Date and place of Birth December 23, 1981, Groningen, the Netherlands
Fields of interest
Power system integration, Space weather, Spacecraft Operations, Astronomy
Systems engineering, project management, software testing & validation, spacecraft design
Teamwork, organizing/planning, loyal
Matlab, IDL , Pro-Engineer, STK, MUST (ESOC in house), FOPGEN (ESOC in house), LaTeX, Microsoft Office & Lotus Notes (advanced)
Eclipse, Maple, Unix, Java, Python & Visual Basic (basics)
Dutch (Native), English (Fluent), German (Good), French (Moderate) and Italian (Basics)
09/2009 – 12/2010 Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) at European Space Agency, INTEGRAL & XMM Flight Control Teams (FCT) at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), Darmstadt, Germany
During my YGT I was a member of the XMM & INTEGRAL FCT and involved in the daily operations of both the satellites. My main tasks were the setup, testing and verification of MUST (Mission Utility & Support Tools, ESOC in house tool for storing and viewing telemetry) for both missions, managing the development and testing of an automatic reporting tool, testing of the new SEISOP software (Space Environment Information System for Operations).
01/2009 – 07/2009 Member of the S&T Experts Pool (STEP) at S[&]T, based as Asset Development Manager at E.ON Benelux, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
The department Asset Development is responsible for the development of different projects, from start-up to financial approval, and the support of projects in the implementation phase. Next to that, Asset Development assesses new technologies on their applicability and economical potential.
My focus was on ‘Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)’, the potential to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2) released during combustion processes in the power plant. Amongst my tasks was the coordination between the technology developers and E.ON Benelux and between E.ON Benelux and E.ON Engineering. Next to that I was involved in the preparation of the documents for the European tender on a CCS demonstration plant.
10/2008 – 01/2009 Part-time student job at Deltares, a Dutch independent research institute for water, soil and subsurface issues.
Technical documents in Microsoft Word had to be converted into LaTeX.
02/2007 – 06/2007 Instructor engineering mechanics course, faculty of Aerospace Engineering
As student-assistant my task is to weekly supervise a group of 30 students Aerospace Engineering during a computer aided practical and to provide extra help with exercises during a classical instruction hour. Both the practical and the classical instruction are part of the Engineering Mechanics course in the first year.
08/2006 – 01/2007 Internship at ESA-ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany
The Internship is an obligatory part of the master Aerospace Engineering. At ESA-ESOC I was a member of the Venus Express Flight Control Team. I analysed the thermal behaviour of the satellite Venus Express.
09/2004 – 03/2006 Public Relations of Delft University of Technology
As member of the student promotion team I visited secondary schools in the Netherlands, to give information on the different studies of Delft University of Technology. Next to that I supervised workshops for 3rd grade pupils, held at the university.
10/2005 – 12/2005 Course Space Instrumentation of faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Together with the instructor I was involved in the preparation of the set up of the course and the writing of the lecture notes, which involved research on different subjects.
09/2000 – 09/2008 Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Master of Science Space Engineering; profile Space Mission Design, English, 140 ECTS*
(09/2008) MEMS Gravity gradiometer on board of a Titan balloon mission.
Goal of my project is to connect expected gravity signatures from Titan's surface and interior with expected performance of a balloon-borne gravity-gradiometer based on MEMS technologies.
Bachelor of Science Aerospace Engineering, English, 180 ECTS*
(08/2006) Design Synthesis Exercise (DSE), grade: 8.
TheDSE is the final project of the bachelor Aerospace Engineering. With a group of eleven students we had the assignment to, in ten weeks, design a concept for an asteroid deflection mission: saving the earth from a possible collision with an asteroid.
09/1994 – 08/2000 O.S.G. West-Friesland, Hoorn NH, the Netherlands (Dutch secondary school)
Dutch (7), English (8), Greek (7), Physics (8), Mathematics A (8), Mathematics B (8), Biology (8), Chemistry (8)
Extra curricular activities
09 – 14/07/2007 London Case Tour 2007
During this week the companies Philips, ABN-AMRO, Corus, The Boston Consulting Group and Oliver Wyman presented a case. The participation of the Case tour was determined trough a CV selection by the participating companies.
09/2007 – 07/2008, 09/2005 – 07/2006 Trainer of a hockey team.
My task was to weekly provide 1.5 hour training. In 05/06 to a group of 16/17 year old girls and in 07/08 to a group of 11/10 year old girls.
09/2003 – 08/2004 Board member of the Society of Aerospace engineering Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’.
The SAS ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ has 1700 members and is responsible for the sale of the study books and the distribution of old exams. The board consists of seven students who run the society full-time and supervise 23 committees. In my post ‘Space Affairs’, I was responsible for several committees and supervised all space related activities.
09/2002 – 08/2003 Board member of the RuimteVaart Dispuut (RVD).
The RVD is a committee of SAS ‘Leonardo da Vinci’. During this year I was the treasurer and involved in organizing various lectures and an excursion to space companies in the UK.
09/2000 – 08/2002 Member of several committees of the SAS ‘Leonardo da Vinci’
Sports Hockey, two to three times a week, Running (together with people)
Other Reading, Playing board & computer games with friends, Cooking
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