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Curriculum Vitae

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Martin Slaman

Research engineer

VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Science
Department of physics and astronomy
Physics of Energy
De Boelelaan 1081 - office: U060
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

phone: +31 (0)20 59 87 919
fax: +31 (0)20 59 87 991
email: M.J.Slaman@vu.nl


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Research:

Hydrogen based applications:

o   Mg based fiber optic hydrogen (safety) detectors

o   Pd based Quantitative hydrogen sensors.

o   Hydrogen purification membranes.

o   Hydrogenography.

o   Muti-fiber detector (safety) systems.


SolSwitch; liquid based optical switching:

o   Optical switch for solar collector overheat protection

o   Optical switch for greenhouse (roof) applications


Fiber optic devices:

o   Glass fiber based (cantilever) devices for Atomic Force Microscope applications.

o   Glass fiber based (cantilever) devices for (bio)chemical sensors.

 

History:

·         VU Amsterdam – Physics of Energy / Physics of life and Health (previously Condensed Matter Physics), since Sept. 2007: Function: Research engineer.

o    Methods for deposition of metals on glass fibers.

o    In situ spectral reflection measurements on fibers for MBE (thin film) growth monitoring.

o    Automatic scanning of spectral transmission and reflection of metal composition gradient samples up to 3 inch.

o    Organic coatings for the protection of metals and metal-hydrides in humid environments.

o    Catalytic properties and diffusion kinetics of hydrogen through Pd and Pd based alloys.

o    Spectral reflection and resistivity measurements; loading, unloading and cycling experiments on switchable mirrors.

o    (Daily) guidance of master and bachelor students during experiments.

 

·         TU Delft - ChemE - MECS; collaboration with VU Amsterdam on hydrogen related applications, Sept. 2009 - Jan 2013 (0.5 fte).

 

·         FOM / VU Amsterdam - Condensed Matter Physics, since Sept 2003 – Sept. 2007: Function: Research engineer hydrogen sensor project.

o    Design and creation of several setups for thin film characterization, including LabView based measurement and analysis software.

o    Process development for deposition of metals on glass fibers.

o    Characterization and optimization of the layer structure of switchable mirrors; for hydrogen sensor applications.

o    Development and characterization of organic coating based protective layers for protecting switchable mirrors when operated in (humid)air.

o    Research and development of hydrogen catalytic layers with less aging effects and a better sensitivity in oxygen rich environments.

o    Experience with: Magnetron sputtering, thermal evaporation, optical simulation software, spectroscopy in UV-VIS-NIR-IR, optics and fiber-optics, microscopy, video measurement and analysis techniques, v/d Pauw resistivity measurements, Atomic Force Microscopy, Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy analysis, vacuum systems, in-situ (fiber) optic analysis.

 

·         XenICs: IMEC spin-off, Leuven, Belgium, Sept. 2001 – May 2003: Function: Test & measurement engineer IR-detectors & cameras.

o    Co-designer and debugger of infrared cameras and their readout electronics.

o    Characterization of Indium Gallium Arsenide based infrared photodiodes, line arrays and 2D focal plane arrays.

o    Experience with: IR-optics, spectroscopy, readout electronics, guiding the external production of electronic readout systems, demo and prototype building, wafer probing, scripting in visual basic, LabView, Unix, UHV system.

 

·         IMEC: Leuven, Belgium, Feb. 2001 – Sept. 2001: Function: Test & measurement engineer IR-detectors.

o    Design and creation of several thermal cooled spectrum and IV measurement setups, including LabView based measurement and analysis software, for characterization of III-V based infrared detectors.

o    Characterization of Indium Gallium Arsenide based, extended wavelength, photodiodes.

o    Experience with: Cooling techniques with liquid nitrogen and Peltier coolers, clean room experience, dicing, bonding, packaging, IR-sources and spectral gratings, IR-optics, vacuum systems.

 

·         Graduation project: IMEC, Leuven, Belgium, Sept. 2000 – Jan. 2001

o    Titel: Characterization of III-V based near- and mid- infrared photovoltaic sensors.

 

·         Practical period: FOM institute Rijnhuizen, Nieuwegein, Feb. 2000 – Aug. 2000.

o    Design and creation of several electronic parts for the Free Electron Maser, e.g. an arc detector for the beam line.

o    Design and creation of a parallel bus short-circuit tester.

 

·         HTS: Hogeschool van Utrecht, Sept. 1997 – Jan. 2001: Study: Electronics / computer science.

