Welcome to Nanoionics, part of the MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology and of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

We are a recently founded, internationally oriented group, aiming to enhance the fundamental understanding of electrostatics and electron transfer in liquid and across the liquid/solid interface, and to explore new concepts for fluidic devices based on this new understanding.

Recent and current research topics include for example electrochemical detection of single molecules in nanofluidic devices, high frequency CMOS-based nanosensors, the nanophysics of ionic liquids, nanoscale electrocatalysis and electrochemical scanning probe methods.

Our experimental tools, which are largely dictated by the intrinsic nanometer scale of the systems that we study, include scanning probes, highly sensitive electronics, and lithography-based microfabrication.

Breaking news

Christmas 2016

This year the event was celebrated by making strikes. The bowling pins can be knocked down very easily!! See photos.

PhD graduation

On 23rd November 2016 we had another PhD graduation from our group. Jin Cui had his PhD defense on his thesis: Spatiotemporal Electrochemical Detection in Nanofluidic Devices. Congratulations Dr. Cui!! Click for more photos.

On 2nd November 2016 Sahana Sarkar had her PhD defense on her thesis entitled Unconventional Electrochemistry in Nanogap Transducers. Congratulations Dr. Sarkar!! More photo click here.