CV


A few key elements of my CV are given here.
 
Academic employment:
  • Associate professor, Cold molecules, precision tests of fundamental physics, University of Groningen, (06/2015 - present)
  • Assistant professor, Manipulation of the motion and quantum state of neutral molecules in external fields, University of Groningen (11/2009-05/2015)
  • Group leader, Magnetic and electrostatic trapping of molecules,  Fritz-Haber Institut, Berlin (01/2008 - 11/2009)
  • Postdoc, Stark deceleration and trapping of molecules,  Fritz-Haber Institut, Berlin (05/2005 - 12/2007)
  • PhD, Laser cooling of calcium atoms, University of Groningen (2005)
Funding:
  • NWO M2 grant 2022, with Anastasia Borschevsky, 'Probing Particle Physics with Polyatomic molecules'
  • NWO VICI grant 2022, 'Searching for missing antimatter with trapped molecules'
  • National Science Agenda Startimpuls 2017 'Optical sensing of vibrations and earthquakes', co-PI with G. Palazantzas, K. Jungmann, E. Pallante, C. van der Wal, L. Willmann, D. van Oosten, P. van der Straten, H. Wörtche, E. Domnitch, D. Gelfand, Läslo Evers
  • FOM Nikhef/VSI/VU joint program dec 2016, 'Physics beyond the Standard Model with cold molecules', I am program leader, seven applicants (R. Bethlem, A. Borschevsky, S. Hoekstra, K. Jungmann, R. Timmermans, W. Ubachs, L. Willmann)
  • NWO VIDI grant 2013, 'A cold trap for dark matter' 
  • FOM Projectruimte 2011, 'Ultracold Molecules reflecting broken symmetry', single applicant S.Hoekstra
  • FOM KVI/VU Joint program 2011, 'Broken mirrors and drifting constants', eight applicants (H. Bethlem, K. Eikema, R. Hoekstra, S. Hoekstra, K. Jungmann, W.Ubachs, W. Vassen, L. Willmann)
PhD projects supervised:
  • I have supervised 9  completed PhD theses projects, of which 2 as co-promotor and 6 as main promotor. Currently I am promotor of 4 PhD students.
Teaching:
  • Teaching 1st year Electricity and Magnetism, 2nd year Waves and Optics.
  • Elected Teacher of the year, Physics and applied physics (2020)
  • Fellowship for innovation of teaching, Honours College RUG (2017)
  • Supervised 40 bachelor students, 20 master students (as of 03/2022)