Yoeri van de Burgt
Organic neuromorphics as a building block for next generation low-energy computing and brain-inspired smart lab-on-a-chips.
Yoeri van de Burgt is an Assistant Professor in the Microsystems group at TU/e as well as a member of the Institute of Complex Molecular Studies (ICMS). His expertise spans materials science, nanotechnology, organic electronics, cell/material interfaces, laser applications and neuromorphic engineering. Tuition includes mechanical engineering, microsystems and design-based learning. Currently, his group neuromorphic engineering is studying the optimisation of materials for organic neuromorphic devices as well as developing neuromorphic arrays for brain-inspired smart biosensors and diagnostic lab-on-a-chips, for which he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2018.
Yoeri obtained his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering at TU/e, and then continued with his PhD at the same department on the topic ‘Laser-assisted growth of carbon nanotubes’. He successfully defended his thesis in 2014, after which he briefly worked as a research consultant for Holst Centre. Then he moved to Switzerland to work as an R&D Engineer at the company FEMTOprint, after which he obtained a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University (USA), to work on organic neuromorphic devices and electrochemical transistors. Furthermore, he studied laser/material interactions for the enhancement and investigation of electrogenic cell-material interaction on structured surfaces and was involved in laser-liftoff for single-crystal III-V semiconductor thin films. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge (UK), Department of Engineering.
Redefining near-unity luminescence in quantum dots with photothermal threshold quantum yieldScience (2019)
A non-volatile organic electrochemical device as a low-voltage artificial synapse for neuromorphic computingNature Materials (2017)
Organic electronics for neuromorphic computingNature Electronics (2018)
Revealing the Cell-Material Interface with Nanometer Resolution by Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron MicroscopyACS Nano (2017)
Enhanced cell–chip coupling by rapid femtosecond laser patterning of soft PEDOT:PSS biointerfacesACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2017)