Johan E. Ten Elshof
Johan E. Ten Elshof is an Adjunct Professor of inorganic and hybrid nanomaterials chemistry at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He graduated cum laude in chemical engineering in 1993 and received his Ph.D. degree on a dissertation on perovskite-type oxygen separation membranes entitled “Dense inorganic membranes” in 1997. After working in R&D at Akzo Nobel Coatings for a number of years, he joined the Inorganic Materials Science Group of the University of Twente in 2000. He received a VIDI grant (Vernieuwingsimpuls) from the Dutch Science Foundation NWO in 2005. Moreover, he is interested in designing and making new hybrid and inorganic nanomaterials for a range of enabling technologies, with emphasis on functional thin films, micropatterns, and low-dimensional nanostructures via chemical synthesis. Colloidal solutions of nanoparticles, inorganic oligomers, complex clusters, or quasi-low-dimensional nanostructures such as dispersed nanowires or nanosheets are used as building blocks. These objects, with dimensions of ~0.5 to ~100 nm, are assembled for the construction of nanomaterials. He has published extensively, with more than 100 refereed papers in international journals and book chapters and 3 patents to his credit.
Biography Updated on 5 December 2011