B. Folkers (Bart)

PhD Candidate in Quantum Education

About Me

In 2015 I started as a student in Applied Physics at the University of Twente. My bachelor was completed with a thesis in the Integrated and Correlated Electron systems (ICE) group: “Measuring fractional magnetic-flux quanta states in superconducting π-loops.” The thesis focused on the magnetic behaviour of micrometer sized superinducing structures. 


After my bachelor I followed a master in Applied Physics and a master in Science Education, also at the University of Twente. Already starting in my bachelor, I began to work as a high school teacher part-time next to my masters. During my Applied Physics graduation project, I studied the magnetic properties of LaMnO3 thin films, using a Scanning SQUID Microscope. For my Science Education project, I performed a design study on the implementation of the educational goals of quantum education in secondary school. With the completion of my masters I also obtained a teaching qualification for secondary education. 

In my final year of study, I also worked as an teacher educator intern in physics at the University of Twente. During my work there I taught students of the teacher training program in the didactics of physics. I also supervised several students in groups during peer tutoring and on a personal level. 

Physics and Education remain on of my passions. In 2022 I started with a PhD research regarding Quantum Education. My focus is on the didactics of “Quantum 2.0” and Quantum Technologies. Topics related to this include entanglement, superposition, quantum information, quantum computing, sensing and measurement. Next to this research I still work as a physics teacher at a secondary school in Enschede. I teach various domains within physics to students between the ages of 14 and 18. 


I enjoy talking and working with other teachers and physicists about education, experimentation, physics and the research surrounding it. Feel free to contact me!


Physics & Astronomy
Critical Current
Josephson Junctions
Engineering & Materials Science
Critical Currents
Microscopic Examination
Superconducting Materials
Liquid Film


Quantum (Technology) Education


Faley, M. I. , Reith, P., Satrya, C. D., Stolyarov, V. S. , Folkers, B. , Golubov, A. A. , Hilgenkamp, H., & Dunin-Borkowski, R. E. (2020). MoRe/YBCO Josephson junctions and π-loops. Superconductor science and technology, 33(4), [044005]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/ab7053

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré (building no. 15), room C1161
Hallenweg 23
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Carré  C1161
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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