#Junction #Interview

Junction: A chat with Chris Zeinstra

We interviewed Chris Zeinstra, assistant professor of the Data Management and Biometrics group (DMB). Most bachelor’s students know Chris from his second-year courses, Continuous Linear Systems and Digital Signal Processing, but there are plenty of other courses he’s working on, in addition to various research topics such as forensic biometrics and embedded artificial intelligence. Throughout the interview, we asked Chris all kinds of questions, from his role in education and opinion on the current curriculum, all the way to what kind of a student he was, and what makes a perfect student in his eyes. ...

#Column

Where To Find €1.1 Billion?

Why do we see an increase in the student population? Who cares about the nominal study time? Who are the active students at Scintilla? Though these questions seem to be completely unrelated, the common denominator is – like almost everywhere in the world – money. Understanding where the money comes from and goes to is key in understanding the strategy, policy, and politics of universities. In this article I’ll elaborate on the question how universities are funded, what type of allocation is used, and various phenomena that result from that method of allocation. ...

#Master #Thesis #Myography

Multi-Frequency Electrical Impedance Myography as an alternative to Electro-Myography

Imagine that one way or another you lose your hand. Various daily tasks which used to be an easy job might now be difficult to perform. Luckily in the 21st century it is possible to use a robotic prosthetic hand. At this moment multiple robotic prosthetic hands are already produced and used [1]. Most of these prosthetic hands make use of Electro-Myography (EMG) in combination with pre-configured hand positions [1]. However, the use of pre-configured hand positions makes it impossible for the prosthetic hand to make every move a human hand can make. ...

#student teams #green team twente #hydrogen

A new challenge for Green Team Twente

For just over ten years Green Team Twente has been competing in the Shell Eco Marathon, a competition all about efficiency. This experience resulted in the team becoming World Champions in 2019, due to the pandemic this was the last year in which the race was held. This year we are making a change: We will participate one last time in the Shell Eco Marathon while making the shift to Formula Student, a competition more aimed at speed. ...

#Bachelor #Assignment #Thesis #Devices #Physics #solid-state #thermal annealing #project

How thermal annealing can play a role in reversing degradation in solid-state devices

We live in a digital age in which more and more data is being stored every day. One popular way to store data digitally is through ‘solid-state devices’ such as SSDs, USB drives and SD cards. These devices have an advantage over traditional hard disk drives in that they have higher read and write capabilities. However as these devices get smaller and smaller to store more data, they come with a downside; they become less reliable over time as their size decreases. ...

#Icons of EE #Renot #Hofstede Crull #Twente

Icons of EE: Rento Wolter Hendrik Hofstede Crull

As the last edition of ‘Icons of Electrical Engineering’ crossed the Atlantic into London through the efforts of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, you might have a clue of where we’re headed. Inspired by the Oyfo Technology Museum based in the old Hazemeijer factory in Hengelo I visited some time ago, it is time to discover the local engineers that were at the foundation of powering our dearest Twente. Born in 1863, Rento Crull was a Dutchman contemporary to icons as Ferranti (1864). ...