E. Nonis - Toward electricity and beyond
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Erik is a former Bachelor's student in Electrical Engineering, currently working in German-speaking Switzerland and researching the use of new technologies and semiconductors to reduce energy losses.
What did studying at the Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI) mean to you?
My experience at the DTI has been wonderful, challenging and difficult. Wonderful because I met so many different people who allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. Stimulating because I was often faced with new challenges for which I had to study and discuss with my classmates and lecturers to find solutions to various problems. Difficult because it wasn't always easy to overcome obstacles and exams, but then again, if it was easy there wouldn't have been any fun in doing it either.
What is the advantage of studying at the DTI?
The advantage of studying at the DTI is the possibility to apply in practice everything that is learned in theory. This has allowed me to study the topics covered during the training in more depth and acquire a basic manual dexterity, which is now proving very useful for my work.
Is there a significant experience you would like to recount?
The most significant experience I had during my studies was my mobility in the Netherlands. Travelling to a country where you don't know anyone and staying there for 6 months allowed me to develop new skills that I found useful even after the mobility ended.
What do you do at the moment?
I currently conduct research in the use of new semiconductor technologies to reduce energy losses, in various applications including railway and electric vehicle traction.
What is your goal for the future?
I would definitely like to expand my knowledge to other areas and continue my studies with a master's degree.
What would you recommend to a future student?
My advice would be to have a mobility experience abroad. This allows you to develop a lot of knowledge and gain experiences that you will definitely find useful in the future. Not to mention the wonderful times you will spend with the people you meet during the mobility and the bonds that will last even after the experience is over.
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