Short CV/Education and training

Professional Experience

  • Since 2014
    Full professor (“gewoon hoogleraar”) at University of Antwerp

  • 2013 – 2016
    Francqui Distinguished Research Professor at University of Antwerp

  • 2012 – 2013
    Full professor (“hoogleraar”) at University of Antwerp

  • 2008 – 2011
    Senior Lecturer (“hoofddocent”) at University of Antwerp

  • 2004 – 2007
    Lecturer (“docent”) at University of Antwerp

  • 2003 – 2004
    Part-time lecturer at University of Antwerp (10%)

  • 1997 – 2004
    Postdoctoral researcher of the FWO, at University of Antwerp

  • 1996
    Visiting Researcher at University of Florida, US.

  • 1994
    Visiting Researcher at the “Institut für Spektrochemie und angewandte Spektroskopie“, Dortmund, Germany

  • 1993 – 1997
    PhD fellowship of National Science Foundation (FWO), at University of Antwerp.


  • 1993 – 1996
    Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, with greatest distinction and felicitations of the jury University of Antwerp

  • 1989 – 1993
    Master (Licentiaat) in Chemistry, with greatest distinction and felicitations of the jury University of Antwerp

Selected publications

  • Gas discharge plasmas and their applications. A. Bogaerts, E. Neyts, R. Gijbels and J.J.A.M. van der Mullen, Spectrochim. Acta Part B, 57, 609-658 (2002) (highly cited review paper). IF: 2.695

  • Catalyzed growth of carbon nanotube with definable chirality by hybrid molecular dynamics – force-biased Monte Carlo simulations. E. C. Neyts, Y. Shibuta, A. C. T. van Duin and A. Bogaerts, ACS Nano, 4, 6665-6672 (2010). IF: 11.421

  • Changing chirality during single-walled carbon nanotube growth: a reactive molecular dynamics / Monte Carlo study. E.C. Neyts, A.C.T. van Duin and A. Bogaerts, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 17225-17231 (2011). IF: 9.907

  • Insights in the plasma-assisted growth of carbon nanotubes through atomic scale simulations: Effect of electric field. E.C. Neyts, A.C.T. van Duin and A. Bogaerts, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 1256-1260 (2012). IF: 10.677

  • Defect healing and enhanced nucleation of carbon nanotubes by low-energy ion impact. E.C. Neyts, K. Ostrikov, Z.J. Han, S. Kumar, A.C.T. van Duin and A. Bogaerts, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 065501 (2013) (5 pages). IF: 7.728

  • CO2 splitting in a dielectric barrier discharge plasma: a combined experimental and computational study. R. Aerts, W. Somers and A. Bogaerts, ChemSusChem. 8, 702-716 (2015). IF: 7.116

  • Plasma catalysis: Synergistic effects at the nanoscale. E.C. Neyts, K. Ostrikov, M.K. Sunkara and A. Bogaerts, Chem. Rev. 115, 13408-13446 (2015). IF: 37.369

  • Atomic scale simulations of carbon nanotube nucleation from hydrocarbon precursors. U. Khalilov, A. Bogaerts and E.C. Neyts, Nature Commun. 6: 10306 (2015) (7 pages). IF: 11.329

  • Effect of lipid peroxidation on membrane permeability of cancer and normal cells subjected to oxidative stress. J. Van der Paal, E.C. Neyts, C.C.W. Verlackt and A. Bogaerts, Chem. Sci. 7, 489-498 (2016). IF: 9.144

  • CO2 conversion in a dielectric barrier discharge plasma: N2 in the mix as helping hand of problematic impurity? R. Snoeckx, S. Heijkers, K. Van Wesenbeeck, S. Lenaerts and A. Bogaerts, Energy & Environm. Sci. 9, 999-1011 (2016). IF: 25.427

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Editorship, editorial board memberships

  • Editor of Spectrochimica Acta Part B, responsible for the review papers, since 2002

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, since 2016

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Plasma Processes and Polymers, since 2013

  • Member of the Advisory Board of Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, since 2008

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2007 – 2013

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Spectrochimica Act Part B, since 2000

Guest editor for special issues in

  • Plasma Processes and Polymers: Numerical modeling of low-temperature plasmas for various applications (2 double issues, Jan-Feb and April-May 2017

  • Plasma Processes and Polymers: Plasma Conversion, June 2017

  • Plasma Processes and Polymers: Plasma & Cancer, 2016

  • Plasma Chemistry and Plasmas Processes: International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry 2016

  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics: Fundamentals on Plasma-Surface Interactions 2014

  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics: Plasma modeling 2009

  • Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale, 2006

  • • Talanta: Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale, 2006

  • Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry: Glow Discharge Spectroscopy, 2003

Memberships of Advisory Boards and Scientific Panels

  • Advisory Board of the “Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V. Greifswald”, since 2016

  • Quantemol DataBase (QDB) Project Advisory Board, since 2016

  • Board of Directors of the International Plasma Chemistry Society, since 2014

  • Solvay Local Scientific Committee for Chemistry, since 2013

  • Panel W&T2 (“physics”) of the FW,; 2010 – 2015

  • Panel “physique” of the “Fond National de la Recherche Scientifique” (FNRS), 2007 – 2010

Memberships of Academies

  • Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts, since 2012

  • Member of the Academia Europaea, since 2011

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, mother of 3 children


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