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dr. S.J.A. de Beer (Sissi)

Associate Professor

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Brushes
Friction
Polymers
Polymethyl Methacrylates
Chemistry
Force
Polymer Brush
Physics & Astronomy
Brushes
Polymers

Research

In my research, I translate fundamental polymer physics models to technological applications. My students and I study the tribo-mechnical behavior of polymer brushes in liquid and air to develop low-friction coatings that can be employed on bio-medical devices. Moreover, we characterize the interaction and inclusion of nanoparticles in polymer brushes to develop polymer-brush-based sensors and / or effective medication.

Publications

Recent
Li, H., Liu, C., Chen, J., de Vries, I. , de Beer, S., Zhang, L., Zhang, X., Ma, J., Li, J. , Zeng, X., Liu, H., & Shang, Y. (2021). Study on the fabrication and tribological behavior of self-assembled functionalized graphene oxide in water. Colloids and surfaces A: Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 616, [126153]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.126153

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Education

It is my personal goal to help students in their development to become excellent researchers. I attempt to achieve this by lecturing, tutoring and mentoring students in the bachelor or master program of Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering and Advanced Technology. I am involved in several courses, such as Statistical Physics (B-TN), Polymer Physics (M-CHE) and Physical Modeling (B-TN and B-AT).

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré (building no. 15), room C4227
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré (building no. 15), room C4227
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré  C4227
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands