Richard van de Sanden

Titels Prof. dr. ir.
Initials M.C.M.
Main position Directeur DIFFER/hoogleraar TUE
Disciplines Physical chemistry
  Gases, fluid dynamics, plasma physics
Chair Plasmafysica en chemie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2013
Member of Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
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Richard van de Sanden has devoted his career to seeking the connection between fundamental research and practical applications. His ground-breaking research focuses on unravelling the physical and chemical processes in plasmas, which play an important role in the innovative production of solar cells. At DIFFER, he heads research into nuclear fusion and the storage and transport of renewable energy in the form of solar fuels.