Date of birth: June 19th 1985
Place of birth: Antwerp
Civil Status: Single
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.
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
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
 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)
 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)
 Article (2nd author), Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, Volume 4 Issue 3 ISSN: 1874-477X (2011)
1.2 Conference papers main author
 Participation ‘ International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics’(USD10) (paper 1st author+poster) (Leuven, September, 2010)
 Participation ’ International Particle Accelerator Conference’ (IPAC11) (paper 1st author+poster) (San Sebastian, September, 2011)
 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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