Sander Driessen obtained his bachelor’s degree in applied physics at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2022, with a thesis on the characterization of high Q-factor fiber tip sensors. After this he spent a year following courses in theoretical physics at the University of Utrecht with a focus on condensed matter. During this year he met Shuxia Tao as his mentor for the master in the TU/e since he was officially enrolled in the Nano, quantum and photonics track of the applied physics master here.
Since beginning of 2023, Sander started working part-time in the CMP group on chiral perovskites. This topic perfectly combines his interests in theoretical and computational methods and novel optoelectronic and photonic applications. He has been exploring the use of Density Functional Theory and tight binding for discovering the emergent optical properties in low dimensional chiral perovskites.
Next to his study and research in physics, he is a passionate PSV supporter and plays Sunday league football.