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Persoonlijk profiel

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"I revel in bridging the traditional gaps between disciplines and between academics and society"

Research profile

Michael Debije is an Assistant Professor in the research group Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials and Devices. His current research topics are broadly in the control of light in the built environment. To this end, he works on a variety of projects, including

  • Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSCs), colorful, adaptable solar energy generators that could be ideal for use in urban settings;
  • Infrared Control Windows which can automatically switch between heat-reflecting states in summer to heat transmitting states in winter;
  • Responsive Polymeric Actuators to physically generate electricity from sunlight; and
  • LSC-Photomicroreactors to allow sunlight-driven, off-grid production of fine chemicals among others. 

The devices generated are designed for use in urban settings, but may find application in new areas like greenhouses, automobile windows and even fashion accessories. 

Michael likes to generate new areas of research at the boundaries of traditional disciplines, creating potentially disruptive technologies.  He loves to work not just with chemists and physicists, but with fashion designers, farmers and building architects as well, and he hopes to inspire his students to do the same.  He finds it important to bring his work to the general public, for comment and criticism, and he tries to publish not only in high-ranked periodicals, but across a wide variety of journals, and to have several contributions to the popular press as well.

Academic background

Michael Debije received a MSc in High Energy Physics from Iowa State University (USA) in 1994 with a thesis describing a theoretical treatment of a new breast tumor detector.  After a year of teaching in Frydek-Mistek in the Czech Republic, he moved in 2000 to the University of Rochester (USA) where he received a PhD in Biophysics for his study of radical transport and trapping in oligonucleotide crystals of DNA.  Continuing to The Netherlands for a postdoc position at the Interfaculty Reactor Institute at TU Delft in the group of John Warman, he studied charge transport in liquid crystalline discotics and organometallics.  In 2003 he joined the staff of the Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials and Devices (SFD) group at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is currently an Assistant Professor under Prof. Albert Schenning and responsible for the Energy cluster within SFD. 

Affiliated with

  • Sabic
  • Heijmans
  • Saint Gobain

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  • 2 Vergelijkbare profielen
Solar concentrators Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
concentrators Fysica en Astronomie
dyes Fysica en Astronomie
Dyes Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Liquid Crystals Chemische stoffen
liquid crystals Fysica en Astronomie
Solar energy Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Coloring Agents Chemische stoffen

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Onderzoeksoutput 1999 2019

14 Citaties (Scopus)

Temperature-responsive luminescent solar concentrators: tuning energy transfer in a liquid crystalline matrix

Sol, J. A. H. P., Dehm, V., Hecht, R., Würthner, F., Schenning, A. P. H. J. & Debije, M. G., 22 jan 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 57, 4, blz. 1030-1033

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Solar concentrators
Energy transfer
Tuning
Crystalline materials
Liquids
39 Citaties (Scopus)

A leaf-inspired luminescent solar concentrator for energy-efficient continuous-flow photochemistry

Cambié, D., Zhao, F., Hessel, V., Debije, M. G. & Noël, T., 19 jan 2017, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 56, 4, blz. 1050-1054 5 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Solar concentrators
Photochemical reactions
Polydimethylsiloxane
Microchannels
Fluorescent Dyes
121 Citaties (Scopus)

A chaotic self-oscillating sunlight driven polymer actuator

Kumar, K., Knie, C., Bleger, D., Peletier, M. A., Friedrich, H. B., Hecht, S., Broer, D. J., Debije, M. G. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 4 jul 2016, In : Nature Communications. 7, 8 blz., 11975

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Surface cleaning
Methyl Green
Sunlight
Liquid crystal polymers
sunlight
22 Citaties (Scopus)

Electrically tunable infrared reflector with adjustable bandwidth broadening up to 1100 nm

Khandelwal, H., Debije, M. G., White, T. J. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 2016, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 4, 16, blz. 6064-6069

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Infrared radiation
Bandwidth
Cholesteric liquid crystals
Liquid Crystals
Ethylene Glycol
423 Citaties (Scopus)

Thirty years of luminescent solar concentrator research : solar energy for the built environment

Debije, M. G. & Verbunt, P. P. C., 2012, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 2, 1, blz. 12-35 24 blz.

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Solar concentrators
Solar energy
Dyes
Sun hoods
Photovoltaic cells

Cursussen

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Pers/media

Smart Materials in de praktijk

Michael Debije

8/08/19

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Pers / media: PR activiteiten

Leaf-inspired photomicroreactor could power a step change in the Chemical industry.

Michael Debije & D. Cambié

16/01/17

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Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Method to transform sunlight into movement

Albert Schenning, Mark Peletier, Michael Debije & Heiner Friedrich

4/07/16

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Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Schermen die lawaai tegenhouden en elektriciteit opwekken

Michael Debije

7/11/15

1 mediabijdrage

Pers / media: PR activiteiten

Energy generating noise barriers

Michael Debije

18/06/15

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Pers / media: PR activiteiten

Scriptie

A broadly applicable red dye doped Luminescent Solar Concentrator photo microreactor

Auteur: Dobbelaar, J., mei 2017

Begeleider: Cambié, D. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Noël, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Hessel, V. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Debije, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bio-inspired superhydrophobic self-replenishing coatings

Auteur: Luo, Y., 31 aug 2013

Begeleider: de Carvalho Esteves, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), de With, G. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Laven, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Debije, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Chaotic oscillations of photoresponsive liquid crystal cantilevers

Auteur: Schol, C., 31 aug 2018

Begeleider: Peletier, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van der Hofstad, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Debije, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Developing a solar driven mini-plant

Auteur: Huisman, R., 28 aug 2019

Begeleider: Cambié, D. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Kuijpers, K. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Noël, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2), van Eeten, K. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Debije, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Directing light of specific points in luminescent solar concentrators: light direction by customized alignment of luminescent dye molecules in a liquid crystal host material

Auteur: Bruijnaers, B., 31 mrt 2014

Begeleider: Schenning, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Bastiaansen, C. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Wienk, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Debije, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master