Affiliation: Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)
Keywords: Optoelectronics, nonlinear optics, graphene and related materials, terahertz, photodetection, charge and heat transport, light-matter interaction
Klaas-Jan Tielrooij is the leader of the Ultrafast Dynamics in Nanoscale Systems group at ICN2 in Spain. The group was established in 2018 and has the goal to understand and exploit ultrafast processes at the nanoscale. Using home-built experimental microscopy techniques with femtosecond temporal and nanometer spatial accuracy, the group is currently focusing on the fundamental understanding of transport and dynamics of different degrees of freedom, including charge, vibration and heat, in 2D and 1D systems, and on the development of concepts for thermal management, photodetection and terahertz technologies.
After obtaining his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2010, for which he was awarded the nation-wide FOM Physics Thesis Prize 2011, Klaas-Jan became postdoctoral researcher and later research fellow at ICFO – the Institute of Photonic Sciences, in Spain. In 2015, he was a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany, and was later awarded a Visiting Professorship at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany. He is the recipient of competitive personal grants, including an ERC Starting Grant (E.U.), ERC Proof of Concept Grant (E.U.), a Ramón y Cajal fellowship (Spain), a Young Investigator grant (Spain), and an NWO Rubicon grant (the Netherlands). Besides Physics, he also hold degrees in Innovation Management (from Chalmers University, Sweden) and Economics (University of London, London School of Economics, UK), and has a keen interest in science and technology policies.