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My ambition is to integrate temperature responsive photonic coatings for novel applications in fields of energy saving, health and security.

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Stijn Kragt is a doctoral candidate in the Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials & Devices (SFD) group under Professor Albert Schenning and Professor Dick Broer. Stijn works on temperature responsive coatings based on mixtures of reactive liquid crystals and liquid crystal polymers. This combination provides an easiliy processable and programmable material with potential for industrial scale fabrication of coatings, which among others can serve as optical sensors, security labels or as energy saving smart window.

Academic background

Stijn started his academic career in 2010 at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. In 2013 he completed his Bachelor's degree with a project on macroscopically ordering of semi-flexible polymers using liquid crystals under supervision of assistant professor Paul Kouwer at the department of Molecular Materials. He then started the Master's programme Physcial Chemistry at the Radboud University. His graduation project titled "Directing soft matter in water using electric fields" was carried out at the same department. After a 5 months industrial internship at DSM Biomedical, Stijn completed his Master of Science degree. He currently works as a doctoral candidate in the Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials and Devices group.

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 59 Citations
  • 9 Article
  • 2 Patent publication
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
5 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

3D helix engineering in chiral photonic materials

Kragt, A. J. J., Hoekstra, D. C., Stallinga, S., Broer, D. J. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., Aug 2019, In : Advanced Materials. 31, 33, 1903120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Photonics
Light polarization
Nematic liquid crystals
Polymer films
Cryptography
7 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Environmentally responsive photonic polymers

van Heeswijk, E. P. A., Kragt, A. J. J., Grossiord, N. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 4 Feb 2019, In : Chemical Communications. 55, 20, p. 2880-2891 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Photonics
Polymers
Liquid Crystals
Smart sensors
Hydrogels

Responsive photonic coatings based on semi-interpenetrating polymer networks

Kragt, A. J. J., 4 Dec 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 94 p.

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

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1 Citation (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

Temperature-responsive, multicolor-changing photonic polymers

Kragt, A. J. J., Zuurbier, N. C. M., Broer, D. J. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 7 Aug 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 11, 31, p. 28172-28179 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Photonics
Polymers
Siloxanes
Color
Liquid Crystals
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Temperature-responsive polymer wave Plates as tunable polarization converters

Kragt, A. J. J., van Gessel, I. P. M., Schenning, A. P. H. J. & Broer, D. J., 1 Nov 2019, In : Advanced Optical Materials. 7, 21, 6 p., 1901103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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converters
Polymers
Polarization
polymers
polarization