W.A. Groen (Pim)

Prof. dr. Pim Groen


Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Room: NB 1.28

Kluyverweg 1
2629 HS Delft, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)15 2781607
Fax. +31 (0)15 2784472
Email: w.a.groen@remove-this.tudelft.nl






In 1987 I graduated at Leiden University on the field of Solid State Chemistry working on crystal structures of perovskites. Hereafter I worked two years as AIO2 also in Leiden. I did my PhD in 1990 in the field of ceramic superconductors. I joined Philips Research in 1987 where I worked in Eindhoven on inorganic materials for electronic applications and later in Philips Forschung Aachen (Germany) on electronic ceramics, including piezoelectric ceramics. When Philips stopped its activities in the field of passive components I joined Morgan Electroceramics as R&D manager in 2002 where I was responsible for projects with customers to implement piezo-technology into their products. Furthermore, I led a project on a new production line for the making of multilayer piezoelectric actuators. From January 2008 until September 2011, I was department head of the group Materials Performance at TNO Science and Industry. Since 2011 I am working at the Holst Centre as programme manager for the programs “Large Area Printing” and “Printed Conductive Structures”. In 2009, I joined the Novel Aerospace Materials (NovAM) group as a visiting scientist starting new activities in the field of Smart Materials & Sensors. Since 2012 I am a part time full Professor at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering on the chair “SMART Materials” next to my work at the Holst Centre.


Current projects

Smart materials 

More information on the facilities within the smart materials portion of the NovAM group can be found here.


Novel concepts for piezoelectric composites in sensor devices and energy harvesting

Piezoelectric sensors offer tremendous benefits for many sensing applications, by being able to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy. Applications range from pressure switches to damage detection systems. In addition piezoelectric materials are well suited as electrical energy generators (power harvesting systems). State-of-the-art piezoelectric materials such as PZT ceramics and PVDF polymers possesses several drawbacks in other areas, which limits their use as successful sensor and energy scavenger materials. Piezoelectric composites have the potential of overcoming many of these drawbacks, but generally suffer from compromised piezoelectric properties, ultimately lowering the output signal. Novel concepts are being explored to exploit the composites advantages, while employing novel techniques to increase piezoelectric signal output from these materials to a higher level. An important topic in the aviation industry is Structural Health Monitoring. Currently, the safety of airplanes is secured by inspections at regular intervals which are optical or by ultrasound. In the ideal case, sensors for SHM will be built into the airframe and connected to a network. In case of difficult to reach places wireless sensors will be incorporated in the structural system. However, the lifetime of such systems is limited by the lifetime of the batteries which are used to power these systems. Solution for this can be found by energy scavenging or harvesting systems. Part of these systems are also based on piezoelectric materials by the application is still very limited. Both energy harvesting systems and sensors for SHM will be part of the new research.  


Visiting Ian Reaney’s group in 2012.



Visiting the Holst Centre in 2014, with NovAM master's students, as part of the course on: Sensor materials (AE4ASM104).



Visit of Ibrahim Khaled and Alfonso Caraveo van Sabic CRI in 2015.



Completed projects


Light Touch Matters


February 2013 marked the start of Light.Touch.Matters, in which designers and material researchers joined forces to develop a fully-new generation of smart materials that can sense touch and respond with luminescence. The base technologies are novel piezo plastics and flexible OLEDs. Being thin, flexible and formable, these light touch materials promise to revolutionize product interface design by integrating luminescence and touch in such a way that eventually the product becomes the interface. During the project, various technology demonstrators were developed to demonstrate the potential of such novel interface technologies, principally within the domain of care, although opportunities for spin-off to other domains (e.g. automotive) were also be addressed. Light.Touch.Matters was a unique cooperation between product designers and material scientists, with 17 partners from 9 EU countries. It was funded through a grant in the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme and ran for 3.5 years until July 2016.


See more at: http://www.light-touch-matters-project.eu/


And for an outline of the project in pictures see: Review of the Light.Touch.Matters Completed Project



Final project meeting of the Light.Touch.Matters FP7 EU Consortium 


Courses at TU Delft


AE4ASM002 - Designing Materials with Aerospace Specific Properties

AE4ASM104 - Sensor Materials



List of Publications



1.        Jan Holterman and Pim Groen; An Introduction to PiezoelectricMaterials and Components, First published June 2012, ISBN 978-90-819361-0-1, NUR 971; Published by: Stichting Applied Piezo, P.O. Box 4176, 7320 AD Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

2.        Jan Holterman and Pim Groen; An Introduction to PiezoelectricMaterials and Applications, First published April 2013, ISBN: 978-90-819361-1-8; Published by: Stichting Applied Piezo, P.O. Box 4176, 7320 AD Apeldoorn, the Netherlands


3.        Sybrand van der Zwaag, Dan A. van den Ende and Wilhelm Albert (Pim) Groen, Sensing and Energy Harvesting Novel Polymer Composites (Chapter 16) in Materials Experience; Fundamentals of Materials and Design, Edited by Elvin Karana, Owain Pedgley Valentina Rognoli, First published 2014, I Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, OX5 1GB, UK, IBN: 978-0-08-099359-1

4.        J.P. Teunissen, R. Abbel, T. Eggenhuizen, E. Rubingh, M. Coenen, H. Gorter, P. Groen; Inkjet applications for printed electronics, Handbook of industrial inkjet printing; a full system approach, Edited by Werner Zapka, Wiley: ISBN 978-3-527-33832-0 (2016). (in press).


 Academic Publications (peer reviewed journals)


In preparation:

.         van Kempen, S.E., Khanbareh, H., Groen, W. A., Hol J.M.A.M., van der Zwaag, S., Predicting the electro-mechanical properties of structured granular piezoelectric composites containing topological imperfections (To be submitted to the Journal of Computational Material Science).

.         Sander Kommeren, Michiel J.J. Coenen, Tamara M. Eggenhuisen, Thijs W. L. Slaats, H. Gorter, P. Groen, “Combining solvents and surfactants for inkjet printing PEDOT:PSS on P3HT/PCBM in organic solar,“.

.         Neola: flex KNLN

.         Robert Abbel, Linda van de Peppel, Jasper Michels, Wilhelm A. Groen, “Lifetime limitations in organic electronic devices due to metal electromigration,” submitted to Nature Mater 2016.

.         H. Khanbareh, I. Katsouaris, D.M. de Leeuw, S. van der Zwaag, and W.A. Groen, “Enhanced electromechanical strain of dielectrophoretically structured PZT-polymer composites,”  (To be submitted to the Journal of Sensors and Actuators)



 .         Dong Zhao, Thomas Lenz, Ilias Katsouras, Paul W. M. Blom, Wilhelm A. Groen and Dago M. de Leeuw, “Origin of activation field derived from universal depolarization diagram of ferroelectric materials ‘” submitted to Nature Materials 09-2016.

.         D.B. Deutz, N.T. Mascarenhas,S. van der Zwaag, and W.A. Groen, ” Enhancing energy harvesting potential of (K,Na,Li)NbO3-epoxy composites via Li substitution,” J. Amer. Ceram Soc, submitted after revision 13-09-2016.



92.     A.S. Karapuzha, N.K. James, S. van der Zwaag and W.A. Groen, “Structure, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of donor doped PZT ceramics across the phase diagram,” FERROELECTRICS Vol 504 (2016).

