Accompanying Professors

During our visits in China, Japan and Australia we will be accompanied by three enthusiastic professors:

China: Rob Fastenau
While in China, the study tour will be joined by Professor Rob Fastenau.

Rob Fastenau studied Physics at TU Delft where he gained his doctorate in 1982. After his doctorate he worked as researcher and research group leader at Philips Research in Eindhoven and in Sunnyvale, California. In 1995 he transferred to Philips Electron Optics, which later merged with FEI Company. For the past ten years he served on the board of directors at FEI Company, market leader in electron microscopes. During that time FEI expanded greatly, not in the least because of its fast-paced, successful product innovation.

Rob Fastenau has an extensive network within academic research circles in the fields of material sciences and life sciences. He was among other things closely involved with the foundation of the extensive microscopy group at KAUST University in Saudi Arabia and of NeCEN, the Netherlands Centre for Nanoscopy. He also maintains close relations with high tech companies in the semiconductor and other industries. He co-founded the High Tech Systems Platform and is an executive board member of innovation programmes Point-One and of the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM). (From: TU Delft website)

Japan: Arno Smets
Arno Smets was born in 1974 in Maasbree in The Netherlands. After finishing his high school education at the Bouwens van der Boye College in Panningen in 1992, he studied physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

In March 2005 Arno moved to Tsukuba in Japan and joined as a visiting Researcher the Research Center for Photovoltaics under leadership of Michio Kondo at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). From January 2008-february 2010 he managed a collaboration between AIST in Japan, and the TU/e and NUON Helianthos in the Netherlands. From March 2010 Arno Smets is associate professor at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in the Photovoltaic Material and Devices group of Prof. Miro Zeman at the faculty Electronic Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences. (from: TU Delft website)

Australia: Wouter Serdijn
Wouter Serdijn was born in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, in 1966. He received the M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. Currently, he is a full professor in bioelectronics at Delft University of Technology, where he heads the Section Bioelectronics, and a visiting honorary professor at University College London, in the Analog and Biomedical Electronics group.

His research interests include integrated biomedical circuits and systems for biosignal conditioning and detection, neuroprosthetics, transcutaneous wireless communication, power management and energy harvesting as applied in, e.g., hearing instruments, cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, neurostimulators, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable medical devices and electroceuticals. (From: TU Delft website)