So, you are an engineer, scientist and entrepreneur?
Yes, I am! I am Tonke, I have a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands. I love to dive into a topic to get most out of it.
I love supervizing and motivating smart people. That’s exactly what I do with my business Doctor Tonke: offering academic support to scientists and young professionals, content- and process wise!
During my PhD, I supervized MSc & BSc students and interns. Moreover, I followed several courses, such as: “Education on Stage”, “Development of Teaching and Active Learning” and “Delivery of Teaching and Active Learning”. I was involved in teaching several MSc and BSc courses of TU Delft.
My research got published in several peer-reviewed journals. I presented my work on international conferences and got an award for best oral presentation.
About the start of Doctor Tonke
In 2019, during the full lockdown in Spain, I started my business Doctor Tonke with three Digital PhD Groups. Scary? Yes! But it was also amazing.
Doctor Tonke expanded quickly with tailored workshops, giving PhD Bootcamps, a role as quality advisor research, and being a moderator at conferences. My clients are for example Delft, Maastricht University, University of Twente and Bursar Society.