Dr. J.A.M. de Groot

Joost de Groot
Born: February 21, 1963

Joost de Groot after high school, which is located in Amstelveen where he still lives, studied physics at the free university in Amsterdam in 1981. As a freshmen in high school he already claimed he would become a mathematician later, and it soon became apparent that physics was not the right choice. In mid-December, he changed to the mathematics course there and never regretted it.

In the first year, topology was his favorite subject so it is logical that he graduated in this subject 1986 and got his PhD in 1990. He loved Maths, but teaching in mathematics was even more fun. He has been assistant since his sixteenth grade and he has been teaching since 1984 (then still a student assistant) at the university. After his PhD and a year of education at the VU, he could start as a lecturer at the Department of General Mathematics at Delft University of Technology. And he works here(with a half-year break: from August 2008 to February 2009, he worked at the VU) to date with great pleasure.

Meanwhile, Joost has several additional tasks. In addition to regular education (often analysis and linear algebra, including for Applied Mathematics, but also supervised self-study) he is the director of the program, bachelor coordinator, member of the Mathematics Examination Board and member of the BSA committee.

At CH activities, Joost is always a welcome guest. He is one of the first and only teachers to get his coffee on CH and to keep a cozy chat right away. In addition, in recent years, he has often found many members lunches and lunch readings which W.I.S.V. ‘Christiaan Huygens’ organizes.

But he also helped with the bigger activities of CH. In 2002 he went, together with Mr. Ververs, along with the Business Tour as a guide, where he traveled with students across different companies in the Netherlands. In 2004, his journey with CH went a long way further and he joined the Study Visit to India, again with Mr. Ververs.

During the board year 46, it was clear how much Joost did for students and he was nominated as Member of Merit of W.I.S.V. ‘Christiaan Huygens’ during the General Assembly of 25 February 2003. He was elected by acclamation.

In the board year 54 he was elected at the General Assembly of 14 February 2011 as Honourary Member of W.I.S.V. ‘Christiaan Huygens’. During the opening of the Diesweek on February 28, 2011, he received the corresponding certificate.