Philippe Vereecken


Prof. Dr. Philippe Vereecken is Principal Scientist atimecand part-time professorat the University of Leuven(KU-Leuven). His main expertise is found in the combination of electrochemistry, nanomaterials synthesis and solid-state devices for applications in semiconductors, energy conversion and electrochemical storage. Dr. Vereecken received a PhD in Physical Chemistry at Ghent University(Belgium) in 1998. He then spent 3 years as a postdoctoral associatein the department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Johns Hopkins Universityin Baltimore, MD (1998-2001) working on thin films, nanowires and nanocomposites. Subsequently, Dr. Vereecken worked as a Research Staff Memberat IBM T.J. Watson Research Centerin Yorktown Heights, NY (2001-2005) developing electrochemical processes for next generation IC. He returned to Belgium in 2005 to join the Nanomaterials group in imec, working on growth and integration of nanowires, nanotubes and graphene for post-CMOS applications. In 2009, Dr. Vereecken started up the electrochemical storageactivities in imec. In the same year he was appointed Associate Professorat the Centre of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Bio Science Engineering, KU-Leuven. As program leader, he is responsible for the technical content of the solid-state battery program at imec. The team is best known for their achievements in the field of 3D thin-film micro-batteries. Additionally, the team is active in the development of novel solid-state nanocomposite electrolytesand thin-film coatingsfor next generation Li-ion batteries. Dr. Vereecken has authored and co-authored over 150 scientific publications and is inventor and co-inventor of more than 40 patent families. Dr. Vereecken has an h-index of 32 and i10-index of 83. He is an active member of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), and vice chair of the ECS Electrodeposition division. Dr. Vereecken has been involved as coordinator, principal investigator and promoter in a total of 12 public funded projects (3 H2020-MCSA, 2 EU-FP6/7, 1 M-ERA, 6 Flemish FWO) over the last 10 years.