Yoeri van de Burgt obtained his PhD degree at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2014. He then briefly worked at a high-tech startup in Switzerland, after which he obtained a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University under the leadership of Professor Alberto Salleo. During his postdoc, his research focused on organic neuromorphic materials and electrochemical transistors. At the end of 2016, he returned to Eindhoven as an assistant professor where he currently leads the Neuromorphic Engineering group. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge and was recently awarded an ERC Starting Grant from the European Commission. In 2018, he was nominated for the New Scientist Talent Award.