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

Research profile

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

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.

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  • 32 Citations (Scopus)
    101 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

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  • 26 Citations (Scopus)
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    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.

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    11 Citations (Scopus)
    14 Downloads (Pure)

    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.

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    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.

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    10 Citations (Scopus)
    131 Downloads (Pure)


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

    J. Beckers (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: NWOVidiScientific

  • Activities

    • 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

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    Dusty and complex plasma

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    EUV induced plasma

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    Student theses

    Dust particles as probes in a plasma sheath potential well under hypergravity conditions

    Author: Ruijzendaal, M., 2018

    Supervisor: Meijaard, P. (Supervisor 1) & Beckers, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Electric field profiling inside an inverse cavity using MCRS

    Author: Clevis, R. H., 2019

    Supervisor: Meijaard, P. (Supervisor 1) & Beckers, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    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


    EUV-induced plasma interaction with capped pSi membranes

    Author: Schlijper, M., 2018

    Supervisor: Beckers, J. (Supervisor 1) & Zdravkov, A. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master