3D fabrication methods for electrochemical and catalytic applications

EIRES Lunch lecture

Friday April 22, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
TU/e & online

Welcome to join us !

You are warmly invited to join our next EIRES Lunch lecture and listen to Prof. Han Gardeniers, who will be in person at the TU/e campus.

Friday 22 April 2022

13h00 (!) - 14h00 CET 

TU/e-Disruptor (former MMP building) & online 

3D fabrication methods for electrochemical and catalytic applications

Prof. Han Gardeniers - University of Twente - Mesoscale Chemical Systems group, TNW faculty

Structuring materials down to the nanoscale in 3 D to optimize chemical functionality
The Mesoscale Chemical Systems group at the University of Twente carries out applied research of a multidisciplinary nature, with topics ranging from microelectronics, microfluidics and sensors to structured materials for photo, electro and thermal catalysis and their implementation in chemical reaction or separation equipment. Besides silicon-based fabrication processes, typically carried out in the MESA+ NanoLab, the group studies Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) methods like 2-photon stereolithography and electrospinning of inorganic materials, such as alumina and zirconia, with additives for specific optical, chemical or electronic functionality.
This presentation will focus on the development of 3D fabrication methods with sub-micron resolution, the structural and compositional characterization of the obtained materials and device structures, as well as their testing in electrochemical and catalytic applications. In addition, an overview will be given of recent research in the group that aims to miniaturize instrumentation for chemical analysis.

About the speaker
Han (J.G.E.) Gardeniers obtained a MSc degree in chemistry and a PhD in experimental solid-state physics from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 1985 and 1990, respectively. He joined the Micromechanical Transducers group at the faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Twente in 1990. During the years 1994-1995 he was a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh PA, USA) and University College of London. From 2001 till 2003 he worked in industry as a senior scientist at Kymata Ltd./Alcatel Optronics and Micronit Microfluidics, after which he rejoined the University of Twente as a member of the Biosensors/Lab-on-a-Chip Group of the EWI faculty. In 2007 he started his own research group "Mesoscale Chemical Systems" within the TNW faculty. This group focuses on micro and nanostructures for chemical applications, including microreactors and microfluidic systems for chemical analysis. He teaches topics in the Nanotechnology and the Chemical Science & Engineering fields. He received an NWO Vici grant in 2004 and an ERC Advanced Grant in 2017, co-authored ca. 290 reviewed journal papers and was co-inventor on 11 patents.

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Organized by
EIRES | Focus Area - Chemistry for Sustainable Energy Systems

Led by Principal Scientists:
Marta Costa Figueiro - Adriana Creatore

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