About Us

About Us

Our team consists of a group of experts on optical, nanophotonics and terahertz science and technology. Our office is located at the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology in the heart of the BrainPort region, with access to a wide range of state-of-the art equipment for the development of optical and terahertz technologies and for the measurement and characterization of nanostructures and high-tech materials.

Our Team

Mohammad Ramezani (Dr.)

Director (m.ramezani(at)teranova.nl)

Mohammad Ramezani received his Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) with the orientation of semiconductor and optoelectronics materials. He spent his internship at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) at the department of Photonics Materials and Devices, where he worked on plasmonic metasurfaces for solid-state lighting. In 2019, he obtained his PhD with his thesis titled “Coherent Light-Matter Interaction in Arrays of Plasmonic Structures”. With his background in spectroscopy and nanophotonics, Mohammad co-founded TeraNova.

Matthijs Berghuis (Dr.)

Optics Development 

Matthijs Berghuis studied Applied Physics at the University of Groningen, where he carried out his Master's graduation project in the Photophysics and Opto-Electronics group with the focus on water splitting by organic-inorganic hybrid photocathodes. He did his internship at Polyera Corporation in Chicago about the influence of molecular conjugation length on charge transport in organic electronics. In 2022, Matthijs finished his PhD with his thesis about exciton-polariton transport in organic semiconductors. In 2023, he joined TeraNova as an optical development expert. His substantial knowledge about optical design and engineering contributes to our hardware developments.   


Jaime Gómez Rivas (Prof. Dr.)

Scientific Advisor Optics and Terahertz

Jaime Gómez Rivas received his PhD in 2002 from the University of Amsterdam for the investigation of light transport in disordered media. From 2002 until 2005, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at RWTH-Aachen (Germany), developing the field of THz plasmonics. He became group leader at the FOM Institute AMOLF (Amsterdam) in 2005 and of the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research in 2015. In 2010, he was appointed as professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. His group, which was partially located at Philips Research (Eindhoven), introduced the concept of nanoantennas for solid state lighting. His focus is on light-matter interaction on the nanoscale and on THz time-domain spectroscopy and microscopy. He is co-author of more than 150 articles and co-inventor of more than 20 patents and invention disclosures.

Gabriel Castellanos (Dr.)

Software Development 

Gabriel Castellanos received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and his Master's from University of Utrecht. He obtained his PhD in 2022 with a focus on the coupling (weak and strong) of excitons in organic materials and arrays of nanoparticles. He joined TeraNova in 2022 to assist in the development of mathematical models and electromagnetic simulation packages for data analysis. His strong theoretical background in addition to extensive software development knowledge have resulted in a proprietary data analysis software that complements our unique hardware. 

Corné van Puijenbroek (Ing.)

Business Development 

Corné van Puijenbroek is an entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in high-tech wireless development. Corné has worked on cutting-edge wireless technologies. In 2005, he was the founder and CTO of GreenPeak, a successful Dutch ZigBee company, which was acquired in 2016 by Qorvo. He started his career in 1985, developing RF transistors at NXP. In 1990 he joined Ericsson to develop DECT cordless telephones. At Lucent/AT&T, he pioneered the first WiFi products and grew the outdoor product line revenue from 0.4 M$ to 20 M$. In 2002 he became CTO of Adcon AG in Austria and developed the world’s first ZigBee radio. Corné also was CTO and VP at several startups, in the field of LTE, solar, and low-power wireless. He has routinely built engineering teams from scratch to more than 20 people and has managed complex projects with up to 60 people. Corné has written 13 patents.

Marion Matters-Kammerer (Prof. Dr.)

Scientific Advisor Terahertz 

Marion Matters-Kammerer received her MSc degree in Physics from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France) and TU Berlin (Germany) in 1999 and her PhD in Physics of RWTH Aachen (Germany) in 2006. In 1999 she joined Philips Research Aachen (Germany) and in 2004 Philips Research Eindhoven (The Netherlands). In 2009 and 2010 she was lecturer and guest professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen (Germany). In 2011 she became Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the field of THz electronics. In July 2017, she was appointed as professor for (sub-) millimeter wave and THz circuits and systems at the Electrical Engineering department of Eindhoven University of Technology.