Engineering & Materials Science
# Brushes # Friction # Polymers # Polymethyl Methacrylates
# Force # Polymer Brush
Physics & Astronomy
# Brushes # Polymers
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.
Kap, Ö., Hartmann, S., Hoek, H. J. , de Beer, S. , Sîretanu, I., Thiele, U. , & Mugele, F. (2022). Spreading of volatile fluids on swelling hydrophobic polymer brush layers. Poster session presented at Bordeaux polymer conference BPC 2022, Boredeaux, France.
Horst, R. J., Katzourakis, A. , Mei, B. T. , & de Beer, S. (2022). Design and validation of a low-cost open-source impedance based quartz crystal microbalance for electrochemical research. HardwareX, 12, [e00374]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ohx.2022.e00374
Glišić, I. , Ritsema van Eck, G. C. , Smook, L. A. , & de Beer, S. (2022). Enhanced vapor sorption in block and random copolymer brushes. Soft matter, 18(44), 8398-8405. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2sm00868h
Ding, Z., Chen, C. , Yu, Y. , & de Beer, S. (2022). Synthetic strategies to enhance the long-term stability of polymer brush coatings. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 10(14), 2430-2443. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1tb02605d
Ritsema Van Eck, G. C., Chiappisi, L. , & De Beer, S. (2022). Fundamentals and Applications of Polymer Brushes in Air. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 4(5), 3062-3087. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.1c01615
Veldscholte, L. B. , & de Beer, S. (2022). OpenHumidistat: Humidity-controlled experiments for everyone. HardwareX, 11, [e00288]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ohx.2022.e00288
Ho, K., Kim, K. S. , De Beer, S., & Walker, G. C. (2021). Chemical Composition and Strain at Interfaces between Different Morphologies in Block Copolymer Thin Films. Langmuir, 37(43), 12723-12731. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c02169
Kyriakou, N. , Winnubst, L., Drobek, M. , De Beer, S. , Nijmeijer, A. , & Pizzoccaro-Zilamy, M. A. (2021). Controlled Nanoconfinement of Polyimide Networks in Mesoporous γ-Alumina Membranes for the Molecular Separation of Organic Dyes. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 4(12), 14035-14046. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.1c03322
Durmaz, E. N., Sahin, S., Virga, E. , De Beer, S., De Smet, L. C. P. M. , & De Vos, W. M. (2021). Polyelectrolytes as Building Blocks for Next-Generation Membranes with Advanced Functionalities. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 3(9), 4347-4374. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.1c00654
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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).
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