Thijs van Gogh recently started as PhD in the Kuipers Lab here in the Department of Quantum Nanoscience at the TU Delft. He previously did a master in theoretical physics at Utrecht University. In his master project he investigated the influence of magnetic fields on both the bulk and surface energy states of a Weyl semimetal. For his PhD he has chosen to pursue a more experimental approach to research. He is looking forward to learning all about nano-optics and developing his experimental research skills and being able to apply his theoretical skills in order to further our understanding of optical rogue waves.