Kvasir is the committee of Thor that organises events for Automotive and Electrical Engineering students in collaboration with companies. These events include excursions, workshops, lunch and pub lectures. The workshops focus on skills like writing your CV and how to present yourself to a company, but may also be of a more technical nature. The excursions and lectures show the job opportunities for students after graduation as well as possible internships, graduation projects and part-time jobs. 

As a member of Kvasir, you are tasked with the organisation of these events. You will make arrangements for the events as well as supervise the communication between Thor and the companies in question. Close contact with companies and the organisation of the events will lead to the development of skills such as planning, organising, communicating and presenting yourself.

Ivo Kraayeveld
Sonja Babac
Leon Cavé
Dorien Duyndam
Lucas van Bemmel
Niels van den Broek
Jasper Zwartjes
Gerbrand Wit

Lunch Lecture Alliander

Alliander is a group of companies that specializes in energy. They work on the daily energy distribution but also focus on development of more sustainable energy production as well as smart energy grids. They also supply accurate energy measurements and management solutions.

The presenter will talk about her experience from Electrical Power Engineering student at the TU Delft, to System Integrator for the off-grid island of the Marker Wadden, to Innovation portfolio manager for Qirion. This is the journey she made in the Netherlands as an international student. She will take you step by step through this journey, and share with you the experiences she had along the way.

Wednesday 12-05-2021
12:40 - 13:20

COMSOL online workshop

In this 2 hour online introduction session we will help you learn how to use COMSOL Multiphysics . The session is at an introductory level where we address important modeling techniques used in almost all analysis types and multiphysics simulations. We’ll use a small deck of slides in combination with live modeling demonstrations. A homework exercise is presented at the end of the session. The goal is to quickly immerse you in the main aspects of COMSOL Multiphysics so that you feel comfortable with most of the commands accessible from the user interface. From that point on you're ready to find your way the extensive set of example models that are found in the COMSOL Multiphysics application library. 

By considering four different models, we will bring out points to help you understand the essence of each step in the modeling process. In particular, we will consider: 

- Modeling with COMSOL Multiphysics 

- Essential geometry modeling techniques 

- Specifying physics conditions 

- Couplings between physics 

- Using expressions 

- Essential mesh generation techniques 

- Analysis type and some solver choices 

- Essential postprocessing options 

This course is a good starting point for a follow up course on more advanced topics in modeling with COMSOL Multiphysics , for instance geometry and meshing techniques, solver settings and dedicated physics. Please note that we advise to take a few breaks in between as it is online.

If you are interested in this workshop then subscribe at:
If you subscribe via the 
link then you will receive a trial version of the Myltiphysics software a few days prior to the workshop.
Also subscribe via the Thor site.

Monday 17-05-2021
10:00 - 12:00

Lunch Lecture European Space Agency

The European Space Agency is a collaboration between 22 states within the European Union. They are dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of mankind. Established in 1975, they have promoted European scientific and industrial interests in space for more than 40 years. They have done this by building and launching both rockets and satellites, training astronauts, watching over the earth and exploring space.

During this online lecture Peter Rumler, a system engineer who has worked at ESA since 1988, will explain how Electrical Engineering plays a role in ESA as well as how the Netherlands are represented within ESA. Also part of the lecture will be what facilities are involved in this such as the European Space Technology and Research Centre situated near Leiden.

It is still possible to collect stamps for a Subway gift card if you join the online lunch lectures! We'll keep tabs of this for you and let you know when you've attended enough lectures!

You can sign up for the lecture here or by sending a mail to kvasir@thor.edu. The last part will not be possible after the subscriptions have closed.

Wednesday 19-05-2021
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Lecture ITER

ITER is an international collaboration that is going to build the world's largest tokamak, which is a fusion reactor that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a carbon-free energy source. The building of the plant and the reactor is in full swing and the reactor is planned to be powered on for the first time in 2025.

The lecture will be about the "very large multi-mega-watt-system" ITER power supplies needed to power the operation of the fusion reactor and everything around it.

The lecture will take longer than usual and will finish around 14:15.

Tuesday 25-05-2021
12:30 - 14:15