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"Organic neuromorphics as a building block for next generation low-energy computing and brain-inspired smart lab-on-a-chips."

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. 

Academic background

Yoeri obtained his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering at TU/e, and then continued with his PhD at the same department on the topic ‘Laser-assisted growth of carbon nanotubes’. He successfully defended his thesis in 2014, after which he briefly worked as a research consultant for Holst Centre.  

Then he moved to Switzerland to work as an R&D Engineer at the company FEMTOprint, after which he obtained a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University (USA), to work on organic neuromorphic devices and electrochemical transistors. Furthermore, he studied laser/material interactions for the enhancement and investigation of electrogenic cell-material interaction on structured surfaces and was involved in laser-liftoff for single-crystal III-V semiconductor thin films. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge (UK), Department of Engineering.

External positions

Member of Scientific Advisory Board CogniGron, University of Groningen

1 Mar 2018 → …

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Carbon Nanotubes Chemical Compounds
carbon nanotubes Physics & Astronomy
lasers Physics & Astronomy
Lasers Chemical Compounds
Carbon nanotubes Engineering & Materials Science
Electronic equipment Engineering & Materials Science
vapor deposition Physics & Astronomy
Substrates Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2010 2019

11 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

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

Quantum Dots
Luminescent Measurements
260 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

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, p. 414-418 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

low voltage
57 Citations (Scopus)

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

Electronic equipment
Neural networks
Charge trapping
45 Citations (Scopus)
111 Downloads (Pure)

Revealing the Cell-Material Interface with Nanometer Resolution by Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscopy

Santoro, F., Zhao, W., Joubert, L. M., Duan, L., Schnitker, J., van de Burgt, Y., Lou, H. Y., Liu, B., Salleo, A., Cui, L., Cui, Y. & Cui, B., 22 Aug 2017, In : ACS Nano. 11, 8, p. 8320-8328 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Focused ion beams
ion beams
Cell membranes
Scanning electron microscopy
scanning electron microscopy
5 Citations (Scopus)
50 Downloads (Pure)

Enhanced cell–chip coupling by rapid femtosecond laser patterning of soft PEDOT:PSS biointerfaces

Santoro, F., van de Burgt, Y., Keene, S. T., Cui, B. & Salleo, A., 30 Oct 2017, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 9, 45, p. 39116-39121

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Cell adhesion
Ultrashort pulses
Organic lasers
Focused ion beams
Biological systems


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

Neural networks

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

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Member Scientific Advisory Panel

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

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Electronic address: vsd@eng.cam.ac.uk.

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