dr. Dipl.-Phys. H.K.E. Stadermann (Kirsten)

Assistant professor

About Me

Modern physics fascinates me, and seeing students grow makes me happy. I have always been interested in learning how to spark the curiosity of all students and support them on their journey of discovery in physics.

My own career started as a researcher in laser physics in Germany; later, as a physics teacher, I shared my passion for physics with secondary school students in the Netherlands. For the past few years, I have been involved in research again - this time research on teaching physics.

My research interests are student experiments, Nature of Science,  quantum physics on the secondary school level, and making physics attractive for all our students. The title of my doctoral dissertation is 'Connecting Secondary School Quantum physics and Nature of Scienc'. I  enjoy the challenge of helping students develop into physics teachers.


Social Sciences
Secondary School
Teaching Strategy
Physics & Astronomy


Arce-Larreta, E., Aretz, S., Baumgartner, T., Beirão da Cruz e Silva, C., Bonkowsky, C. F., Boselli, M., de Bruine, F., de Goede, I., Joos, M., Koster, I., Lehrach, T., Loewe, P., Meinking, A., Muller, A., Ngoc Nguyen, T. L., Ruhrberg Estevez, S., Schütze, P. , Stadermann, K., & Weening, J. (2021). Behind the Scenes: The Two-Weeks Stay of Beamline for Schools Winning Students at DESY. The Physics Educator, 3(1), [2150001]. https://doi.org/10.1142/S2661339521500013
Stadermann, H. K. E., & Goedhart, M. J. (2020). Secondary school students’ views of nature of science in quantum physics. International journal of science education, 42(6), 997-1016. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2020.1745926
Stadermann, K. (2018). Quantumwereld - ‘Spin First’ benadering. In K. Kortland (Ed.), Handboek Natuurkundedidactiek Epsilon Uitgaven.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 5349
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  5349
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands