Since starting my degree in Industrial Design, I’ve been interested in pursuing an academic career, and I’ve undertaken various activities to make that goal a reality. Below you can see an overview of my academic achievements.

Publications and patents

  • 2023 – C.M. van Riet, S. Zou, J.T.B. Overvelde. “Design and evaluation of a soft fluidic toolkit for prototyping and teaching about soft robots.” (in preparation, first author)
  • 2023 – C.M. van Riet, Juliette S. van Haren, Frank L.M. Delbressine. “Design and evaluation of limb actuation in a fetal manikin.” (in preparation, first author)
  • 2023 –  Juliette S. van Haren, Katie Verschueren, Frank L.M. Delbressine, Merijn Beijes, C.M. van Riet. “Development and assessment of a cyanosis simulator in a fetal manikin for extra-uterine life support innovation.” (submitted, co-author)
  • 2023 –  G. Khalandi, C.M. van Riet, J.A. Weijers. “Landscape Metaphors for Bachelor Design Students’ Identity and Vision Development.” in 25th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. (published, first author)
  • 2021 – Dutch patent for Mouscle (NL2028201B1)

Awards and events

  • 2023 – Demonstrated project Soft Circuits Toolkit at the Eindhoven Maker Faire
  • 2022 – Demonstrated project Fetal Manikin at the Dutch Design Week: Drivers of Change
  • 2021 – Won TU/e Contest Wildcard award to present project Mouscle at the 4TU Contest in Helsinki
  • 2021 – Won TU/e Contest Prototyping award with project Mouscle (anti-RSI shape-changing mouse)
  • 2021 – Demonstrated project Mouscle at the Dutch Design Week: Drivers of Change
  • 2010 – Prize for best BA thesis of the English department, year 2010


  • 2021-2023 – MSc Industrial Design from Eindhoven University, cum laude
  • 2019-2021 – Completed two years of the BSc Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology, 4.0 GPA (was then admitted into the master’s)
  • 2013 – CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) Pass A result (top 5%)
  • 2012 – MA (research) Literary Studies from Utrecht University, cum laude
  • 2010 – BA English Language and Culture from Utrecht University, cum laude

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