Category Archives: Graduations

Jasper, Sam, and Lou Graduated

Three very brilliant students graduated from our group recently!

First, on July 8th Jasper van den Hoogen defended his MSc thesis titled Brillouin dynamic gratings in a silicon nitride waveguide, under the supervision of Roel and Steven.

On July 11th, Sam Rappange defended his BSc thesis titled Programmable double injection coupled ring resonators for microwave photonic signal processing under the supervision of Okky.

Finally, on July 12th Lou Kanger defended his MSc thesis titled Generation of Kerr frequency combs for microwave photonics under the supervision of Yvan and Okky.

After the defenses, all three students received presents for their great work. The whole group also had lunch together to celebrate graduations and the coming of summer holidays.

A farewell to Gaojian

On November 10th, Gaojian finished his two-year guesting Ph.D. in our group and returned to China. From 2019 to 2021, he conducted many important microwave photonics experiments with this fancy setup and published two journal articles (JLT 2021 and OE 2020). Good luck, Gaojian! You will always be welcomed here!

Roland Graduated

On August 6th, Roland Adelerhof defended his MSc thesis titled Numerical Investigation of Surface Acoustic Waves in a Silica Ridge Waveguide for Optical Modulation under the supervision of Radius.

Roland presented in a  hybrid in-person and online defense. After the defense he received a present from the whole group.  Congrats Roland!

Thomas, Pieter, and Max graduated

We recently have three very successful student graduations!

First, on January 28th Thomas Zeinstra defended his BSc thesis titled Programmable Microring Resonator with Double Injection in Silicon Nitride, under the supervision of Okky.

On February 1st, Pieter van Essen defended his BSc thesis titled Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Silicon Nitride using a Racetrack Resonator under the supervision of Yvan.

Finally, on February 12th Max Kiewit defended his MSc thesis titled Integrated Brillouin Lasing in Cascaded Double Ring Resonators under the supervision of Roel.

After the online defense all three students received presents from the whole group. Don’t finish them in one go guys! 🙂

Xin graduated

After a grueling online defense, Xin Guo has successfully defended his Master thesis titled “Universal Microwave Photonic Modulation Transformer”. After the defense, Okky (his daily supervisor) presented Xin with a gift from the group. Next stop for Xin: a PhD in the prestigious  Photonics Research Group at Ghent University. Good luck Xin!

Bjorn graduated

Bjorn Jongebloed has successfully defended his Bachelor thesis titled “Characterization of Linearity and Noise in Fiber-based Brillouin Amplifiers”. After the defense, Bjorn was  presented a gift of a selection of craft beers from the group. Congrats Bjorn!