Artur Hermans was born in Halle, Belgium in 1991. He received a BSc degree in Engineering (Electronics and information technology) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2012. Afterwards, he entered the European MSc in Photonics program during which he spent a semester at Ghent University, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of St Andrews and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). At EPFL, he conducted his master´s thesis research in the group of Professor T. J. Kippenberg. In 2014, he joined the Photonics Research group to work on low-temperature processed thin films of second-order nonlinear optical materials for silicon nitride photonic integrated circuits, under the co-supervision of Roel Baets and Stéphane Clemmen. For this work he was awarded a PhD degree in 2019. Currently, he is working as a postdoc on III-V-on-SiN mode-locked with Bart Kuyken.