The work I deliver is based on fundamental scientific/engineering knowledge and broad working experience in the high demanding areas of Astronomy and Space, Maths and Physics, Instrumentation, Image processing and more.
Innovative thinking and practical results in Research and Development are key words, having worked in both industrial and publicly funded projects, especially in the areas of optics, including ESA.
Managing projects, working autonomously and keeping to time and budget limits, is supported by having attended several project management courses, presented results to the customer, and produced reliable documentation of products and methods, as well as dozens of publications.
Gaining high achievements is supported by strong skills in complex programming in many languages, and in handling and analysing big data sets.
Easily building up relationships, successful communication and team-work originate from having worked also in education and having been trained in counselling.
University degree in Astronomy, with Physics and Mathematics and specialisation in Instrumentation.
Many years of innovative optical design research with emphasis on space based optics for astronomy - design, analysis, simulation, verification, test, evaluation, optimisation, innovation; using ray-tracing, diffraction integration, Fourier analysis; visual, X-ray, Gamma-ray spectrum; for Astronomy, space, physics, biology; for ESA, SPIE, IAU.
Hands-on experience in optical bread-boarding, fibre optics, lasers, clean room work.
Experienced in documentation, publication, presentation, communication, translation, teaching, tendering, organisation and management of projects.
Many years of scientific software development – mainly C/C++, Fortran, Mathematica, Matlab, R, Latex, Typo3, InDesign, MS-Office, Windows, Mac; also some IDL, Maple, Code-V (similar to Zemax) and Unix. Certified in C-Programming, Digital Video and Web-design (Frontpage).
Ph.D. in Digital image/video processing/compression (MPEG), information theory.
Fluent in English, German and Dutch; working knowledge of French.
enjoying people, science and challenges
broad interest and capacities - reliable
empathizing with people - building bridges with humour