91.     F. Van Loock, D. B. Deutz, S. van der Zwaag and W. A. Groen, “Exploring the piezoelectric performance of PZT particulate-epoxy composites loaded in shear,” Smart Mater. Struct. 25 (2016) 085039, doi:10.1088/0964-1726/25/8/085039

90.     Gerwin H. Gelinck, Abhishek Kumar, Date Moet, Jan-Laurens van der Steen, Albert J.J.M. van Breemen, Santosh Shanmugam, Arjan Langen, Jan Gilot, Pim Groen, Ronn Andriessen, Matthias Simon, Walter Ruetten, Alexander U. Douglas, Rob Raaijmakers, Pawel E. Malinowski, Kris Myny, “Flexible X-ray detector with high sensitivity using low cost, solution-processed organic photodiodes, “IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 63, 1 (2016) 197-204.

89.     Nijesh K. James, Daniella B. Deutz, Ranjita K. Bose, Sybrand van der Zwaag and Pim Groen, “High piezoelectric voltage coefficient in structured lead-free (K,Na,Li)NbO3 particulate – epoxy composites,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 1–7 (2016), DOI: 10.1111/jace.14428DOI: 10.1111/jace.14428

88.     Thomas Lenz, Hamed Sharifi Dehsari, Kamal Asadi, Paul W. M. Blom, Wilhelm A. Groen and Dago M. de Leeuw, “Thin Film Thermistor with Positive Temperature Coefficient of Resistance based on Phase Separated Blends of Ferroelectric and Semiconducting Polymers,” Applied Physics Letters, 109, 133302 (2016) DOI: 10.1063/1.4963349.

87.     A.S. Karapuzha, N. K. James, H. Khanbareh, S. van der Zwaag and W.A. Groen, “The use of non-MPB Lead Zirconium Titanate (PZT) granulates for piezoelectric ceramic-polymer sensorial composites" Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 27, 9 (2016) 9683-9698.

86.     Dong Zha, Ilias Katsouras, Kamal Asadi, Wilhelm A. Groen, Paul W. M. Blom and Dago M. de Leeuw, “Retention of Unsaturated Polarization in Ferroelectric Materials and Consequences for Multi-bit Data Storage Memories,” APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Volume: 108, 23, 232907 (2016), DOI:10.1063/1.4953199.

85.     A. Jolt Oostra,  P. Anil Reddy, Edsger C. P. Smits, Robert Abbel, Pim Groen, Paul W. M. Blom, Jasper J. Michels, “Electrodeposition as a Repair Method for Embedded Metal Grids,” Thin Solid Films 603 (2016) 202-205.

84.     H. Khanbareh, B. Schelen, S. van der Zwaag and W.A. Groen, “A low cost device based on the temperature oscillation method to determine pyroelectric properties of materials at low frequencies,“ Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86, 105111 (2015).

83.     Yulia Galagan, Henri Fledderus, Harrie Gorter, Hero H. ‘t Mannetje, Santhosh Shanmugam, Rajesh Mandamparambil, Johan Bosman, Jan-Eric J.M. Rubingh,  Jean-Pierre Teunissen, Ike G. de Vries, Ronn  Andriessen, W.A. Groen, “Roll-to-Roll slot die coated OPV modules with high geometrical fill factor,“ Energy Technology 3, 8 (2015) 834-842.

82.     Y. Galagan, T.M. Eggenhuisen, M.J.J. Coenen, A.F.K.V. Biezemans, W.J.H. Verhees, S.C. Veenstra, W. A. Groen, R. Andriessen, “Failures analysis in ITO-free all-solution processed organic solar cells,“ Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, DOE: 10.1039/C5TA04463D.

81.     H. Khanbareh and S. van der Zwaag and W.A. Groen, “In-situ poling and structurization of piezoelectric particulate composite,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, accepted 2016.

80.     Ike de Vries and Pim Groen, “Printable electronics  research trends in Europe,” Chemical Engineering of Japan vol.78 (No.11) (2014) pp. 774-777.

79      N. K. James, T. Comyn, D. A. Hall, L. Daniel, A. K. Kleppe,  S. van der Zwaag and W.A. Groen, “Analysis of the state of poling of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) particles in an Zn-ionomer composite using high energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction, “ Ferroelectrics , 493 (2016) 13901550.

78      T.M. Eggenhuisen, Y. Galagan, A. Biezemans, T. Slaats, P. Voorthuijzen, S. Kommeren, S. Shanmugam, J.P. Teunissen, A. Hadipour, S.C. Veenstra, M.J.J. Coenen, J. Gilot,  R. Andriessen, W.A. Groen, ”High Efficiency, Fully Inkjet Printed Organic Solar Cells with Freedom of Design,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3, 14 (2015) 7255-7262.

77.     D.B. Deutz, E. Tempelman, S. van der Zwaag and W.A. Groen, “Piezoelectric lead zirconium titanate composite touch sensors for integration with flexible OLED technology, “ Ferroelectrics 480, 1 (2015) 1-9.

76.     H. Khanbareh, S. van der Zwaag and W.A. Groen, “Piezoelectric and Pyroelectric Properties of Conductive Polyethylene oxide-Lead Titanate Composites, “ Smart Materials and Structures 24, 4 (2015) 045020.

75.     Robert Abbel, Pit Teunissen, Jasper Michels, Pim Groen, " Narrow Conductive Structures with High Aspect Ratios Through Single-Pass Inkjet Printing and Evaporation-Induced Dewetting," Advanced Engineering Materials 17, 5 (2015) 615-619.

74.     Daan van den Ende, Rob Hendriks, Romain Cauchois, Wilhelm Albert Groen,“ Large Area Photonic Flash Soldering of Thin Chips on Flex Foils for Flexible Electronic Systems: In Situ Temperature Measurements and Thermal Modelling, “ Electron. Mater. Lett., Vol. 10, No. 6 (2014), pp. 1175-1183.

DOI: 10.1007/s13391-014-4222-3

73.     Daan A. van den Ende, Rob Hendriks, Romain Cauchois, Roel H. L. Kusters, Maarten Cauwe, Wilhelm A. Groen, and Jeroen van den Brand, “Photonic Flash Soldering, “IEEE Transactions on components, packaging and manufacturing technology, Vol. 4, No. 11, (2014) 1879-1886.

72.     Callum A. Lamont, Tamara M. Eggenhuisen, Michiel J.J. Coenen, Thijs W.L. Slaats, Ronn Andriessen, Pim Groen, “Tuning the viscosity of halogen free bulk heterojunction inks for inkjet printed organic solar cells, “ doi: 10.1016 /j.orgel.2014.10.052, Organic Electronics 17 (2015) 107-114.

71.     Y. Galagan, S. Shanmugam, J.P. Teunissen, T.M. Eggenhuisen, Tim Van Gijseghem, W.A. Groen, R. Andriessen, “Evaluation of PEDOT:PSS and inkjet printed back electrode for organic solar cells with inverted architecture,” Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 130 (2014) 163–169.

70.     Robert Abbel, Pit Teunissen, Eric Rubingh, Tim van Lammeren, Romain Cauchois, Marcel Everaars, Joost Valeton, Sjoerd van de Geijn and Pim Groen, “Industrial Scale Inkjet Printed Electronics Manufacturing – Production Up-Scaling from Concept Tools to a Roll-to-Roll Pilot Line,” Transl. Mater. Res. 1 (2014) 015002 doi:10.1088/2053-1613/1/015002.

