CV: Senior Process Development Specialist


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 Date Submitted:06-01-2011
 Last Modified:06-01-2011 (10:25)
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 KeywordsIntegral project leader, laser processing expert, product development, materials and metallurgical expert



Leading and managing projects solving a wide variety of metallurgical and engineering problems based on 20 years of applied and fundamental research and experience on materials, welding engineering and product development. The optimal position will be one combining management and technical expertise and provide professional growth and opportunities to contribute to a dynamic organization as a Team Leader with expertise in metallic materials and welding engineering advising customers internally and externally on materials choices.



Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

1995 - 1999

PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Thesis research: Laser Gas Alloying of titanium compressor blades for military aircrafts of the US Navy. Study chemical and physical aspects as well as the implementation.

Minor subject: Physics


Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands           

1987 - 1994

Ir. in Material Science

Thesis research: Physical aspects of the Gas Tungsten Welding arc and the metallurgical behavior of the weld pool using an argon/hydrogen gas mixture as shielding gas.


Professional Training

NIMO project management institute, Soesterberg, The Netherlands


·      Practical projectmanagement


University of Southampton


·      Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Engineering and Electrochemical



Corus, Beverwijk, The Netherlands           


Laser operation and safety training: training in laser safety regulations and operational instructions for the Trumpf 4400 W diode pumped laser and Trumpf CO2 laser.


Project management course


Morotech Robotics, Tiel, The Netherlands           


Robot operations training: programming, safety and operation training of Staubli robots


Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands           


Electron Microscopy: usage of WDX and the scanning options of EDX (electron dot mapping)


Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado


Electron Microscopy: extended course in the theory and practice of electron microscopy, including the scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope and the scanning transmission electron microscope, as well as the usage of EDX and the analytical techniques of diffraction patterns.

XPS: analytical techniques and theoretical background

Auger Spectroscopy: analytical techniques and theoretical background



Stork Prints BV, Boxmeer, The Netherlands

March 2008 – current

Senior Process Development Specialist

·      Management of integral project teams

·      Responsible for leading and performing research and development projects

o      Integral Project Leader

o      Setting up production facilities for new products

·      Developmental projects in the field of:

o      Consumables, such as printing screens and other printing techniques

o      Electrochemistry

o      Galvano technology.

o      Electroforming, plating, sputtering, etching,

o      Processing of carbon and glass fiber reinforced products

o      Laser processing

o      Electro chemical machining


Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands           

February 2007 – February 2008

·      Researcher at Aerospace Engineering department

·      Leading project on acquisition and implementation of Friction Stir Welding

o      Damage tolerance assessment of Friction Stir Welding

o      Acquiring friction stir welding equipment and setting up friction stir welding research facilities

o      Developing research projects with industrial partners

o      Teaching and supervising PhD students


July-December 1994

·      Researcher at Materials Science department

·      Project leader for the “Nederlands Instituut voor Lastechniek” (Dutch welding society):

o      Weldability study of dissimilar aluminum alloys.


Lastechniek, Nederlands Instituut voor Lastechniek, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands           


·      Lid redactieraad vakblad Lastechniek; dit is het vakblad op het gebied van verbindingstechnieken


Netherlands Institute for Metals Research, Delft, The Netherlands           

1999 – 2007

·      Researcher and application engineer embedded in the Joining and mechanical behavior group of the Materials Science department;

·      Project leader, supervisor and researcher

·      Acquire capital laser welding equipment and setting up complete laboratory and research facilities for laser welding with continuous and pulsed wave Nd:YAG


Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado                                   

1997 – 1999

·      Research Assistant

·      Consulting work for:

·      Electric Propulsion Laboratory: Study weldability of exotic metals including tungsten, molybdenum and niobium (for aerospace application NASA)

·      OEA US: Airbag inflators welding failure analyses

·      Furbish and setup laser welding and processing laboratory


1995 – 1997

·      Teaching Assistant

·      Setting up and supervising of laboratory work for undergraduate students

·      Prepare, teach and grade classes




§       Zadpoor, A. A., Sinke, J., Benedictus, R., Pieters, R., 2008, Mechanical properties and microstructure of friction stir welded tailor-made blanks, Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 494, pp. 281-290.

§       H.J.K. Lemmen, R.C. Alderliesten, R.R.G.M. Pieters, R. Benedictus, Fatigue and Damage Tolerance of Friction Stir Welded Joints in Fuselage Structures, 2008, Int. Conf. on Fatigue Damage of Struct. Mat. VII, Hyannis, MA, USA

§       Pieters R.R.G.M., Goes C., Rietman B. and Richardson I.M., Zinc Transport Phenomena in Laser Welding of Coated Sheet Steel in Overlap Configuration” 6.18 IV-917-06, Commission IV, IIW 2006, Quebec, CA

§       Gower, H. L., Pieters, R. R. G. M., & Richardson, I. M. (2006). Pulsed laser welding of metal-polymer sandwich materials using pulse shaping. Journal of laser applications, 18(1), 35-41.

§       Hermans M.J.M., Aa E.M. van der, Pieters R.R.G.M., and Wojtas A.S. (2005). Barkhausen Noise Measurements for Residual Stress Analysis in Welded Dual Phase Steel- the influence of active cooling during welding -5th International Conference on Barkhausen Noise and Micromagnetic Testing, June 2-3, 2005, Netherlands,

§       Pieters, R. R. G. M., & Richardson, I. M. (2005). Laser welding of zinc coated steel in overlap configuration with zero gap. Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 10(2), 142-144.

§       Pieters R R G M, Krasnoperov M Y, and Richardson I M. (2003). Laser welding of high strength steels. In: Applications of lasers and electro-optics. Proceedings, 22nd international congress, ICALEO 2003, jacksonville vol.95. Laser materials processing conference, section A - welding. Paper no. P522. pp.294-303.

§       Krasnoperov M Y, Pieters R R G M, and Richardson I M. (2003). Solidification features of the thin steel sheets in keyhole welding. In: Applications of lasers and electro-optics. Proceedings, 22nd international congress, ICALEO 2003, Jacksonville vol.95. Laser materials processing conference, section A - welding. Paper no. P509. pp.285-293.

§       Pieters R.R.G.M. en Liu S., ”Formation of TiN by Laser Gas Alloying (LGA) of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in Nitrogen Atmosphere.” Proceedings Surface Modification of Titanium, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

§       Onsoien M., Pieters R., Olson D.L. en Liu S., ”Effect of Hydrogen in an Argon Shielding Gas: Arc Characteristics and Bead Morphology.” Welding Journal, Vol. 74, (1995) 10s-15s.



§       Yearly conference of the International Institute for Welding (IIW), 1999-2006

§       Conference ICALEO 2006

§       Conference TMS/ASM, San Diego and Chicago 1998

§       Conference: American Welding Society, April 1997 and 1998

§       Conference: ASM/TMS October 1996.

§       Semi annual conference of ACSEL 1996-1998.



§       American Welding Society (secretary of the student chapter 1996-1997)

§       The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

§       The Laser Institute of America

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