Talk: From Atoms to Planets - Both are in Focus of MEMS Instruments! (Link to Poster)

Speaker: Prof. dr. Urs Staufer

When? Thursday, 06 May 2010

Time: 16:30 - 17:10

Where? Snijderzaal, 1st Floor, EEMCS

Free drinks and snacks as well as an opportunity to interact with the speaker will be provided to all the attendees at EEMCS /PUB after this talk.

When? 17:10 - 19:00

Where? /PUB, Basement, EEMCS



Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems or MEMS are interesting elements for scientific instrumentation. They form a natural interface between the micro- and macro-world. They allow me to work for applications ranging from physics, biology, to medicine and even planetology, which nicely accommodates my curiosity. On the other hand, working in different fields requires a lot of flexibility and frustration tolerance. I will try to explain this by reporting on the Mars MissionPhoenix”, for which I worked during the last 10 to 12 years. For the first time and thanks to our instrument, an upper time limit for the exposure of Martian soil to liquid water could be foundabout 10,000 years in the last 500 million years. Why is this important? It is too short for supporting the evolution of life!


Speaker Biography:

Urs Staufer studied Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he graduated in Experimental Solid State Physics in 1986. He received his PhD summa cum laude for a thesis on applying the scanning tunneling microscope for surface modifications in 1990. He then joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, USA as a post-doc for working on a microfabricated electron column for electron beam lithography applications. After having returned to Switzerland, he stayed at the Univ. of Basel, IBM Rüschlikon Research Laboratory and the Univ. of Neuchatel, where he was appointed as Associate Professor in 2003. Prof. Staufer was leading the group “Tools for Nanoscience” in the Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory until 2007, when he was appointed as Full Professor at the 3mE Faculty of the Delft University of Technology. His current interest is in applying fundamental knowledge from Nanoscience in engineering research.

Talk: Industry vs. Academia i.e. Electrons vs. Photons (Link to Poster)

Speaker: Prof. dr. Edoardo Charbon

When? Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Time: 12:45 - 13:45

Free Lunch: 12:30 - 12:45

Where? Lecture Room B, EWI



The industry vs. academia dilemma is one that characterizes most careers in technical disciplines. They are two distinct worlds, often light-years apart, sometimes on a direct collision course, especially when it comes to culture, funding, and economics. In this talk, I will offer my experience and my career path as a humble answer to the dilemma, while not trying to establish specific trade-offs or recipes for success. I will also give an overview of my research activities and how they relate to my choices.


Speaker Biography:

Edoardo Charbon (M’00) received the Diploma from ETH Zurich in 1988, the M.S. degree from UCSD in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree from UC-Berkeley in 1995, all in Electrical Engineering and EECS. From 1995 to 2000, he was with Cadence Design Systems, where he was the architect of the company’s initiative on information hiding for intellectual property protection purposes. In 2000, he joined Canesta Inc. as its Chief Architect, leading the development of wireless 3-D CMOS image sensors. Since November 2002, he has been a member of the Faculty of EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, working in the field of CMOS sensors, biophotonics, and ultra low-power wireless embedded systems. In Fall 2008 he has joined the Faculty of TU Delft, as full professor in VLSI design, succeeding Patrick Dewilde.

Prof. Charbon has consulted for numerous organizations, including Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, and the Carlyle Group. He has published over 150 articles in technical journals and conference proceedings and two books, and he holds 12 patents. His research interests include high-performance imaging, quantum integrated circuits, and design automation algorithms.

Prof. Charbon has served as Guest Editor of the TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS and SYSTEMS and the JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CIRCUITS and as Chair of technical committees in ESSCIRC, ICECS, ISLPED, and VLSI-SOC.

Are you a PhD candidate at the TU Delft?

Or do you supervise a PhD candidate?

Or are you interested in the challanges of doing a PhD in Delft?

Or do you just want free drinks?

Come talk to Db (the largest fraction in the TU Delft workers council)!