69      Tamara M. Eggenhuisen, Michiel J.J. Coenen, Thijs W.L. Slaats, Harrie Gorter, Jörgen Sweelssen and Pim Groen, “Large Area Inkjet Printing for Organic Solar Cells and OLEDs using on-Halogenated Ink Formulations,“ J. Imaging Sci. Technol. 58, 4 (2014) 2014.58.4.040402.

68      H. Khanbareh, S. van der Zwaag, and W. Groen, "Effect of dielectrophoretic structuring on piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties of lead titanate-epoxy composites," Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 23, p. 105030, 2014.

67      T. M. Eggenhuisen, Y. Galagan, E.W.C. Coenen, W.P. Voorthuijzen, T. Slaats, S. Shanmuganam, M.J.J. Coenen, R. Andriessen and W.A. Groen, “Digital Fabrication of Organic Solar Cells by Inkjet Printing using non-Halogenated Solvents,” Solar Energy Mater. 134 (2015) 364-372.

66      M.J.J. Coenen, M.W.L. Slaats, T.M. Eggenhuisen, H. Gorter and W.A. Groen, “Inkjet printing the three organic device layers of two-colored OLEDs,” Thin Solid Films 583 (2015) 194-200.

65      N. K James, U. Lafont, S. van der Zwaag and W.A. Groen, “Piezoelectric and mechanical properties of fatigue resistant, self healing PZT-ionomer composites,” Smart Mater. Struct. 23 (2014) 055001.

64.     D.A. van den Ende, H.R. Fischer, W.A. Groen and S. van der Zwaag, “Switcheble friction of piezoelectric composite-silicon wafer contacts, ” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 14, 141603, DOI: 10.1063/1.4801459 (2013).

63      H.J. van de Wiel, Y. Galagan, T.J. van Lammeren, J.F.J. de Riet, J. Gilot, M.G.M. Nagelkerke , R.H.C.A.T. Lelieveld, S. Shanmugam, A. Pagudala, D. Hui, W.A. Groen, “R2R embedded conductive structures integrated into OPV devices, “ Nanotechnology 24, 48, 484014.

62.     H. Gorter, M.J.J. Coenen, M.W.L. Slaats, M. Ren, W. Lu, C.J. Kuijpers, W.A. Groen, “Large Area Coating via Inkjet Printing for Printed OLED,” Thin Solid Films 532, 11-15 (2013).

61.     D. A. van den Ende, R. A. Maier, P. L. M. J. van Neer, S. van der Zwaag, C. A. Randall, and W. A. Groen, “Modeling and characterization of dielectrophoretically structured piezoelectric composites using piezoceramic particle inclusions with high aspect ratios,” Journal of Applied Physics 113, 034103 (2013); DOI 10.1063/1.4775815.

60.     Nijesh Kunnamkuzhakkal James, Daan van den Ende, Ugo Lafont, Sybrand van der Zwaag and Wilhelm A. Groen, “Piezoelectric and mechanical properties of structured PZT–epoxy composites,“ J. Mater. Res. 28 (2013) 635-641.

59.     Robert Abbel, Tim van Lammeren, Rob Hendriks, Jeroen Ploegmakers, Erwin R. Meinders, and Wilhelm A. Groen, Photonic sintering of silver nanoparticle inks – a fast and convenient method for the production of highly conductive structures on foil, MRS Communications (2012), 1 of 6, doi:10.1557/mrc.2012.28.

58      D.A. van den Ende, S.E. van Kempen, X. Wu, W.A. Groen, C.A. Randall, S. van der Zwaag, “Dielectrophoretically structured piezoelectric composites with high aspect ratio piezoelectric particles inclusions,” J. Appl. Physics 111, 124107 (2012).

57.     D. A. van den Ende, W.A. Groen and S. van der Zwaag, “Robust piezoelectric composites for energy harvesting in high strain environments,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 24(18) 2262–2269 (2013), DOI: 10.1177/1045389X12462646.

56.     van den Ende D. A.; van de Wiel H. J.; Groen W. A.and S. van der Zwaag, “Direct strain energy harvesting in automobile tires using piezoelectric PZT-polymer composites ,” Smart Mater. Struct. 21 015011 (2012).

55.     R. Mikkenie, O. Steigelmann, and W.A. Groen, A quick method to determine the capacitance characteristics of thin layer X5R multilayer capacitors,” Eur. J. of Ceram 132,167-173 ( 2012).

54.     D.A. den Ende, W.A. Groen, S. van der Zwaag, The effect of calcining temperature on the properties of 0-3 piezoelectric composites of PZT and a liquid crystalline thermosetting polymer “, J. Electroceramics  27, 13-19 (2011).

53.     D.A. van den Ende, W.A. Groen and S. van der Zwaag, “Development of temperature stable charge based piezoelectric composite quasi-static pressure sensors“, Sensors and Actuators -Physical 163, 25-31  (2010).

52.     D.A. van den Ende, B. Bory, W.A. Groen, S. van der Zwaag, “Piezoelectric properties of quasi-1-3 composites by dielectrophoresis,” Integrated Feroelectrics 114, 108-118 (2010).

51.     W.A. Groen, K. Prijs and S. Saeed, “Dependence of piezoelectric properties on layer thickness for multilayer actuators,” Integrated Feroelectrics 115, 132-141 (2010).

50.     R. Mikkenie,W.A. Groen and R. van der Drift, “Diffusion of silver during sintering in high permittivity COG dielectrics,” Integrated Feroelectrics 114, 72-80 (2010).

49.     D.A. van den Ende, B.F. Bory, W.A. Groen, S. van der Zwaag, “Improving the d33 and g33 properties of 0-3 piezoelectric composites by dielectrophoresis,” J. Appl. Physics 107, 024107 (2010).

48.     D. Irimia, D. Dobrikov, R. Kortekaas, H. Voet, D. A. van den Ende, W. A. Groen and M. H.M. Janssen, “A short pulse (7 ¹s FWHM) and high repetition rate (DC-5 kHz) cantilever piezo valve for pulsed atomic and molecular beams,” Review of Scientific Instruments 80, 113303 (2009).

47.     D.A. van den Ende, B. Bos, W.A. Groen and L.M.J.G. Dortmans, ”Lifetime of piezoelectric multilayer actuators: Interplay of material properties and actuator design,” J. Electroceramic 22, 163 (2009).

46.     D.A. van den Ende, B. Bos and W.A. Groen, “Non-linear electromechanical behaviour of piezoelectric bimorph actuators: influence on performance and lifetime,” J. Electroceramics 22, 185 (2009).

45.     M.D. Snel, W.A. Groen and G. de With, “New piezoelectric ceramics in system
Bi(Mg0.75W0.25O3 – PbTiO3,” J. Europ. Ceram. Soc. 26, 89 (2006).

44.     M.D. Snel, W.A. Groen and G. de With, “Investigation of the piezoelectric system
(1-x)Bi(Mg1/2Ti1/2)O3 – x PbTiO3,” J. Europ. Ceram. Soc. 25, 3229 (2005).

43.     W.A. Groen,  C. Metzmacher, V. Zaspalis,  P. Huppertz  and S. Schuurman , “Aging of NTC Ceramics in the system Mn-Ni-Fe-O,” Eur. J. Ceram Soc. 21, 1793 (2001).

42.     H.A.M. van Hal, W.A. Groen, S. Maassen W.C. Keur, “Mechanochemical synthesis of BaTiO3, Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 and Ba2NaNb5O15 dielectric ceramics,” J. Europ.Ceram. Soc. 21, 1689 (2001).

