The importance of Empathy for Engineers

My first assay in Dutch was published first at the KIVI website, and later appeared in print (shorter version) in the magazine De Ingenieur. It deals with my meditations over the last couple of years, and will continue to be a central topic in my activities around nurturing Empathy in the Science, Technology, Engineering and […]


Proof of Concept 150k Euro grant from the ERC to develop a prototype: needle free injections closer to become reality!

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced that we got the Proof of Concept grant to continue developing our needle-free injector prototype! We want to revolutionize the experience of people who receive or perform frequent injections by developing a portable needle-free device using lasers and microjets. Bold-Jet will become a solution perfectly suitable for treatments […]


Stairway to Impact Award 2021 recognition from Dutch Research Council

This year is full of amazing news, and The Stairway to Impact Awards 2021 is a very good example. This recognition to the great team work of my collaborators will allow us to empower my students in creating pedagogical experimental demonstrators and organise the second edition of The Future Under Our Skin. In this video, […]


World Economic Forum featured Needle free injection!

The World Economic Forum featured our work! I had recently showed the reporters our needle free injection project. It was unexpectedly featured by one of the news outlets I follow the most! Most of the material came from this Reuters’ interview. A short video can be seen here. Our mock prototype can be seen in […]


Reuters visits my BuBble Gun lab: Virtually painless

Reuters presents our work: `Virtually painless’ needle-free injections developed in Netherlands! See also how the World Economic Forum also covered our work in this link to video. “Roughly one in five Dutch people are afraid of needles, said Henk Schenk, who offers therapy to help those suffering acutely. “Phobia of needles is more common than you […]