Wiebe de Vos

Associate professor of Membrane surface science
University of Twente

Within ARC CBBC, I wish to accomplish…

As a young scientist I look for every opportunity to showcase the research that I work on, but I also actively look for possibilities to develop and strengthen myself. The ARC CBBC will provide me with the opportunities to discuss and cooperate with the best researchers from academia and industry. It will allow me to use and broaden my skills as a membrane scientist, but it will also allow me to look for applications beyond membrane technology for the advanced coatings and porous materials that I am currently developing.

In my scientific career, I am most proud of…

At the end of 2012 I switched from my field of quite fundamental surface science, to the much more applied field of membrane science. My unique perspective on the field helped me to quickly establish myself and some of my ideas are already applied in industry. In 2016 I was awarded my own research group, Membrane Surface Science (MSuS) where I now apply myself to advanced coatings and advanced porous materials for novel membrane applications. For my work I was recently awarded an ERC starting grant and a NWO-VIDI grant to expand my work towards more sustainable membrane materials.

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