Wim H. de Jeu

Welcome to my website


The site serves several purposes.

1. It gives some inside into my education, professional life and scientific interest.

2. It provides full information on the papers I (co-)authored.

3. It provides pdf”s of power point presentations of  some of my key research subjects.


E-mail: dejeu.science@gmail.com


NEW BOOK : Wim H. de Jeu: Basic X-Ray Scattering for Soft Matter

Oxford University Press (2016)

Order at OUP (£ 19.99) Preface Table of contents












Basic X-Ray Scattering for Soft Matter explains basic principles and applications of x-ray scattering in a simple way using many practical examples followed by more elaborate case studies. It has been written for the large community of students and scientists in the field of soft matter (polymers, liquid crystals, colloids, self-assembled organic systems), and will appeal to those who have a more chemical-oriented background with comparatively limited mathematics training.

The book contains a separate chapter on the different types of order/disorder in soft matter that play such an important role in modern self-assembling systems. The last chapter treats soft matter surfaces and thin film that are increasingly used in coatings and in many technological applications, such as liquid crystal displays and nanostructured block copolymer films.

Wim H. de Jeu spent most of his scientific life investigating soft matter, mainly at the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam. In that context he used advanced x-ray methods and played an active role at various synchrotrons. He is professor emeritus from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.


‘With a unique approach, Wim de Jeu fills a gap between experimental physicists and synthetic chemists. The outstanding book gives us all the basic knowledge in X-ray scattering for studying our novel functional molecular systems.’

E.W. ‘Bert’ Meijer

Distinguished University Professor of Molecular Sciences,

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven


‘Wim de Jeu addresses the needs of scientists who are users of x-rays to characterize soft matter. The fundamentals of x-ray scattering and diffraction are there with sufficient information for those want to delve more deeply. He shows how the methodologies are used in practice, how to realize and understand the experiment, and how to take data and translate this into something meaningful for scientists from graduate school onwards. This is an excellent resource for the classroom and makes x-ray scattering and diffraction accessible to the non-experts.’

Thomas P. Russell,

Silvio O. Conte Distinguished Professor,

Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Cover painting: ‘Electromagnetic Charge’ (1975) by Alfred Jensen (1903-1981).





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