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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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Research Output

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.

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  • 15 Citations (Scopus)
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    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.

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  • 298 Citations (Scopus)
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    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.

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  • 74 Citations (Scopus)

    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.

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  • 50 Citations (Scopus)
    124 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 6 p.

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    55 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