About the M2N research group

Welcome to the Molecular Materials and Nanosystems (M2N) research group. The M2N group is an interdepartmental research group at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), active in the Departments of Applied Physics and Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. It brings together researchers from these two fields and aims at establishing a coherent research and educational program on the physics and chemistry of functional nanostructured organic and inorganic molecular materials and devices.


  • In this video you can see how happy we were that we could start experiments again after lockdown in May 2020.
  • For up-to date news on COVID-19 regulations at TU/e click here.

Upcoming events

  • Benjamin Feleki will defend his PhD thesis "Perovskite Solar Cells on Steel Substrates" on September 2, 2021 at 13:30 h.
  • Niels de Vries will defend his PhD thesis "Topology and non-Fermi liquids in two dimensional materials" on September 3, 2021 at 16:00 h.



  • 30 April 2021
    Congratulations to Dr. Subash Gireesan, who successfully defended his PhD thesis"Modeling Novel Thermal Transport Phenomena in Semiconductor Nanowires"
  • 21 April 2021
    Solliance partners TNO, imec/EnergyVille and the Eindhoven University of Technology, realized a 18.6% efficient highly near infrared transparent perovskite solar cell. The latter, when combined in a four terminal tandem configuration with an efficient Panasonic crystalline silicon (c-Si) cell or with a Miasolé flexible CIGS cell, delivers new record power conversion efficiencies of 28.7% and 27.0%, respectively. Check this link for more information.
  • 10 February 2021
    In a collaboration between USA based MiaSolé Hi-Tech Corp and European Solliance Solar Research a power conversion efficiency of 26.5% on a tandem solar cell was established. The architecture combines two thin-film solar cell technologies: a top rigid semi-transparent perovskite solar cell with a bottom flexible copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) cell. At Solliance TNO, imec, and TU/e contributed to realize this perovskite solar cell. Check this link for more details
  • 15 January 2021
    Congratulations to Dr. Pieter Leenaers, who successfully defended his PhD thesis "Controlling the optoelectronic properties and structural organization of diketopyrrolopyrrole polymers via specialized design motifs"
  • 15 January 2021
    A warm welcome to Lois Fernández Míguez who started his PhD today.
  • 10 December 2020
    Congratulations to Dr. Junke Wang, who successfully defended his PhD thesis "Interfacial, Compositional and Morphological Engineering for Single- and Multi-junction Perovskite Solar Cells"
    Also check out the news item on the site of TU/e
  • 20 November 2020
    Congratulations to Dr. Bart Saes, who successfully defended his PhD thesis "Unconventional Chromophores for Organic Solar Cells"
  • 19 October 2020
    Together with his with colleagues from the University of Twente Peter Bobbert published the paper A deep-learning approach to realizing functionality in nanoelectronic devices in Nature Nanotechnology.
  • 16 October 2020
    Junke Wang, Valerio Zardetto, Kunal Datta, Dong Zhang, Martijn Wienk and Rene Janssen published their paper 16.8% Monolithic all-perovskite triple-junction solar cells via a universal two-step solution process  in Nature Communications. It was highlighted on Nature Communication's site on Energy
  • 7 October  2020
    A warm welcome to Bruno Branco who started the last two years of his PhD in the eSCALED project today.
  • 15 September 2020
    A warm welcome to Wietse van Geel who started his PhD today.
  • 1 September 2020
    A warm welcome to Ludovico Riccardi who started the last two years of his PhD in the eSCALED project today.
  • 1 July 2020
    A warm welcome to Willemijn Remmerswaal who started her PhD today.

These and older new items can also be found here.