Come listen to what the Rector of the TU Delft, Karel Luyben, has to say about PhD canditates at the TU Delft!


Location: EWI building, 1st floor: Snijderszaal.
Time: 15:30-17:30
Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010



Short introduction to Db, a fraction in the workers council. We will explain what we do for PhD's and what the current PhD related issues are.

Tell us about your problems and successes! Tell us anything you want us to know concerning supervision, publications, your go/no go decision, the time you need to do your PhD, expectations after graduating, etc.

Koen Bertels: How does he manage his 15 PhD candidates?



Karel Luyben comments on the input of PhD candidates.

17:30 onwards
Free drinks!

This career event  is organized by PromooD, to enable the PhD students to learn about career opportunities and to bring recent trends in the industries will take place on April 15, 2010 at Faculty of Architecture.The aim of this event is to bring together PhD candidates, alumni and working professionals from several areas and put them together for career discussion and to encourage professional networking.The experienced professionals and well qualified people from different areas are asked to participate in this event and to provide expert advice and guidance to the PhD candidates community.

The programme:

16:30 - 17:00 Registration
17:00 - 17:15 Introduction
17:15 - 18:00 Keynote speech on 'Managing your career as a PhD' by Prof. Dr. Deepa Kundur
18:00 - 18:30 Structured networking (PhD participants 30-35 will be matched with industry professionals that have obtained a PhD from TU Delft and discuss career strategy, development and opportunities)
18:30 - 19:30 - Open drinks

Venue: Berlage room at Faculty of Architecture (BK).

The number of people expected: 40 approx.

List of the confirmed professionals that will be present in the event is given below.


Short biography


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Dr. Fredrik Creemer

Dr. Fredrik Creemer received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, in 1995, and the DEA (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondis) in electronics of the Université Paris-Sud in 1996. He obtained his (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology in 2002 on the effect of mechanical stress on bipolar transistor characteristics. As a designer of analog circuits he was with SystematIC Design in 2002. In 2003, he joined the Materials Science Department, later Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, as a postdoc to develop MEMS reactors for in situ electron microcsopy. Dr. Creemer won the Else Kooi Award in 2002 for his dissertation. In 2006, he received an NWO Veni grant. Currently he is an assistant professor in the field of MEMS instrumentation. In MEMS technology he is working on thin-film hermetic encapsulation, direct (fusion) wafer bonding, and materials for harsh environments such as LPCVD SiC. He is also a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Sensors Conference.

Electrical engineering, MEMS, Material Science.

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Dr. Shahzad Khan

Dr. Shahzad Khan graduated with B.Sc (Physics) and M.Sc (Electronics) from Kanpur University, Kanpur, India. He worked as a Trainee in VLSI Design Centre, IIT Kanpur and then as Research Associate in Centre for Mechatronics, IIT Kanpur, India. In February 2008, he completed PhD studies in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (Specialized in Mechatronics Engineering), Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. He worked as Postdoctoral Researcher in Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands in the Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering till February 2010. Currently he is working as Managing Consultants at Xelvin BV, The Netherlands.

Physics, Mechatronics.

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Prof. Dr. ir. Adriaan Beukers

Prof. Dr. ir. Adriaan Beukers is a full-time professor on composite materials and structures at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the DELFT University of Technology, a part-time professor for Engineering with Composites at the Materials Department of the LEUVEN University and Fellow of the KYOTO Doshisha University Composites Centre.  He is also has been director of research and development strategies at the Centre for Lightweight Structures. Since 1977 he has worked on the design, analysis and ‘materialization’ of novel composite structures for the university and industry with customers including Airbus, Bombardier, Boeing and Extra.

Aerospace Engineering, 
Design and Production of Composite Structures.

