Gijs Krijnen


Name: Gijs Krijnen
Function: Professor
Room: Hogekamp 7240


Mechanics and Transducers Science (191228160), Introduction to Engineering I (19390100), Engineering of Complex Systems I (19390201) and II (19390203), MEMS Design (121130).

Research Interest:

Biomimetic Transducers
Nano-Opto-Eletro-Mechanical Systems (NOEMS)


Prof. Gijs Krijnen received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering with honours from the University of Twente following a study on magnetic recording carried out at the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven. In 1992 he received the doctorate degree with honours from the same university and was rewarded the 1993 Veder price of the Dutch Electronics and Radio Engineering Society (NERG) for his PhD-thesis on nonlinear integrated optics devices. From 1992-1995 he was a fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and studied second- and third-order non linear integrated optics devices. In this period he was a visiting scientist at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers in Orlando, Florida, USA. In 1995-1997 he worked on integrated optic devices for optical telecommunication at the University of Twente and the Delft University of Technology. Since1998 he has been associate professor in the Transducers Science and Technology (TST) group of the MESA+ research institute and mainly responsible for the micro-actuator research. The last few years his attention has shifted to biomimetic MEMS. In 2005 he was rewarded a NWO Vici grant for his project proposal BioEARS on cricket inspired flowsensors. Since May 1st 2007 he is full-professor of the chair of MEMS-Design focussing on bioinspired transducers. From April 1st 2011 on he is heading the Transducers Science & Technology group.