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     Date Submitted:15-08-2014
     Last Modified:10-06-2016 (04:54)
    Job information
     Current job:Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsA versatile, analytical hard-working pro-active person who always preserves to achieve the best results. Able to collect and analyze information, digest facts and quickly grasp technical issues. Excellent negotiation, communication and problem solving ski

    Personal Details


    Nationality                            Dutch

    Date/Place of Birth              February 24th, 1983, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Marital Status                       Single/separated

    Relocation possible            Yes, anywhere


    Professional Experience


    Océ Technologies – a Canon Company | R&D dep. | Media Deformation Analyst / Data Scientist – March 2015 to now

    Development of the Niagara printer diagnostic framework.

    Creating advanced data processing and visualization methods for large data (csv’s/hdf5’s/bitmaps). Programming in Python (hdf5/blaze/pandas/numpy/bokeh/scikitlearn), Matlab and C#. Writing technical memo’s to be revisited by the Technical Committee of the Niagara. Present findings to Technical commission.

    Design, test and verify systems to measure paper mechanics.

    Setting up experiments with regard to media deformation e.g. measuring curl, stress, strain, stiffness, hydro- and hygro- expansion as a function of type of media, ink coverage, moisture content. Work inside climate chambers.
    Obtaining models through understanding of the physics of paper.

    Meetings and scheduling.

            Defining items to be tested at Total Tests of the Niagara as a representative of the media group. Meeting twice a week with

            all type of functions: software development, embedded, engineers, managers, chemist, service men. Define and solve 
            issues reported in testtrack.


            Develop machine learning algorithms for the Niagara printer.            


    Catec B.V. | Application Scientist – May 2013 to December 2014

    Product specialist & development of climate control instruments; weather systems & LI-COR greenhouse gas and plant respiration instruments. LI-COR representative. Expand LI-COR market within BeNeLux.

    Sales, support and calibration of high quality humidity, temperature, airflow, soil respiration and global light/lux sensors for building automation, agriculture, pharmacy, metrology and OEM.

    Sales and support for NDIR gas analyzers based on the eddy covariance principle. NDIR analyzers for plant fluorescence measurements. All within industrial and scientific environments.

    Uncertainty calculations for instruments used for calibration according to EA& ILAC; Labview, HTML, MySQL programming. Dealing with ISO 9001 certification.

    Administration: Order handling with SAP

    Marketing: Design of templates: E-mailings & powerpoint slides; updating website product line; managing Google adwords campaign. Advise on website 2.0. Giving technical presentations at Universities within Belgium.

    Documenting: Creating technotes, calibration sheets and updating manuals.

    Represented LI-COR/Catec at sales meetings in the US, Germany, London and Brussels.


    Cosine Research | Experimental physicist – April 2006 to June 2012

    ESA Project developing ultra-low mass silicon X-ray focussing optics for the ATHENA mirror module
    Development and integration of these optics in a class 100 cleanroom environment (covers wafer handling, bonding, cleaning, inspection and surface activation). Designing, assembling and programming the X-ray Optical Assembly Tool: mechanics (FEM and thermal analysis), robotics, ProE, unix, labview, image analysis. Set up a pencil beam at the PTB four crystal monochromator. Perform X-ray reflectivity measurements at 8 keV. R&D on the multistack integration tool. Metrology data analysis. Writing technical notes for ESA. Oral presentations to ESA. ESA’s space qualified design & resolution criteria.

    ESA Project Demonstrative Model of a Reflective Baffle (DMRB)
    R&D of spectral reflectance measurements on curved reflective surfaces. Measure solar absorption from coated baffles using spectroscopy. Determine coating degradation from temp., humidity & proton/electron tests. Collaboration with TNO. Worked inside an optical laboratory. Used software like Python, shell scripts, MySQL, Matlab. Worked with Integrating spheres, fibre optics, spectrometers, lasers and white light sources. Required for the BepiColombo mission.

    ESA Project Particle Detection System (PDS)
    Development of a optical system to detect sub-micron particles on silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry. Used advanced image analysis software to locate particles/deficits creating a histogram of particle sizes.
    Theory: light diffraction model to predict signal.

    Laser Altimetry & Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: development, testing and reporting of a miniaturized LAT and LIBS unit. Theory LIBS: Radiometric model in mathcad to predict signal.
    Characterisation of microchip lasers (energy, beamwaist, divergence, repetition rate, pulse duration, wavelength).
    Producing safety documents for class I-IV lasers.

    Optical, mechanical and load design for numerous space related projects (e.g. PEP projects, SILAT, HIBRIS, MPS, stereoscopic imaging, using ZEMAX, Matlab and ProE). Miniaturization of optical instruments for flight hardware.

    Development of several industrial metrology and inspection systems combining submicron motion control, advanced image analysis, interferometry and real-time data processing for industrial applications.

    Lab manager mechanical lab, track inventory, safety documents, machining, soldering.

    Author and co-author of scientific papers in IEEE &SPIE. Oral presentation in IEEE LEOS, California 2008.


    DanceCompany Just Latin | Managing Director and Dance Instructor – April 2008 to January 2015

    Various dances over 8 venues in and around The Hague supervising a team of 17 teachers. Organise dance school related events. Members: 1600+. Organise charity events: Pink Ribbon, Rode Kruis.