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Ir. ir. Karel Zelisse

Ir. ir. Karel Zelisse, [1960] studied Applied Physics and after that Electrical Engineering at the TU Delft. After graduating in 1989 he started Delft Measurement Systems. Delft Measurement Systems specialises in the design and development of industrial instrumentation equipment, in particular non destructive measurement like eddy current sensors and optical sensors. One of the recent developments is designing equipment based on confocal chromatic sensors. Recent customers include: 3M, Gillette R&D, Deltares and Nuon.

Industrial Instrumentation, Optical sensors, Electrical engineering.

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Dr. Shishir Panjabrao Sable

Dr. Shishir Panjabrao Sable, completed Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mumbai in 1999 and joined as a Research Assistant in National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. In 2001, he moved to University of Twente, The Netherlands to pursue post-graduation programme (TwAIO) in the field of Process Development in the Faculty of Chemical Technology. He joined the Process and Energy Technology, Faculty of 3mE in 2003 as a PhD. His PhD work was focused on Mercury speciation in Co-combustion and Gasification processes. From August 2007, he joined Corus Staal BV, The Netherlands, as a Researcher in the Rolling Metal Strips division. Currently, he is a “Kenniswerker” with Multi-scale dept. in TUDelft. Kenniswerker is a state sponsored programme to improve the collaboration between the Industry and University. In this programme, he is responsible for developing knowledge on “Fuel gas utilization and optimization in steel industry”.

Chemical Engineering, Process and Energy, Fuel gas utilization in steel industry

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Dr. Onno Mantel

Dr. Onno Mantel completed his Ph.D. graduation in physics at TU Delft. He continued his career in the radio department of KPN Research in 1999, where he worked on the optimisation of the GSM radio network and the roll-out and planning process for the upcoming UMTS technology. In 2003 he moved with KPN Research to TNO ICT, where he is now still active in the field of mobile networks, also for other customers than KPN. is a consultant and project leader at TNO Information and Communication Technology (TNO ICT) in the field of radio networks for mobile communications. Working at TNO means doing contract work for industry on one hand, and being involved in R&D projects with university partners on the other. TNO ICT is one of five core areas within TNO. Example of recent projects are the tuning of a propagation model that predicts the signal level in the mobile network, and the development of a method to benchmark the quality of mobile operators using drive test measurements. Onno’s main interest is the radio technology, but he also has a wide experience as a project manager.

GSM radio network, Communication technology.

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Dr. Frank Riedijk

Dr. Frank Riedijk was born in Delft, The netherlands, on march 23, 1965. He received the M.Sc and Ph.d. degrees in electrical engineering from the Delft University of Technology in 1988 and 1993, respectively. Working partly as a researcher at the Electronic Instrumentation laboratory at the same university he founded his own design house, now merged into Xensor Integration. He is now responsible and active in the field of high sensitive magnetic sensors, fingerprint sensors and high resolution interface electronics for sensors.

Interface Electronics, Sensor Technology,

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Drs. Laura Pander

Drs. Laura Pander. Presently is a Grant Advisor at the Valorisation Centre, NWO (Vernieuwingsimpuls), STW, FP7 (ERC, Marie Curie). Earlier in 2003 she did her MA in Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. She further continued her MA in Philosophy from the same University and completed it in 2006. From 2007 – 2008 she was a Project Manager for an EU FP6 research project at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. Her expertise lies in funding opportunities for research projects, in particular in personal grants like the VENI, Marie Curie fellowships and the STW Valorisation Grant as a first step towards starting up a spinoff company.

Funds for Research, VENI Grants, Valorisation Centre.

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Mw. ir. E.A.J. Bisschoff


Mw. ir. A. Traffas

Mw. ir. E.A.J. Bisschoff (Senior Architect) and Mw. ir. A. Traffas (Assistant designer). De Jong Gortemaker Algra has been a multidisciplinary firm for 30 years. This means that all aspects of an architectural commission can be handled in-house. The firm's disciplines are as follows: Architecture (senior architects, project architects and assistant designers), interior design (interior designers and draughtsmen), building technique (architecture group leaders and architectural draughtsmen), engineering (structural engineers and technical draughtsmen), project management (project managers, assistant project managers; site managers), project support office (calculators, specification writers and building physics specialists).

