Welcome to the group Nanoionics

Welcome to Nanoionics, part of the MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology and of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

We are a recently founded, internationally oriented group, aiming to enhance the fundamental understanding of electrostatics and electron transfer in liquid and across the liquid/solid interface, and to explore new concepts for fluidic devices based on this new understanding.

Recent and current research topics include for example electrochemical detection of single molecules in nanofluidic devices, high frequency CMOS-based nanosensors, the nanophysics of ionic liquids, nanoscale electrocatalysis and electrochemical scanning probe methods.

Our experimental tools, which are largely dictated by the intrinsic nanometer scale of the systems that we study, include scanning probes, highly sensitive electronics, and lithography-based microfabrication.

Breaking news

1st place poster prize at the Mesa+ day for Cecilia’s brilliant effort on a CMOS-platform high-resolution sensor!


Much mayhem ensues as the group decides to celebrate the start of the holidays of peace by… shooting at each other in the dark with lasers. Congrats to Jos “The Hulk” as sharpest shooter and Judith “That was weird” for winning the “Best song in the World that Nobody Ever Heard Of” contest.