh, Ch. Yu, M.L. Scullin, M. Huijben

Pub. No.: WO/2008/109564
International Application No.: PCT/US2008/055720
International Filing Date: 03.03.2008
Publication Date: 12.09.2008
Info at Patentscope®

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Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

Media

MAGAZINES

TV

ONLINE VIDEOS

  • 20 Seconds Science (2015): link
  • Nano for Energy (2014): link
  • Nanolab voor Stedelijk Lyceum (2014): link

In the press


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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré (building no. 15), room C3239
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré  C3239
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands