I see the second quantum revolution flourishing into large parts of modern life. In order to mature quantum technologies out of NISQ, a lot of research and development is happening right now, and even more is still needed. It is my goal to contribute to that.
I am experimentally minded with an interest in everything quantum; but most of all I am interested in exploiting quantum control for information purposes. By contributing to quantum technologies I feel like I will contribute to society. This motivates me, however intrinsically I am driven by curiosity and the urge to solve problems.
Next to physics I have an interest in specialty coffee, cooking and bouldering.
I am looking for a PhD position in experimental quantum information.
Josephson junctions made by stacking niobium diselenide flakes are successfully produced. The twist angle and strain are responsible for a weak link. Field sweep measurements are taken to characterize these devices. These measurements highlight the importance of the direction of the applied magnetic field. Prompted by this, simulations of the critical current given a possibly disjointed polygonal interface area are presented and compared to measurements.
Research project at the Van der Molen lab.
Innovation in free space optical communication.
Internship at cosine
De Leidsche Flesch is the study association for physics, maths, astronomy and various computer sciences at Leiden University. By participating in committees I learned to work in a team, apply structure to challenges and gained organizational skills.
Additionally, I founded a sub-association called `Beste Reizigers' which mission it is to increase and sustain an explicitly inclusive environment in the study association. The name is a nod to how the Dutch railways address their travelers.
In the summer of 2022 I had the opportunity to bike to the Quantum Future Academy in Berlin. After being inspired by YouTube videos such as "a bivvy, a phone and a drone" or "two years on a bike," I took two weeks to pedal roughly 1000 km from Leiden to Berlin. The summer is barely over and I am already craving to do something like this again.
Bouldering is like climbing, but without the height or the ropes. Because of the low barrier of entry it rose in popularity in the last years. In 2017 I started bouldering with some new friends from my study. Since then I have been on multiple trips to go bouldering outdoors, besides going bouldering indoor as often as my schedule allows.