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Martijn van den Broek is professor at the ELIS Department of the Faculty of Engineering of Ghent University (Belgium). He received his master's degree in physics at the University of Antwerp, with a thesis on quantum dots and wires in the condensed matter theory group of Prof. Francois Peeters. In 2008 he obtained a PhD in physics under the supervision of Prof. Christian Van den Broeck of the Theoretical Physics group at Hasselt University with work on non-equilibrium thermodynamics and Brownian motors. After a period as postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, he joined Ghent University at its campus in Kortrijk in 2011. In 2012 he became lecturer and in 2013 professor. Together with Bruno Vanslambrouck he established the Thermal Energy in Industry research group. In 2015 he was co-chair of the ORC2015 conference organised in Brussels.

He recently joined the Liquid Crystals and Photonics group. His current research interests are in the area of electrokinetics, in particular the modelling and computer simulation of particle transport and electrophoresis in advanced microstructures, supported by experiments.

We are happy to support applications to FWO for PhD fellowships and Postdoctoral fellowships, as well as for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships. We also encourage applicants from countries that provide visiting scholarships or joint PhD programs to contact us, in particular from China, Brazil, Iran, Colombia and Turkey.