Meet Katarzyna Lawniczuk, Jos van der Tol and Leonardo Midolo 

Katarzyna Lawniczuk

 Versatile inventor

Katarzyna Lawniczuk likes to push boundaries. Whether they are boundaries between disciplines, between countries, between jobs or between technologies: she’s not impressed. That is how, after studying Electronics and Computer Science at Warsaw University, via a combined PhD in Poland and the Netherlands and a job as JePPIX coordinator, she ended up co-inventing new photonic chips and exploring novel application areas at BRIGHT Photonics.

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‘The creative process, and working with young people.’ Recently retired Associate Professor Jos van der Tol does not hesitate for a second when asked what he likes the most about being a researcher. ‘The fresh perspectives, that every next generation of students brings in, keep feeding your own creativity.’

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Jos van der Tol

 Creativity at the core

Leonardo Midolo

 Motivated to run the quantum marathon

‘Academic work on quantum computing and quantum communication is like running a marathon: there are no quick solutions and you need a lot of perseverance.’ And that is what TU/e alumnus Leonardo Midolo has in abundance. Collaboration with colleagues and students is what motivates him to keep on track.

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