My name is Daniël and I recently started my PhD at the Kuipers Lab. I completed both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. During my master project I worked at the group of Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Correlated Matter (USCM) where I studied the dynamic non-collinear magnetization states in a Gd/FeCo multilayer. In the next four years I hope to expand my knowledge in the field of nano-optics and to broaden my academic skills. Specifically I will focus on topological protected edge states in an artificial photonic crystal. I look forward to work with my new colleagues and all the other members of the department of Quantum Nanoscience.