Having joined CEL in August 2019 as a PhD Candidate, Nesse focuses on studying the effects of Virtual Reality (VR) when applied to Higher Education. Nesse's enthusiasm for performing research started at the University in Leiden, where he followed the 'Media Technology' program for which he achieved a Master's degree in 2016. Afterwards, Nesse decided to work in the VR industry as a developer in order to gain practical experience in the field. While he enjoyed making VR experiences, Nesse's enthusiasm and love for research pulled him back to the academic side in 2019.
During his research, Nesse aims to not only be able to establish what VR can offer for Higher Education, but also better understand the medium of VR (and its potential for different fields) in hopes of helping the field of VR develop further.