I am a biomedical engineer graduated from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) with orientations in Life Sciences and Nanotechnologies.
I performed an R&D internship/master thesis at imec (Leuven, Belgium).
I was hired in Baxter (Lessines, Belgium) first as a Quality Engineer (for 1 year) and then as an Operational Excellence Engineer (1.5 years, current position).
Operational Excellence Engineer
Since November 2014
-Identify key project opportunities for the plant in order to improve primary and secondary processes
-Lead and coach various continuous improvement projects using adequate methodology (Lean, DMAIC, 6Sigma…)
-Support the deployment of the Enterprise Management System through several modules: Visual Management, Daily Accountability, Leader Standard Work, Employee Engagement, Strategy Alignment, 6S, A3 …
Computerized Systems Validation Engineer
November 2013 --- October 2014
-Follow-up of IT-related projects (EBR, SCADA, hardware/software, …) as a Quality Representative
-Writing of validation documentation: specifications (URS, FS, DS,..) and qualification (IQ,OQ,PQ)
-In field execution of validation tests and support of users in the use of new systems -Perform risk analysis studies (FMEA, FTA)
-Update of Standard Operating Procedures and use of Change Control Management tools
-Benefits: knowledge of GMP & GDP and 21 CFR, project and time constraints management, team work, learning of sterile drugs fabrication process.
Scholar Support in Sciences and Statistics
June 2013 --- September 2013
-Personal assistance for high school/college students.
-Review of subject and resolution of exercises.
-Preparation for exams -Results: 100% success rate (8 students)
-Benefits: communication skills, adaptation to public and personal needs
January 2013 --- June 2013
Internship & Master thesis. Topic : "Development of patterned biointerfaces for integration in microfluidics-based biosensors"
-Participation in a long-term research project
-Definition of thesis objectives depending on economical and practical constraints
-Review of scientific literature and determination of best solving approaches
-Evaluation and process development of 3 approaches in biochemical labs
-Characterization of results with analytic tools
-Writing of master thesis report and progress follow-up with team and supervisor (K. Jans)
-Results: -Validation of 2 initial approaches + elaboration of a new one. -Master thesis grades: 80%
-Benefits: Autonomous lab work with hazardous chemicals, development of creativity to bypass technical problems, rigor in routine processes and data analysis, interaction with specialists in multicultural environment, English communication skills, Adaptation to a new company and town.
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingReaction to stressResiliencyResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-disciplineStrategic thinkingTrustWillingness to compromise
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Analyze data Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Report data Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAdjust processes and methodsAdvise on strategyAnalyse growth / improvement potentialAssess product quality issuesAssess quality process issuesassess the needs of the project(s)/program(s) and make changes in process, work flow and/or assignments.Assist with site trainingAttend investigator meetingAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCoach staffcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with project teamCollect dataCommunicationCoordinate projectsCreate standard operating procedure (SOP)Design scientific experimentsDetermine statistical analysis Develop strong internal relationships with stakeholdersDevelop training materialsFollow up projectsInteract with computer specialistsInterpret analytical resultsInterpret dataInterpret scientific datalifescienceManage multiple projectsManage risksManufacture of GMP batchesMonitor Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)Observe trends in dataOral presentationproject managementProvide trainingQuality control processR&DResearch at universitiesReview dataReview manufacturing documentationReview protocolsReview quality control activitiesReview the interpretation of dataSolve problemsStatistical analysisTeachingTrain on site staffUse fluorescence microscopyWork cross-functionallyWrite documentsWritten presentation
Master Degree in Civil Biomedical Engineering from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in 2013
High School Diploma in Mathematics, Sciences, Language from Collège Notre-Dame de Tournai (CNDT) in 2006
Training and Certification
LEAN 6sigma green belt in 2015 Training