Dr. Paul Poodt
Program Manager, TNO
Paul Poodt started working at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in 2007 after receiving his Ph.D. in physics at the Radboud university Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In 2009 he joined the newly formed Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition team at TNO as lead process scientist and was involved in several spatial ALD process- and equipment development projects, including Spatial ALD for c-Si solar cell passivation and roll-to-roll ALD for encapsulation and barriers. He is one of the co-initators of TNO’s spin-off company SoLayTec. Since 2013 he is leading the Spatial ALD research program at Holst Centre and Solliance, TNO’s open innovation institutes for flexible electronics and thin film photovoltaics. In 2016 he also became Program Manager of the research program “Barriers & Electrodes”. As program manager he leads a team of around 20 researchers and engineers, developing new technology with- and for industrial partners and within international consortia. His responsibilities further include setting long-term R&D strategy and roadmaps, as well as setting-up international partnerships with industry and academia. He is an active member of several international scientific committees in the area of Atomic Layer Deposition. He has (co)-authored 57 scientific publications, of which 44 in the field of thin-film deposition.