Have you ever thought about the devices you are wearing against your skin? This has an influence on how you experience and use a product. By considering the material- and surface properties of a product and by engineering these, the functionality and resulting effects can be influenced.
During both the Bachelor and Master (Cum Laude) Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente I discovered my interest for surface engineering and healthcare.
As a PhD candidate, I draw attention to the role of surface engineering in (medical) products within my research . I’m looking how the microclimate, or in other words the local region between your skin and the product comprising the combined effects of temperature, humidity and airflow can be regulated through engineering the surface or contact interface. This with the aim to innovate healthcare products, because I believe “Preventing is better than curing”.
Next to my own PhD research, I am appointed as a junior lecturer, in which I am mainly involved in the Bachelor and Master programmes of Industrial Design Engineering as a (co)teacher for the courses Nature-Inspired Design and Engineering and Statics.. Additionally, I act as a (project) tutor and thesis supervisor. I’m always keen on learning about – and implementing new educational approaches and innovation.
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