Tjerk Oosterkamp

 

Institutional Contact

Leiden University

Biography

Dr. ir. T.H. Oosterkamp received his PhD from Delft University in condensed matter physics, working on electronic transport in small devices known as quantum dots or "artificial atoms" at temperatures just a few tens of milliKelvin above absolute zero. After a postdoc at Harvard University, in which he focussed on making AFM probes with carbon nanotube tips, he currently works on the development of scanning probe microscopies and their application to biomedical problems, e.g. the detection of microparticles in blood plasma. He has been awarded an ERC starting grant and was elected as a member of the "Young Academy" of the KNAW in 2009. His general interests lie in science communication and education.