About FrankNu

Hi, I am Frank. I would like to help you communicate about science and technology with training, workshops, advice and coaching.

My Story

After completing my biology studies at Leiden University, I aspired to a career as a scientist and did evolutionary morphological research in the context of PhD research. I learned to love science and its methods and techniques. But I decided not to complete my thesis, because my passion turned out to be communicating science.

I combine a general expertise in (online) science communication with a sharp science journalistic eye and I have more than 25 years of experience in making communication solutions effective and innovative.

With my company FrankNu Kenniscommunicatie (FrankNu Science Communication), I offer training courses, workshops, advice and coaching to help scientists, lecturers, sci-tech startups and students communicate about their work.

My values

 

Knowledge is the greatest asset

Knowledge is the greatest asset we have to share in a developed society. Knowledge is also an important means for underdeveloped societies to move forward. 

Critical thinking

It is not only the scientific facts that an informed citizen wants to take note of. It is especially important to convey the process of science, validation and critical thinking through science communication. 

You can do it

Any scientist, lecturer, student or business owner can become a good science communicator. You don’t need any special talents, you don’t have to be outgoing. All you need is a goal, the knowledge of your subject and the will to transfer that knowledge. I am happy to guide and help you on your path!

My Approach

I offer a number of standard training courses and workshops. In addition, customisation is always possible. From a lecture about creating your own science magazine to a lecture on the basics of science communication, to an afternoon-long workshop on popular writing or pitching your research.

I would also be happy to help you with advice about your communication goals, such as a keynote speech at a conference or an online public campaign. Once, or in a number of meetings. To improve a skill or achieve a goal, such as learning to present or develop the marketing plan for your career.

 

Selected articles

Articles I wrote

Articles featuring me

"Of course it's great that Frank is creative, knows all the new gadgets, closely follows trends and is always thinking of new and special ways to connect people to knowledge. But what makes working with him really special is that he listens exceptionally well and really thinks along with you!"

Annette ter HaarMuseuminnovator, Technolab

"Frank is a news-sensitive science communication consultant, a quick thinker and switcher, and therefore an innovator in the science communication domain. I enjoy working with Frank. We and the students, but undoubtedly also the clients of his agency, really benefit from it. Frank thoroughly dislikes fuss and empty promises. In good English: Frank is a great resource!"

Maarten van der SandenAssociate professor of Science Communication, TU Delft

"Frank has science communication running through his veins and is constantly looking for new ways to bring science to the attention of a larger and/or smaller audience. Frank is very broadly interested, positively critical and a great person to work with."

Evelyne EsveldHoofd Corporate Communicatie, TU Delft

Professional memberships

Logeion

Logeion is the professional organisation for communication professionals in the Netherlands, with over 4,000 members. Logeion is the second oldest professional organisation for communication worldwide and has a rich tradition of innovation.

PCST

The PCST Network seeks to promote new ideas, methods, intellectual and practical questions, and perspectives on the communication of science and technology.

SciCom NL

SciCom NL is an association for people who actively communicate about science and technology themselves or who want to promote communication about science and technology, such as scientists, journalists, information officers, science centre staff, teachers, students, exhibition developers, programme makers, illustrators, teachers, writers, publishers, etc.