CV: Battery and fuel cell specialist


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 Date Submitted:11-10-2012
 Last Modified:21-10-2012 (04:33)
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 Current job:Battery and fuel cell specialist
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsProfessional: Battery systems, fuel cell systems, electrochemistry, measurement techniques (neutron/XRD diffraction, solid state NMR), laboratory equipment (glovebox, cleanroom, radioactivity) Personal: multidisciplinary teamwork, multicultural communica

Working experience

 2011 – present     Battery and fuel cell specialist

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany

        Description and responsibilities

·        Hired as Project Manager of new power train concepts for e-mobility

·        Active in EI-33, High Voltage safeguarding


2009 – 2011         Instrument Responsible - PostDoc

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Außenstelle Forschungsreaktor FRM-II, Garching, Germany

        Description and responsibilities

·        Research on novel Li-ion battery electrode materials

·        Thecontinuous operation of neutron scattering instruments

·        Project responsibility for the design of High Voltage (2kV) electronic equipment

·        Accountability for the costs of technical projects

·        Presentation of scientific results in scientific journals and international conferences

·        Initiate and maintain scientific collaborations


1995 – 2005         Extracurricular work during University years; IT consultant and Geophysical Field Engineer Trainee



Academic Curriculum


2005 – 2009         PhD Student, Applied Sciences

                                DelftUniversity of Technology, The Netherlands

                                Research group: Fundamental Aspects of Materials and Energy                           

                                Thesis: “Lithium insertion in nanostructured titanates”

Description: Research Investigation into the physical behavior of nanoscale electrode crystallites for their application in advanced Li-ion battery, fuel cell and solar cell technology

·        4-year PhD project, delivered in regular time target

·        Conducted experiments and analyzed results

·        Published results in international peer-reviewed scientific journals

·        Delivered presentations, nationally and internationally

·        Guided MSc and BSc students


2000 – 2003         MSc in Applied Physics

                                Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

                                Research group: Acoustical Imaging and Sound Control

                                Thesis: “Joint Tomographic Inversion of P- and S-wave Focusing Operators”


1995 – 2000         BSc in Applied Physics

                                Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

                                Research group: Nanoscale Physics and Electronic Materials

                                Thesis: “Installation, Calibration and Application of a Yagi-dipole and Dish Radio Antenna”





·   German (fluent)

·   English (fluent)

·   Dutch (native)

·   French (good)

·   Russian (intermediate)



·   Electrochemical measurements

·   Batterymanufacturing, glove box experiments (He, Ar, N2)

·   X-ray / neutron diffraction

·   Microscopy, Optical and Electron (SEM, TEM, EDS)

·   EXAFS (synchrotron) and NMR measurements



·   Windows, Linux

·   Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

·   Matlab/Simulink, Python, Ab-Initio

·   LateX, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop

·   SAP

·   Origin, Material Studio, CAD


·   Accurate communication and documentation

·   Cross-cultural communication

·   Self-initiative, analytical thinking

·   Working under high pressure

·   Goal-oriented, keeping deadlines and milestones

·   Multidisciplinary teamwork



Related activities

2012                         Finished course "Elektrofachkraft", level 3 and obtained certificate

2006 – 2011            International working experience

·       Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Forschungsneutronenquelle (FRM-II), Garching, Germany

·       Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France

·       Paul Scherrer Institute (SINQ), Villigen, Switzerland

·       European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France

·       Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), HASYLab, Hamburg, Germany

2007 – 2008         Teacher of lab course “Radiation Hygiene” at levels 4, 5a, and 5b

2006 – 2007         Teacher of lab course “Single-Photon Interference”

2006 – 2007         Teacher of lab course “Michelson-Morley Interferometry”

2005 – 2007         Measurements at Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory (ISIS), Oxfordshire, England

2005                       Finished course “Radiation Hygiene level 5b” and obtained certificate

2002                       Finished course “Emergency Response Training” and obtained certificate

2002                       Finished course “Basic Offshore Safety Introduction” and obtained certificate


Selected publications


·       M. Wagemaker;P. Deepak Singh;W.J.H. Borghols;et al.; "Dynamic Solubility Limitsin Nanosized Olivine LiFePO(4)"; J. Am. Chem. Soc. (133) 26;10222-10228 (2011)

·       W.J.H. Borghols, D. Lutzenkirchen-Hecht, U. Haake, et al; "Lithium Storage in Amorphous TiO2 Nanoparticles"; J. Electrochem. Soc. 157 (5):A582-A588 (2010)

·       W.J.H. Borghols, M. Wagemaker, U. Lafont, et al.; "Size Effects in the Li4+xTi5O12 Spinel"; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (49):17786-17792 (2009)

·       W.J.H. Borghols, D. Lützenkirchen-Hecht, U. Haake, et al.; "The electronic structure and ionic diffusion of nanoscale LiTiO2 anatase"; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11 (27):5742-5748 (2009)

·       U. Lafont, C. Locati, W.J.H. Borghols, et al.; "Nanosized high voltage cathode material LiMg0.05Ni0.45Mn1.5O4: Structural, electrochemical and in situ investigation"; J. Power Sources 189 (1):179-184 (2009)

·       W.K. Chan, W.J.H. Borghols, F.M. Mulder; "Direct observation of space charge induced hydrogen ion insertion in nanoscale anatase TiO2"; Chem. Comm. (47):6342-6344 (2008)

·       W.J.H. Borghols, M. Wagemaker, U. Lafont, et al.; "Impact of nanosizing on lithiated rutile TiO2"; Chem. Mat. 20 (9):2949-2955 (2008)

·       M. Wagemaker, W.J.H. Borgholsand F.M. Mulder; "Large impact of size on insertion reactions: a case for TiO2 anatase"; J. Am. Chem. Soc.; 129 (14):4323-4327 (2007)

·       M. Wagemaker, W.J.H. Borghols, E. van Eck, et al.; The influence of size on phase morphology and Li-ion mobility in nanosized lithiated anatase TiO2; Chem., Eur. J.; 132023-2028 (2007)

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