    Salsa MadHouse the Kuip, Rotterdam & Salsa Airport Rotterdam | Associate Director – April 2005 to January 2014

    Organize salsa/zouk/bachata/RnB events with live music over 4 different areas in The Kuip, Maasgebouw Rotterdam Visitors from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Visitors: 1000+


    Bèta Banenmarkt | Board member - location manager – September 2004 to April 2005

    3 days of national companies offering jobs and internships for bèta students together with interview trainings.

    Location manager: arranging lunch and beverage for visitors and participating companies. Technical officer, scheduling, host of the event.


    Responcis, Intrum Justitia and others | Telesales – December 2001 to March 2006

    Inbound, outbound, B2B. Various occasions team member of the month: best sales.

    Key Skills

    Pro Active, Patient, Team Player, Analyst, Creative, Disciplined, Researcher,

    Project leader, Multi tasking, Team Leader, Persuasive, Flexible, Entertainer


    Software Knowledge




    Zemax OpticsStudio 2016
    Zemax 2009

    Linux: / Ubuntu / shell scripting / Inkscape / Gnuplot/ GIMP / Latex

    Python: / Notebooks / Pandas / Blaze / HDF5 / Bokeh / Matplotlib / numpy

    Python: Scikit-learn (machine learning)


    Pro Engineer & Pro Mechanica

    Web: / PHP / JavaScript


    MS Office stack

    C++ / C#

    Web: / HTML5 / CSS / PostgreSQL

    Adobe stack (PS, IL, IN, Lr)

    Halcon (advanced image analysis)

    Maple / Mathcad







    Physics degree | Leiden University – September 2001 to March 2006

    Dep: Quantum Optics. Thesis: Entanglement - the thickness of a non-linear crystal vs. the output signal. Article in Phys. Rev A (acknowledgement). Gained experience in non-linear optical elements, photo-detectors & darkrooms, Grade: 7

    Dep: Quantum Fluids. Thesis: Design and development of a pressure gauge and cold valve. Poster presentation in Lunteren. Gained experience with cryostats, growing He-3 crystals. Grade: 7.5

    Company: cosine Research. Thesis: Glue forces in comparison to mechanical constraints for X-ray Optics Grade: 7.5 fastest graduate of physics and astronomy students starting in 2001.


    Project Oriented Creation | Kern konsult Organisatieontwikkeling, Den Dolder – September 2007

    Light measurement and the Application of Integrating Spheres | Phonics Netherlands, Eindhoven – April 2008


    English presentation course | Leiden University, Leiden – May 2011


    Zemax revision course | Focal B.V. Enschede – January 2016


    Foreign Languages

    Dutch: native | English: excellent | German: good/reasonable | French: reasonable | Spanish: reasonable



    Technotes and Project status presentations to ESA.

    M.J.Collon et al., ‘Design, fabrication and characterization of Silicon Pore Optics for ATHENA / IXO’ Proc. SPIE San Diego (2011) – co-author

    M.Ackermann et al., ‘Improving the ruggedness of silicon pore optics’ Proc. SPIE San Diego 7732 (2010) – co-author

    M.J. Collon et al., ‘Silicon Pore X-ray Optics for IXO’, Proc. SPIE San Diego 7732 (2010) – co-author

    M.J. Collon et al., ‘Performance prediction and measurement of Silicon Pore Optics, Proc. SPIE San Diego 7437 (2009) – co-author

    R.Günther et al., ‘Silicon fusion Bonding of multiple structured and curved silicon substrates’ workshop wafer bonding Grenoble (2009) – co-author

    R.Günther et al., ‘3D stacking of Multiple Silicon plates using Direct wafer bonding for novel lightweight focusing X-ray optics’ Proc. SPIE Tokyo (2009) – co-author

    R.Partapsing et al., ‘Cost efficient spectral reflectance measurements on curved optical surfaces’ IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2008, 21st annual meeting p650-651 – Main author
    Oral presentation at LEOS 2008 (Laser Electro Optics Technology), California

    R.Günther et al., ‘3D stacking of Multiple Silicon plates using Direct wafer bonding’ Proc. SPIE Hawaii (2008) – co-author

    M.W.Beijersbergen et al., ‘Silicon Pore Optics Technology’ Proc. SPIE Long Beach (2008) – co-author

    Poster presentation in Lunteren ‘Design & development of a pressure gauge and a cold valve’ (2005)

    P.S.K.  Lee, M.P. van Exter, J.P. Woerdman, ‘Increased polarization-entangled photon flux via thinner crystals’ Phys. Rev. A  70 043818 (2004) – Acknowledgement experimental contribution.



    IEEE, Latin4Life Foundation




    Building basic websites, designing promotion material, fixing PC’s (both hardware and software), photo, video and sound editing


    Playing golf/ Dancing / Teaching / Choreographing / Organizing events / Cooking / Baking / Karate

    Playing chess / Playing pool / Unite people who like to dance



    Océ Technologies

    Jeroen Huijbers

    Van der Grintenstr, 1, Venlo

    LI-COR GmbH.

    Dr. Dirk Facius

    Siemensstr. 25A, D-61352 Bad Homburg

    Cosine Research B.V.

    Prof. Dr. M.Beijersbergen

    J.H. Oortweg 19, 2333 CA, Leiden

    Leiden Uni dep. Quantum Fluids

    Dr. R.Jochemsen

    Niels Bohrweg 2, 2333 CA, Leiden


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