Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders - FWO Diepenbeek, Belgium
October 2012 --- September 2015
I research the wet-chemical synthesis of oxide materials at low temperature by investigating the physicochemical properties of precursor decomposition and oxide formation. The aim is to deposit crystalline films at temperatures lower than for their conventional alternatives.
FWO Project: "Study of sol(ution)-gel precursors towards low temperature oxide films".
I coach bachelor, master and PhD students with conducting their research in the group of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. Besides that, I support the group managers with the research activities and the daily operations of the group.
Postdoctoral Researcher Diepenbeek
July 2011 --- September 2012
Project: "Multiferroics based on the free electron pair in Pb"
Project on multiferroic materials in collaboration with EMAT (Universiteit Antwerpen). I was responsible for the aqueous solution-gel synthesis of BiCr0.4Mn(0.6-x)Fe(2+x)O6 (derivatives) powders, which crystal structure and properties were characterized at EMAT.
I've coached bachelor and master students with conducting their research in the group of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. Besides that, I supported the group managers with the research activities and the daily operations of the group.
PhD Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders - FWO Diepenbeek, Belgium
October 2006 --- June 2011
PhD Dissertation: "Low temperature deposition and structure formation as new challenges for the aqueous solution-gel route: a case study of PbTiO3"
Development of an aqueous solution-gel precursor that allowed the deposition of PbTiO3 films. I've used an aqueous-PhotoChemical Solution Deposition technique to deposit ferroelectric lead titanate films at only 400°C. This technique has been shown to be general applicable for the deposition of a variety of oxides at low temperature. Using soft-lithography in combination with the aqueous precursor, I've prepared structured PbTiO3 (lines and islands) as well. This route is transferable to any envisioned oxide.
Analytical thinkingProblem solvingCollaboration
Analytical techniques R&D
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Guide studentsCollaborate with project team
Master in Chemistry from Antwerp University in 2006
Bachelor in Chemistry from Hasselt University in 2004
Training and Certification
Academic Leadership Skills in 2014 Training