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     Date Submitted:19-02-2014
     Last Modified:19-02-2014 (10:00)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Fellow European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN)
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsControl system engineering, Vibration isolation, Mechanical systems simulation, Ground motion, Data acquisition and control, Control theory, Control electronics

    Personal Data
    Date of birth: June 19th 1985
    Place of birth: Antwerp
    Nationality: Belgian
    Civil Status: Single
    Gender: Male

    Work experience

    2012-present     Senior Fellow (CERN)

    Subject: CLIC stabilization and nanopositioning of the CLIC Main beam Quadrupoles
    Supervisor: K. Artoos

    2009-2012           Phd student (CERN, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Nikhef)

    Subject: Precision Pointing and Stability Control of a Linear Collider at CERN
    Supervisor: Prof. A. Preumont/ dr. C. Collette/ dr. A. Bertinelli


    2006-2009           MSc. In Aerospace Engineering (Delft University of Technology)

    Master variant: Space Systems Engineering
    Graduation project:Design of a micro propulsion test-stand for measurements in the milinewton range” (Graduated September 2009)
    Main Courses: Thermal rocket propulsion, Structured electronics design, Rocket motion, Electronic and information systems in Space, Measurement techniques, Astrodynamics, Space System Engineering, Space instrumentation

    2003-2007            BSc. In Aerospace Engineering (Delft University of Technology)

    Minor variant: Aircraft Design

    1997-2003            Secondary School (Sint-Jan Berchmans College, Westmalle, Belgium)
    ASO-degree: Mathematics and Science


    2007                       EADS Astrium in Friedrichshafen (4.5 months)
    Design of the Advanced Experiment Container of the Triple-Lux Experiment for BIOLAB in the International Space Station. I was responsible for improving the design; perform the assembly in the clean room and the qualification and vibration testing.

    2007                       International Design Synthesis Exercise

    Design of a reusable space craft for human transport in cooperation with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne Australia. I was responsible for the Attitude Determination and Control System, general system engineering and moderator during video conferences. The final design was awarded the GKN Aerospace design prize.


    See annex for listing of all publications.

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    2014                        Main Lecturer at the US Particle Accelerator School for Graduate students

    Subjects:Vibration theory, Active control, Ground motion, Modal analysis, Accelerator basics, Vibrational effects on accelerators, Active feedback for accelerators, Sensors

    2012-2014            Geneva Entrepreneur Meet up group Organizer

    2012-present       Founder/President of the CERN Aquarium Club

    Additional Skills


    Dutch: Mother tongue
    English: Excellent (conversation, reading, writing)
    French: Good (conversation, reading, writing)
    German: Proficient (reading, writing)

    Software:  Microsoft Office, Latex, Pro-engineer, Catia, Solidworks, Auto Cad, Patran Nastran, Ansys Workbench, xilinx, Altium, Matlab, Mathematica, Labview, Labview Realtime, Pak Muller Spectrum Analyzer Software

    Hobbies: Aquarium club, Photography, Travelling (Japan, Costa Rica, Namibia), Fitness, Soccer


    1.      Main Publications


    1.1  Journal papers


    [1]     Article (3rd author), Journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (NIMA) vol.621 (1-3) pp.71-78 (2010)

    [2]      Article (2nd  author), Journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (NIMA), vol.643  pp.95-101 (2011)

    [3]     Article (2nd  author), Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, Volume 4 Issue 3 ISSN: 1874-477X  (2011) 


    1.2  Conference papers main author


    [4]     Participation  ‘ International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics’(USD10) (paper 1st  author+poster) (Leuven, September, 2010)

    [5]      Participation ’ International Particle Accelerator Conference’ (IPAC11) (paper 1st author+poster) (San Sebastian, September, 2011)

    [6]     Participation ‘International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems’ ( Icalepcs11)  (paper 1st author+poster+FPGA in labview workshop) (Grenoble, Septembre, 2011)

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