41.     W.A. Groen, C. Metzmacher, P. Huppertz  and S. Schuurman , “Aging of NTC Ceramics in the system Mn-Ni-Fe-O,” Journal of Electroceramics 7, 77 (2001).

40.     C. Metzmacher, W.A. Groen and I.M. Reaney, “Microstructure and Electrical properties of Mn-Ni-In Spinels,” Phys. Status Solidi (a) 181:2, 369 (2000).

39.     C. Metzmacher, R. Mikkenie and W.A. Groen, “Indium containing ceramics with negative temperature coefficient characteristic,” Eur. J. Ceram. Soc 20, 997 (2000).

38.     W.A. Groen, V. Zaspalis and S. Schuurman, “Aging of NTC ceramics investigated by magnetic measurements,” J.Mater. Sci. Lett. 18, 1233 (1999).

37.     Wen-Hsi Lee, W.A. Groen, Herbert Schreinemacher and Detlev Hennings, “Dysprosium doped dielectric material for sintering in reducing atmosphere,” J. of Electroceramics 5, 31 (2000).

36.     M.J. van Bommel, W.A. Groen, H.A.M. van Hal, W.C. Keur and T.N.M. Bernards, “The electrical and optical properties of thin layers of nano-sized antimony doped tinoxide particles,” J. Mater Sci 34, 4803 (1999).

35.     W.A. Groen, M.J. Kraan, P.F. van Hal, N. Sweegers and G. de With, "Preparation and properties of ALCON ceramics," J. Mater. Sci. 30, 475 (1995).              

34.     W.A. Groen, M.J. Kraan, P.F. van Hal and A.E.M. De Veirman," A new diamond related compound in the system Al2O3‑Al4C3‑AlN," J. Sol. State Chem., 120, 211.

33.     H.T. Hintzen, R.Bruls, A. Kudyba, W.A. Groen and R. Metselaar, "Powder preparation and densification of MgSiN2 ,” Ceramic Transactions, 51, 585 (1995).

32.     M.A. van Veenendaal, G.A. Sawatzky and W.A. Groen, "Electronic structure of    Bi2Sr2Ca1‑xYxCu2O8+δ: Cu 2p x‑ray‑photoelectron spectra and occupied and unoccupied low‑energy states," Phys. Rev. B49, 1407 (1994).

31.     H.T. Hintzen, W.A. Groen, M.J. Kraan, R. Metselaar, "Hot‑pressing of MgSiN2 ceramics," J. Mater. Sci. Lett. 13, 1314 (1993) .

30.     W.A. Groen, M.J. Kraan and G. de With, "New ternary nitride ceramics: CaSiN2,"  J. Mater. Sci., 29, 3161 (1994).

29.     W.A. Groen, M.J. Kraan and G. de With, "Preparation, microstructure and properties of MgSiN2 ceramics," J. Eur. Cer. Soc. 12, 413 (1993).

28.     W.A. Groen and P.F. van Hal, "High temperature electrical conductivity of AlN ceramics," Britisch Ceramic Transactions 93, 192 (1994).

27.     T.A.M. Haemers, D.J.W. IJdo, W.A. Groen, H.A.M. van Hal and R.B. Helmholdt," Structure detemination of Praseodymium Hexaaluminate," Mat. Res. Bull. 28, 111 (1993).

26.     W.A. Groen, J.L. van Lierop and A. Roosen,"Electrical and thermal conductivity of AlN ceramics doped with beryllium and oxygen," J. Mater. Sci. Lett. 12, 1224 (1993).

25.     W.A. Groen, J.G. van Lierop and J.M. Toonen, "Electrical conductivity of AlN ceramics at High Temperatures," J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 11, 353 (1993).

24.     A.J. Smits, W.J. Elion, W.A. Groen, L.J. de Jongh and J.M. van Ruitenbeek," Transport properties of Bi2Sr2‑xLaxCuO6+δ," Physica C199, 276 (1992).

23.     M.A. van Veenendaal, R. Schlatmann, W.A. Groen and G.A. Sawatzky, "Doping dependance of the chemical potential in Bi2Sr2Ca1‑xYxCu2O8+δ," Phys. Rev. B47 , 446 (1993).

22.     A.J. Smits, W.J. Elion, W.A. Groen, L.J. de Jongh and J.M. van Ruitenbeek," Transport properties of Bi2Sr2‑xLaxCuO6+δ," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1, 31, 276 (1992).

21.     H.W. Zandbergen, W.A. Groen, A. Smit and G. van Tendeloo, "Structure and properties of (Bi,Pb)2Sr2(Ca,Y)Cu2O8+δ," Physica C168, 426‑449 (1990).

20.     H.B. Brom, D. Reefman, J.C. Jol, D.M. de Leeuw and W.A.Groen, "205Tl NMR in Tl2Ba2CuO6 and the t‑J model," Phys. Rev. B41, 7261 (1990).

19.     D.M. de Leeuw, W.A. Groen, L.F. Feiner and E.E. Havinga, "Correlation between the superconducting transition temperature and the crystal structure of high‑Tc cuprate compounds," Physica C166, 133 (1990).

18.     W.A. Groen, D.M. de Leeuw and G.P.J. Geelen, "Hole concentration and Tc in Bi2Sr2CuO6+δ," Physica C165, 305 (1990).

17.     D.M. de Leeuw, W.A. Groen, J.C. Jol, H.B. Brom and H.W. Zandbergen, "Hole doping in Tl2Ba2CuO6+δ  (Tc=0‑80K) investigated by 205Tl nuclear magnetic resonance," Physica C166, 349 (1990).

16.     H.W. Zandbergen and W.A. Groen, "New superstructures in as‑synthezised and in‑situ heated (Bi,Pb)2Sr2YCu2O8+δ," Physica C166, 282 (1990).

15.     W.A Groen, D.M. de Leeuw and L.F. Feiner, "Hole concentration and Tc in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ," Physica C165, 55 (1990).

14.     W.A. Groen, D.M. de Leeuw and G.M. Stollman, "Oxygen content, lattice constants and Tc of Bi2Sr2‑xLaxCuO6+δ with 0.0 < x < 1.0," Sol. State Comm. 72, 697 (1989).

13.     W.A. Groen and D.M. de Leeuw, "Oxygen content, lattice constants and Tc of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ," Physica C159, 417 (1989).

12.     H.W. Zandbergen, W.A. Groen, G. van Tendeloo and S. Amelinckx, "High‑resolution electron microscopy and electron diffraction on Bi2Sr2‑xLaxCanCu1+nO6+2n+δ," Appl. Phys. A48, 305 (1989).

11.     W.A. Groen, R. Steens, H.W. Zandbergen, M.W. Dirken, F.M. Mulder and R.C. Thiel, Substitution of calcium by rare earth elements in the high Tc superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ," J. of the Less‑Common Metals 155, 133 (1989).

10.     S. Olivier, W.A. Groen, C. van der Beek and H.W. Zandbergen, "On the solid solutions in the systems Bi2Sr2Ca1‑xYxCu2O8+δ, Bi2Sr2‑xLaxCaCu2O8+δ and Bi2Sr2Y1‑xCexCu2O8+δ," Physica C157, 531 (1989).

9.       H.W. Zandbergen, W.A. Groen, F.C. Mijlhoff, G. van Tendeloo and S. Amelinckx, "Models for the modulation in A2B2CanCu1+nO6+2n, A, B=Bi,Sr or Tl, Ba and n=0,1,2," Physica C156, 325 (1988).

