Dr. Ir. Wiebe M. de Vos obtained his Ph.D. in 2009 from Wageningen University on the topic of "Polymer Brushes": Dense layers of surface-grafted polymers that have great potential as anti-fouling coatings. He subsequently moved to Bristol University, where he studied the structure and properties of a variety of surface coatings, such as polyelectrolyte multilayers, lipid bi-layers and responsive polymer brushes. In 2012 he moved to the University of Twente, where he initiated and now leads the research group "Membrane Surface Science" (MSuS). Within his group, Dr. de Vos combines his background in the fundamentals of surface science and physical chemistry with the more applied field of membranes. His work in encompasses the coating of membranes for various functional enhancements, including anti-fouling, enhanced separations, easy-to-clean membranes and virus inactivation, but also entails building up a detailed understanding on the exact interactions between the membrane interface and selected molecules and particles. Dr. de Vos has been successful in obtaining grant income from various sources, including the prestigious personal VENI and VIDI grants from the Dutch Science Foundation, and a personal ERC-starting grant. Currently dr. de Vos supervises 10 Ph.D. students and three postdocs. Dr. de Vos published 58 scientific manuscripts and 3 scientific book chapters. He has received over 900 citations and has an H-index of 18.
All sessions by Prof. Wiebe De Vos
Polyelectrolyte self-assembly for the next generation of membranes: From ultra-thin coatings to complete membranes