Many decades of experience have made De Jong Gortemaker Algra architects and engineer’s an all-round office. It has expertise in every building type: health care, education, commercial buildings, leisure facilities and housing.

Architecture (BK City).

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Mr. Iain Percival

Mr. Iain Percival holds a BSc degree in Geology from the University of Aberdeen, MEng in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and an MBA from Brunel University in London. Iain Percival retired on 1 February 2006 from the position of Group Chief Petroleum Engineer in the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies after 33 years of service. In this position he was responsible for ensuring the availability of skills and capability at both individual (4500 staff across the globe) and company level to deliver quality field development plans, reservoir management activities and reserve replacement. Prior to this final job he held positions in both the Corporate Centre and Operating Units covering Global Sub Surface Technical advice, Technology Development, Petroleum / Development  Engineering Management, Global New Business Opportunity Evaluation, Development Geology as both manager and technical professional and Petrophysical Engineering. He has worked in the Netherlands, USA, Gabon, Malaysia (Sarawak), Oman and Brunei. Prior to his studies and service in Shell, Iain spent three years as an officer in the Royal Navy.

Petroleum Sector, Business development, Portfolio and Technology Management.

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Dr. Wolter Lemstra

In 1978 Wolter Lemstra received his ‘Ingenieurs’-degree Cum Laude at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the TUDelft, the Netherlands. In 2006 he successfully defended his PhD project aimed at exploring and explaining the impact of the Internet bubble on the development path of the telecommunication sector, and assessing the implications for strategy and policy formation in the aftermath. He is a Senior Research Fellow Economics of Infrastructures at the Faculty Technology, Policy & Management of the TUDelft, and Senior Lecturer at the Strategy Academy, the Netherlands. His research interests are the developments of the telecommunication sector in relation to firm strategy and government policy, and the role of governance regimes and the institutional environment. He thereby links his academic interests to 25 years of experience in the telecom sector. He occupied senior management positions in the field of engineering and product management, sales and marketing, strategy and business development. Most recently he was a Member of the Senior Management Team and Vice-President at Lucent Technologies, responsible for marketing and business development in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Engineering and Product management, Strategy and Business Development, Economics of Infrastructure, Internet bubble.

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Dr. Deepa Kundur

Dr. Deepa Kundur is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. A native of Toronto, Canada, she received the B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D degrees all in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1993, 1995 and 1999, respectively. Her research interests include cyber security of the electric smart grid, connectivity and security of directional link networks, security and privacy of sensor and social networks, information forensics, and multimedia security. She is an appointed member of the NERC Smart Grid Task Force, an elected member of the IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee, vice-chair of the Security Interest Group of the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee and on the editorial boards of IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and EURASIP Journal on Information Security. She has been the recipient of the 2005 Tenneco Meritorious Teaching award, the 2006 Association of Former Students College Level Teaching award, and the 2007 Outstanding Professor Award in the ECE Department.

Wireless Sensor Networks, Cyber security, Multimedia Communications, Navigation to a successful career.

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Dr. Ir. Rene. R. Parchen

René Parchen (1961), received his PhD at the Department Applied Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1992. In 1992 he joined the former TNO institute of Applied Physics in Delft (TNO Science and Technology) in the field of industrial noise control. There here worked as a scientist in projects for clients in the petrochemical industry, aerospace industry and automotive industry. Furthermore he was responsible for the research portfolio of the former acoustics department. In 2004 he joined TNO Defense and Safety. At TNO Defense and Safety, as a "senior research scientist" and responsible for the scientific level of the threat analysis department of the business unit Biological and Chemical protection. Currently he is system engineer in the development of real-time pathogen detection technology as a tool for "point-of-care" diagnosis of microbial infections and screening for "hospital acquired infections".


