Contact B. Dam

Bernard Dam
Full Professor

Chemical Engineering
Delft University of Technology
Julianalaan 136
2628 BL Delft
The Netherlands
Tel. ++31 15 27 84342
Fax. ++31 15 27 87421


Prof. dr. B. Dam

Research interests

My goal is to develop new materials for sustainable energy applications. I want to contribute to scientific breakthroughs and see my research transformed into commercial products. My field is functional thin film materials science: find relations between growth, (defect)structure and physical properties in relation to their application. At present we aim for applications based on metal hydrides, such as hydrogen sensors, hydrogen storage, hydrogen membranes and chemochromic windows. In addition, we investigate the mechanism of photo-electrochemical water splitting. The direct conversion of sunlight into fuel has the advantage that, as compared to electricity, such fuels can be more easily stored.


  • Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics for MST, 1st year Bachelor course
  • Science and Technology of the the Hydrogen Economy, 3rd year MST Bachelor course

Other activities

  • Member of the Energy and climate division of the Dutch Physical Society
  • Member of the ACTS sustainable hydrogen program committee
  • Scientific Director 3TU centre of excellence Sustainable Energy Technology
  • TNW representative of the Delft Energy Initiative
  • Chairman of the exam committee of the faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Member of the Safety committee Chemical Engineering, TUD
  • Member of the permanent career committee  Applied Science, TUD
  • Chairman of the board of the working group Chemistry and structure of Materials of NWO/CW (national science funding organisation)

Theses supervised at VU university Amsterdam

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