8.       W.A. Groen and H. W. Zandbergen, "A study of Bi2Sr2‑xLaxCuO6+δ with X‑ray and electron diffraction," Sol. State Comm. 68, 527 (1988).

7.       R.A. Zacher, H.W. Zandbergen, J. van den Berg, W.A. Groen, A.A. Menovsky, P.H. Kes and J.A. Mydosh, "Properties and structure of the new high‑temperature superconductor: Ca‑Sr‑Bi‑Cu‑O," Bull. of the Am. Phys. Soc. 33, 1370 (1988).

6.       W.A. Groen and D.J.W. IJdo, "Distrontium Diantimonate (V). A Rietveld Refinement of Neutron Powder Diffraction Data," Acta. Cryst. C44, 782 (1988).

5.       H.W.Zandbergen, P.Groen, G.vanTendeloo,J. van Landuyt and S.Amelinckx, "Electron diffraction and electron microscopy of the high‑Tc superconductive phase in the Bi‑Ca‑Sr‑Cu‑O system," Sol. State. Comm. 66, 397(1988).

4.       W.A. Groen, F.P.F. van Berkel and D.J.W. IJdo, "Trineodynium Ruthenate (V). A Rietveld Refinement of Neutron Powder Diffraction Data," Acta. Cryst. C43, 2262 (1987).

3.       P.A. Seinen, F.P.F. van Berkel, W.A. Groen and D.J.W. IJdo, "The ordered perovskite system Ln2NiRuO6," Mat. Res. Bull. 22, 535 (1987).

2.       W.A. Groen and D.J.W. IJdo,"The Monoclinic Perovskites Sr2CaUO6 and Ba2SrUO6. A Rietveld Refinement of Neutron Powder Diffraction Data," Acta. Cryst. C43, 1033 (1987).

1.       W.A. Groen, F.P.F. van Berkel and D.J.W. IJdo,"Dineodynium Magnesium Titanate(IV). A Rietveld Refinement of Neutron Powder Diffraction Data," Acta. Cryst. C42, 1472 (1986).                                



Conference Publications

C1.    W.A. Groen, M.J. Kraan, G. de With and M.PA. Viegers,"New covalent ceramics: MgSiN2," Mat. Res. Soc. Proc. Vol. 327 (1994) 239.

C2.    H.A.M. van Hal and W.A. Groen, "Powder preparation of inorganic materials by spray drying,", Proceeding Electroceramics IV, Aachen, Germany (1994) 1339.

C3.    G. de With and W.A. Groen, "Thermal conductivity estimates for new (oxy)‑nitride ceramics," Fourth Euro Ceramics, Vol. 3 (1995).405.

C4.    W.A. Groen, M.J. Kraan, P.F. van Hal and G. de With, "New high thermal conductivity ceramics," Fourth Euro Ceramics, Vol. 3 (1995) 343.

C5.    W.A. Groen and V. Sillen,  High temperature thermistor based on doped samarium oxide, Ceramic Transactions, 90, 65 (1998).

C6.    G.D.C. Csete de Györgyfalva, I.M. Reaney, C. Metzmacher and W.A. Groen, ”Domain structure and tetragonality in manganese based spinels,” Electron Analysis Group Conference, Sheffield/UK 161, 529 (1999).

C7.    Albrecht Kraus, Bernd Rausenberger and Wilhelm-Albert Groen, “CERALIGHTTM – A NEW SUPERIOR COLD CATHODE FLUORESCENT LAMP,” Proceeding of the Ninth International Symposium on the Science and technology of Light Sources, Ed. Rolf S. Bergman, Published by Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 152L (2001).

C8.    M. Ren, W. Lu, H. Gorter and W.A. Groen, “Large Area Coating via inkjet printing for Flexible Electronics ” ICCG9 (2012), isbn978-90-5986-404-7, Ed. H.A. Meinema, C.I.M.A. Spee, 75-80 (2012).

C9.    J. Gabel, H.A.J.M. Andriessen, I. Yakimets and W.A. Groen, “Patterning in Roll-to-Roll printing and coating technology, ICCG9 (2012), isbn978-90-5986-404-7, Ed. H.A. Meinema , C.I.M.A. Spee, 61-66 (2012).

C10.  J. Gabel, P. Rensing, E. Lutz, and P. Groen, “Spray-coating of functional layers of OLED and OPV”, ICCST2012. (16th International Coating Science and Technology Symposium, 2012, G Nichols, M (Eds.), Atlanta: ISCSTA),

C11.  Jaquelien van den Boomen, Marcel Everaars, Robert Abbel, Peter Spoor, Pim Groen, Silver-based conductive inkjet inks for printed electronic applications, 2012 E-MRS Spring Meeting.

C12.  Lafont, UL, Kunnamkuzhakkal James, N, Groen, WA, Zeijl, HW van & Zwaag, S van der (2012). Self-healing composites with oriented fillers. In GB McKenna (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Deformation, Yield and Fracture Polymers (pp. 379-382). Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology

C13.  Juliane Gabel, Jeroen Smulders, Pim Groen, “Atmospheric plasma printing  - potential and challenges of plasma on demand, “SVC Techcon 2013.

C14.  Large Area Inkjet Printing for OPV and OLED Applications Using Non Halogenated Ink Formulations,  Tamara M. Eggenhuisen, Michiel J.J. Coenen, Thijs W.L. Slaats, Harrie Gorter, Jörgen Sweelssen and Pim Groen, ECS 2013.

C15.  Large Area Inkjet Printing for Organic Solar Cells and OLEDs using on-Halogenated Ink Formulations, Tamara M. Eggenhuisen, Michiel J.J. Coenen, Thijs W.L. Slaats, Harrie Gorter, Jörgen Sweelssen, Pim Groen, NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference, 2013 International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies. Pages 1-252. , pp. 203-205(3).

C16.  Towards high speed inkjet printed electronics – Technology transfer from S2S to R2R production, Pit Teunissen, Eric Rubingh, Tim van Lammeren, Robert Abbel, Sjoerd van de Geijn, Pim Groen, NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference, 2013 International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, pp. 484-488(5), IBSN: 978-0-89208-306-0

C17.  Tamara M. Eggenhuisen, Yulia Galagan, Anne Biezemans, Michiel Coenen, Jan Gilot, Pim Groen and Ronn Andriessen, Organic Photovoltaic Cells with All Inkjet Printed Layers and Freedom of Form, PVSEC2014, DOI:10.1109/ PVSC.2014.6925523.

C18.  Pim Groen, Nijesh James, Hamideh Khanbareh, Daniella Deutz and Sybrand van der Zwaag, “New functional materials based on electroceramic composites,” International Conference on Electroceramics, Proceedings ICE2013, Brazil.

C19.  Pit Teunissen, Robert Abbel, Jasper Michels, Pim Groen, Breaking the Limits of Line Width and Aspect Ratio for Inkjet Printed Conductive Lines by Controlling Post-Deposition Ink Contraction, NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference, 2014 Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing: NIP30 Technical Program and Proceedings 447-450.

C20.  Pit Teunissen, Eric Rubingh, Tim van Lammeren, Robert Abbel, Pim Groen, Inkjet Printing as a Roll-to-Roll Compatible Technology for the Production of Large Area Electronic Devices on a Pre-Industrial Scale, NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference, 2014 International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, 395-398.

