Alumni event San Jose
After previous USA Alumni Tours in 2014 and 2018, we are back! With a combined network of over 8.000 ‘4TU’ graduates in the United States, our alumni are not only valuable contacts for each other but also unique access points to exciting organizations!
Join us next month for ‘behind the scenes’ alumni events at the HQ of autonomous vehicle company Motional (Boston, 19 April), Adyen’s North America Tech Hub (Chicago, 20 April) or ASML's Silicon Valley R&D facility (San Jose 25 April), as well as a casual meetup reception in San Francisco (venue TBD, 24 April).
These special gatherings are part of a new USA Tour organized by TU Delft, UTwente, TU/e and Wageningen University with evening programmes that include talks by local alumni from the host companies about their career paths and current jobs as well as updates from your alma mater. The closing ‘borrel’ drinks are a great opportunity for mixing with fellow TU alumni and will be organized to maximize networking opportunities.
The events are free of charge and open to all alumni of TU Delft, UTwente, TU/e and Wageningen University but prior registration is required.
05:30 PM (PDT)
06:00 - 06:15 PM
Update from the universities
Welcome by host Ronald Goossens of ASML
06:15 - 07:30 PM
- Pieter Scheijgrond (TU Eindhoven alumnus)
- Robin Tijssen (University Twente alumnus)
- Marc Kea (TU Delft alumnus)
07:30 - 09:00 PM
Networking drink with some fingerfood
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As the ‘world’s supplier to the semiconductor industry’, ASML gives chipmakers the power to mass produce patterns on silicon, helping to make computer chips smaller, faster and greener. The NL based company has a workforce of over 32,000 employees spread across 60 locations in 16 countries, and is also the largest employer of 4TU alumni! The ASML Silicon Valley Campus (opened in 2021) includes cleanroom, lab space and collaboration areas designed to advance hardware, software and services used to generate circuit patterns on silicon in high-volume production of microchips.
Graduated with a PhD in low-temperature solid-state physics from Utrecht University. Joined Philips Research with focus on semiconductor device physics. This resulted in an assignment at Stanford University, which morphed into a research faculty position. Joined National Semiconductor to set up a department for device modeling in support of circuit simulation. After a detour into the medical field, helped lead NXP Semiconductors introduce the first single-chip dual-channel HDTV solution. Joined ASML in 2005 with focus on applying Computational Lithography to HVM scanner control application. Retired from full-time work in 2022, now part-time with ASML. Now teaching at Santa Clara University and will be teaching at Purdue University in the fall of 2023.
Pieter Scheijgrond graduated in 2007 with a MSc in mechanical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology investigating visual control of robotic systems. After a half year of traveling in the Middle East and south-east Asia, he started working in 2008 at Philips Applied Technologies in mechanical design. In 2010 he joined ASML to coordinate complex machine upgrades onsite and later he helped setting up the latest system for the customer process. In 2015 he joined the DUV product management team and moved in 2018 as product manager to Brion in Silicon Valley.
Robin Tijssen received his MSc in electrical engineering in 2003 at the University of Twente, investigating photonic crystals. After a gap year in Australia, he started in ASML in 2005 and has traveled the world ever since. Initially supporting customers in setting up and optimizing new applications, later as a project manager, helping customers transferring from one technology node to the next. Currently he leads a team of project leaders in ASML’s Silicon Valley office..
Marc Kea studied Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology from 2000 to 2007, and spent 6 months at CERN on a graduation project, developing the accelerator & detector beam alignment system of the Large Hadron Collider. Marc joined ASML in 2008 and in his first role, after 6 weeks training, was already shipped together with the first XT immersion litho tools and later NXT systems to customers in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan. Since then Marc has worked for ASML in the Netherlands, Texas (Austin), and from 2016 in California (San Jose). His current role is as the Head of Technology at HMI which is the unit responsible for e-beam inspection & metrology solutions.
80 W Tasman Dr
CA 95134 San Jose
80 W Tasman Dr
CA 95134 San Jose
The Dutch Engineers Alumni Network (DEAN) of TU Delft, University of Twente, Wageningen University and TU Eindhoven launched its activities in 2014 and currently has communities in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Nordics, Spain and Switzerland. By bringing together the engineers that studied in the Netherlands, we hope to create valuable communities for our alumni. We encourage members to use these communities for sharing both achievements and information as well as tapping into the expertise of each other.
Dutch engineers work across a wide range of sectors, and are affiliated not only with the most prestigious organisations of their fields but in many cases also self-funded start-ups. Some of them may have only recently completed their studies in the Netherlands while others have already lived in one of these countries for a decade or more. This network, therefore, represents a significant source of skills, contacts, and advice.