ir. ing. Henk-Willem Veltkamp






ir. ing. Henk-Willem Veltkamp


CR 1.514

+31 53 489 3071

Visiting researcher


Henk-Willem Veltkamp was born on 12 October 1989 in Zwolle, but lived for 22 years in the small city of Hattem. After secondary school he started in 2007 with a four year bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences. Here he focussed on analytical chemistry and lab-on-a-chip devices by doing internships at DSM Resins, Mesoscale Chemical Systems, and LioniX.

After earning his ing-degree (bachelor of applied sciences), he started in 2011 with a one year pre-master program filled with applied physics courses. He combined these two programs when he started with the master’s program Nanotechnology in 2012. During his master’s, Henk-Willem focussed on micro- and nanofluidics, lab-on-a-chip devices, micro- and nanofabrication processes, and nanomedicine and controlled drug delivery. In this year, he did a project with the Transducers Science and Technology research group on nanofabricated pyramids for particle trapping. The outcome of this research was presented on a poster during the International Nanoscience Students Conference (INASCON) 2013 in London. This poster was awarded the second prize. During his master’s thesis he worked on a microfluidic DNA extraction system for forensic applications.

Now he is preparing a double-PhD collaboration between MCS and the research group “Chemische Ingenieurstechnieken en Industriële Scheikunde” (Chemical engineering and industrial chemistry) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). The topic of research is continuous separation on chip.