Recent news: Study Tour Abroad Subscriptions have opened!!!!

Upcoming activities

Shell lunch lecture
7th of December
Wervingsdagen Skill Sessions
12th of December
YER workshop: know your qualities!
21st of December

Shell lunch lecture

Wednesday, 07-12-2022 - 12:30


Wednesday, 07-12-2022 - 16:00

Wervingsdagen Skill Sessions

Monday, 12-12-2022 - 00:00

YER workshop: know your qualities!

Wednesday, 21-12-2022 - 17:00

Peutz excursion

Thursday, 12-01-2023 - 11:00

Symposium: Impossible Physics

Wednesday, 18-01-2023 - 08:45

More information

Shell is one of the world’s largest energy companies. They are an oil and gas supermajor and operate all over the world. The company is active in every area of the oil and gas industry and also has activities in renewable energy, such as biofuels, wind, and hydrogen.

During the lunch lecture, they will tell something about the Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, previously known as Shell Pernis Raffinaderij, which is Europe’s largest refinery. It currently emits roughly 4Mton of CO2 per year and aims to be net-zero by 2050.

To achieve this, many actions will need to be taken. During this lunch and learn they will tell you about some of the steps we are currently taking to achieve net-zero CO2. They will touch upon biofuels, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen. Next to that, they will tell you about their role as an applied physics alumnus.

At this lunch lecture, free lunch will be provided. Subscriptions for free lunch are open until Tuesday, December 6th.

You can earn 1 MyFuture value for attending this activity.

The no show policy applies to this activity.

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Study Tour Abroad Subscriptions have opened!!!!

November 29th, 2022

The Study Tour Abroad is heading to South Korea this year. The subscriptions are open from the 29th of November until the 13th of December. You can find the presentation and participation documents in this news post!

We are trying to do everything digitally at Van der Waals this year. This includes contracts. You should be able to fill in your information to the PDF’s using Adobe Acrobat Fill & Sign. You can fill in the information and circle the correct answers using it.

You can mail the filled in forms or any questions to or


Registration Form

Administrative Form

Van der Waals MERCH!

November 25th, 2022

The long-awaited moment is finally here you can now order your Van der Waals merch!!!
You can either order sweatpants or shot glasses or both. 
The price of the sweatpants will be around €43.00 (man and woman sizes) (when the minimum amount of 25 orders is not reached you do not have to pay, because they will not be ordered)
The price of the shot glasses will range between €5 – €3,5 

You can order until : 13 December 

The merch can be pre-ordered here

CORE is looking for applied physics students, interested?

November 24th, 2022

Student team CORE is in need of Applied Physics students to help engineer three of their projects: Temnos, Titan and Helios.

Temnos is a sorting system that uses X-ray and AI technology to detect batteries within E-waste and sort them in two streams, battery/non-battery containing products.

Titan is an E-waste shredder that shreds devices in such a way that battery fires are safely avoided.

Helios is a project which has the recycling and reusing of solar panels as the ultimate goal.

If you want to know more, take a look at their website:, Instagram:, LinkedIn:

Jumpstart your career in Silicon Valley

November 16th, 2022

Looking for an internship to launch your career in 2023? Internships in the Valley coaches talented Masters and PhD students to find an internship at innovative startups and companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. 

Are you interested? We are looking for students that are:

  • Innovative thinkers with a proactive mentality
  • Currently enrolled as a Masters or PhD student at a Dutch research university, or graduated less than a year ago

Apply now! Applications are open until 15 Dec 2022, so be sure to not miss out on this opportunity. Check out the website for more information and be sure to follow their socials, for regular updates!

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iGEM: Looking for new teammembers

November 9th, 2022

The TU Eindhoven team of iGEM is looking for new members for the 2023 team. Every year, an iGEM Eindhoven student team participates in the International Genetic Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. The iGEM competition was organized for the first time in 2003 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The aim was to encourage students to try to solve real-world problems using genetically engineered organisms.

In Eindhoven, each year a new student team starts with their own research project. With support from the academic staff of the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems, the Eindhoven teams have accomplished interesting results and even won prizes for Best New Application and Best Innovation in Measurement.

iGEM particularly wants to also recruit students that have no background in the biomedical engineering / synthetic biology field to create a diverse and strong team. Are you interested? Make sure to send a mail to