 

·         MTS: Crabeth College, Gouda, Aug. 1992 – Aug.1997: Study: Electronics.

 

Courses:

 

·         Smart Sensor Systems 2010, Delft institute of microsystems and Nanoelectronics (DIMES), 19-22 April 2010, Delft.

·         Marketing your research, TTO VU&VUmc, 5 and 6 November 2008, Noordwijkerhout

 

Publications:

 

o J. H. Rector, M. Slaman, R. Verdoold, D. Iannuzzi, S. V. Beekmans, Optimization of the batch production of silicon fiber-top MEMS devices, J. Micromech. Microeng. 27 115005 (2017)

o L. Bartolini, F. Feroldi, J. J. A. Weda, M. Slaman, J. F. de Boer, D. Iannuzzi, Multimodal probe for optical coherence tomography epidetection and micron-scale indentation, J. of Innovative Optical Health Sc. Vol. 10 No 6 (2017) 1742007    

o J. H. Rector, S. V. Beekmans, M. Slaman, R. Verdoold, D. Iannuzzi, Batch production of silicon fiber-top cantilever devices, conference proceeding Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics 2017  

o  S. Zhou, M. Slaman, D. Iannuzzi, Demonstration of a highly sensitive photoacoustic spectrometer based on a miniaturized all-optical detecting sensor, Optics Express Vol. 25, Issue 15, pp. 17541-17548 (2017)

o  L. Polak, J.H. Rector, M. Slaman, R. J. Wijngaarden, NaTaO3 Photoanode for Bias-Free Water Splitting: A Photo-Electrochemical and Kelvin Probe Surface Photovoltage Study, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120 (41), pp 23559–23565  

o   L. Polak, T. Veeken, J. Houtkamp, M. Slaman, S. M. Kars, J.H. Rector, R.J. Wijngaarden, Two-step sputter-hydrothermal synthesis of NaTaO3 thin films, Thin Solid Films 603 · March 2016

o  Tsveta Radeva, Peter Ngene,  Martin Slaman, Ruud J. Westerwaal, Herman Schreuders, Bernard Dam, Highly sensitive and selective visual hydrogen detectors based onYxMg1−xthin films, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 203 (nov. 2014) 745-751.

o   Peter Ngene, Tsveta Radeva, Martin Slaman, Ruud J. Westerwaal, Herman Schreuders, Bernard Dam, Seeing Hydrogen in Colors: Low-Cost and Highly Sensitive Eye Readable Hydrogen Detectors, Adv. Funct. Materl 24 (April 2014) 2374-2382. 

o   T. Mak, R.J. Westerwaal, M. Slaman, H. Schreuders, A.W. van Vugt, M. Victoria, C. Boelsma, B. Dam, Optical fiber sensor for the continuous monitoring of hydrogen in oil, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 190 (jan. 2014) 982-989.

o  R.J. Westerwaal, J.S.A. Rooijmans, L. Leclercq, D.G. Gheorghe, T. Radeva, L. Mooij, T. Mak, L. Polak, M. Slaman, B. Dam, Th. Rasing, Nanostructured Pd-Au based fiber optic sensors for probing hydrogen concentrations in gas mixtures, International journal of hydrogen energy 38 (2013), 4201-4212

o  C. Perrotton, R.J. Westerwaal, N. Javahiraly, M. Slaman, H. Schreuders, B. Dam, P. Meyrueis, A reliable, sensitive and fast optical fiber hydrogen sensor based on surface plasmon resonance, Optics express 382 (2013), 166590

o  D. Chavan, T.C. van de Watering, G. Gruca, J.H. Rector, K. Heeck, M. Slaman, D. Iannuzzi, Ferrule-top nanoindenter: An optomechanical fiber sensor for nanoindentation, Rev. of Scientific instruments 83 11, nov 2012, 115110.

o    M. Slaman, R. Westerwaal, H. Schreuders, B. Dam, Optical hydrogen sensors based on metal-hydrides, Proceedings of SPIE 8368-05, 2012, 8368-4

o    N. Javahiraly, C. Perrotton, M. Slaman, B. Dam, and P. Meyrueis, Innovative fiber optic sensor for hydrogen detection, Proc. SPIE 8368, 836804 (2012).

o    D. Chavan, G. Gruca, T. van de Watering, K. Heeck, J. Rector, M. Slaman, D. Andres, B. Tiribilli, G. Margheri, and D. Iannuzzi, Fiber-top and ferrule-top cantilevers for atomic force microscopy and scanning near field optical microscopy, Proc. SPIE 8430, 84300Z (2012).

