First paper of 2021 submitted


We recently submitted a paper for review from our Caesium experiment:
This is gearing up to be a fruitful year with manuscripts from other experiments on Rb, K and simulated atoms also on their way….

Arrived in Glasgow


After an exciting month living effectively in three cities at the same time I arrived with my belongings in Glasgow. The city welcomed me with a sunny week full of cold atoms, badminton and some whisky!

New paper on Arxiv


On May 1st of 2018 we submitted the technical nano-fabrication work of my PhD research for peer review. The article was simultaneously published on arXiv under:

The fruitful work of a new collaboration between material scientists from Leuven and technicians from the Kavli cleamnroom in Delft resulted in the fabrication of our sub-wavelength magnetic lattices with which we hope to trap atoms at teh University of Amsterdam. Feel free to have a look at the paper!

Started postdoc at ENS


Today I started my new postdoc job in Paris at LKB (Lhomond) with Jakob Reichel and Romain Long. I will join their group for the next two years and hope to combine their special fiber cavities with an single atom microscope such that we can study and control strongly interacting chains atoms.

Our hope it to learn more about entanglement in strongly interacting systems by having control over individual atoms in the cavity enhanced lattice.

PhD thesis finished


I handed in my PhD thesis titled “Nanoscale magnetic atom chips for quantum simulation” today. All information on the defence will be availeble at

If you want to read the thesis already feel free to send me an email.

Personal website online


Welcome to my personal webpage. Now that I have finished my PhD and no longer work at the University of Amsterdam it was time to create my own website. Feel free to have a look around.