Ken Haenen

Hasselt University, Belgium


Ken Haenen obtained a B.S. degree in physics at the Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium, in 1995, followed by an M.S. in physics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1997. He then obtained a Ph.D. degree from Hasselt University on the use of highly sensitive photocurrent-based spectroscopy techniques characterizing the first thin CVD diamond films in which active n-type doping was achieved through phosphorus doping. The samples were obtained through collaboration with NIRIM, now NIMS (Japan). In 2004, he became Group Leader of the Wide Band Gap Materials (WBGM) research group of the Institute for Materials Research (IMO), a research institute from Hasselt University, after spending a short postdoctoral period at NIMS. Simultaneously, he became a member of IMOMEC, an associated laboratory of IMEC vzw in Belgium. In 2008, he was appointed as a Hasselt University Professor in experimental physics, with focus on the deposition, characterization and use of wide band gap materials including CVD diamond, AlN, and BN. Besides his role as Editorial Board Member of ISRN Condensed Matter Physics, Haenen is currently also Editor of Diamond and Related Materials and an annual guest editor of physica status solidi (a) for special issues on CVD diamond. He is involved in the organisation and scientific committees of several international conferences dealing with diamond and related materials like nanocarbones, graphene, etc. More information on Haenen?s work and publications can be found on

Biography Updated on 12 September 2012

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