Measuring extremely efficient Quantum Dots | Now out in Science Magazine

Our latest work together with prof. Salleo (Stanford) and prof. Alivisatos (UC Berkeley) on ultra-bright quantum dots is now published in Science Magazine (link). In this work, we have focused on how efficiently quantum dots reemit the light they absorb. While previous attempts to figure out quantum dot efficiency hinted at high performance, we have developed a new measurement technique to confidently show they could even compete with, expensive, single crystal materials. The measurement is based on checking for excess Read more…

Improving the stability of organic redox neuromorphic devices

In this paper, the mechanisms for stability in ENODe devices are investigated. In this work the mechanisms leading to state loss and cycling instability in redox-gated neuromorphic devices are revealed: parasitic redox reactions and out-diffusion of reducing additives. The results of this study are used to design an encapsulation structure which shows an order of magnitude improvement in state retention and cycling stability.

ERC Starting Grant Awarded

I am very grateful to the European Research Council and its panel committee to have awarded me with a Starting Grant for 5 years to pursue research on: BIOMORPHIC: Brain-Inspired Organic Modular Lab-on-a-Chip for Cell Classification In this research we will develop a unique brain-inspired organic lab-on-a-chip in which microfluidics integrated with sensors, collecting characteristics of biological cells, to serve as input to a neuromorphic array. BIOMORPHIC will combine modular microfluidics and machine-learning to develop a novel platform for low-cost Read more…

Speaking at PechaKucha

It was a great pleasure as well as somewhat of a challenge to speak at the PechaKucha evening #28 at the Temporary Art Centre in Eindhoven (PechaKucha). Invited to present my research in 20 slides that each take exactly 20 seconds for a non-scientific audience was difficult but definitely rewarding.

Scientific Advisory Panel Groningen Center for Cognitive Systems and Materials

The Groningen Center for Cognitive Systems and Materials is a multidisciplinary research center with a mission is to develop materials-centred systems paradigms for cognitive computing based on modelling and learning at all levels: from materials that can learn to devices, circuits and algorithms. Prof. van de Burgt has been invited to serve on the scientific advisory board. We look forward to many new collaborations!

Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge

From this September prof van de Burgt will be working at the Engineering department of the University of Cambridge together with prof. George Malliaras. We will be working together on new ideas in organic neuromorphics, as well as applied bioelectronics. The state-of-the-art facilities of this university will certainly not be a bottleneck. We are very grateful for this opportunity, provided by a 4TU Research Centre Fluid & Solid Mechanics (FSM) travel grant.