Ing. Dirk Van Merode MSc finished his engineering studies in Electronics in 2002. His first educational experience was in secondary education, to earn his pedagogy degree. Dirk later moved to Lessius University College, currently renamed Thomas More University College, in 2007, to take up a teaching and research assignment. 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 and advisor 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
Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner Countries – Israël-Georgia
KA107 2020 - Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner Countries – Israël-Georgia-Peru-Ukraine