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YES!Delft - the Young Entrepreneurs Society – inspires, educates, coaches and supports students, professionals and researchers interested in starting a high-tech company or further developing an early stage high-tech company. Get informed about the inspiring activities organized by YES!Delft and how we can support the successful development of your company.


Note: The applicant can give maximum two options in the listed professionals. Priority will be given for the first option and then to the second one. All the applicants will be reviewed and will be matched with professionals according to their options specified. The selected applicants will be confirmed by email. Due to limited number of people per research area the selection will be on first come basis. The decision will be final and unchallenged with binding to all the members of PromooD. No arguments or complaints of any type will be entertained by the PromooD committee concerning the selection procedure of the applicants for the event.

When? Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Where? TU Delft AULA - Lecture Room D, Mekelweg 5

Symposium ChairProf. Dr. Lina Sarro (TU Delft,Netherlands)


Symposium Program (Link to Poster):

10:00   Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Kees Beenakker (DIMES - TU Delft, Netherlands)

10:15   MEMS activities in Germany and Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Oliver Paul (Imtek, Univ. of Freiburg, Netherlands)

11:00   Silicon set in motion

Dr. Reinout Woltjer (NXP, Netherlands)

11:30   Break, poster session

12:00   Microsystems for automotive

Dr. Paul Gennissen (Sensata, Netherlands)

12:30   Lab-on-a-Chip: from micro/nanofluidic reserach to biomedical applications

Dr. Albert van der Berg (Univ. of Twente, Netherlands)

13:00   Lunch

14:00   A Delft perspective of microsystems development: Past, present and furture

Dr. Paddy French (TUDelft, Netherlands)

14:30   Scaling down to sub-22nm node with MEMS based programmable illumination and computational lithography

Dr. Robert Kazinczi (ASML, Netherlands)

15:00   Microsieves and diagnostics

Prof. Dr. Cees van Rijn (Aquamarijn, Netherlands)

15:30   Break, poster session

16:00   Panel discussion

Dr. Mart Graef (Facilitator - TU Delft, Netherlands)

Dr. Eppo Bruins (STW, Netherlands)

Prof. Dr. Paddy French (TUDelft, Netherlands)

Mr. Thomas Grosfeld (VNO/NVW, Netherlands)

Dr. Sander van Herwaarden (Xsensor, Netherlands)

Prof. Oliver Paul (Imtek, Univ. of Freiburg, Germany)

Dr. Reinout Woltjer (NXP, Netherlands)

16:45   Reception


18:00   Closure


Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Time: 12:30 - 13:30


Filtering, after amplification, is the 2nd most important signal processing function in analog electronics. It is used to differentiate signals from each other based on differences in energy spectra or to change the energy spectrum of a single signal. In this presentation I will introduce and explain some new ways of employing filters in electronics for implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers, cochlear implants and neurostimulators. Ultra low-power morphological filters for implantable neurodevices, wavelet filters for cardiac signal analysis and ultra wideband circuits for reliable transcutaneous (through the skin) wireless communication will be discussed that will need to operate at power consumption levels so low that Ohm's law can no longer be implemented.


Wouter A. Serdijn received the Ingenieur’s (M.Sc.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 1989.Subsequently, he joined the Electronics Research Laboratory of the same university where he received his Ph.D. in 1994.  His research interests include low-voltage, ultra-low-power and ultra wideband analog integrated circuits for wireless communications, pacemakers, cochlear implants, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable ExG recorders and neurostimulators. In this field he co-authored 7 books, 6 book chapters and more than 200 scientific publications and presentations.He has been supervising 18 Ph.D. students, 77 M.Sc. students and 5 B.Sc. students. He received the Electrical Engineering Best Teacher Award in 2001 and 2004. He currently serves, a.o., as a member of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the Circuits and Systems Society (2nd term), as Technical Program Chair for BioCAS 2010 and as Technical Program Chair for ISCAS 2010. Recently, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—I: Regular Papers (2010—2011).Wouter A. Serdijn is a senior member and a mentor of the IEEE.