A new academic year; new challenges, new people, new directions, new resolutions. Anyway, a fresh start after a relatively quiet period. PhD Lorenzo & Ass. Prof. Diana started today in the group and this brings new dynamics to the workplace. Really looking forward to work with them over the coming few year. Lorenzo for his […]
Dear All, if you are looking for PhD project, and you enjoy to dig deep into spin wave physics (magnons) and their interaction with spin currents, look no further: This is your ideal PhD project embedded in the group physics of nanostructures at the TUe. To apply and/or read more, go here.
Great news, just got a grant proposal approved together with Rembert Duine where we are going to try to build an on-chip black hole analogue using spin-waves (magnons). Apart from being really cool it might allow to build an on-chip magnon-laser / magnon-amplifier, so also for the field of magnonics it might have big impact. […]
Its exam time, strange to see all the student live during the exam where during term you only saw them via a computer screen and then even not all of them. Is this the new normal for education?
The manuscript by Marielle Meijer abouth the observed spin spirals and its chirality has just appeared in ACS NanoLetters, a great collaboration with Marcos Guimaraes from Groningen who started with 2D materials in FNA during his VENI period. Nice to see that SEMPA can be used for many different materials systems. Specifically we for the […]
The second quartile has started and I have prepared a ton of pre-recorded online lectures carefully set up to provide the best learning experience. To allow just the minimal bit of interaction I also set up an on-campus Q&A session, but then…. only three students show up live (12 others via online). As I know […]
Today is a day where we have a full program with online presentations of the Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in the ITN program MagnEFi. Always, impressed with what the students have learned and achieved in a short timeframe and gives a good stage to compare the differences and correspondences of the PhD programs in Europe. […]
The time of year has arrived where the 3rd year Bachelor students get their portion of possibilities to join a research group in our department. I just prepared the pitch online. Too bad it had to be ‘virtually’ but I think I did my best to converge the exciting topics we are working on. I […]
Today I had the chance to defend my ERC proposal online. This included a 5 minute pitch of my project. I had a lot of fun preparing it and narrowing down the main research questions down to a 5 min accessible pitch. I hope the panel enjoyed what I prepared. Moreover, my respect to the […]
It is now official, I am promoted to Associate Professor (UHD) from the 1st of October 2020, all the procedures were already finished and approved before the summer, however due to COVID-19 and all the bureaucratic procedures (welcome to academia) it was delayed. Anyway, it’s just a title, but it does feel good that my […]