I was voted the best master teacher of the whole Eindhoven University of Technology. This unexpected prize was annoucned on the 16th of October 2021 during the momenTUm celebration (graduation ceremony of the TU/e). I am thrilled to have received the prize and recognition for my efforts in education. Enough has been written about it […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]