prof.dr. B. (Bert) Koopmans - Expertise

Koopmans, prof.dr. B.
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department of Applied Physics
Physics of Nanostructures
Professor (HGL)
Full Professor
CC 0.54
+31 40-247 4855
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  • D10000 - Science and technology
  • D12000 - Physics
  • D12600 - Atomic physics and molecular physics
  • D12800 - Solid-­‐state physics
  • E10000 - Interdisciplinary sciences
  • E16000 - Nanotechnology
  • Nano-elektronics
  • Spintronics


Bert Koopmans (1963) graduated at the University of Groningen (1988), where he also obtained his PhD degree on optical second harmonic generation and fullerenes (1993). After a short stay as a postdoc at the Radboud University Nijmegen, he spent three years as a Humboldt Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart, working on optics of semiconductor quantum structures. In 1997 he joined the Department of Applied Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology, where since 2003 he is full-professor and Group leader of the Group Physics of Nanostructures (FNA). In 2004 he was awarded a NWO Vici Laureate on a program entitled “Spin Engineering in Molecular Devices”. His current research interests encompass spintronics (including spin transfer and spin-orbit phenomena, domain wall devices and organic spintronics), nanomagnetism and ultrafast spin dynamics. As of 2014 he is in the management team of the Research Centre for Integrated NanoPhotonics, facilitated by a 20 M€ NWO Gravity grant, and where he initiates research on integrated spintronic-photonic memories. At present, he is coordinator of the center for NanoMaterials (cNM) and program director of the Program on Advanced NanoElectronic Devices within NanoNextNL, a national consortium for research on nanotechnology in The Netherlands. Moreover, he is a member of the board of NanoLabNL, a Dutch national facility providing an open-access infrastructure for R&D in nanotechnology, as well as the advisory board of NanoLab@TU/e.