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Claas Willem Visser is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Twente. His lab develops multi-scale functional materials. By using fluid droplets or bubbles as "building blocks" for solid materials, their mechanical, acoustic, electrical, and biological properties can be optimized for various application fields.

From 2016 to 2018, Visser worked as a Rubicon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Here, he developed a new method for additive manufacturing of foams in the lab of Prof. Jennifer A. Lewis.

Before that, as a post-doc at the University of Twente, Visser co-developed a new technology for particle fabrication and 3D printing named "In-air microfluidics". This technology is now commercialized in spinoff company IamFluidics, of which Visser is co-founder and chief scientific officer. He pursued his Ph.D. (2011-2015) under the supervision of Chao Sun and Detlef Lohse in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente. Here, he contributed to fundamental studies on droplet impact as well as applications such as laser-induced transfer of metals and droplet-based bioprinting.

From 2006 to 2011, Visser worked at Tata Steel Research, Development, and Technology as a researcher and project leader. He initiated several national and international research projects on hot rolling of metal strip.

Visser received his MSc degree in Applied Physics from the University of Twente in 2006. His MSc project concerned drag and lift forces on bubbles and particles in rotating flows, this project was supervised by Dr. Hanneke Bluemink and Prof. Detlef Lohse.

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Research Output 2012 2019

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Architected Polymer Foams via Direct Bubble Writing

Visser, C. W., Amato, D. N., Mueller, J. & Lewis, J. A., 19 Sep 2019, In : Advanced materials. 1904668.

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Laser-induced forward transfer of viscoplastic fluids

Jalaal, M., Klein Schaarsberg, M., Visser, C. W. & Lohse, D., 10 Dec 2019, In : Journal of fluid mechanics. 880, p. 497-513 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Marangoni-driven spreading of miscible liquids in the binary pendant drop geometry

Koldeweij, R. B. J., Van Capelleveen, B. F., Lohse, D. & Visser, C. W., 14 Nov 2019, In : Soft matter. 15, 42, p. 8525-8531 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Surface tension
interfacial tension
41 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing bioink shape fidelity to aid material development in 3D bioprinting

Ribeiro, A., Blokzijl, M. M., Levato, R., Visser, C. W., Castilho, M., Hennink, W. E., Vermonden, T. & Malda, J., 30 Nov 2018, In : Biofabrication. 10, 014102.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Yield stress
27 Citations (Scopus)
67 Downloads (Pure)

In-air microfluidics enables rapid fabrication of emulsions, suspensions, and 3D modular (bio)materials

Visser, C. W., Kamperman, T., Karbaat, L. P., Lohse, D. & Karperien, M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Science advances. 4, 1, eaao1175.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Cellular Microenvironment


Control of slippage with tunable bubble mattresses

Karatay, E. (Creator), Haase, A. S. (Creator), Visser, C. W. (Creator), Sun, C. (Creator), Lohse, D. (Creator), Tsai, P. A. (Creator), Lammertink, R. G. H. (Creator), University of Twente, 2013


Activities 2011 2014

  • 6 Oral presentation

Moving and deforming a liquid drop by pulsed laser irradiation

Alexander Ludwig Klein (Speaker), C.W. Visser (Speaker), H.E. Lhuissier (Speaker), E. Villermaux (Speaker), Chao Sun (Speaker), Detlef Lohse (Speaker), Hanneke Gelderblom (Speaker)
24 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

High speed imaging of laser induced forward transfer effects of nano-to-pico-second pulses on metal donor ejection

Gerardus Richardus, Bernardus, Engelina Römer (Invited speaker), Ralph Pohl (Invited speaker), C.W. Visser (Invited speaker), Chao Sun (Invited speaker), Detlef Lohse (Invited speaker), Bert Huis in 't Veld (Invited speaker)
8 Jun 201311 Jun 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Geometry-influenced Slippage on a Bubble Mattress in Microfluidics

Elif Karatay (Speaker), S. Haase (Speaker), C.W. Visser (Speaker), Chao Sun (Speaker), Detlef Lohse (Speaker), Peichun Amy Tsai (Speaker), Rob G.H. Lammertink (Speaker)
18 Nov 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Microdroplet impact at very high velocity

C.W. Visser (Speaker)
18 Nov 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Highly-focused high-speed impact on soft material: Application for needle-free injection device

Y. Tagawa (Speaker), N. Oudalov (Speaker), C.W. Visser (Speaker), Chao Sun (Speaker), Detlef Lohse (Speaker), Rob G.H. Lammertink (Speaker)
18 Nov 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation