With 12 years experience in public institutions (ESA/ESTEC, TU Delft) as well as in private businesses (DSM, Heineken, Akzo Nobel Chemicals), I am a reliable and rational technical engineer with affinity on Technology Transfer from research to industry. I am also interested in Knowledge Management. Effective in coordinating projects in an international oriented environment. Successful track record of technology assessment that resulted in processes improvements and costs reductions. Ability to learn and quickly absorb issues to translate them into action plans. Competences in planning and organising my work independently, as well as working within interdisciplinary teams. Strong communication skills in English, Dutch and French.
DSM Food Specialities B.V. (Delft, The Netherlands) 2015 - now
Regulatory Affairs Expert
Supporting the development and implementation of risk assessment and risk evaluation processes to ensure product safety and compliance of legal regulations.
Driving regulatory approval processes worldwide.
Supporting R&D project teams and advising on relevant regulations and guidelines for the development of new products.
Supporting running business with regulatory questions on products.
Arranging and managing the compilation of regulatory dossiers.
Maintaining and updating regulatory expertise.
Active participation to the national association SYNPA.
HEINEKEN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN (Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands) 2011 - 2014
Project manager / Scientist
Coordinate the technical and engineering support with interdisciplinary stakeholders (suppliers, breweries, purchasing and policies departments).
Support projects on technology assessment to be implemented in breweries.
Write effective reports of the technical and engineering support provided to the breweries.
Responsible for the successful development from pilot to industrial scale of improved beer production processes that reduces costs, carbon foot print, water and energy consumption.
Translate scientific challenges into experimental programs, I design, plan and organise experiments, supervise the execution of trials, report and interpret the results, respond to the scientific questions and participate to the decisions on next steps.
Perform high quality presentations to enable management to make more informed decisions (passing gates within the R&D funnel).
Build cooperation and managing expectations from various stakeholders.
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DELFT (Delft, The Netherlands) 2006-2011
PhD on the sustainable isolation of cannabinoids using supercritical CO2 technologies.
Achieved my PhD on time resulting in the development of an alternative process to extract and purify molecules of interest from medicinal plant material.
Performed extensive experimental and modelling studies on thermodynamics, as well as on supercritical fluid extraction and centrifugal partition chromatography.
Recruited, supervised and developed bachelor and master’s students.
Effective in writing scientific publications, proceedings as well as reports.
Presented my work at international conferences, giving oral presentations.
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY(Noordwijk, The Netherlands) 2005-2006
Life Support Engineer
Responsible for technical support and bibliographic studies over plant growth and modelling.
Support Technology Transfer & Promotion Office with IPStar BV, an ESA BIC start-up.
AKZO-NOBEL CHEMICALS (Arnhem, the Netherlands) 2004-2005
Responsible for testing Nanofiltration membranes to recycle the non-aqueous streams of a chemical process.
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (Noordwijk, The Netherlands) 2002-2003
Researched on the MELISSA artificial ecosystem: responsible for testing a process to recycle toxic gases with a micro-organism.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from TU Delft (The Netherlands)
M.Sc. (Diplôme d’Ingénieur) at Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC - France).
Independent courses: Institute of Brewing and Distilling (module 1 & 2), Successful Management of Projects (Boertiengroep), Basic Elements of Safety VCA (2011), Supercritical Fluids, Scientific writing, Dutch course to prepare for the NT2 (Leiden University)
Others: Piano practice for 12 years. Piano teacher for a municipal association for 2 years (1999-2001). Organisation of chamber music concerts. Soprano in the choir VOICES.
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