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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 material science, materials characterisation, finite element modelling, nanotechnology, organic electronics, cell/material interfaces, laser applications and neuromorphic engineering. Tuition includes mechanical engineering, microsystems and design-based learning. Currently, he is studying the optimisation of materials for organic neuromorphics as well as developing neuromorphic arrays for brain-inspired medical 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 neuromorphics 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 2010 2019

140 Citations

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
6 Citations

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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Electronic equipment
Neural networks
Charge trapping
22 Citations

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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Open Access
Focused ion beams
ion beams
Cell membranes
Scanning electron microscopy
scanning electron microscopy
3 Citations

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
9 Citations

Kinetics of laser-assisted carbon nanotube growth

Burgt, van de, Y. B., Bellouard, Y. & Mandamparambil, R., 2014, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16, 11, p. 1-12 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Carbon Nanotubes
carbon nanotubes


4TU Visiting Research Grant

Yoeri van de Burgt (Recipient), 10 Feb 2017

Recognition: OtherScientific

Brain-Inspired lab-on-a-Chip

Yoeri van de Burgt (Recipient), 2018

Recognition: ERCStartingScientific

Neural networks

Graduated Cum Laude

Yoeri van de Burgt (Recipient), 31 Jan 2010

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Nominatie New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2018

Yoeri van de Burgt (Recipient), 24 Apr 2018

Recognition: OtherScientific

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

University of Cambridge

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

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Member Scientific Advisory Panel

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

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Engineering Design

1/09/14 → …


Peristaltic pump

1/09/17 → …


Press / Media

Genomineerd voor New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2018

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1 item of media coverage

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Stanford develops accurate computerized synapses

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2 items of media coverage

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Artificial synapse bridges the gap to brainier computers

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1 item of media coverage

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This technology could make computers even more like human brains

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Preparing For The End Of Moore’s Law

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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