Physics@Veldhoven Programme

Plenary programme 2019

Andrea J. Liu

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Andrea J. Liu is the Hepburn Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research uses both mathematical analysis and computer simulations to study soft and living matter.

Liu graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984, and earned a Ph.D. in 1989 from Cornell University. After postdoctoral studies at Exxon and the University of California, Santa Barbara, she joined the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994, and moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.

Felice Frankel

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Felice Frankel is a science photographer and research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the department of Chemical Engineering with additional support from Mechanical Engineering. She joined MIT in 1994.

She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship among other honors. She was previously a Senior Research Fellow in Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the Initiative for Innovative Computing (IIC), and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Systems Biology.

Frankel developed and instructed the first online MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) for edX addressing science and engineering photography.  Her recently published book, Picturing Science and Engineering (MIT Press) is base on that course.

Working in collaboration with scientists and engineers, Felice Frankel’s images have appeared in outlets such as Physics Today, National  Geographic, Nature, Science, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, PNAS, Newsweek, Scientific American, Discover, Popular Science and New Scientist, among others.

Rupert Huber

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Rupert Huber studied physics at the Technical University of Munich, where he also earned his doctorate in 2003. After spending two years at Berkeley, USA, he returned to Germany, where he led a DFG-funded Emmy Noether independent junior research group in Konstanz. In 2010, he was appointed to a professorship at the University of Regensburg, where he works at the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics.

Team Veldhoven

Team Veldhoven 2020 consists of Wieteke de Boer, Shashini Munshi, Mirjam van Ooijen, Renée Calon, Margit de Kok and Pam van Schouten.