2011 – present Battery and fuel cell specialist
ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Description and responsibilities
· Hired as Project Manager of new power train concepts for e-mobility
· Active in EI-33, High Voltage safeguarding
2009 – 2011 Instrument Responsible - PostDoc
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Außenstelle Forschungsreaktor FRM-II, Garching, Germany
Description and responsibilities
· Research on novel Li-ion battery electrode materials
· Thecontinuous operation of neutron scattering instruments
· Project responsibility for the design of High Voltage (2kV) electronic equipment
· Accountability for the costs of technical projects
· Presentation of scientific results in scientific journals and international conferences
· Initiate and maintain scientific collaborations
1995 – 2005 Extracurricular work during University years; IT consultant and Geophysical Field Engineer Trainee
2005 – 2009 PhD Student, Applied Sciences
DelftUniversity of Technology, The Netherlands
Research group: Fundamental Aspects of Materials and Energy
Thesis: “Lithium insertion in nanostructured titanates”
Description: Research Investigation into the physical behavior of nanoscale electrode crystallites for their application in advanced Li-ion battery, fuel cell and solar cell technology
· 4-year PhD project, delivered in regular time target
· Conducted experiments and analyzed results
· Published results in international peer-reviewed scientific journals
· Delivered presentations, nationally and internationally
· Guided MSc and BSc students
2000 – 2003 MSc in Applied Physics
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Research group: Acoustical Imaging and Sound Control
Thesis: “Joint Tomographic Inversion of P- and S-wave Focusing Operators”
1995 – 2000 BSc in Applied Physics
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Research group: Nanoscale Physics and Electronic Materials
Thesis: “Installation, Calibration and Application of a Yagi-dipole and Dish Radio Antenna”
· German (fluent)
· English (fluent)
· Dutch (native)
· French (good)
· Russian (intermediate)
· Electrochemical measurements
· Batterymanufacturing, glove box experiments (He, Ar, N2)
· X-ray / neutron diffraction
· Microscopy, Optical and Electron (SEM, TEM, EDS)
· EXAFS (synchrotron) and NMR measurements
· Windows, Linux
· Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
· Matlab/Simulink, Python, Ab-Initio
· LateX, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
· Origin, Material Studio, CAD
· Accurate communication and documentation
· Cross-cultural communication
· Self-initiative, analytical thinking
· Working under high pressure
· Goal-oriented, keeping deadlines and milestones
· Multidisciplinary teamwork
2012 Finished course "Elektrofachkraft", level 3 and obtained certificate
2006 – 2011 International working experience
· Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Forschungsneutronenquelle (FRM-II), Garching, Germany
· Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France
· Paul Scherrer Institute (SINQ), Villigen, Switzerland
· European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France
· Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), HASYLab, Hamburg, Germany
2007 – 2008 Teacher of lab course “Radiation Hygiene” at levels 4, 5a, and 5b
2006 – 2007 Teacher of lab course “Single-Photon Interference”
2006 – 2007 Teacher of lab course “Michelson-Morley Interferometry”
2005 – 2007 Measurements at Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory (ISIS), Oxfordshire, England
2005 Finished course “Radiation Hygiene level 5b” and obtained certificate
2002 Finished course “Emergency Response Training” and obtained certificate
2002 Finished course “Basic Offshore Safety Introduction” and obtained certificate
· M. Wagemaker;P. Deepak Singh;W.J.H. Borghols;et al.; "Dynamic Solubility Limitsin Nanosized Olivine LiFePO(4)"; J. Am. Chem. Soc. (133) 26;10222-10228 (2011)
· W.J.H. Borghols, D. Lutzenkirchen-Hecht, U. Haake, et al; "Lithium Storage in Amorphous TiO2 Nanoparticles"; J. Electrochem. Soc. 157 (5):A582-A588 (2010)
· W.J.H. Borghols, M. Wagemaker, U. Lafont, et al.; "Size Effects in the Li4+xTi5O12 Spinel"; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (49):17786-17792 (2009)
· W.J.H. Borghols, D. Lützenkirchen-Hecht, U. Haake, et al.; "The electronic structure and ionic diffusion of nanoscale LiTiO2 anatase"; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11 (27):5742-5748 (2009)
· U. Lafont, C. Locati, W.J.H. Borghols, et al.; "Nanosized high voltage cathode material LiMg0.05Ni0.45Mn1.5O4: Structural, electrochemical and in situ investigation"; J. Power Sources 189 (1):179-184 (2009)
· W.K. Chan, W.J.H. Borghols, F.M. Mulder; "Direct observation of space charge induced hydrogen ion insertion in nanoscale anatase TiO2"; Chem. Comm. (47):6342-6344 (2008)
· W.J.H. Borghols, M. Wagemaker, U. Lafont, et al.; "Impact of nanosizing on lithiated rutile TiO2"; Chem. Mat. 20 (9):2949-2955 (2008)
· M. Wagemaker, W.J.H. Borgholsand F.M. Mulder; "Large impact of size on insertion reactions: a case for TiO2 anatase"; J. Am. Chem. Soc.; 129 (14):4323-4327 (2007)
· M. Wagemaker, W.J.H. Borghols, E. van Eck, et al.; The influence of size on phase morphology and Li-ion mobility in nanosized lithiated anatase TiO2; Chem., Eur. J.; 132023-2028 (2007)
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