dr.ir. W. Olthuis (Wouter)

Associate Professor

About Me

Wouter Olthuiswas born in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. He received his MSc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands on the subject of thermally excited resonating silicon membrane pressure sensors. Then, he joined the Center for MicroElectronics, Enschede (CME) doing research on inorganic electret materials for subminiature silicon microphones. Subsequently he started his PhD project and received the PhD degree from the Biomedical Engineering Division of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Twente, in 1990. The subject of his dissertation was the use of iridium oxide in ISFET-based coulometric sensor-actuator devices. Since 1991 he has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Biosensors, part of the MESA+ Research Institute of the University of Twente and as such co-supervising many projects on both physical and (bio)chemical sensors and sensor systems for medical and environmental applications. Currently, he is Associate Professor in the BIOS Lab-on-Chip group of the MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology and is as such responsible for the theme Electrochemical sensors and Sensor systems. He has (co-)authored over 180 papers (h=40) and 7 patents. From 2006 until 2011 he has also been the Director of the Educational Programme of Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Twente. In 2011, he was appointed as officer on education in the executive committee of the IEEE Benelux section.




Coordinating electrochemical sensor systems research in the BIOS group.


Solsona, M., Nieuwelink, A-E., Meirer, F., Abelmann, L., Odijk, M., Olthuis, W., ... van den Berg, A. (2018). Magnetophoretic Sorting of Single Catalyst Particles. Angewandte Chemie (international edition), 57(33), 10589-10594. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201804942
Rijnbeek, E. H., Eleveld, N., & Olthuis, W. (2018). Update on Peripheral Nerve Electrodes for Closed-Loop Neuroprosthetics. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, [350]. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00350
Balakrishnan, D., Lamblin, G., Thomann, J. S., Van Den Berg, A., Olthuis, W., & Pascual-García, C. (2018). Electrochemical Control of pH in Nanoliter Volumes. Nano letters, 18(5), 2807-2815. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b05054
Rafeie, M., Welleweerd, M., Hassanzadeh-Barforoushi, A., Asadnia, M., Olthuis, W., & Warkiani, M. E. (2017). An easily fabricated three-dimensional threaded lemniscate-shaped micromixer for a wide range of flow rates. Biomicrofluidics, 11(1), [014108]. DOI: 10.1063/1.4974904
Balakrishnan, D., Lamblin, G., Thomann, J. S., Guillot, J., Duday, D., Van Den Berg, A., ... Pascual-García, C. (2017). Influence of polymerisation on the reversibility of low-energy proton exchange reactions by Para-Aminothiolphenol. Scientific reports, 7, [15401]. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13589-5
Tanumihardja, E., Olthuis, W., & van den Berg, A. (2017). Towards pH sensing in blood-vessel-on-a-chip. Poster session presented at International MicroNanoConference, iMNC 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Solsona, M., Eijkel, J. C. T., Olthuis, W., Papadimitriou, V., van den Berg, A., Abelmann, L., ... Nieuwelink, A. E. (2017). Concentration Polarization to Measure Nano-pore Accessibility. Poster session presented at 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, μTAS 2017, Savannah, United States.

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