The aim of this concluding course is twofold: to reflect on what you have accomplished during the honours programme and to produce a publication (a book, a journal or anything like this) related to you own progress.

Working on the publication has proven to be a challenging and exciting endeavor. This is in particular the result of the fact that the publication is in essence an outcome of the effort of the whole group. You have to decide on the form of the publication and on the contents: the subject. Obviously the subject has to have an exciting element, and your first task will be to find and select a suitable theme. You have to go through all aspects of the publication yourself: find the subject, fit in your own interpretation. Then you will create texts and visual material. To make something great out of it you read, comment on and correct each other’s texts, make the layout, and get the manuscript ready for production.

Take a look at to see what earlier generations have done with this task. The reward is your own, wonderful product, a worthy conclusion of the honours programme!

General information

This course will take place in the fourth quartile of your second year and is taught by Miko Elwenspoek.


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Miko Elwenspoek

Miko Elwenspoek studied physics at the Freie Universität Berlin and completed his studies there with a research on the physics of fluids in 1978. After two years’ work on biophysics, he promoted on the dynamics of fluid metals and alloys at the same university in 1983. He then moved to the Netherlands to do research on the growth of organic cristals from a solution at the (then) Catholic University of Nijmegen.

In 1987, he became a lecturer at the University of Twente and in 1996, a full professor of Transduction Technics as the department of Electrical Engineering. At the moment, he holds the chair of Transducers Science and Technology and is connected to both the MESA+ and IMPACT institute. His research towards microsystems recieved the Simon Steving Meesterschap award in 1997. He is (co)auteur of more than 200 articles in international scientific journals and two books. In 2002, he received the award for best teacher in Electrical Engineering, and later was, among others, responsible for the establishment of the study of Advanced Technology at the UT. Besides, he was one of the founders of the Honours programme and will act as the head of the Excellence programme of the UT for the coming years.



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