Successful defense Marc Noordam


On Wednesday 26th of April, after four years in the group, Marc Noordam successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Interacting light fields in monolayer WS2 and plasmonic systems”.

Congratulations dr. Noordam, we wish you all the best, and we have no doubt you will do great wherever you decide to go next!

Successful defense Nikhil Parappurath


On wednesday July 3rd 2019, Nikhil Parappurath has defended his PhD thesis Chiral Flow of Light in Photonic Crystals with Broken Symmetries with succes.

Dr. Parappurath, congratulations with your promotion and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Graduation project Sofie Sihombing


Please click the link below for the video that is the graduation project of Sofie Sihombing, which was done in cooperation with Kobus Kuipers.


In Praise of Shadows

We find beauty not in the thing itself
but in the patterns of shadows
– Jun’ichirĊ Tanizaki

This video work is inspired by the dedication of the scientists of the Kuipers Lab. They possess a certain capacity to see beyond the visible, to look for the mysteries that light still holds.