Doctoral Candidate

Maxime van der Heijden


The aim of the project “Understanding and optimizing 3D electrode microstructure for redox flow batteries” is to design and synthesize novel electrodes with architected microstructures by using a combination of computer simulations and synthetic methods. In this project, the role of the electrode microstructure will be thoroughly investigated using computer simulations to elucidate microstructure-property-performance relationships that are central to several sustainable energy technologies, for example redox flow batteries. These highly organized structures strongly enhance the performance of electrochemical storage systems.


Maxime van der Heijden received her BSc and MSc Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology. For her master, with the focus on Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry, she received a grand from the Royal Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI) and DSM. She did her internship at DSM Coating Resins in Waalwijk. In 2019 she started as a PhD student in the Membrane Materials and Processes (MMP) group, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology. Her expertises are Material science, Electrochemical cells, Modelling, and Membrane Technology.

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