MESA+ University of Twente
Interfaces and correlated electrons

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dr. Ir. Hans Hilgenkamp, University of Twente

Since May 2005

Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Science and Technology and MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology– University of Twente

Since September 2009 (parttime)

Professor of Physics, Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University

June 2003 – April 2005

Associate professor (‘UHD’), University of Twente

November 1999 – May 2003

Assistent professor (‘UD’), University of Twente

December 1996 – October 1999

Scientific staff-member at the Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism (EKM),

Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg, Germany

September 1995 - November 1996

Post-doc researcher at the IBM Zurich Research Lab, Rüschlikon, Switzerland

March 1995 – August 1995

Post-doc researcher at University of Twente

July 1997 – June 2002

KNAW research fellow at the Faculty of Applied Physics, University of Twente,

Enschede, The Netherlands.


University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

March 17, 1995

Promotor: Prof. Dr. H. Rogalla

Title of the thesis: ‘High-Tc dc SQUID Magnetometers’


University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Applied Physics

Graduation: March 1991

Other activities:

July 2007-present

Visiting Professor Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore

September 2007-November 2007

Visiting Scientist CSIRO Research Lab

Lindfield Sydney, Australia.

Board member (Raad van Bestuur) Dutch FOM foundation (since 2009).

Board member Condensed Matter and Optical Sciences (COMOP) workgroup of the Dutch FOM foundation (since 2009).

Board member of the Applied Superconductivity Conference (2006 – 2012)

Founding member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) (since 2009)


Chairman of the ‘Studium Generale’, University of Twente, (2007–2013)

Coordinator of the FOM programme ‘Interphase – New electronic and magnetic states at interfaces in complex oxide heterostructures’, (2008-2014)

Coordinator of the FOM programma ‘Tailoring 2-dimensional electron systems in complex oxides’, (since 2013)

Coordinator of the European Science Foundation (ESF) programme PiShift (2001-2007).

Principal investigator of the INTAS program ‘Charge transport in metal-diboride thin films and heterostructures’ (2002-2006).

Awards and recognitions:

Colloquium Ehrenfestii, University of Leiden, 18 February 2009. (2009)

‘VICI’-grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (2008)

Central Education Prize University of Twente 2007 (2007)

Selected in 2004 as member of ‘The Young Academy’, part of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences KNAW. In 2007 elected as board member (2 years) with focus areas: ‘Science Policy in The Netherlands’ and Media-relations’.

‘VIDI’-grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (2002)

Best Scientific Contribution Award in Superconducting Electronics

EUCAS 2001 Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2001)

Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Research Fellowship (1997)

IBM Patent Application Award (1996)


C. Gerber, J.W.M. Hilgenkamp and J. Mannhart, ‘Apparatus for use in magnetic-field detection and generation devices’, US-patent 6211673

J.D. Mannhart, H. Bielefeldt, B.M. Götz, J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, A.F.A. Schmehl, C.W. Schneider, R.R. Schulz, ‘Superconductor with enhanced current density and method for making such a superconductor’, US-patent 6573220

H.U.Bielefeldt, B.M. Götz, G. Hammerl, J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, J.D. Mannhart, A.F.A. Schmehl, C.W. Schneider, R.R. Schulz, ‘Method for making a superconductor with enhanced current carrying capacity’ US-patent 6699820