Transport Phenomena - Delft University of Technology

David Vermaas

David Vermaas (photo)

Contact details

  • Dr. Ir. David A. Vermaas
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences (TNW)
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Transport Phenomena Group
  • Building 58, Room F2.210
  • van der Maasweg 9, Delft, The Netherlands

Research interests

Conversion of renewable electricity into chemical products and fuels is one of the largest challenges for the next decade. My research focusses on electrochemical conversions, and in particular the mass transport on a microscopic level.
Specific interests are:

  • Ion exchange membranes, including bipolar membranes
  • Boundary layer dynamics
  • Particle image velocimetry
  • Electrochemistry (CO2 conversion, electrolysis)
  • (Reverse) electrodialysis
  • Heat-to- power conversion

Latest publications

  • Near-Complete Suppression of Surface Losses and Total Internal Quantum Efficiency in Bivo4 Photoanodes, Bartek J. Trzesniewski, Ibadillah A. Digdaya, Tetsuro Nagaki, Sandheep Ravishankar, Isaac Herraiz-Cardona, David A. Vermaas, Alessandro Longo, Sixto Gimenez, and Wilson A. Smith. Energy & Environmental Science 2017, 10  (6), 1517–1529.
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  • Bipolar Membrane-Assisted Solar Water Splitting in Optimal Ph, Jingshan Luo, David A. Vermaas, Dongqin Bi, Anders Hagfeldt, Wilson A. Smith, and Michael Gratzel. Advanced Energy Materials 2016, 6  (13), 1600100.
    [Full Details]     [BibTeX]     Publisher: [DOI] 
  • The Breathing Cell: Cyclic Intermembrane Distance Variation in Reverse Electrodialysis, J. Moreno, E. Slouwerhof, D. A. Vermaas, M. Saakes, and K. Nijmeijer. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50  (20), 11386–11393.
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  • Synergistic Electrochemical Co2 Reduction and Water Oxidation With a Bipolar Membrane, David A. Vermaas and Wilson A. Smith. Acs Energy Letters 2016, 1  (6), 1143–1148.
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Social Media


  • MSc Chemical Engineering (CE):
    • Electrochemistry for Renewable Energy 1: Fundamentals (CH3512)
    • Electrochemistry for Renewable Energy 2: Applications (CH3522)
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Technology (SET):
    • Transport Phenomena (SET3021), terminates in 2017-2018
  • BSc Applied Earth Sciences (AES):
    • Chemical Thermodynamics (AESB2220)
  • BSc Molecular Science & Technology (MST):
    • Contact person for TP-group for LO1 (4051LEON1Y) and LO2 (4052SLEONY) projects
  • BSc Nanobiology (NB):
    • Thermodynamics and transport (NB2011)

Vacancies / job opportunities:

We do have often have vacancies for PhD positions. Positions for which funding is assured are published on our website. In addition, we may have positions coming up. If you have a strong research background, including experimental skills, feel free to send an open application. Please send me a resume, including list of courses and grades, and a brief statement of research interests.

Last modified: July 04 2017. © Delft University of Technology - TP group 2012