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

2016 summer outing

Last year was on the trees but this summer we went into the water! Many of us have realised that the Navier-Stokes equations can be easily solved by just rowing and steering!

A new doctor

On February 12th 2016 Cecilia Laborde had her PhD defense on her thesis topic “High-Frequency Impedance Spectroscopy with CMOS Nanocapacitor Arrays.” Congratulations Dr. Laborde!! More photos click here