Willemijn Remmerswaal

PhD student


In 2017, I obtained my BSc degree in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology. The final bachelor project was in the group Molecular Biosensing for Medical Diagnostics (MBx) under the supervision of Peter Zijlstra, during which I studied  the heterogeneity of plasmon shifts of single metal nanoparticles in response to polyelectrolyte layer assembly.

Subsequently, I continued with the master Applied Physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Part of the master program is an external internship. Therefore, I went to the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), situated in Barcelona. During this internship I worked on a graphene-based standing wave spectrometer. In February 2020 I obtained my MSc degree in Applied Physics under supervision of prof.dr.ir. Gerwin Gelinck of the M2N group. I performed the master graduation project in the Holst Centre TNO, and studied the possibilities and limitations of flexible and printable 0-3 piezoelectric composites for sensor applications.

In July 2020, I joined the M2N research group as a PhD candidate under supervision of prof. dr. René Janssen and dr. ir. Dong Zhang. The PhD project focuses on the fundamental understanding of the loss mechanisms in perovskite solar cells.

Besides working on my research, I like ballroom dancing with my boyfriend, running, cooking and brewing my own beer.