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     Date Submitted:19-12-2011
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     Current job:Research Scientist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsExperimental soft matter research scientist with industrial as well as academic experience. Fast learner, dedicated, enthousiastic, creative, analytic and flexible teamplayer with a good eye for detail.
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    PROFILE

    I am an experimental research scientist with a background in Chemistry in general and Soft Matter in specific with both academic as well as industrial experience. In collaboration with the European Space Agency I managed a microgravity research project which ran on board of the International Space Station ISS which taught me to successfully work in multidisciplinary and cultural diverse teams with people from different international enterprises. I have experience with different analysis techniques being, among others, microscopy (electron, light and confocal), scattering (static and dynamic light, X-ray, near field), ultracentrifugation, spectroscopic characterization and rheology. I am a fast learner and a dedicated, enthusiastic, creative, analytic and flexible team player with a good eye for detail.

    EXPERIENCE

    Work Experience:

    Research Scientist (1 January 2013 – 31 December 2015)
    Company:                          Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, Genesis Structurants
    Project:                               NanoNextNL
    Supervisor:                        Dr. Krassimir Velikov (Krassimir.Velikov@Unilever.com)
    Subject:                              Effect of copolymers on Dispersion and Gel Properties of Cellulose Microfibrils.
    I investigated new structuring technologies for the improvement of existing and the development of new (food) products.

    Post Doctoral Researcher (1 January 2010 – 31 December 2012)
    Institute:                            University of Amsterdam, Physics Faculty
    Research group:             Soft Matter group of the Van der Waals - Zeeman Institute
    Supervisors:                     Prof. Dr. Gerard Wegdam (g.h.wegdam@uva.nl, gwegdam@planet.nl) and Dr. Peter Schall (p.schall@uva.nl)
    Subject:                             Colloidal Phase transitions induced by the Critical Casimir Effect
    Together with the European Space Agency and University of Milan, we studied the structure formation of spherical colloids due to a temperature controllable attractive force, both on board the International Space Station (ISS) as well as on ground.

    Post-Doctoral Researcher (30 September 2009 - 1 January 2010)
    Institution:                         Utrecht University, Chemistry Department
    Research group:             Van 't Hoff laboratory for Physical and Colloid Chemistry
    Supervisor:                       Prof. Dr. Willem K. Kegel (w.k.kegel@uu.nl, phone: 0031 (0)30 253 2873)
    Subject:                             Assembly of Polyoxometalates.
    In this project we studied the spontaneous assembly in solution of large inorganic molecules known as polyoxometales

     

    Collaborations:

    ·         Prof. Dr. Gijsje Koenderink, Amolf, Amsterdam
    ·         Prof. Dr. Nico Sommerdijk, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    ·         Dr. Daniela J. Kraft, Leiden Institure of Physics, Leiden University, The Netherlands
    ·         Dr. T. Narayanan, European Sinchotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble France
    ·         Dr. Gijs Wuite, Molecular Biophysics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    ·         Dr. Marco Potenza, Dr. Matteo Alaimo, Optics and Microgravity research Laboratory, Dipartimento di Fysica, Università degli Studi di Milano
    ·         Dr. William V. Meyer, Senior Scientist at NASA GRC

    Teaching Experience:   

    •             Supervisor of a practical course in Physical Chemistry for first year chemistry students
    •             Supervision of serveral research projects for students, ranging from first and second year Chemistry students to bachelor and master projects for chemistry and physics students
    •             Organisation of a Masterclass on Colloids for highschool students.

    EDUCATION

    2005-2009           PhD Chemistry, Utrecht University (graduated 30st of September 2009)
                                   PhD research: at the Van 't Hoff laboratory for Physical and Colloid Chemistry under supervision of Prof. Dr. Willem K. Kegel.
                                   PhD-thesis: Assemblies of Polyoxometalates

     

    2003-2005           MSc Chemistry (Cum Laude), Master program Chemistry and Physics,
                                   Utrecht University
                                   MSc-research: at Condensed Matter and Interfaces
                                   Nanowire group under supervision of Drs. L.K. van Vugt (UU),
                                   Prof. Dr. D.A.M. Vanmeakelbergh (UU) and Dr. E. Bakkers (Philips)
                                   MSc-thesis: Indium Phosphide Nanowires, Single Wire Luminescence and Photoetching          

    March-July

    2005                      Internship, at Akzo Nobel (Arnhem, The Netherlands), Coatings Research Arnhem,
                                   under supervision of Dr. Bart Reuvers (Akzo Nobel) and Dr. W.K. Kegel (Utrecht University)
                                   Subject: Film Formation of Waterborn Paints

    1999-2005           BSc Chemistry, Utrecht University
                                   BSc-research: at van 't Hoff Laboratory for Physical and Colloid Chemistry, under supervision of Dr. Mircea Rasa
                                   BSc-thesis: Inverse Magnetic Fluids with Different Kinds of Magnetic Fluid Matrices

    Additional courses:

    •             Soft condensed matter and advanced colloid science (2007)
    •             Post-doctoral course Macroscopic Physical Chemistry, Hans-sur-Lesse (2006)
    •             Tutorial Workshop Analytical Ultracentrifuge, Hanover, Germany (2007)
    •             5th Annual Ultrascan Analytical Ultracentrifugation Workshop, Texas, USA (2007)
    •             Course in Understanding moleculair simulations, Amsterdam (2008)
    •             NPP/NVR Autumnschool 'Planetary Sciences', Mendig, Germany (September 24-26, 2009)
    •             Introductions to Intellectual property and patents, Unilever course (2013/2014)
    •             Analytic Story Telling (2014)

    Memberships:
    KNCV, Royal Dutch Chemistry Society, since 1999
    European Low Gravity Research Association, since 2011

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS

    Languages:
    Dutch:                  Native language
    English:               Fluently in speech and writing
    German:              Basic knowledge

    Software: LaTeX, Mathematica, Origin, Photoshop, Diamond, Labview, ImageJ, Microsoft Office

    FURTHER INTERESTS

    Secretary of the Debye AIO committee, part of the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science during my PhD research at the University of Utrecht. PhD representative at the daily board of the Van 't Hoff Laboratory for Physical and Colloid Chemistry, also during my PhD research.  

    Secretary of the Chemical Student Association Proton at Utrecht University during the college year of 2001-2002.

    Interests: playing guitar (amateur level), reading (last read Quiet by Susan Cain, The Expanse by James Corey), computers/new technology.

    Sports: Running (10 km and more), Member of the Board of the Vitality Runners Vlaardingen running club.

    Unilever R&D Vlaardingen Golden Bee award winner. The Golden Bee is an appreciation award given by colleagues to colleagues. Each year employees of Unilever R&D Vlaardingen are asked to nominate colleagues whom, in their opinion, contribute to more than just the working tasks at hand.


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