o    Pivak, Y, H. Schreuders, M.J. Slaman, R. Griessen, B. Dam, Thermodynamics, stress release and hysteresis behavior in highly adhesive Pd-H films, International journal of hydrogen energy 36 (2011) 4056-4067

o    C. Perrotton, N. Javahiraly, M. Slaman, B. Dam, and Meyrueis, Optimization of Pd surface plasmon resonance sensor for hydrogen detection, Proc. SPIE, 8065 1F-1_1F-5 (2011).

o    C. Perrotton, N. Javahiraly, M. Slaman, B. Dam, and Meyrueis, Fiber optic surface plasmon resonance sensor based on wavelength modulation for hydrogen sensing, Optics express vol 19 issue 23 A1175-A1183, (nov 7 2011).

o    C. Perrotton, M. Slaman, N. Javahiraly, H. Schreuders, B. Dam, and P. Meyrueis, Wavelength response of a surface plasmon resonance palladium coated optic fiber, Optical Engineering 50 issue 1 014403 (jan. 2011).

o    Westerwaal, R.J., C. den Besten, M. Slaman, B. Dam, D.E. Nanu, A.J. Böttger, W.G. Haije, High throughput screening of Pd-alloys for H2 separation membranes studied by hydrogenography and CVM, International journal of hydrogen energy 36 (2011) 1074-1082.

o    C. Perrotton, M. Slaman, N. Javahiraly, H. Schreuders , B. Dam and P. Meyrueis, A distributed optical fiber sensor for hydrogen detection based on Pd, and Mg alloys, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7675, 76750F (2010).

o   D. Chavan, G. Gruca, S. de Man, M. Slaman, J. H. Rector, K. Heeck, and D. Iannuzzi, Ferrule-top atomic force microscope, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81 123702 (2010).

o   Palmisano, V., M. Filippi, A. Baldi, M. Slaman, H. Schreuders, B. Dam, An optical hydrogen sensor based on a Pd-capped Mg thin film wedge, International journal of hydrogen energy 35 (2010) 12574-12578 .

o   Gruca, S. de Man, M. Slaman, J. H. Rector, and D. Iannuzzi, Ferrule-top micromachined devices: design, fabircation, performance, Meas. Sci. Technol. 21, 094003. (2010).

o   Baldi, A., G. K. Pálsson, M. Gonzalez-Silveira, H. Schreuders, M. Slaman, J. H. Rector, G. Krishnan, B. J. Kooi, G. S. Walker, M.W. Fay, B. Hjörvarsson, R. J. Wijngaarden, B. Dam, R. Griessen, Mg/Ti multilayers: Structural and hydrogen absorption properties, Physical Review B 81 (2010) 224203.

o    G. Gruca, S. de Man, M. Slaman, J.H. Rector, D. Iannuzzi, Ferrule-top micromachined devices: a new approach to fibre-top technology, Proceedings of SPIE vol. 7503, PDP 07

o    Gremaud, R., C.P.Broedersz, A. Borgschulte, M. J. van Setten, W. Lohstroh, H. Schreuders, M. Slaman, B. Dam, R.Griessen, Hydrogenography of MgyNi1-yHx gradient thin films: Interplay between thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrogenation, Acta materiala 58 (2010), 658-558

o    R. Gremaud, J.L.M. van Mechelen, H. Schreuders, M. Slaman, B. Dam, R. Griessen, Structural and optical properties of MgyNi1-yHx gradient films in relation to the as-deposited metallic state, Int. J. Hydrogen energy 34 (2009) 8951 - 8957

o    Baldi, V. Palmisano, M. Gonzalez-Silveira, Y. Pivak, M. Slaman, H. Schreuders, B. Dam, R. Griessen, Quasifree Mg-H thin films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95 (2009) 071903.

o    M. Slaman, R. Griessen, Solar collector overheating protection, Solar Energy 83 (2009), 982-987.

o    R. Gremaud, M. Gonzalez-Silveira, Y. Pivak, S. de Man, M. Slaman, H. Schreuders, B. Dam, and R. Griessen, Hydrogenography of PdHx thin films: influence of H-induced stress relaxation processes, Acta Mat. 57 (2009) 1209-1219.

o    M. Slaman, B. Dam, H. Schreuders, R. Griessen, Optimization of Mg-based fiber optic hydrogen detectors by alloying the catalyst, Int. J. Hydrogen energy 33 (2008) 1084-1089.