C21.  Khanbareh, H, Zwaag, S van der & Groen, WA. Piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties of lead titanate-polyethylene oxide composites. In s.n. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 14th electroceramics conference Vol. 1627. AIP Conference Proceedings (pp. 46-51). Melville: AIP Publishing, 2014

C22. D.B. Deutz, E. Tempelman, S. van der Zwaag and W.A. Groen

“Piezoelectric lead zirconium titanate composite touch sensors for integration with flexible OLED technology, “Proceedings European Conference on Application of Polar Dielectrics 2014, July 10, Vilnius, Lithuania.

C23.  H. Khanbareh, D.B. Deutz, S. van der Zwaag, W.A. Groen, “Materials selection for piezo- and pyroelectric energy harvesting,“ ICAST2014: 25nd International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, October 6-8th, 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands.

C24.  T. Vuorinen, M. Janka, J. E. Rubingh, S. Tuukkanen, P. Groen and D. Lupo: ”Spray coating of self-aligning passivation layer for metal grid lines”, in: Proceedings of Electronic System-Integration Technology Conference (ESTC), 2014 5th. IEEE, 2014., 10.1109/ESTC.2014.6962776.

C25.  Harrie Gorter, Francesco Di Giacomo, Ike de Vries, Arjan Langen, Ronald Mikkenie, Thomas M. Brown and  Pim Groen, “Perovskite coated layers: from ceramic capacitors to solar cells, “European Coating Symposium 2015, Eindhoven, Nl, 106-111.

C26.  Khanbareh, H , Zwaag, S van der, Groen, WA  (2014). Dielectrophoretically structured piezoelectric composites. 0 Van Hoa, S Hubert, P (Eds.) Proceedings of 19th International conference on composite materials (pp. 1-7) Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials ( CACSMA ).

C27.  Khanbareh, H, Hegde, M, Zwaag, S van der & Groen, WA (2015). Advanced processing of lead titanate-polyimide composites for high temperature piezoelectric sensing. In K Yao, A Safari & J Wang (Eds.), IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF) (pp. 265-267). s.l.: IEEE.

C28.  W.A. Groen and  P. Pertsch, “Miniature Piezoelectric Multilayer Actuators and their Applications, “ Actuator 16, Bremen, Germany. 204-209 (2016).

C29.  Ahmed Salem, Hylke Akkerman, Wiel Manders, Wilhelm A. Groen, Paul Poodt, Merve Anderson, “Thin-Film Flexible Barriers for PV Applications and OLED Lighting” 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC).

C30.  H. Khanbareh, K. de Boom, S. van der Zwaag, and W.A. Groen, “Highly sensitive piezo particulate-polymer foam composites for robotic skin application,” Ferroelectrics  / ISAF proceedings 2016.

C31.  D. B. Deutz, N. T. Mascarenhas, S. van der Zwaag, and W. A. Groen, “Flexible piezoelectric (K,Na,Li)NbO3-polymer composites,” Ferroelectrics  / ISAF proceedings 2016.



Other publicity - interviews:

Inventief met keramiek, Metalelektro Profiel, maart 2003.

Dunste zonnecelfolie ter wereld, Maintenance Benelux (12-06-2012).

Financieel Dagblad weekend, outlook (08-11-2012). Zonnecelfolie met dank aan een discolamp.

Platform Product & Service Design, 21e jaargang no 2 april 2013, 8-10; “Het product wordt de interface”.

A new production, Public Service Review: Europe: issue 24, 460 (2012).

High tech, low image, LINK sept 2013, 38.

Holst en Van Berloo werken aan slimme materialen, Eindhovens Dagblad, maart 2014.

On the university web on the chairholders:


On my research group in the Technical University of Delft



Work at the Holst Centre on plastic electronics:



some recent conferences:



ICAST Conference (2014):



Interview IOP on Nanotechnology(dec. 2014 Boston): http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/multimedia/59692


Interview: Flexible and Printed Electronics. (2015 Boston @ MRS: nanotechweb.org at http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/multimedia/63806 and youtube at https://youtu.be/p03lCNAlRrE


Interview: LOPEC 2016 - Good reasons for your visit



Interview: A brighter future: Eu researchers harness the power of light.



Recordings final symposium Light.Touch.Matters / This was a live stream on Friday 17 June 2016, from 13:00 - 14:30



LTM interview with Pim Groen




 1)      W.A. Groen, M.J. Kraan en G. de With, “Magnesium‑silicium‑nitride ceramics”.

DE69407832, EP611739, JP6263543, US5411924

2)      W.A. Groen, M.J. Kraan P.F. van Hal en G. de With, “Al-O-C-N substrate for Si-technology”.

DE69503472T2 , EP743929, JP9509394, US5635429, US5571757

3)      W.A. Groen, “Indiumhaltiger oxidkeramischer Thermistor”.

DE19622112, EP810612, JP10092609 , US5976421

4)      W.A. Groen, “Selten-erd-metallhaltiger hoch temperatur-thermistor“.

DE19621934 , EP0810611B1 , JP10092609, US05955937

5)      W.A. Groen and V.R.C.M.J. Sillen, ”Schaltungsanordnung mit einem SMD-bauelement, insbesondere Temperatursensor und Verfahren zur Herstellung eines Temperatur Sensors“.

DE19736855, EP899550, JP11148873, US6515572

6)      S. Kordic, K. Mutsaers, M. Klee and W.A. Groen, “Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing such a device”.

EP0968529, US6201291

7)      C.R. Ronda, C.J.M. Denissen, V. Weiler and W.A. Groen, “Low pressure mercury vapor discharge lamp with electrode shield”.

DE69915966, EP995222, JP20025156352, US6274981

8)      A. Nellissen, P. van Oppen, H. Loebl, M. Klee, W.A. Groen and N. van Veen, “Thin film capacitor”.

EP98204217.8, US6337790

9)      G. Greuel, W.A. Groen and S. Schuurman, “Widerstandelement mit Widerstandschichten“.


10)    K. Albertsen and W.A. Groen, “Passives Bauelement mit Verbundstoff“.          

DE19939483, EP1259968, JP2003516619, US6721164

11 )   A. Kraus, B. Rausenberger, W.A. Groen and H. Dannert, “Niederdruck-Gasentladungslampe mit hoher Leuchtdichte“.

DE10014407, EP1137050, JP2001291492, US6858985, US2001024090

12)    W.A. Groen, P. Huppertz, K. Albertsen and B. Rausenberger, “Dielektrische keramische Zusammensetzung“.

DE10155593, EP1256971, JP2002352773, US6744204

13)    W.A. Groen, B. Rausenberger and K Albertsen, “Liquid crystal picture screen with improved backlighting”.

DE10126958, EP1263021, JP2003036816, US6713946

14)    Norbert Braun, W.A. Groen, A. Kraus, B. Rausenberger, B. Roulevink, J.A. Vorachen, “Gas discharge lamp and method of its manufacture”.

DE10128139, EP1265264, JP2003068193 , US20030034735

15)    W.A. Groen and J. Pankert, “Gas discharge lamp”.

16)    D. Hennings, W.A. Groen, P Schmidt, R. Mauczok, P. Huppertz and B. Schreinemacher,  “Dielektrische keramische Zusammensetzung“.

DE10155593, EP1036777, US5011804.

17)    H. Bechtelt, Y. Martynov, W. Busselt, W.A. Groen, P. Huppertz, “Display comprising a varistor layer”.
DE10251583, EP1563715, US20060033856, JP2006505904, AU2003274450..

18)    D.A. van de Ende and W.A. Groen, “Method for manufacturing a mainly film shaped piezoelectric element”.WO2010229261.
EP2264802-A1; WO2010147470-A1; EP2443678-A1

19)    D.A. van de Ende and W.A. Groen,
EP2466661-A1; WO2012087118-A1.

Piezoelectric Structure (short fiber based piezoelectric energyscavenger).

20)    Redha Bella, Mahmoud M. Almadhoun, Jesus Alfonso Caraveo Frescas, Ibrahim Al-Howaish, N. K. James, S. van der Zwaag, J. Khaliq and W.A. Groen, “Method for making High piezoelectric voltage coefficient Lead free piezoelectric composites, “ PCT/IB2016/051793.

21)    R.J. Hendriks, E.C.P. Smits, S.M. Perinchery and W.A. Groen, “Substrate comprising an electrical circuit patterns, method and system for providing same. PCT 15/032,929, filed in US April 28, 2016.




(outside own Laboratory/Factory/Institute)

-Oxygen content, lattice constants and Tc of Bi2Sr­­­2CaCu2O8+d, Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, May 1989.

-High temperature electrical conductivity of AlN ceramics, MRS spring meeting, San Francisco, 1993.

-Covalent ceramics, Philips Research Labs, Eindhoven, Feb. 1995.

-NTC ceramics, Tagung Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft, Karlsruhe, Mai. 1995.

-New high thermal conductivity ceramics, IV Euro-ceramics, Riccioni, Italy, Oct. 1995.

-same, Nederlandse Keramische Vereniging, Ede, Dec. 1995.

-Seminar ueber Kristall- und Strukturchemie, Technischen Hochschule Aachen, 19 Jan. 1996.

-Covalent Ceramics, Philips Research Labs. Briarcliff Manor, New York, Mar. 1996. 

-Cursus Keramiek, part Thermistors, CIC, Roermond, Feb. 1996, Sept. 1996, Oct. 1997

-High temperature thermistor based on doped samarium oxide, Am. Cer. Soc. Meeting, Cincinnati, May 1997.

-same Penn. State University, May 1997.

-High temp. thermistors based on doped rare earth oxides, Am. Cer. Soc. Meeting, Indianapolis, May 1998.

-Stability of NTC ceramics, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, F, Oct 1998.

-Aging of NTC ceramics in the system Mn-Ni-Fe-O, Am. Cer. Soc. Meeting, Indianapolis April 1999.

-same: Bell Labs, US, April 1999.

-same: Penn. State University, US, May 1999.

-same: MIT, Boston, US, May 1999.

-Stability of NTC ceramics in the system Mn-Ni-Fe-O, Electroceramics VII, Portoroche, Slovenia, Sept. 2000

-NTC ceramics (invited), Ferroelectrics UK 2001, April 2001-05-22.

-BME piezo-multilayers (invited), International Center for Actuators and Sensors, annual meeting 2001, Penn. State,  April 2001.

-NTC ceramics, Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany, Nov. 2001.

-Recent trends in multilayer actuators (invited), ACERS Cocoa Beach (Fl) Jan. 2003.

-Application of piezoceramics, Microcentrum (invited), Eindhoven, Oct. 2003.

-Recent trends in piezoceramics, Microcentrum (invited), Eindhoven, Jun. 2005.

-Piezo materials and production, Applied Piezo, Eindhoven, Oct. 2006.

-Dependence of piezoelectric properties on layer thickness for multilayer actuators (invited) Dec. 14 2009, New Delphi, India.

-Negative temperature coefficient (NTC) ceramics in the system Mn-Ni-O, Dec. 17 2009, New Delphi, India.

-Industrial research on MLCC’s, State College, PA, US, 07-12-2010.

-Improved sensitivity in piezoelectric particle - polymer composites structured by dielectrophoresis, Dec. 2011, Sydney, Australia.

-Lighting, Solar Cells, Displays and Sensors: enabled by printing (invited), DRUPA, 12-05-2012, OE-A focus day "Printed Electronics", Dusseldorf, Germany.

-New functional materials based on structured electroceramic composites, Electroceramics 13, Jun. 2012, Enschede, Nl.

-New composite functional and flexible materials (invited), UK Ferroelectrics 2013, Sheffield, UK, Jan. 2013.

-Sensor materials: from ceramics to flexible composites, High tech systems - sensing-matters, 25-04-2013, Eindhoven, NL.

-Open Innovation at Holst Centre, “Open Innovation in the Dutch High -Tech, Medical

& Life Sciences cluster in Brabant, the Netherlands”, Tel Aviv, Israel 28-05-2013.

- New functional materials based on electroceramic composites, International Conference on Electroceramics, ICE2013, Brazil, 12-11-2013.

- Sequenced flash sintering of conductive inks –  a method to optimise R2R processing conditions for printed electronics, MRS Boston, 02-12-2013

-Roll-to-roll production of highly conductive patterns by inkjet printing and photonic sintering of metal based inks – A possible route towards large area flexible electronics, MRS Boston, 03-12-2013.

- Self-aligning, R2R compatible patterning method for slot die coating for OPV, MRS Boston, 05-12-2013

-Open innovation at the Holst Centre on Printed and Flexible Electronics, State College, Penn State University, 06-12-2013.

-Towards fully roll-to-roll solution processed large area OLED devices, Lopec, 06-2014

-Printed electronics – from simple circuitry to integrated devices, Keynote (invited) at 2nd Int. Conf. on System-integrated Intelligence, Bremen, Germany, July 4, 2014.

-Oled Technology and the Holst Centre, Kivi Niria, region Zuid, 25-09-2014, Best, NL.

-Inkjet Printing as a R2R Compatible Technology for the Production of Large Area Electronic Devices on a Pre-Industrial Scale-Focal presentation (invited), NIP30, Philadelphia, 09-2014.

-High aspect ratio Inkjet Printed Conductive Lines, NIP30, Philadelphia. 09-2014.

-Roll-to-roll embedding of screen printed current collecting grids for

plastic solar cells, MRS Boston, 01-12-2014.

-Roll-to-roll deposition of functional layers for solution processed OLED devices, MRS Boston, 01-12-2014.

- Roll-to-Roll Processing for Solution Processed OLED Devices, Department of Energy R&D Workshop, San Francisco, 28-01-2015 (invited).

- Roll-to-Roll Processing for Solution Processed OLED Devices, LOPEC, 7th International Exhibition and Conference for the Printed Electronics Industry, March 3-5, 2015.

- Thin Film Barriers for OLED Devices and Photovoltaics, LOPEC, 2015.

- Printed Organic Based Photovoltaic Cells and Modules with Freedom of Shape and Size, LOPEC, 2015.

- Perovskite coated layers: from ceramic capacitors to solar cells, European Coating Symposium, Eindhoven, Nl, 2015, invited.

-Light-Touch-Matters – the product is the interface, Dutch Design Week 2015.

-Electronica uit een printer, KNAW, 26-10-2015, Amsterdam.

-SMART Materials: University of Leeds (3 nov.), Morgan @Ruabon (4 nov.), University of Batch (5 nov.), Queen Mary University of London (6 nov.).

-Large area printing and production technologies for OLEDs, Productronica Forum – LED & OLED Production Session, 2015, Munchen, 11-11-2015.

