T.R. Watt MSc (Tjerk)

PhD Candidate

About Me

In 2019, I obtained my bachelors degree in Chemical Science & Engineering from the University of Twente. During my bachelor thesis I worked at the Mesoscale Chemical Systems (MCS) research group where I worked on electrospinning titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanofibres decorated with plasmonic silver (Ag) nanoparticles as an electrode in perovskite solar cells.

After completing my bachelors I continued with a master in Chemical Science & Engineering at the University of Twente during which followed the Molecule & Materials Engineering specialization. During my masters I performed an internship at HyET solar during which I investigated the incorporation of an alternative back reflector in their solar cells.  During my master thesis I worked at both the Sustainable Polymer Chemistry (SPC) group and the Membrane Surface Science (MSuS) group at the University of Twente, in which I investigated the possibility of using the biopolymer lignin as a renewable and biodegradable resource for the fabrication of nanofiltration membranes.

After completing my master thesis in October 2021, I continued working in the MSuS group. During this PhD, I will be working as part of the AquaConnect (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aquaconnect-a-nwo-ttw-project-089a74208/?originalSubdomain=nl ) consortium on new geometries for low salt retaining nanofiltration membranes with an application in removing micropolutants from water. 


Chemical Science & Engineering BSc. 2019

Chemical Science & Engineering MSc. Molecule & Materials Engineering specialization 2021

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ME329
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex  ME329
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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