dr. J. Hoekstra

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering Education (EEE), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Electronic Design

Biography

Jaap Hoekstra (1955) obtained his MSc in physics from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1983 and a PhD in microelectronics from the Delft University of Technology, in 1988. Since then he has been employed by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, to teach semiconductor physics, electronics, and nanoelectronics.

Prof. Hoekstra’s research focuses on bit-level systolic arrays, artificial neural networks, microelectronic devices, and nanoelectronics, especially modeling of Single-Electron Tunneling devices. Currently, he is teaching first year courses on quantum mechanics and semiconductor device physics, amplifiers and analogue electronics, third year project on digital and analogue circuit implementations on a robot platform (Minor-project), and master course on nanoelectronics.

Prof. Hoekstra published (+/- 100 publications in the area of artificial neural networks and nanoelectronics.

Courses

EE1C31 Amplifiers and instrumentation

This course introduces the basics of electronic circuits for processing and amplification of information-carrying signals, and the basics of electronic instrumentation.

EE1L11 EPO-1: Booming Bass

Build, analyze and characterize a sound system consisting of a power source, amplifier and 3-way filters.

EE1L21 EPO-2: Smart Robot Challenge

Build, program and operate a functional autonomous mobile robot.

EE1P11 Classical and Quantum Mechanics

Basic physics related to electrical engineering

Last updated: 5 Dec 2017