UT-alumni tref je overal ter wereld en in allerlei posities. U-Today portretteert ze met enige regelmaat. Deze keer: Remko Put, alumnus civiele techniek, die in zekere zin ‘kantoor houdt’ op de Noordzee vanwege een van de grootste uitdagingen van onze tijd: de energietransitie.
UT-alumni tref je overal ter wereld en in allerlei posities. U-Today portretteert ze met enige regelmaat. Deze keer: Jessica Scholten, ‘nagelstyliste van de sterren’ en hard op weg een nail art imperium uit de grond te stampen.
UT-alumni can be found all over the world and in all sorts of positions. U-Today portrays them every now and then. This time: Jessica Scholten, 'nail stylist of the stars' and well on her way to establishing a nail art empire
Met miljoenen kijkers uit Nederland en België toont het tv-programma LEGO MASTERS zich een kijkcijferknaller in crisistijd. UT-alumna technische bedrijfskunde Evelien Hoekman was een van de deelnemers en blikt terug op een periode van veel stress, creativiteit, lol en behulpzaamheid.
Daan Dohmen, UT alumnus and an entrepreneur in healthcare, has launched the ‘Corona Check’ app through one of his companies Luscii. This app allows you to check yourself for COVID-19 symptoms and directly connects you to medical professionals. Open Access data from the app will also be analyzed by a UT team.
For the second year in a row, UT alumnus Jaap van Reijendam has invited UT students to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family in Boston. Today he is expecting fifteen people over for dinner, four of them University of Twente students who are currently in the US.
Paul Iske (1961) obtained his cum laude doctoral degree in Applied Physics from the UT, but these days his business card reads ‘Chief Failure Officer’. His Institute of Brilliant Failures advocates for room to experiment and fail, as long as you do it right and learn from it.
Arvid Keemink, university lecturer in Biorobotics & Interaction Control was part of the first batch of the Honours Programme. A time he looks back on with fond memories. ‘If you have the opportunity, it’s a great way to broaden your studies.’
Before moving to the US for thirty years, Ed Jonker studied Applied Mathematics at the UT. Now the alumnus is back in Enschede and, while still telecommuting to his job near New York, he is considering to return to his alma mater – as a student. If that happens, he would be a classmate of his two sons, who have both chosen to study at the University of Twente.
Even as a child, Robert Brookhuis was fascinated by how electric devices work. After earning his higher education bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering, he wanted more: a PhD, specialising in Microsystems. Today, he can put his knowledge and experience into practice every day at Prodrive in Eindhoven.
UT alumna Lieke Asma has been working in Munich for more than six months now. She is a philosopher and is conducting research into self-development at the Hochschule für Philosophie, an institution founded by the order of the Jesuits. ‘I know that the combination of philosophy and religion can quickly lead to negative views.’
CDA-politica Ank Bijleveld is de eerste UT-alumnus die het tot minister schopt. En dan ook nog eens op een zware post: Defensie. ‘Ik moest er wel even over nadenken toen ik gevraagd werd. Het is totaal buiten mijn comfortzone’, zegt ze.
She describes herself as nonconformist and ambitious. Her life and career certainly confirm these words, but another one should be added: courageous. Although she admits that ‘swimming against the current can be difficult’, Jealemy Galindo has always followed her gut feeling. Even when it told her that - after spending her whole adult life in a lab - it was time to quit academia, get an MBA degree in Madrid and work for a start-up in Zurich.
UT-alumnus Garmt van Soest (1977-2017) overleed vorige week aan de gevolgen van de spierziekte ALS. Als eerbetoon aan Garmt en zijn moedige en zware strijd tegen de spierziekte, publiceert U-Today vandaag opnieuw het in 2015 gepubliceerde interview.
His childhood dream of becoming a firefighter didn’t quite come true. When he goes to work, he wears a suit, not a firemen’s uniform. Yet, he does fight fires. They might be less physically violent, but they are equally burning and capable of disrupting our entire society. UT alumnus Rogier van Wanroij is a cyber security expert working at the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice.