Professor of Applied Physics and Nanotechnology at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands).
Formerly with IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland and the University of Augsburg, Germany. Guest assignments at National University of Singapore, Leiden University and CSIRO-Sydney. Alumnus Dutch Young Academy and Founder of the Global Young Academy. Fellow of the American Physical Society. Board of Reviewing Editors Science Magazine.
Research interests include materials with unconventional electronic properties, superconductivity, nanotechnology and energy-efficient (brain-inspired) electronics.
Special interest in building partnerships on higher education and academic research in STEM disciplines with partners in developing countries.