Hylke B. Akkerman

Hylke B. Akkerman obtained his M.Sc. in applied physics at the University of Groningen in 2003 on organic electronic devices. As part of his masters Hylke studied at the National University of Singapore and was an intern at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. He received his PhD with honors in 2008 from the University of Groningen for his work on molecular electronic devices. After his PhD Hylke was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in the US for 2 years. He joined TNO / Holst Centre in 2011 as senior scientist and where he worked on thin film barriers for applications of AMOLED displays, OLED lighting, and roll-to-roll PV. After successful transfer of the barrier technology to production, he continued R&D on thin-film optical imagers for consumer electronics, large-area imaging, and medical X-ray and proton detectors. Other research topics he worked on include thin-film ultrasound transducer arrays and optical sensing of biomedical signals in wearables. His current activities focus on additive manufacturing technologies for 3D microelectronics.