### An overview of my teaching experience

#### Software training

- GRASP training
[2018]
One-day software training at customer’s premises (Germany).

#### Lecturing in courses

- Optics and Photonics (B.Sc.)
[2014, 2015]
Guest lecture (2014, 2015) on light propagation in periodic structures.

#### Teaching assistant in courses

- Nanophotonics (M.Sc.)
[2013]
Problem solving sessions on laser physics.

- Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (B.Sc.)
[2012]
Problem solving sessions on introductory thermodynamics and statistical physics, including thermodynamic laws, entropy, temperature, partition functions, ideal gas processes and heat engines.

- Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1 (B.Sc.)
[2009-2012]
Problem solving sessions on linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, Taylor series and vector calculus.

- Partial Differential Equations – Applied Mathematics (B.Sc./M.Sc.)
[2011]
Problem solving sessions and homework grading on solving partial differential equations using separation of variables, Fourier series and Fourier transforms and Green’s functions.

- Introductory Programming with Matlab (B.Sc.)
[2011]
Programming sessions and homework grading on the basics of Matlab syntax and programming.

- Introduction to Numerical Algorithms (B.Sc.)
[2010]
Programming sessions and homework grading on introductory numerical algorithms with Matlab for approximating derivatives and integrals using finite differences, for solving systems of differential equations and for solving nonlinear equations.

#### Student project supervision

- Optical Properties of Photonic Crystal Microcavities and Waveguides (M.Sc. thesis)
[2014]
Project on development of numerical modeling tools for analysis and design of photonic crystal cavity-waveguide structures.

- Semiconductor Quantum Dots (B.Sc.)
[2012, 2014]
Project on solving the SchrÃ¶dinger equation for electron and hole energies and wave functions in rotationally symmetric quantum dots using COMSOL.

- Programmable Nanolithography (B.Sc.)
[2013]
Project on Green’s function techniques to model localized surface plasmons on nanoparticles and on the feasibility of using these in nanolithography.

- Optical Simulations of Structured Materials (M.Sc.)
[2013]
Project on development of modeling tools for light propagation in structured materials.

I have also been a personal tutor for both university and high school students.

*“To teach is to learn twice”*

— Joseph Joubert

*“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”*

— Albert Einstein

*“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something”*

— Richard P. Feynman

##### TA-EVALUATIONS

*“If there were nomination for TA of the year, I would definitely vote for Jakob”*

— Student in Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

*“I quickly chose my favorite TA and directed most of my questions to Jakob. He was good help, straight to the point and not too theoretical for us engineering students”*

— Student in Partial Differential Equations – Applied Mathematics

*“Good at helping and putting things in perspective”*

— Student in Introductory Programming with Matlab

*“Technically skilled and helpful TA. Recommended!”*

— Student in Introduction to Numerical Algorithms

*“A really competent TA with good understanding of the entire syllabus”*

— Student in Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1