prof.dr.ir. G.J.M. Krijnen (Gijs)


Over mij

I received my M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering with honours from the University of Twente following a study on magnetic recording carried out at the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven. In 1992 I obtained the doctorate degree with honours from the same university and was rewarded the 1993 Veder price of the Dutch Electronics and Radio Engineering Society (NERG) for my PhD-thesis on nonlinear integrated optics devices. From 1992-1995 I was a fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and studied second- and third-order non linear integrated optics devices. In this period I was a visiting scientist at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers in Orlando, Florida, USA. In 1995-1997 I worked on integrated optic devices for optical telecommunication at the University of Twente and the Delft University of Technology. Since1998 I have been associate professor in the Transducers Science and Technology (TST) group of the MESA+ research institute and mainly responsible for the micro-actuator research. The last few years my attention has shifted to biomimetic MEMS. In 2005 I was rewarded a NWO Vici grant for my project proposal BioEARS on cricket inspired flowsensors. Since May 1st 2007 I am a full-professor of the chair of MEMS-Design focussing on bioinspired transducers. My current research interests are Transducers science (including parametric and nonlinear transduction), Biomimetic sensors and 3D printed transducers. Since September 2020 I am the Chair of the Electrical Engineering discipline (department) of the EEMCS faculty at the UT.


Engineering & Materials Science
3d Printers
Fused Deposition Modeling
Physics & Astronomy


My current research interests include Transducers science in general, biomimetic, parametric and nonlinear transduction in particular, MEMS, additive manufacturing, self-assembly. The main focus is on embedded sensing in which sensors are integrated by means of multi-material printing into (soft) structural parts without assembly. Research questions include (meta-)material properties of 3D printed structures, in particular those that can be used for sensing, including conductive, piezoresistive, piezoelectric, magnetic materials. 


Dijkshoorn, A., Ravi, V., Neuvel, P. , Stramigioli, S. , & Krijnen, G. (2022). Mechanical Interlocking for Connecting Electrical Wires to Flexible, FDM, 3D-Printed Conductors. In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Flexible, Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/FLEPS53764.2022.9781552
French, P. J. , Krijnen, G. J. M., Vollebregt, S., & Mastrangeli, M. (2022). Technology Development for MEMS: A Tutorial. IEEE sensors journal, 22(11), 10106-10125. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2021.3104715

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
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Universiteit Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré  C3435
Postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede