Gijs Krijnen


Name: Gijs Krijnen

Function: Professor

Room: Carre 1511

Tel: +31-53-4896240



I teach in the BSc and MSc Electrical Engineering programs and the Advanced Technology BSc education.

I coordinate the Module Man – Machine (201300119) and partipate in Fields and Waves (201300186)

I am responsible for the EE MSc courses Transducers Science (201400427) and EM-Statics (191211690).

Information for prospective MSc students.

Interested in BSc assignments? Please make an appointment with me for current possibilities (curent projects descriptions are [mostly] outdated).

Research Interests:

Transducers science in general, biomimetic, parametric and nonlinear transduction in particular, MEMS, added manufacturing, self-assembly.

Projects: BioEARS, Cilia, Cicada


I received my 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 I 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 my PhD-thesis on nonlinear integrated optics devices. From 1992-1995 I 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 I was a visiting scientist at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers in Orlando, Florida, USA. In 1995-1997 I worked on integrated optic devices for optical telecommunication at the University of Twente and the Delft University of Technology. Since1998 I have 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 my attention has shifted to biomimetic MEMS. In 2005 I was rewarded a NWO Vici grant for my project proposal BioEARS on cricket inspired flowsensors. Since May 1st 2007 I am a full-professor of the chair of MEMS-Design focussing on bioinspired transducers. From April 2011 onwards I am the chair of the Transducers Science & Technology group.


Editorial Board MDPI's Biomimetics

Guest editor MicroMachines Special Issue “Biomimetics” (2015).

Frontiers Bionics and Biomimetics editorial board

Track Chair IEEE Sensors 2013 2014

Reviewer for many journals and conferences.