Date of birth: 10-10-1969
1982-1988: VWO atheneum St.-Antoniuscollege in Gouda, the Netherlands.
1988-1994: Delft University of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science.
Title of master thesis: ‘Electrical resistivity measurements on amorphous Pd40Ni40P20 during structural relaxation’
1994-1999: PhD-research ‘On the mechanism of high temperature plastic deformation in metallic glasses’, at Delft University of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science, Physical Materials group
Promotor: prof. dr. ir. A. van den Beukel, Supervisor: dr. ir. J. Sietsma
PhD finished successfully
1999-2003: Materials engineer at the Nuclear Research Group in Petten, the Netherlands, Dept. of Materials, Monitoring and Inspection
Supervisor. ir. B. van der Schaaf.
Work activities / responsibilities: carry out research projects related to the International Thermonuclear Reactor ITER, development of experimental facilities.
2006-2011: Post-doc researcher at Delft University of Technology, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Supervisor: prof.dr. R. Benedictus.
Work activities / responsibilities: carry out research on metallic and ceramic TPS materials for re-usable launch vehicles with emphasis on high temperature mechanical & thermal properties, emissivity, oxidation and volatilization. Acquisition of new projects related to same. Supervision of students working on their master’s thesis.
2011 - now: Consultant engineer at ATG Netherlands B.V., stationed as a contractor at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk, the Netherland, at ESTEC/TEC-QTE: Materials Space Evaluation and Radiation Effects section, Contamination and Cleanliness Control subgroup.
Work activities / responsibilities: carrying out testing related to dynamic outgassing of space materials (ECSS-Q-TM-70-52A) and outgassing screening (ECSS-Q-ST-70-02C), maintaining and developing of the test facilities, development of mathematical analysis tools related to outgassing, interfacing with ESA projects and industry regarding outgassing, contamination and cleanliness control, technical expert support for several of ESA’s Technology Research Programs
5-day workshop ‘Magnetism’
5-day workshop ‘Micromechanics of Materials’
Radiation Safety level 3
First aid for laboratory workers
Dr. Riccardo Rampini, ESA/ESTEC/TEC-QTE, head of Contamination and Cleanliness Control subgroup
Prof. dr. R. Benedictus, Delft University of Technology, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
Prof. dr. ir. J. Sietsma, Delft University of Technology, Dept. of Maritime, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Native tongue: Dutch
Reading / Writing / Speaking
English: Fluent / Fluent / Fluent
German: Proficient / Proficient / Proficient
French: Proficient / Beginner / Beginner
Computer software proficiencies at expert level
LabView, LabWindows, Maple, Matlab, Microsoft Office
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