Jeroen van den Brand
Jeroen van den Brand received his M.Sc. (2000) and Ph.D (2004) degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. From 2004 until 2007 he worked at FujiFilm in Tilburg, the Netherlands on the development and roll-to-roll manufacturing of offset printing plates. In 2007 he started at Holst Centre as a Researcher where over the years he had various roles. Since 2018, Jeroen is Department Head of the Hybrid Printed Electronics department. Next to this, Jeroen has a guest professorship at the University of Gent, Belgium on the topic of Printed Electronics.
Printed electronics is about making electronic devices using additive manufacturing technologies, often in combination with standard assembly processes. The technologies allow for devices that can be seamlessly integrated with their environment. Examples are body conformable health patches but also functionalized car interiors.
Holst Centre has been successfully active in this field for many years. With the basic technologies maturing, there is a need to study more fundamental aspects of printed electronics. This for example concerns printed antenna’s, 3d printed electronics and biodegradable electronics. These more fundamental topics are being studied in the collaboration with the University of Gent.
- A first research focus is on structural electronics with an emphasis on enabling technologies for green and more sustainable electronics. A second research focus is on 3D printed electronics devices for future medical devices.
- 1 PhD student
- Takemoto, T. Araki, Y. Noda, … J. van den Brand, “Fine printing method of silver nanowire electrodes with alignment and accumulation”, Nanotechnology 30(37), June 2019
- Katerinopoulou, P. Zalar, J. Sweelssen, …. J. van den Brand, “Large-Area All-Printed Temperature Sensing Surfaces Using Novel Composite Thermistor Materials”, Advanced Electronic Materials, December 2018
- Arutinov, M. Giesbers, … J. van den Brand, “Integration with Light”, ESTC 2018