Since the founding of the TCCB (since August 2012 SPT) research group in 2002, a large number of staff members, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, technicians and students have been part of the TCCB/SPT community and contributed to the groups research and development as it is now.

TCCB/SPT Alumni association

As the TCCB/SPT alumni committee, we would like to stimulate contact between people with a TCCB/SPT background and people currently involved in the research group. Each year the committee will organize an activity to give alumni members the chance to meet new members and catch up with old friends.

The alumni committee also strives to encourage members to share knowledge and experiences gained during their working life with other alumni members. To stimulate this further, the alumni committee will organize activities where former and current TCCB/SPT members can meet and where alumni will be given the chance to tell about work experience in short presentations. This could also facilitate the arrangement of company visits and internships.

If you are interested in joining the TCCB/SPT alumni association to participate in upcoming activities or just to be kept updated about the group, please contact the alumni committee by sending an email or subscribe to our LinkedIn group. The TCCB/SPT alumni membership is free of charge. If necessary, the TCCB/SPT alumni committee will only ask for a small contribution to cover some costs related to TCCB/SPT activities which you would like to join. The alumni committee will keep you informed on planned activities via email, the TCCB/SPTwebsite and the TCCB/SPT LinkedIn/Facebook groups.

The TCCB/SPT alumni activity

Each year the alumni committee is planning to organize a TCCB/SPT alumni activity. This year the TCCB/SPT alumni day and presentations will take place on October 29, 2016.

To show the renovated HDL to interested engineers from NPT (KIVI/KNCV) and alumni of TCCB/SPT, a HDL opening celebration will be jointly organized with an alumni day.

We will start the day with a welcome reception. Afterwards, four presentations will be given followed by a tour of the new HDL and drinks and dinner to finalize the program:

  • 14:30     Welcome reception and coffee
  • 15:00     Presentation on The past, the present and the future of the high pressure lab (Sascha Kersten)
  • 15:15     Presentation on current activities of SPT (Boelo Schuur)
  • 15:30     Presentation by Alumnus 1 (to be announced)
  • 15:45     Presentation by Alumnus 2 (to be announced)
  • 16:00     Tour of HDL
  • 16:30     Drinks and dinner (buffet)

If you would like to subscribe for the TCCB/SPT alumni day of 2016, please send an email to or add your name to the participants list at HDL/Meander. The presentations and the HDL tour are for free. If you like to join the buffet at the end too, the cost will be 10 euros per person. Please mention if your partner is joining too.

The TCCB/SPT alumni committee looks forward to meeting you at the TCCB/SPT alumni day!!

With kind regards,

TCCB/SPT alumni committee