Bart Hoogenboom joins Nanosurf as Head of R&D

Bart HoogenboomWe are thrilled to announce that world-renowned AFM expert Bart Hoogenboom has joined Nanosurf on July 1st as the new Head of Research and Development. With an impressive academic background and significant experience building advanced scientific instruments, Bart is poised to make a significant impact on the future of our company.

Bart was a Professor of Biophysics at University College London (UCL), where he retains an appointment to help ensure the completion of various research projects. Originally trained as a solid-state physicist, he has pioneered AFM methods for biological applications, resulting in the visualization of the DNA double helix, in novel approaches to study poration through and transport across membranes, and in high-resolution imaging of living bacteria. To learn more about Bart’s background and research, visit

Many might know about Bart’s passion for building and developing advanced scientific instruments, particularly in the realm of AFM. In his new role he will again have the opportunity to engage in this passion, and drive Nanosurf’s technological capabilities and innovation to new heights.

Bart shared his enthusiasm for his upcoming new role, stating, “I am thrilled to join this dynamic company, which I have followed with admiration for the past 10 years. My passion for building and advancing AFM has driven my decision to come on board; I am eager to push the boundaries of this technology well beyond its present limits."

We are confident that Bart's extensive experience, cutting-edge research, and commitment to innovation will prove invaluable to our R&D department. Bart, welcome to the Nanosurf Family!

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