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"I believe in a strong combination of fundamental and applied research serving tomorrow’s societal needs."

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Job Beckers is Assistant Professor within the Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research focuses on discovering how nanometer- to micrometer-scale particles interact with plasmas on the most fundamental level. These researched plasmas include electrically generated discharges and plasmas induced by highly energetic photons and electrons.  

Earlier in his career, Beckers developed a wearable plasma filter for medical purposes, to reduce the odor of ostomy bags.  

His specialties include general and applied physics, plasma physics, dusty plasmas, physics of the plasma sheath and pre-sheath, extreme UV (EUV) plasma sources for lithography and EUV-induced plasmas.

Academic background

Job Beckers obtained his MSc degree in Applied Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2007. As part of his Master's degree studies, he did internships at CERN (Switzerland) and San Diego State University (USA) and at the companies Philips Lighting and Océ. He then did his PhD studies at TU/e on dust particle(s) (as) diagnostics in plasma, which he completed cum laude in 2011. In this time period, Beckers worked as a researcher at Sydney University, Australia. After his PhD, Beckers worked at XTREME Technologies (Germany) for a year before being appointed Assistant Professor at TU/e. In June 2017, Beckers was awarded the NWO VIDI grant.

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Research Output 2005 2019

32 Citations (Scopus)
90 Downloads (Pure)

Microparticles in a Collisional Rf Plasma Sheath under Hypergravity Conditions as Probes for the Electric Field Strength and the Particle Charge

Beckers, J., Ockenga, T., Wolter, M., Stoffels, W. W., Dijk, van, J., Kersten, H. & Kroesen, G. M. W., 2011, In : Physical Review Letters. 106, 11, p. 115002-1/4 4 p., 115002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
high gravity environments
collisional plasmas
plasma sheaths
electric field strength
25 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Temperature dependence of nucleation and growth of nanoparticles in low pressure Ar/CH4 RF discharges

Beckers, J., Stoffels, W. W. & Kroesen, G. M. W., 2009, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 42, 15, p. 155206-1/10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Discharge (fluid mechanics)
low pressure
9 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

Thermalization of electrons in decaying extreme ultraviolet photons induced low pressure argon plasma

Beckers, J., van der Horst, R., Osorio, E. A., Kroesen, G. M. W. & Banine, V. Y., 6 Apr 2016, In : Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 25, 3, p. 1-8 035010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Fast and interrupted expansion in cyclic void growth in a dusty plasma

Wetering, van de, F. M. J. H., Brooimans, R. J. C., Nijdam, S., Beckers, J. & Kroesen, G. M. W., 2015, Proceedings of the 27th Symposium Plasma Physics & Radiation Technology, 10-11 March 2015, Lunteren, the Netherlands.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)
98 Downloads (Pure)

Ion energy distributions in highly transient EUV induced plasma in hydrogen

van de Ven, T. H. M., Reefman, P., de Meijere, C. A., van der Horst, R. M., van Kampen, M., Banine, V. Y. & Beckers, J., 14 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 123, 6, p. 1-6 063301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access


NWO Vidi Award : Quantum dots shining their light on plasma charging

J. Beckers (Recipient), 2016

Prize: NWOVidiScientific

quantum dots

Activities 2009 2010

  • 1 Contributed talk
  • 1 Invited talk

22nd NNV Symposium on Plasma Physics and Radiation Technology, March 9-10, 2010, Lunteren, The Netherlands

Job Beckers (Speaker)
9 Mar 2010

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Van der Waals, Vakgroeplezing EPG, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 24 november 2009

Job Beckers (Invited speaker)
24 Nov 2009

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific



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Dusty and complex plasma

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EUV induced plasma

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Student theses

Ethynyl anion (C2H) dynamics in the first 10 milliseconds of an argon-acetylene radio-frequency plasma

Author: van de Wetering, F., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: Beckers, J. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


Laser-induced incandescence as an in-situ particle diagnostics for dusty plasmas

Author: Oosterbeek, W., 2015

Supervisor: van de Wetering, F. (Supervisor 1) & Beckers, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Light scattering in a dusty plasma

Author: Meulenbroek, A., 2015

Supervisor: Beckers, J. (Supervisor 1) & Schepers, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Mie scattering for dust detection in an industrial microwave deposition plasma

Author: Janssen, P., 31 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Kroesen, G. (Supervisor 1), Beckers, J. (Supervisor 2), Nijdam, S. (Supervisor 2), van Leeuwen, K. (Supervisor 2), Clercx, H. (Supervisor 2), Carbone, E. (Supervisor 2) & Milicevic, I. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Numerical models of light scattering in a dusty plasma

Author: Bertens, M., 2016

Supervisor: IJzerman, W. (Supervisor 1), Beckers, J. (Supervisor 2) & Schepers, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor