dhr. prof. dr. L.D. (Bart) Noordam

  • Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica
    Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut
  • POSTBUS  94248
    1090 GE  Amsterdam
  • L.D.Noordam@uva.nl

Short biography

After a scientific career of ten years that culminated with a position as department head of the scientific research institute FOM-AMOLF and a professorship at the VU University Amsterdam, I worked for management consultants McKinsey & Company (where I was involved in restructuring former government organisations and developing plans for European pension funds, among other things). I was able to further hone my skills in analytical research and management from 2002 to 2005 as director of FOM-AMOLF (200 employees), and from 2005 to 2008 when, as director, I established an auditor's office with statutory responsibility for the provinces of Flevoland, Noord-Holland, Utrecht and Zuid-Holland. From February 2008 to April 2009 I was director of the Imaging Department of ASML . I have been dean of the Faculty of Science of the UvA effective from 2009 until 2012 .

Starting November 2012 I joined ASML as VP research, at the same time I was appointed Faculty professor at the UvA Science Faculty.  

Visiting address

Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam

Curriculum Vitae

Since 1 May 2009          Dean Faculty of Science UvA, professor experimental physics
2008 - 2009                    Director Imaging department ASML
2005 - 2008                      Director Randstedelijke Rekenkamer
2004 - 2009                   Professor by special appointment Physics UvA
2002 - 2005                     Director scientific institute AMOLF in Amsterdam
2000 - 2002                     Management consultant at McKinsey & Company
1999 - 2004                     Professor by special appointment Chemistry VU University
1996 - 2000                  Department head and member MT AMOLF
1992 - 2000                     Scientific researcher AMOLF 
1991                                  Scientific researcher University of Virginia
1990                                  PhD Physics at the UvA (cum laude)
1987                                  Masters Physics at the UvA (cum laude)

Other activities

Since 2010                    Member board Stichting De Beauvoir
Since 2010                    Member Supervisory board FOM-Institute NIKHEF
Since 2009                    CEO WTCW nv
Since 2009                    Member Supervisory board EU network ATTOFEL
2009 -2011                    Member Supervisory board NBIC
2009  -2011                  Chairman Supervisory board New Energy Docks
2008 - 2010                  Member Supervisory board UvA Holding bv
Since 2006                    Member Scientific Advisory Council Casimir Research School
2006 5 October             Inaugural lecture UvA
2006                                Author book Mastering your PhD with advises for young (science-) professionals.
2006                                Chairman 'commissie techniek' (commission preparing restructuring technical 
                                        support Faculty of Science UvA)
2004 - 2005                   Chairman selection four professors for TU Delft in the field of experimental
2004 - 2005                  Board member and co-founder Nationale Denktank                                  
2003 - 2005                   Executive WTCW nv

All Publications

Bart Noordam is author of over 130 scientific articles of which 23 were published in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters .

Publications in Physical Review Letters

C. S. E. van Ditzhuijzen, A. F. Koenderink, J. V. Hernández, F. Robicheaux, L. D. Noordam and H. B. van Linden van den Heuvell, Radio-frequency driven dipole-dipole interactions in spatially separated volumes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 243201 (2008).

A. Gürtler, F. Robicheaux, M.J.J. Vrakking, W.J. van der Zande and L.D. Noordam, Carrier phase dependence in the ionization of Rydberg atoms by short radio-frequency pulses : a model system for high order harmonic generation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 063901 (2004).
A. Gürtler, F. Robicheaux, W.J. van der Zande and L.D. Noordam, Asymmetry in the strong-field ionization of Rydberg atoms by few-cycle pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 033002 (2004).
A. Wetzels, A. Guertler, L.D. Noordam, F. Robicheaux, C. Dinu, H.G. Muller, M.J.J. Vrakking and W.J. van der Zande, Rydberg state ionization by half cycle pulse excitation: Strong kicks create slow electrons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 273003 (2002).

C. Wesdorp, F. Robicheaux and L.D. Noordam, Displacing Rydberg Electrons: The Mono-Cycle Nature of Half-Cycle Pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 83001 (2001).

C. W. Rella, , F. Texier,  L. D. Noordam and F. Robicheaux, Relative phase measurement of a Rydberg Stark wave packet in the vicinity of the saddle point, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4233 (2000).

H. G. Muller and L. D. Noordam, Reply to a comment by Madsen on Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5024 (1999), Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 899 (2000).

C. Wesdorp, F. Robicheaux and L.D. Noordam, Field induced electron - ion recombination, a novel route towards neutral (anti-) matter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3799 (2000).

F. Robicheaux and L.D. Noordam, Coherent scattering with pulsed matter beams, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3735 (2000).

J.B.M. Warntjes, C. Wesdorp, F. Robicheaux and L.D. Noordam, Stepwise Electron Emission from Autoionizing Magnesium Stark States, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 512 (1999).

H. G. Muller and L. D. Noordam, Suppression of angular momentum mixing in the photoexcitation of Rydberg states, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5024(1999).

G. M. Lankhuijzen, F. Robicheaux and L. D. Noordam, Time-gated photoionization spectroscopy of cesium Rydberg wavepackets in an electric field, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2427 (1997).

R. B. Vrijen, G. M. Lankhuijzen and L. D. Noordam, Delayed electron emission in the ionization of Rydb erg atoms with half-cycle THz pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 617 (1997).

G. M. Lankhuijzen and L. D. Noordam, Streak-camera probingof rubidium Rydbergwavepacket decay in anelectric field, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1784 (1996).

J. H. Hoogenraad,  R. B. Vrijen, P. W. van Amersfoort, A. F. G. van der Meer and L. D. Noordam, Far infrared four-photon ionization of lithium Rydberg atoms bypassing a Cooper minimum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75,  4579 (1995).

G. M. Lankhuijzen and L. D. Noordam, Half-cycle microwave excitation of rubidium Rydberg atoms, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 355 (1995).

M. P. de Boer,  J. H. Hoogenraad, R. B. Vrijen,  L. D. Noordam, and H. G. Muller, Indications of high-intensity adiabatic stabilization in neon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3263 (1993).

B. Broers, J. F. Christian, J. H. Hoogenraad, W. J. van der Zande, H. B. van Linden van den Heuvell and L. D. Noordam, Time-resolved dynamics of electronic wave packets above the classical field-ionisation threshold, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 344 (1993).

R. B. Vrijen, J. H. Hoogenraad, H. G. Muller and L. D. Noordam, Rydberg excitation in xenon by the rising edge of a femtosecond laser pulse, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3016 (1993).

B. Broers, H. B. van Linden van den Heuvell and L. D. Noordam, Efficient Population transfer in a three-level ladder system by frequency swept ultrashort pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69,  2062 (1992).

L. D. Noordam, H. Stapelfeldt, D. I. Duncan and T. F. Gallagher, Redistribution of Rydberg states by intense picosecond pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1496 (1992).

H. Stapelfeldt, D. G. Papaioannou, L. D. Noordam and T. F. Gallagher, Inner-electron multiphoton ionization of barium Rydberg states with picosecond pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3223 (1991).

A. ten Wolde, L.D. Noordam, A. Lagendijk and H.B. van Linden van den Heuvell, Observation of radially localized atomic electron wave packets, Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 2099 (1988).

Mastering your PhD

Together with Patricia Gosling I co-authored the book Mastering your PhD , published by Springer-Verlag in 2006 (2nd edition 2010). The books helps guide PhD students through their graduate student days. We regularly write for the column Science to help PhD students achieve their doctorates. In a recent Column for Nature we discussed how to start a post-PhD career  in an economic downturn.

Japanese edition

In 2010 a Japanese translation of the book is published.


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