In the time that I knew Nickil at university, I saw him as a very motivated and diligent individual. He was zealous in meeting deadlines for assignments, yet also active and social. A good example of his organisation skills would be that he was the president of the archery society in his previous university, in addition to being a member of a number of other societies.
He is naturally very easy to get along with and makes a good tutor by presenting the material in a straightforward way. During our final year projects we were both working in the same lab, and I would frequently ask him to explain concepts that I found difficult to understand.