MESA+ University of Twente
Inorganic Materials Science Group

Curriculum Vitae




Kurt Hein Vergeer


Date of birth:

09-07-1984, Wanroij



Aug 2008-Jan 2012:

Master Degree in Applied Physics University Twente, The Netherlands Field of Study: Solid State Physics

Track: “Low Temperature” and “Surfaces and thin layers”

Master’s Thesis: “Organic spin valve transistor”

Department: NanoElectronics



Aug 2004-Jun 2008

Bachlor Degree in Applied Physics

University Twente, The Netherlands

Minor: Entrepeneurship

Internship: “Study of the critical current characteristics in YBCO using MOI and magnetization measurements”

Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong in Australia



Jan 2002- May 2003:

High School Diploma

Graded, Brasil

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma



Aug 2000- Dec 2001:

High School

Greengates, Mexico

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Practical Experience


September 2012-

PhD student

IMS group (University Twente, The Netherlands)

Piezomechanical properties at the nanoscale for NEMS actuation.

March 2012- August 2012

Technical Advisor Intern

PenWeld BV. (University Twente, The Netherlands)

Advising the technical staff to help realize and optimalize an orbital welding machine by researching new welding techniques and testing these in practice.

Oct 2009-Jan 2012

Master Student

NanoElectronics (University Twente, The Netherlands)

Worked to realize a functional organic spin valve transistor. Here the focus was mainly on the fabrication of the ferromagnetic contacts and their interface with the organic crystals. Nearly all work was done in the mesa+ cleanroom where I used photo lithography , e-beam lithography and different deposition methods to create samples to test the organic crystals.

Sep 2008 – Dec 2008

Research Intern

Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Studied different methods of analyzing the characteristics of thin superconductive YBCO. Here magneto optical imaging and magnetization measurements using an MPMS were used to determine the factors such as the critical current density and effects of defects in the superconductive material.

Additional Information

Languages Skills:

Dutch (Native Language)


English (Fluent)


Spanish (Convesant)


Portugues (Convesant)


German (Convesant)


Russian (Beginner)


MathWorks Matlab




National Instruments Labview


MS Office

Techniques knowledge:

Scanning Electron Microscopy


Electron Beam Lithography


Optical Lithography


Electron Beam Depostition


Plasma Oxidation


X-Ray Diffraction