Cas Damen (1968) studied Applied Physics at the University of Twente, where he graduated in 1993 in the Rheology of latex suspensions. Subsequently he completed his doctorate on the subject of thin films of high-temperature superconductors under the supervision of Dr. Dave Blank with Prof. Horst Rogalla. For one year after his PhD he worked at the University of Twente as a researcher in the field of Pulsed Laser Deposition.
Damen is co-founder and CTO of Twente Solid State Technology Ltd (since 1998), a company specialized in equipment for thin film deposition used in nanotechnology research. In a period of fifteen years Damen developed this company into a leading supplier for the scientific world. By way of TSST Damen is also involved in nanotechnology research, for instance through the national NanoNextNL programme and through European research programs.
Damen is a member of the Management Committee of a European COST Action in the field of oxide materials for electronic applications.
Since March 2014 Cas Damen is a parttime professor NanoPhysicsInterface at Saxion’s Nanotechnology chair. He succeeded professor René Heideman, who stayed attached to the Nanotechnology chair as a visiting professor.