Prof. dr. ir. Mark Huijben
I started studying interface engineering for oxide electronics during my MSc and PhD (2006) at the University of Twente with a stay at Stanford University (USA). During my postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), my research was broadened to the field of multiferroic applications with magnetic and electrical interactions at the interfaces. In 2009 I started my research group at the University of Twente as Assistant Professor. At the same time, I became programme director of the strategic research direction 'Nanomaterials for Energy' within the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology in order to expand the expertise in nano-related energy research.
In these positions, I was successful in obtaining financial support (e.g. EU FP7 projects and personal VENI grant (2010)) in the field of thermoelectrics, photovoltaics and artificial photosynthesis, where high-performance oxide interfaces are crucial. In 2013 I became Associate Professor and shifted the focus to next-generation batteries, for which I received the personal VIDI grant (2014) and several other funded projects (e.g. Perspectief, ECHO). Since 2016 I have a permanent position leading a young and enthusiastic research team in studying innovative nanomaterials for realizing enhanced energy conversion and storage applications. Finally, since 2018 I have also been appointed as guest scientist within the IEK-1 Electrochemical Storage department of Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany).
Research group members
The Huijben Research Group is part of the Inorganic Materials Science group among which the supporting staff is shared (secretary and technicians).
Alumni (former Postdocs and PHD students)
Dr. Daniel M. Cunha (now senior researcher in my group)
Dr. Ron Hendriks (now at Helmholtz Institute Munster)
Dr. David Dubbink (now at Happy Electron)
Tom Wijnands (now at Ministry of Defence)
Dr. Zhaoliang Liao (now at University of Science and Technology of China)
Dr. Alim Solmaz (now at NATO Communications and Information Agency)
Dr. Peter Brinks (now at Diakonessenhuis Utrecht)