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I love to work interdisciplinary: I am a well-balanced mix of biophysicist, biochemist and bio-engineer. Next to my biotech knowledge, I gathered a good understanding in the fields of Food science, Food safety, Process development, Optics, nanotechnology and some basics of rheology & flow dynamics.

As a team player I enjoy, while working with others, to accomplish goals like helping to organise summer schools, conferences and meetings. I have a understanding in business and IP/legal working relevant for R&D fellow/Scientist. I have lead multiple teams and projects and love to be part of one too!

My new challenge should be an industrial position were I can use my scientific know-how to help my company grow. Interests are food technology and research, biomedical R&D and innovative technology development.



Current Experience

  • Process Development Scientist

    Olen, Belgium
    Since March 2016
    Applied science

    In the global R&D team of Mars Food I provide the scientific and technical support to allow the company to grow, improve and be more efficient in multiple food technologies.

    As a Process Development Scientist I am part of the Global Process development Team and part of the Applied Science & Process Development Platform. I have a close collaboration with all my national and international collaborators and technicians of the R&D team (BE, NL, UK, USA) but also with the site implementation team, engineering and other plant platforms.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    Leuven, Belgium
    Since June 2015

    Independent researcher on deposited nanomaterials and biomaterials via self-constructed microscopes and flow analysis.

    I love to work interdisciplinary and have a broad background in biochemistry, biophysics, nanotech and microscopy. I have a strong background in many biotech related subjects.



    International mobility: 2 months post-doctoral academic guest at the laboratory of Soft Materials at ETH Z Hönggerberg.
    (Department of Materials at ETH-Zurich, top 5 universities in the world.)

    1) Construction of magnetic tweezer for active microrheology of biopolymers.
    2) Study of dendrimerized chemical self-synthetised polymers using state-of-the-art microscopy in collaboration with prof. Schlüter.
    3) Course material for prof. Isa Soft Materials II about super-resolution microscopy & nanoscopy (teaching).



    My academic carreer allowed me to work independent and in group, I learned to organise and plan meeting and conferences, write reports, presentation and teaching, initial managment by helping/guiding thesisstudents and PhD students. I actively sought out international collaborators making me a flexibel teamplayer.

    I had contact with multiple companies like Nikon, Olympus, Ecover, ICOS, P&G ... were in some way I worked together and did small projects for or with them. These initial contacts showed me how interesting industry can be!

Past Experience

  • Innovation expert starting spin-off Leuven, Belgium

    August 2015 --- December 2015

  • Doctoral Researcher Heverlee, Belgium

    October 2010 --- June 2015
    Chemical Engineering

  • jobstudent Heverlee, Belgium

    July 2010 --- August 2010
    Data Analysis

  • Master Thesis Heverlee

    September 2009 --- June 2010

  • jobstudent Bioincubator Leuven

    July 2009 --- August 2009
    Clinical Trial


Self Assessment :
SociabilityCritical thinkingInterest in knowledgeInnovative thinking


Self Assessment :
Fluorescence MicroscopyMicrobiologyBiotechnologyflowMaterials ScienceBiophysics

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Use fluorescence microscopywet labexperimental design for researchspectroscopyDesign scientific projects (in biology)micro-organisms in R&Dbiomolecules


  • Ph.D. in biophysics from KUL in 2015
  • Master in Bioengineering (Nanotech) from KULeuven in 2010
  • Bachelor in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from KUL in 2008

Training and Certification

  • laser safety in 2011 Training
  • Teaching at university in 2011 Training
  • Fire safety in 2010 Training
  • CLT Spanish C1+ in 2016 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Senior Scientist Scientist researcher Project Leader Project Manager Engineer Research Scientist R&D manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Aarschot, Belgium Diest, Belgium Halen, Belgium Kortenberg, Belgium Leuven, Belgium Mechelen, Belgium Olen, Belgium Tienen, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


    Expert has 5 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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