Jaap den Toonder is full professor and Chair of the Microsystems group at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Jaap den Toonder got his Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics in 1991 (cum laude), and his PhD degree (cum laude) in 1996, both from Delft University of Technology.
In 1995, he joined Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. As a senior scientist, principal scientist, and project leader, he worked on a wide variety of applications such as optical storage systems, RF MEMS, biomedical devices, polymer MEMS, immersion lithography and microfluidics. In 2008, he became Chief Technologist, leading the R&D programs on (micro-)fluidics and materials science and engineering. Next to his main job at Philips, he was a part-time professor of Microfluidics Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology between 2004 and 2013.
Jaap den Toonder is currently leading the Microsystems group at Eindhoven University of Technology, which is composed of one full professor, one associate professor, two assistant professors, two technical staff members, as well as typically 10 PhD candidates, 3 postdocs, and 20 master degree candidates. His current main research interests are: microfluidics, out-of-cleanroom micro-fabrication technologies, mechanical properties of biological cells and tissues, nature-inspired micro-actuators, and organs on chips.
Jaap den Toonder has (co-)authored over 90 scientific papers, as well as over 40 patent applications, and he has given over 40 invited lectures at conferences. He was a member of the Editorial Board of Lab on a Chip from 2009 to 2013.