On 22 February 2022 prof.dr.ir. Erwin Kessels took up a seat at the supervisory board of NanoLabNL. He succeeds prof. dr. Bert Koopmans whose second term as a member of the board ended after 10 years.
We are very grateful to Bert Koopmans for his pleasant cooperation and his expertise and loyalty in his role as director over the past 10 years. His sharpness and constructive attitude in complex cases was often decisive in decision-making processes.
Bert Koopmans is succeeded by prof. dr. ir. Erwin Kessels, who is a full professor at the Department of Applied Physics of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also the scientific director of the NanoLab@TU/e facilities which provides full-service and open-access clean room infrastructure for R&D in nanotechnology.
Erwin’s research interests cover the field of synthesis of ultrathin films and nanostructures using methods such as (plasma-enhanced) chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) for a wide variety of applications, mostly within the areas of nanoelectronics and photovoltaics. Within the field of ALD, he has contributed most prominently by his work on plasma-assisted ALD, his research related to ALD for photovoltaics, and ALD for nanopatterning (including area-selective ALD).