prof.dr.ir. W.G. van der Wiel (Wilfred)

Full Professor of Nanoelectronics

About Me

Wilfred van der Wiel (1975) obtained his M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands in 1997. He did his Ph.D. research on electron transport in quantum dots and electron interferometers both at Delft University of Technology and NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. degree (cum laude) in 2002. After that he joined the University of Tokyo as a postdoc and in the same year he was appointed Pioneer (Sakigake) Fellow of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). In 2005 he moved to the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, where he took the position of Program Leader of the interdisciplinary nanoelectronics program. Presently he is full professor, holding the Chair NanoElectroncis. In 2006 he was awarded the VIDI grant of the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO). He was a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) from 2006 till 2012, and a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) from 2012 till 2017, where he served two years in the Executive Committee. He has led the bottom-up nanoelectronics research section within the Dutch nanotechnology network NanoNed. He received a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) in 2009, and two ERC Proof of Concept Grants in 2014 and 2015. Van der Wiel is author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, receiving over 5,800 citations.

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Doping (Additives)
Quantum Dots
Electric Potential


Research interests:

  • Quantum electronics
  • Hybrid inorganic-organic nanoelectronics
  • Organic spintronics


Liu, F., van Eersel, H., Xu, B., Wilbers, J. G. E., de Jong, M. P., van der Wiel, W. G., ... Coehoorn, R. (2017). Effect of Coulomb correlation on charge transport in disordered organic semiconductors. Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, 96(20), [205203]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.205203

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room C1441
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Carré  C1441
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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