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OWL time!

I was awarded an OWL by STOOR (Student Study Association of the Applied Physics departement at the TU/e) as best teacher for the master courses NanoMagnetism and NanoSpintronics during the 2020-2021 Pandemic heavy academic year. I am very honored as these are the best best best awards to win; fully organised and chosen by the […]

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General Research Teaching

Mark de Jong and Ece Demirer win the IPI retreat poster prize!

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Teaching

EXAM TIME

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?

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Online Lecturing has started, now an on-campus Q&A but where are the students???

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 […]

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Research Teaching

Bachelor End Projects Announced

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 […]

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Moving to online and blended learning

Today I started to record the ‘online’ lectures for the course NanoMagnetism that I taught offline for the last few year. I also decided to a major overhaul of the course by switching to another book. The all time favourite of mine “Magnetism in Condensed Matter” by Stephen Blundell. I will still use Mike Coey’s […]