Hi! My name is Sofie Verschraegen, a master student Materials Engineering at Ghent University, Belgium. Ghent is a lovely place to study because it is a unique combination of historical buildings and a vibrant student city.
This year, I’m working on my thesis on sol-gel synthesis of silica. I will be using the experimental technique NMR, this is the initial reason why I chose this course. Furthermore, I’ve always liked physics, and as there are not many obligatory physics courses in my master’s programme, I looked forward to this course. I think it will provide me with fundamental knowledge on experimental techniques based on the nucleus, and this knowledge will come in handy in (future) research.