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Dr. Mathijs van Gorcum
Experimental Physicist

Contact

Hengelo (OV)
The Netherlands

Mail: mathijs[at]vgorcum.com
LinkedIn: in/mvgorcum
Matrix: @mathijs:matrix.vgorcum.com
XMPP: mathijs[at]vgorcum.com
Github: github.com/mvgorcum
Gitlab: gitlab.com/mvgorcum

Languages

Dutch
English
Experience
2020 - Now
VDL-ETG T&D
Systems Architect
Development and realisation of high tech parts, tooling and equipment
Almelo
2019 - 2020
Medspray
Senior Technical Engineer
Aerosol expert, research and development of the medspray spray nozzle units
Enschede
2014 - 2019
Physics of Fluids group, Twente University
PhD Researcher
Experimental, fundamental research in the field of wetting on soft surfaces, including: building setups, performing measurements, image analysis, and modeling of the results
Enschede
2011
Micronit Microtechnologies
Intern
Internship to develop a digital microfluidic chip prototype using electrowetting
Enschede
Education
2010 - 2014
Master Applied Phyisics: Fluid Physics
Twente University
Thesis topic: The stability of liquid bridges under influence of contact angle hysteresis investigated using electrowetting
Enschede
2005 - 2010
Bachelor Applied Phyisics
Twente University
Elective Courses: Physical Materials Science, Mass- and Heat Transfer, Theory of General Relativity
Enschede
2007 - 2008
Minor Music
Artez
Pop, Guitar
Enschede
2004 - 2005
Amersfoort
1998 - 2004
VWO Preuniversity secondary education
Agnieten college locatie Meander
Zwolle
Publication List
2020
Spreading on viscoelastic solids: Are contact angles selected by Neumann's law?
Soft Matter, 2020,16, 1306-1322
M. van Gorcum, S. Karpitschka, B. Andreotti, and J.H. Snoeijer
2019
Soft electrowetting
Soft Matter, 2019,15, 6469-6475
R. Dey, M. van Gorcum, F. Mugele, and J. H. Snoeijer
2018
Dynamic solid surface tension causes droplet pinning and depinning
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 208003
M. van Gorcum, B. Andreotti, J. H. Snoeijer, and S. Karpitschka
2018
Soft Wetting: Models based on energy dissipation or on force balance are equivalent
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 10.1073/pnas.1808870115
S. Karpitschka, S. Das, M. van Gorcum, H. Perrin, B. Andreotti, and J. H. Snoeijer
2015
Droplets move over viscoelastic substrates by surfing a ridge
Nature Communications 6, 7891
S. Karpitschka, S. Das, M. van Gorcum, H. Perrin, B. Andreotti, and J. H. Snoeijer
2014
Stability Limits of Capillary Bridges: How Contact Angle Hysteresis Affects Morphology Transitions of Liquid Microstructures
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 234501
R. de Ruiter, C. Semprebon, M. van Gorcum, M. H. G. Duits, M. Brinkmann, and F. Mugele
Communication Skills
2018
American Physical Society Division of Fluid Mechanics meeting 2018
Oral Presentation
Subject: Droplet stick-slip on soft surfaces is caused by dynamic solid surface tension
Atlanta
2017
JMBC Burgers Symposium
Oral Presentation
Subject: High speed stick-slip of contact lines on soft surfaces due to wetting ridge dynamics
Lunteren
2016
Phyiscs@FOM
Oral Presentation
Subject: Low speed wetting ridge dynamics
Veldhoven
2015
International Workshop Droplets 2015
Oral Presentation
Subject: Low speed dynamics of droplets on soft surfaces
Enschede
Community Roles
2015
International Workshop Droplets 2015
Organizing committee member
A three day international workshop Droplets 2015 bringing together researchers working on droplets in the broad sense: from pure to complex fluids, from impact to evaporation, covering experimental, theoretical, and industrial perspectives
Enschede
2008 - 2009
RSK student association
Commissioner external contacts of the board
The Commissioner is primarily responsible for local and national contacts for an 80 member student association as well as general board member tasks
Enschede
Technical Skills
Software: LabVIEW, Unix/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Comsol, Mathematica, Inkscape, Gimp
Programming: Confident with MATLAB, Python, LaTeX, Some experience with Java, Php, Postgresql, R
Interests
Professional: Building experimental setups, data analysis, image analysis
Personal: Self-hosting private and secure web service alternatives to google/apple/facebook, playing guitar, sailing
Open Source Projects
Run matrix server for the f-droid.org project: F-droid is an android store that focusses on free and open source apps. To communicate the f-droid team uses the matrix ecosystem and I set up and maintain their matrix server instance
Sessile Drop Analysis: Python code for sessile drop analysis, measuring contact angle dynamics and drop volume, made over the course of my PhD research
Companion android app for monero mining: An app created for tracking monero cryptocurrency mining, and calculating the current value of the mined amount
Website in the style of this CV: This pure html/css static site written from scratch to show my resume in the style of the frigerri CV
Docker image for Matrix server: A docker image for the synapse matrix server that I collaborate in maintaining
Python script for reading tt-rss feeds: A small script written to display unread rss feeds on my desktop