o    R.J. Westerwaal, C.P. Broedersz, R. Gremaud, M. Slaman, A. Borgschulte, W. Lohstroh, K.G. Tschersich, H.P. Fleischhauer, B. Dam, R. Griessen, Study of the hydride forming process of in-situ grown MgH2 thin films by activated reactive evaporation, Thin Solid Films 516 (2008) 4351–4359.

o    R. Gremaud, M. Slaman, H. Schreuders, B. Dam, and R. Griessen, An optical method to determine the thermodynamics of hydrogen absorption and desorption in metals, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91 (2007) 231916.

o    M. Pasturel, R.J. Wijngaarden, W. Lohstroh, H. Schreuders, M. Slaman, B. Dam, R. Griessen, Influence of the chemical potential on the hydrogen sorption kinetics of Mg2Ni/TM/Pd (TM = transition metal) Trilayers, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 19, 624-633.

o    M. Slaman, B. Dam, M. Pasturel, D.M. Borsa, H. Schreuders, J.H. Rector, R. Griessen, Fiber optic hydrogen detectors containing Mg-based metal hydrides, Sensors & Actuators B: chemical 123, Issue 1, 10 April 2007, Pages 538-545.

o    D. Iannuzzi, K. Heeck, M. Slaman, S. de Man, J. H. Rector, H. Schreuders, J. W. Berenschot, V. J. Gadgil, R. G. P. Sanders, M. C. Elwenspoek, S. Deladi. Fibre-top cantilevers: design, fabrication and applications. Meas. Sci. & Techn., 18(10), pp. 3247-3252, 2007

o    D. Iannuzzi, M. Slaman, J.H. Rector, H. Schreuders, S. Deladi and M.C. Elwenspoek, A fiber-top cantilever for hydrogen detection, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 121, Issue 2, 20 February 2007, Pages 706-708.

o    R.J. Westerwaal, M. Slaman, A. Borgschulte, C.P. Broederz, D.M. Borsa, W. Lohstroh, B. Kooi, G. ten Brink, K.G. Tschersich, H.P. Fleischhauwer, B. Dam, R. Griessen, Optical, structural, and electrical properties of Mg2NiH4 thin films in-situ grown by activated reactive evaporation, J. Appl. Phys. 100 (6) (2006).

o    D. Iannuzzi, S. Deladi, H. Schreuders, M. Slaman, J.H. Rector, M.C. Elwenspoek, Fiber-top cantilevers: a new generation of micromachined sensors for multipurpose applications, 18th International Optical Fiber Sensor Conference Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington DC, (2006) TuB2.

o    M. Pasturel, M. Slaman, H. Schreuders, J.H. Rector, D.M. Borsa, B. Dam, R. Griessen, Hydrogen absorption kinetics and optical properties of Pd-doped Mg thin films, J. Appl. Phys. 100 (2006) 023515.

o    M. Pasturel, M. Slaman, D.M. Borsa, H. Schreuders, B. Dam, R. Griessen, Stabilized switchable "black state" in Mg2NiH4/Ti/Pd thin films for optical hydrogen sensing, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89 (2006) 021913.

o    Lars Zimmermann, Joachim John, Martijn de Weerd, Martin Slaman, Stefan Nemeth, Patrick Merken, Staf Borghs, Chris Van Hoof, InGaAs on GaAs Extended Wavelength Linear Array`s, Proceedings of the SPIE, 4288-11 (June 2001).

 

Patents:

 

o    Device comprising a transparent structure, solar collector or greenhouse provided with such device, (Magic Prism Angle), filed in May 2013, Inventors R. Griessen and M. Slaman, WO2013165249, P6040328NL, (Applicant: VU, owner: VU).

o   Device and method for optically detecting gas (Multi-fiber detector), filed in April 2009, Inventor M. Slaman, patent WO2010117277, NL2002744, (P6021967NL1). (Applicant: ACTS, owner: ECN).

o   Reflecting device, solar collector, pitched roof provided with a solar collector of this type, and greenhouse. (Solar collector overheat protection), filed in February 2008, Inventors: R. Griessen and M. Slaman. (Owned by VU). Filed as Optical switch for greenhouse applications in august 2008, WO2009099331, OCN-2001271 (6017675NL). (Applicant: VU, owner: VU, exclusive license supplied).

o   Protective coating for metal-hydride based devices, filed in March 2006, Inventors: B. Dam, H. Schreuders, M. Slaman and M. Pasturel; WO2007126313, NL1031708, EP2010960, AU2007244044, (P6007119NL). (Applicant: ACTS, owner: ECN).

o   Optical switching device (Fiber-optic micro mirror H2 detector), filed in September 2005, Inventors: B. Dam, R. Griessen, W. Lohstroh, M. Pasturel and M. Slaman; WO2007049965, NL1030299, EP1952195, CA2627651, AU2006306870, US2008291452, PCT/NL2006/050268 (P6003851NL). (Applicant: ACTS, owner: ECN).


