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“My focus lies on the controlled fabrication and integration of 1-D and 2D-nanomaterials on an industrial-relevant scale. This will prove vital for a new generation of nanoelectronics”

Research profile

Ageeth Bol is Professor of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology, (TU/e). Her areas of expertise include physical chemistry, materials technology and solid-­state physics. Current research interests include the fabrication, modification and integration of 1-D and 2-D nanomaterials for (opto)electronics and catalysis.

Novel techniques based on selective atomic layer deposition (ALD) and plasma chemistry are being developed to connect new nanomaterials such a graphene and carbon nanotubes to the outside world with metal contacts and dielectrics. This is vital for integrating these materials in future nanoelectronics. Another exciting area of research Bol’s group is working on is the synthesis of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (2D-TMDs), a new class of ultra-thin semiconductor materials with surprising properties. Atomic layer deposition is being used to tailor the thickness, morphology and electronic properties of these materials on an industrial relevant scale. 

Academic background

Ageeth Bol received her MSc and PhD in Chemistry from Utrecht University. After obtaining her PhD in 2001 she worked for Philips Electronics and at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in the USA. In 2011 she joined TU/e. In 2012, Ageeth received a prestigious VIDI grant from the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and in 2014 she was awarded a Consolidator Grant by the ERC (European Research Council). 

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Research Output 1998 2019

Diffraction enhanced transparency in a hybrid gold-graphene THz metasurface

van Hoof, N. J. J., ter Huurne, S. E. T., Vervuurt, R. H. J., Bol, A. A., Halpin, A. & Rivas, J. G., 1 Mar 2019, In : APL Photonics. 4, 3, 8 p., 036104

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Open Access
Atomic layer deposition

The origin of high activity of amorphous MoS2 in the hydrogen evolution reaction

Wu, L., Longo, A., Dzade, N. Y., Sharma, A., Hendrix, M., Bol, A., de Leeuw, N. H., Hensen, E. & Hofmann, J. P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : ChemSusChem. 12, p. 4383-4389

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Gibbs free energy
precious metal
20 Citations (Scopus)

Area-selective atomic layer deposition of metal oxides on noble metals through catalytic oxygen activation

Singh, J. J., Thissen, N. F. W., Kim, W-H., Johnson, H., Kessels, W. M. M., Bol, A. A., Bent, S. F. & Mackus, A. J. M., 2018, In : Chemistry of Materials. 30, 3, p. 663–670 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Atomic layer deposition
Precious metals
Chemical activation

Atomic layer deposition for 2-D materials beyond graphene

Sharma, A., 12 Dec 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 189 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic


Atomic layer deposition of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide nanolayers

Ageeth Bol (Recipient), 2014

Recognition: ERCConsolidatorScientific

atomic layer epitaxy
transition metals
plasma chemistry

NWO Vidi Award : New nanomanufacturing techniques for future nanoelectronics

Ageeth Bol (Recipient), 2011

Recognition: NWOVidiScientific

Nanostructured materials
Carbon nanotubes



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Fundamentals of ultrathin film growth

W.M.M. (Erwin) Kessels (Researcher), Ageeth A. Bol (Researcher)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Future nanoelectronics and nanopatterning

Ageeth A. Bol (Researcher), W.M.M. (Erwin) Kessels (Researcher), Adrie J.M. Mackus (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Processing of nanomaterials

Ageeth A. Bol (Researcher), W.M.M. (Erwin) Kessels (Researcher)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

An optimization of graphene growth by chemical vapor deposition

Author: Poulus, R., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Vervuurt, R. (Supervisor 1), Weber, J. (Supervisor 2) & Bol, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Atomic layer deposition of Ruthenium thin films from EBECHRu: surface chemistry, film properties and applications

Author: Groven, B., 30 Sep 2014

Supervisor: Popovici, M. (External person) (Supervisor 1), Bol, A. (Supervisor 2) & Adelmann, C. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Direction controlled growth of horizontal alignment of carbon nanotubes by ion beam surface treatment

Author: Houben, R., 29 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Bol, A. (Supervisor 1) & Thissen, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Direct-write atomic layer deposition for the fabrication of carbon nanotube field-effect transistors

Author: Thissen, N., 31 Oct 2012

Supervisor: Mackus, A. (Supervisor 1), Bol, A. (Supervisor 2) & Kessels, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


On the nucleation of Pt & Pd during atomic layer deposition & temperature programmed desorption for thin film analysis

Author: Vervuurt, R., 31 Dec 2012

Supervisor: Weber, M. (Supervisor 1), Bol, A. (Supervisor 2) & Kessels, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master