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Picture a polymer object that folds into a boat when it touches liquids. Now—imagine this vehicle propelling itself using skylight. Finally, it would change colour when detecting harmful pollutants.

Research profile

Jeroen Sol is a doctoral candidate in the Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials & Devices (SFD) group under Prof Albert Schenning and Dr Michael Debije. Like a large part of the group, Jeroen works on materials based on (self-assembling) liquid crystalline materials and in specific their viability and potential as building blocks for stimuli-responsive 3D printable materials. The possibilities for these novel materials are endless and as such the project will look at the usability of these in the broadest way possible, from energy-related to sensing, and biomedical technology.

Academic background

Jeroen has been a child of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) ever since the start of his academic career. First contact with SFD was made in 2015 during completion of the Bachelor’s degree with a project on “Cholesteric Liquid Crystal-based Optical Sensors” under the supervision of Monali Moirangthem MSc and Prof Albert Schenning. After a year of specialisation (Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry master track), a graduation project titled “Colour Modulation in Luminescent Solar Concentrators for Agricultural Purposes” was carried out in close cooperation with Prof Albert Schenning and Dr Michael Debije. Four-and-a-bit months were spent with Dr Susana Torrón (Long Term Research) at Becker Industrial Coatings AB in Märsta (Sweden) to do an industrial internship, after which Jeroen completed his Master of Science degree cum laude

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Heating Chemical Compounds
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Temperature Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2018 2019

  • 29 Citations
  • 3 Article
2 Citations (Scopus)

Butterfly proboscis-inspired tight rolling tapered soft actuators

Sol, J. A. H. P., Peeketi, A. R., Vyas, N., Schenning, A. P. H. J., Annabattula, R. K. & Debije, M. G., 5 Feb 2019, In : Chemical Communications. 55, 12, p. 1726-1729 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Liquid Crystals
Thin films
Liquid crystals
Crystalline materials
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
14 Citations (Scopus)

Temperature-responsive luminescent solar concentrators: tuning energy transfer in a liquid crystalline matrix

Sol, J. A. H. P., Dehm, V., Hecht, R., Würthner, F., Schenning, A. P. H. J. & Debije, M. G., 22 Jan 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 57, 4, p. 1030-1033

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Solar concentrators
Energy transfer
Crystalline materials


TU/e MSc Thesis Award 2018 nominee for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Jeroen Sol (Recipient), 27 Sep 2019

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific