In 2002 Dirk Van Merode finished his engineering studies in Electronics to become a Master in Science. His first educational experience was in secondary education in electricity and electronics, to earn his certificated in pedagogical aptitude. Dirk moved to Lessius University College, currently renamed Thomas More University College, in 2007, to take up a teaching assignment and to do research. Since 2018 Dirk works as a lecturer and research engineer at AP University College in Antwerp. His field of expertise is in Internet-of-Things, digital systems design, printed circuit board design and production, embedded systems and audio-video production. Research topics are mainly in European projects, both on curriculum development and student and staff mobility with countries outside the EU. Dirk also did research in space applications and satellite development. He was partner and coordinator of numerous international projects. He was guest professor in numerous European, Asian and African universities.
Dirk was involved in following international projects:
Investigation into which 21st century skills are needed for the evolving labour market, focused on the harbour areas of the interregion Flanders-Netherlands.
Simultaneous positioning and in-depth acquisition for Mixed Reality applications for firefighters which can be used in buildings with smoke development.
New study program in space systems and communications engineering
Dirk Van Merode