-Novel flexible composites for energy harvesting and sensor applications, M2i conference, Nl, 7-12-2015.

-Novel lead free flexible composites for energy harvesting and sensor applications, MRS Boston 3-12-2015.

-Flexible Oleds, 5th annual China international Oleds summit, China, 20-21 Jan 2016, Invited.

-Towards Roll-to-Roll production of Perovskite based PV: challenges and new opportunities for printed electronics. Lopec March 28-30 2016, Munich, Germany.

-Thin-film barriers for OLED devices and photovoltaics, Lopec 2016.

-High volume solution based roll-to-roll processing of plastic electronic devices, Lopec 2016.

-Flexible and high temperature piezoelectric composites for energy harvesting applications, Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy, April 17 - 21, 2016 Florida, invited.

-Perovskite coated layers: from ceramic capacitors to solar cells, Dutch Perovskite Days, June 10, 2016, Delft, invited.

-Miniature Piezoelectric Multilayer Actuators and their Applications, Actuator 16, Bremen, June 14, 2016, invited.

-Flexible piezoelectric composites: Energy harvesting, Electroceramics 15, Limoges, June 27-29, 2016.

-Flexible piezoelectric composites: an overview, Electroceramics 15, Limoges, June 27-29, 2016, invited.

-High volume solution based Roll-to-Roll processing of OLEDS, International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics (7th ICFPE), Yonezawa City, Yamagata, Japan, Sept. 6, 2016.

Latest Innovations and Breakthroughs  in OLED Lighting, LED professional Symposium +Expo 2016, Bregenz, Austria, Sept. 21, 2016, Invited.



-Piezo Course (Microcentrum – Stichting Applied Piezo):

Nov. 2007-HTC Eindhoven, Mar. 2008- Lederhosen (Germany) PI,  April 2008-HTC Eindhoven.

-Course Piezoelectric Materials and Application, 2 hrs. as part of the Master Materials Science and Engineering; Advanced Materials (NS3611), H. Zandbergen TU Delft, Q3;2009-2010, Q3;2010-2011, Q2; 2012-2013, Q3 2014, Q1 2015.

-Course Designing Materials with Aerospace Specific Properties, AE4X02 / 1 block 2 hrs. (Q4, 2009-2010, Q3, 2010-2011, Q3; 2011-2012, Q3; 2012-2013, Q2, 2013-2014, Q1, 2014-2015).

-Course Sensors and Smart Materials, AE4X09 / full course, 7 blocks 2 hrs. (Q3, 2010-2011; Q3 2011-2012; Q3 2012-2013: Q3 2013-2014, Q3 2014-2015, Q3 2015-2016).

-Tutorial lecture at Electroceramics 13 Conference: Piezoelectric (bulk ceramics and thin film) applications (organized by Applied Piezo Foundation), 26-06-2012.

-Flexible electronics, Summer school, Le Poudrier, Limoges, Fr, June 23-26 2016.


PhD committee member:


-S. van der Gijp, promotor Prof. Dr. ir. H. Verweij, UT, 1998

-R. Bruls, promotor Prof. Dr. G. de With, TUe, 2000

-T. Kamel, promotor Prof. Dr. G. de With, TUe, 2007

-R. Mikkenie, promotor Prof. D. Blank, UT, UTwente, 2011.

-D. A. van de Ende, promoter Prof. Dr. ir. S. van der Zwaag, TUD, 2012.

-P. de Jong, promotor A. De Boer, UT, 2013.

-P. Wiwattananon, promotor Prof. Dr. ir. R. Benedictus, TUD, 2013.

-B. Bory, promotor Prof. dr. ir. R. Janssen, Tue, 2014.

-M. Li, promotor Prof. Dr. D.M. de Leeuw, RUG 2014.

-N. K. James, promotor, Prof. S. van der Zwaag, Prof. W.A. Groen, TUD 2015.

-M. Theelen, promotor W. Zeeman, TUD 2015

-S. Priesnitz, promotor R. Benediktus, TUD 2015

-I. Tsekmes, promotor. TUD 2016

-X. Xu, promotor Prof. S. van der Zwaag 2016.

-Q. Guan, promotor, T. Dingemans 2016

-K. Arapov, promotor G. de With, Tue 2016

-H. Khanbareh, promotor, Prof. S. van der Zwaag, Prof. W.A. Groen, TUD 2016.


PhD students currently supervised:

-N. K. James, started 2012.

-H. Khanbareh, started 01-2012.

-D. B. Deutz, started 04-2013.

-J. Khaliq, post doc. 2014-2016.

-R. Valente, started 2015.


Students supervised:

- R. Mikkenie (1997) – now at Philips Lumileds, Aachen, Ger.

- Daan van den Ende (2007), now at Philips Research, NL

- Stanley van Kempen (2013) – now PhD in RWTH Aachen, Ger.

- Daniella Deutz (2013) – now PhD at ASM, AE Delft, NL

- S. Kommeren (2014) – now PhD in Eindhoven, NL

- Frederik van Loock (2014) – now PhD at Cambridge, UK

- Cornelus de Mooij (2014) – now PhD at ASM, AE Delft, NL

- Amal Karapuzha (2015) – now KTP associate, Sheffield, UK

- Manon Fernandez (2015)

- Neola Mascarenhas (2015) – now trainee at Airbus, Fr.

- Kevin de Boom (2016) – now at Rolls Royce, UK.

- Guillaume Berre (2016)

Start 2015

- George Tselikos (2016)

- Vincent Struber (2017)

- Prassana Pom (@IKTS --)

- Nikhil Nair (@Holst --)

Start 2016

- Taylor Bael

- Balaji Sankar (3ME)

- Jan Jorissen

- Abishek Mittal




Scientific Commitee Actuator 16, Symposium organiser session Piezoelectric Actuators.

Board member CW Chemie Vaste Stof & Materiaalkunde en Kristal & Structuuronderzoek.

Editorial Board of TMR (Translational Materials Research, IOP).

Chairman Supervisory Board Smartpie (Scientific research program on piezotechnology funded through Smartmix program) 2008-2013.

In 2009 Quartermaster of  “Kenniswerkers regeling”; resulted in Solar Core project with a budget of 4,8 MEuro.


Session chair NKV/DKG meeting, Eindhoven, 2002.

Session chair Piezoceramics and transducers, ACERS Cocoa Beach (Fl, USA) Jan. 2003.

Symposium organizer Sensors & Actuators, Electroceramics XI, Manchester, 2008.

Program Committee SID-ME Spring Meeting 2012.

National organizing committee Electroceramics 13 Conference, Twente, 23-26 June 2012.

Session(s) chair Electroceramics 13.

Session chair UK Ferroelectrics 2013, Twente, Nl

Local organizing committee, 25th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST 2014) October 6-8, 2014,  Mercure Hotel in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Local organizing committee European Coating Symposium 2015, 9-11 Sept. 2015, Eindhoven.

Symposium organizer Actuator 16, 13-15 June 2016, Bremen

Session chair Electroceramics 15, Limoges, France.


Chairman Kamer van Onderzoek, Maritime Campus Netherlands. (2010-2012).

Board Member Energy Port Netherlands (MCN) 2010-2012.

Reviewer Journal American Ceramic Society, Journal Solid State Chemistry, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Journal Materials Research, Materials Letters.


Member Nederlandse Keramische Vereniging (NKV), Materials Research Society (MRS).


Name author: D.B. Deutz
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