Quentin Van OvermeereQuentin Van Overmeere

Post Doctoral Fellow



2011: Ph.D. in materials engineering, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
2006: Master in chemical engineering, Université catholique de Louvain.

Since 2011, I am a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a postdoctoral researcher of the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS).


Ultrathin metal-oxide films are used in a wide range of applications from corrosion protection to emerging clean energy technologies such as solar conversion devices and fuel cells. Of particular interest is low temperature oxidation and oxide synthesis that can enable novel device fabrication by lithography. Among other parameters of interest, controlling the internal stress in the metallic oxide film potentially allows to tune its morphology and its reliability. My initial research will focus on synthesis of novel oxide anodes for solid oxide fuel cells and understanding their fundamental physical properties.