Short CV

Born: May 20, 1970 in Rimouski, Québec, Canada
Nationality: Canadian.

EDUCATION

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Ph.D. in Physics, Cornell University, USA, 1998. Thesis title: "Spatially resolved measurements of charge-density-wave transport".

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B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with Minor in Physics, Universiy of Waterloo, Canada, 1993

EMPLOYMENT

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2009-present: Professor, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology & Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands

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2008-2010: Professor, 3TU Center of Excellence Chair in Nanotechnological Biophysics, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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2006-2008: Associate Professor in the section Molecular Biophysics, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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2001-2006: Assistant Professor in the section Molecular Biophysics, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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1999-2001: Postdoc in the section Quantum Transport, Department of Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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1994-1998: Research Assistant in Robert Thorne's group, Cornell University, USA.

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1993-1994: Teaching Assistant in the department of physics, Cornell University, USA.

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1989-1993: 23 months of industrial work experience with IBM, CAE Electronics, Bell-Northern Research and Northern Telecom (co-operative education program).

CURRENT RESEARCH TOPICS

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Electrochemical nanofluidics: stochastic & single-molecule detection

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High-frequency electrical detection in liquid

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Electroosmosis in ionic liquids

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Nanofluidic sensors based on redox enzymes

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Microfluidic-enabled scanning probes

PREVIOUS RESEARCH TOPICS

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Ionic screening: charge inversion and DNA condensation by multivalent ions

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Fundamentals of electrophoresis using solid-state nanopores

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Carbon nanotubes as charge sensors in solution

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Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) on carbon nanotubes

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Collective electronic transport properties of charge-density-wave (CDW) conductors

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Synchrotron radiation studies of microscopic charge-density-wave (CDW) dynamics

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Defect formation during protein crystal growth