Awards and grants:

o   Patent award for contributing as an academic researcher to research that has led to an invention in the ACTS Sustainable hydrogen program, March 24, 2011, P6021967NL1, Device and method for optically detecting gas. (1000 euro).

o   Sustainable hydrogen valorization grant ACTS 2010, Hydrogen indicator tape, B. Dam, M. Slaman, December 2010, end date 31-06-2013 (Grant of 280k euro).

o   Finalist Inventor award Amsterdam 2009.

o   Winner of the best climate idea contest Eureka! of the province Noord Holland, February 16, 2009, Optische schakelaar voor zonnecollectoren en kassen. (Grant of 50.000 euro).

o   Patent award for contributing as an academic researcher to research that has led to an invention in the ACTS Sustainable hydrogen program, November 7, 2007, P6007119NL, Protective coating for metal-hydride based devices. (1000 euro).

o   Patent award for contributing as an academic researcher to research that has led to an invention in the ACTS Sustainable hydrogen program, November 3, 2005, P6003851NL, Optical switching device. (1000 euro).

 

Oral presentations:

 

o    Optical hydrogen sensors based on metal-hydrides, 2012 SPIE Defense, Security+Sensing, Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Transportation, and Harsh Environment III, Talk 8368-04, 23 April 2012, Baltimore USA, (Member of the program committee conference 8368).

o    Optical hydrogen sensing; new techniques, February 1 2012, Lunteren, the Netherlands.

o   Plastic solar thermal collectors, Energy 2010: Back to the future, 2 July 2010, Tropen instituut Amsterdam

o   Practical use of optical hydrogen sensors, sixth ACTS sustainable hydrogen conference, 4 November 2009, Ede

o   First steps to a quantitative fiber-optic hydrogen sensor, fifth ACTS Sustainable Hydrogen conference, 24 October 2008, Ede.

o   Optic fiber hydrogen sensors based on Mg-Ti, MH 2008, Talk A1 (4), Reykjavik, Iceland, June 27, 2008.

o   Optic fiber hydrogen sensors based on Mg-Ti, Cimtec 2008, Talk B-2.1: L09, AcirealeSicily Italy, June 10, 2008.

o   Fiber optic hydrogen detectors containing Mg-based metal hydrides, Advances in Dutch Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research, Petten, the Netherlands, 22 May 2008.

o   Fiber optic hydrogen detectors containing Mg-based metal hydrides, MRS fall meeting 2006, Talk Z1.3, Boston, USA, November 27, 2006.

o   Progress in fiber optic hydrogen sensing, Third ACTS Sustainable Hydrogen conference, Hulshorst, the Netherlands, October 25, 2006.

o   The birth of a stable fiber-optic hydrogen detector, Second ACTS Sustainable Hydrogen conference, Hulshorst, the Netherlands, November 3, 2005.

o   Optimization of the switchable mirror active layer of fiber-optic hydrogen sensors, First ACTS Sustainable Hydrogen conference, Hulshorst, the Netherlands, June 24, 2004.

 

Poster presentations and fairs:

 

o   Revealing the presence of hydrogen, Gordon research conference MH 2011, July 2011, Stonehill college, Eason MA.

o   Pd-alloy based thin films for hydrogen sensing applications, MH2010, 19 July 2010, Lomonosov state university, Moscow

o   SolSwitch; Temperature limitation for cheap plastic thermal solar collectors, E-dee, 16 June 2010, ECN Petten.

o   Optisch schakelbaar kasdek, Event Vrienden van wetenschap, innovatie platform, 2 December 2009, Den Haag.

o   SolSwitch for solar thermal collector and greenhouses, M. Slaman and R. Griessen, Inventor dinner, 18 June 2009, Amsterdam.

o   Het beste klimaat idee van Nederland, M. Slaman, P. van Hoorn, INESPO 16 May 2009, VU University Amsterdam.

o   Fiber top Technology, precisiebeurs 26 and 27 November 2008 Veldhoven.

o   Fiber optic hydrogen detectors, from fundamental research to safety applications, M. Slaman, B. Dam, H. Schreuders, R. Griessen, Physics @FOM 2008, Veldhoven.

 

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