I received my PhD (2000) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente. I subsequently started a postdoctoral project at the California Institute of Technology. At the beginning of 2004, I was appointed as assistant professor in the Membrane Technology Group. In this group, I performed research related to microstructured interfaces for membrane applications. This activity was extended into fields of microreactor technology and microfluidics (Vidi 2007). As of April 2010 I am heading the Soft matter, Fluidics and Interfaces group. The research focuses on interfacial aspects in relation to mass and heat transport (ERC 2012, Vici 2016). These studies promote the fundamental understanding of transport phenomena near interfaces that are important for membrane and catalytic processes.


  • Engineering

    • Membrane
    • Surfaces
  • Chemistry

    • Surface
    • Photocatalytic
    • Porosity
    • Water Type
    • Concentration
    • Procedure


My research is directed at interfacial phenomena and processes that are relevant for mass and heat transport. I wish to study and exploit fundamental principles where fluid flow encounters structures on a sub-millimeter length scale.

SFI group site


Diffusiophoresis in Polymer and Nanoparticle GradientsThe Journal of physical chemistry B (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Akdeniz, B., Wood, J. A. & Lammertink, R. G. H.https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.4c00985Mismatch and mix: Making use of electrokinetic aspects of spacers for intensified electrodialysisDesalination, 577, Article 117401 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Paul, A. M. S., Atasi, O., Lammertink, R. G. H. & Wood, J. A.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2024.117401Water content of ion-exchange membranes: Measurement technique and influence on the ion mobilityJournal of membrane science, 698, Article 122538. Elozeiri, A. A. E., Lammertink, R. G. H., Rijnaarts, H. H. M. & Dykstra, J. E.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2024.122538Diffusiophoretic Behavior of Polyelectrolyte-Coated ParticlesLangmuir, 40(11), 5934-5944. Akdeniz, B., Wood, J. A. & Lammertink, R. G. H.https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.3c03916Enhancing conversion using diffusio-osmosis from patterned catalytic surfacesIndustrial Chemistry & Materials (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Visan, A., Wood, J. A. & Lammertink, R. G. H.https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00130JDimensionally Stable Anion Exchange Membranes Based on Macromolecular-Cross-Linked Poly(arylene piperidinium) for Water ElectrolysisACS applied materials & interfaces, 16(2), 2593–2605. Wang, X., Thomas, A. M. & Lammertink, R. G. H.https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.3c13801Particles in Gradients Combining Diffusiophoresis and Diffusio-osmosis. University of Twente. Akdeniz, B.https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036560771

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University of Twente

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7522 LW Enschede

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