Regular courses

Experiment Design

I have developed this course for the first year master of exerpimental physics. Two of the objectives of this course are for the students to acquaint themselves with the application of several experimental techniques and to quantitatively argue the suitability of a technique for a given physical problem. During this course students design and exectue their own experiments in teams and study the necessary knowledge of data analysis, hardware interfacing, and presentation of scientific data. The central goal behind these outcomes is to empower all students to take a leading role in tackling grand scientific and technological challenges. For this purpose, a major part of the course focuses on leadership skills, group dynamics, and principles of working in open teams.

Nature of Matter

This course covers main topics of solid state physics for the third year bachelor of physics. As part of this course, students are required to play with instructive jupyter notebooks and write some of their own. We collect these notebooks in the More Is Different repository and welcome other students and teachers to use them and also contribute.

Project supervision

In our lab, we regularly define experimental projects for bachelor and master students. Contact me if you are interested in choosing a very cool experimental project.

Completed projects under my (co)supervision include:

PhD projects

  • Pritam Pai, Accurate statistics from optical transmission matrix measurements

Master projects

  • Kevin Namink, Potentiodynamic optical contrast, Part of this resaerch is published in Physical Review Applied
  • Peter Speets, Measuring size and electrophoretic mobility of sub 100 nm particles by single particle tracking
  • Qianjing Tang, Developing fluorescence microscopy setup to study microscopic solute transport in saturated and unsaturated porous media using microfluidics joint project with the Faculty of Geosciences

Bachelor projects

  • Allard Veenstra, Measurements on electrical properties of water while acoustically levitated
  • Milo Collaris, Crystallizing ultrasonically levitated colloidal droplets
  • Lorenzo Sierra Perez, Relation between surface charge and the flow rate within microfluidic channels
  • Zeyu Kuang,Measuring Absolute Scattering Cross-sections of nanoparticles and single molecules, winner best presentation 2017
  • Tom Niessen,Feedback control: theoretical and experimental research using a keysight DAQ
  • Suzan Marsman,Wavefront-shaping demonstration setup, winner best presentation 2016
  • Kevin Namink,Do-It-Yourself microscope