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"Organic neuromorphic materials as building blocks for next generation low-energy computing and adaptive biointerfaces."

Research profile

Yoeri van de Burgt is an Assistant Professor in the Microsystems group at TU/e as well as a member of the Institute of Complex Molecular Studies (ICMS). His expertise spans materials science, nanotechnology, organic electronics, cell/material interfaces, laser applications and neuromorphic engineering. Tuition includes mechanical engineering, microsystems and design-based learning. Currently, his group neuromorphic engineering is studying the optimisation of materials for organic neuromorphic devices as well as developing neuromorphic arrays for brain-inspired smart biosensors and diagnostic lab-on-a-chips, for which he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2018. He was recently elected as an MIT innovator under 35 Europe 2019.

Academic background

Yoeri van de Burgt obtained his PhD degree at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2014. He then briefly worked at a high-tech startup in Switzerland, after which he obtained a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University (USA) with prof. Alberto Salleo. During his postdoc his research focused on organic neuromorphic materials and electrochemical transistors. At the end of 2016, van de Burgt returned to Eindhoven as an assistant professor where he currently leads the Neuromorphic Engineering group. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2017. In 2019 he was elected to the Eindhoven Young Academy. He is also member of the scientific advisory board of the Centre for Cognitive Systems and Materials (Cognigron) at the University of Groningen. 

External positions

Associate Editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience: Neuromorphic Engineering

31 May 2019 → …

Member of Scientific Advisory Board CogniGron, University of Groningen

1 Mar 2018 → …

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Research Output

A biohybrid synapse with neurotransmitter-mediated plasticity

Keene, S. T., Lubrano, C., Kazemzadeh, S., Melianas, A., Tuchman, Y., Polino, G., Scognamiglio, P., Cinà, L., Salleo, A., van de Burgt, Y. B. & Santoro, F., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Redefining near-unity luminescence in quantum dots with photothermal threshold quantum yield

    Hanifi, D. A., Bronstein, N. D., Koscher, B. A., Nett, Z., Swabeck, J. K., Takano, K., Schwartzberg, A. M., Maserati, L., Vandewal, K., van de Burgt, Y., Salleo, A. & Alivisatos, A. P., 15 Mar 2019, In : Science. 363, 6432, p. 1199-1202 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 26 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Lowering the threshold for bioelectronics

    Keene, S. & van de Burgt, Y., 1 Jun 2020, In : Nature Materials. 19, 6, p. 584-586 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademicpeer-review

  • Organic electronics for neuromorphic computing

    Van De Burgt, Y., Melianas, A., Keene, S. T., Malliaras, G. & Salleo, A., 1 Jul 2018, In : Nature Electronics. 1, 7, p. 386-397 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

  • 100 Citations (Scopus)

    A non-volatile organic electrochemical device as a low-voltage artificial synapse for neuromorphic computing

    van de Burgt, Y., Lubberman, E., Fuller, E. J., Keene, S. T., Faria, G. C., Agarwal, S., Marinella, M. J., Talin, A. A. & Salleo, A., 1 Apr 2017, In : Nature Materials. 16, 4, p. 414-418 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 344 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)


    4TU Visiting Research Grant

    Yoeri van de Burgt (Recipient), 10 Feb 2017

    Prize: OtherScientific

    Brain-Inspired lab-on-a-Chip

    Y.B. van de Burgt (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: ERCStartingScientific

  • Graduated Cum Laude

    Yoeri van de Burgt (Recipient), 31 Jan 2010

    Prize: OtherScientific

    Nominatie New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2018

    Yoeri van de Burgt (Recipient), 24 Apr 2018

    Prize: OtherScientific


    • 1 Consultancy
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Member Scientific Advisory Panel

    Yoeri van de Burgt (Consultant)
    1 Oct 2017 → …

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

    University of Cambridge

    Yoeri van de Burgt (Visiting researcher)
    26 Aug 20171 Dec 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific


    Engineering Design

    1/09/14 → …


    Peristaltic pump

    1/09/17 → …


    Student theses

    Characterization and feedback control of a laser assisted carbon nanotube growth process

    Author: van de Burgt, Y., 31 Jan 2010

    Supervisor: Bellouard, Y. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Controlling the doping level in a conducting polymer for application in enhancement mode organic electrochemical transistors

    Author: Pol, T., 13 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Meskers, S. (Supervisor 1), van de Burgt, Y. (Supervisor 2), Janssen, R. (Supervisor 2) & Friedrich, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Optimal tuning of Electrochemical Neuromorphic Organic Devices for on-chip neural network applications

    Author: Dankers, S., 24 Feb 2020

    Supervisor: van de Burgt, Y. B. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master