Joost Frenken

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials J.W.M.
Main position Directeur Advanced Research Center for Nano-Lithography / Hoogleraar UvA en VU
Disciplines Materials technology
  Solid-state physics
  Metrology, scientific instrumentation
Chair Nanoscale surface physics (UvA) / Nanoscale Surface Physics (VU)
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2008
Board Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Member of Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Advanced Research Center for Nano-Lithography (ARCNL)
Science Park 106
1098 XG Amsterdam
tel.  020 851 7100
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Central to the research of Joost Frenken is the fundamental understanding of the dynamic aspects of surfaces and interfaces and their role in relevant, natural or industrial processes under practical conditions. Topics of interest include surface diffusion, crystal growth (e.g. graphene), surface phase transitions, catalysis, and friction. For tailor-made measurements in each of these areas, Frenken’s research group has developed a variety of special-purpose scanning probe microscopes as well as dedicated instrumentation for surface x-ray diffraction.