Sonia Gómez Gijon
Visiting date: September 2023 – December 2023
Undergrad/Master: Telecommunications Engineering, University of Granada (Spain) / Master’s Degree in Industrial Electronics, University of Granada (Spain).
Project: OFETs synthesis and characterization
Sonia studied Telecommunications Engineering in the University of Granada, were she was awarded as one of the best academic students of the School of Technology and Telecommunications Engineering (ETSIIT). During her masters studies, she received an initiation research grant and she started her Ph.D at the University of Granada, focusing on self-powered sensing devices based on flexible electronics. During the next four months, she will be at KU Leuven as a visiting PhD student working in the synthesys and characterization of Organic FETs transistors. In her free time she enjoys going to the cinema, drawing and having tapas with her friends.
Visiting date: July 2023 - September 2023
Undergrad/Master: Materials Science and Nano Engineering; Double Major in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering, Sabanci University (Turkey)
Project: Printed and Flexible Thermoelectric Generators
Defne was working on surface functionalization of group IVB metal nitrides for nanoplasmonic applications during her Bachelor's thesis and visited the Max Planck Institute of Intelligent Systems (Germany) as part of her research internship. She received the Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Grant from Sabanci University, and during the next two months, she will be at KU Leuven as a visiting student working on printed and flexible thermoelectric generators. In her free time, she enjoys reading and travelling.
Visiting date: April 2023 - July 2023
Undergrad/Master: Nanoscience, University of Konstanz (Germany) / Master in Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT (Germany)
Project: Flexible and Stretchable Piezoelectronic Sensors
Tim was working on polymer electrolytes for solid-state batteries during his master's thesis and visited the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering (China) as part of his research internship. For his Ph.D. program, he is currently focusing on inkjet-printed ceramic-polymer composite materials for flexible varactor applications. He received the Research Travel Grant from KIT and during the next three months, he will be at KU Leuven as a visiting PhD student working of flexible and stretchable piezoelectronic sensors for wearable applications. In his free time, he enjoys doing DIY projects, reading, and travelling.
Visiting date: September 2021 - December 2021
Undergrad/Master: Industrial Electronics Engineering, University of Granada (Spain) / Master on Industrial Electronics Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)
Victor received an initiation research grant during his undergraduate studies. He also worked as Lab technician in Intel GmbH. During his master studies, he worked in GaN based power converters for PV applications. After his master's studies, he started his thesis at the University of Granada, focusing on biomedical sensing devices based on flexible electronics. He has received the FPU grant from the Spanish government.
During the next four months, he will be at KU Leuven as a visiting PhD student working in flexible supercapacitors.
He is a car enthusiast, he enjoys repairing and driving old cars during his free time and also assisting to rally races.