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Food Research & Innovation Specialities: New Product Development & Formulation


Past Experience

  • Freelance
    July 2016 --- August 2016
    Writing a scientific article

  • Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
    February 2012 --- February 2016
    ITN HST FoodTrain Processing, food structure and health-related functionality of fruit-based systems

  • Management Associate
    May 2010 --- August 2011

  • Research internship
    August 2009 --- February 2010
    Rheological properties of Gluten in Wheat Starch Processing

  • Research and Development
    January 2006 --- January 2008
    - Process development for natural extract products (e.g. Coffee, Cocoa, and Tea extract) - Trained sensory and aroma panelist

  • New Product Development
    January 2004 --- January 2006
    - New product development for snack products - Supporting new project for business unit


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingCritical thinkingSelf-disciplineDependabilityInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingAssertiveness


LinkedIn Assessment :
Quality SystemHPLCmanagementFood MicrobiologyFMCGDairyGMPISO 22000HACCPIngredientsChemistrySensory EvaluationQuality ManagementLaboratoryLifesciencesProduct InnovationQuality ControlBiotechnologyLife SciencesResearch and Development (R&D)Food ScienceProduct developmentFood TechnologyFood QualityProduct Cost AnalysisFunctional FoodsFood IndustryFlavorsMarket researchFoodResearchMicrobiologyFood SafetyR&DFermentationFood Chemistry

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Technology researchProvide support for scientific and/or technical projects Lab scale batchesCommunicationConduct the trialEvaluate stability data


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Food Science and Technology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2016
  • MSc in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition from Katholieke Hogeschool 'Sint-Lieven', Gent in 2010
  • in from SMUK 1 BPK Penabur in 0
  • Bachelor in Food technology from Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) in 0


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
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