Bart van Grinsven (B.R.N.)
Bart van Grinsven received a Master degree in bioelectronics and nanotechnology from Hasselt University in 2007. Then he was employed by TNO as a development engineer but returned to the BIOSensor group of Hasselt University in 2008 to pursue a PhD degree. He successfully defended his PhD in physics in July 2012, promoted by Prof. Dr. Patrick Wagner and Prof Dr. Michael Schöning. After working as a post doctoral researcher in the same group he then switched to Maastricht University, within the Maastricht Science Programme where he now holds the position of Assistant Professor under the supervsion Prof. Dr. Thomas Cleij. Currently he has published > 40 peer reviewed articles and is an inventor on 8 patents. Furthermore, he was awarded 4 scientific awards:
(1) Best presentation award (2012); Engineering of Functional Interfaces; Session: Biophysics and Medical Physics.
(2) Young Scientist Award (2013); Belgian Physical Society
(3) Mckinsey Award (2013); Mckinsey & Company and the FWO
(4) Edmond Hustinx Award for Sciences (2016); Edmond Hustinx Foundation
An overview of his publication record can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bart_Van_Grinsven
My expertise lies in the development of electrochemical and heat-transfer based sensors for diagnostic purposes.
Professional career history
2007 – 2008 TNO
Developer wearable sensor systems in the area of health and sports with the expertise of bioelectronic parameters.
2008 - 2012 Hasselt University
PhD student at the faculty of physics, mathematics and informatics stationed at the Institute for Materials Research. Development of a label-free electronic and thermal read-out device for mutation detection in DNA.
2012 – 2014 Hasselt University
Post doctoral researcher at the institute for materials research (IMO) located at the Hasselt University in Belgium within the area of medical physics.
2014 – present Maastricht University
Assistant professor at the Maastricht Science Programme within the Smart Devices research group. My expertise lies in the development of electrochemical and heat-transfer based sensors for diagnostic purposes.