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Gilles Timmermans is a doctoral candidate in the Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials and Devices group under supervision of prof. dr. Albert Schenning and dr. Michael Debije. Gilles mainly works on liquid crystalline materials that can change their optical properties as part of the PPS Smart Materials for Greenhouses.

Academic background

In 2010 Gilles started his academic career at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2014 he completed his Bachelor's degree and started his master Chemical Engineering at the TU/e with the Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry track. His master thesis: "Smart Windows based on Cholesteric Liquid Crystals" was carried out in the Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials and Devices (SFD) group under supervisor of prof. dr. Albert Schenning and dr. Hitesh Khandelwal. In March 2017 he has started working as a doctoral candidate in the SFD group on Smart Materials for Greenhouses.


We want to develop new smart materials that can control the color and quantity of sunlight entering greenhouses.

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Nematic liquid crystals Chemical Compounds
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Electric fields Chemical Compounds
Bandwidth Chemical Compounds
Temperature Chemical Compounds

Research Output 2016 2018

  • 24 Citations
  • 2 Article
13 Citations (Scopus)

Multistate luminescent solar concentrator ‘smart’ windows

Sol, J. A. H. P., Timmermans, G. H., van Breugel, A. J., Schenning, A. P. H. J. & Debije, M. G., 2018, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 8, 12, 8 p., 1702922

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Solar concentrators
Light absorption
Crystalline materials
11 Citations (Scopus)
Nematic liquid crystals
Electric fields

Student theses

Smart windows based on cholesteric liquid crystals

Author: Timmermans, G., 25 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Schenning, A. (Supervisor 1), Debije, M. (Supervisor 2), Khandelwal, H. (Supervisor 2) & Tuinier, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master