BIOGRAPHY MAARTEN NIJLAND
Maarten Nijland was born in Hellendoorn and studied Chemical Engineering at the university of Twente. He received the designation 'cum laude' with both his BSc. and MSc. degree, where he specialized on Chemistry and Technology of Materials for his master. For his MSc. thesis, he worked in the Inorganic Materials Science (IMS) group on polymer-assisted deposition of SrRuO3 thin films. For this work, he received the Golden Master Award 2010 from the Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV), as well as the graduation prize from the faculty of science and technology.
Since August 2010 he worked as a PhD candidate in the IMS group under the supervision of André ten Elshof and Gertjan Koster. He studied novel routes for patterning epitaxial perovskites made by pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Patterns were made from two perspectives: from the viewpoint of a material or its crystal orientation. The concept of his thesis is titled "Anisotropy in Patterned Perovskite Oxides", which he hopes to defend this November.