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I have a broad interest in innovative technologies in general. My main specialism is in HPC technology (hardware and software) and its use in a scientific environment, and in scientific computing across a wide range of application domains. I currently work as a HPC consultant at the University of Antwerp. My main tasks are advanced user support, contacts with industry and work on the user documentation. During holiday periods, I'm also a backup for the system administrator. I am not currently actively looking for a job, though I'd certainly consider a good opportunity should one arise. In general, I'm interestes in work as an analyst, consultant, technology-expert or manager in an environment where innovation and technology play an important role.


Current Experience

  • HPC consultant Antwerp, Belgium
    Since January 2015

    • Contacts with industrial users of the cluster
    • User support for the UAntwerpen VSC-users, including support for developing parallel codes
    • Work on the documentation and VSC web site
    • Backup-system administrator for the cluster
    • Web master and project lead of the VSC web server (
    • Main editor of the technical section of the requirement documents for a tender for a HPC cluster in 2016

Past Experience

  • HPC specialist Leuven, Belgium
    November 2014 --- December 2014

    I'm working on a project with a small company to vectorise and parallellise one of their codes.

  • HPC consultant Leuven, Belgium
    October 2013 --- April 2014

    * User support for the KU Leuven HPC cluster * Feasability study for the optimisation of an industrial code for a small Belgian company and preparation of an IWT O&O project to fund further work

  • Coordinator Flemish Supercomputer Center Leuven, Belgium
    June 2008 --- September 2013

    The Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC or Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum) is a collaboration between the 5 Flemish universities and their associations. The goal is to establish a tier-1 (regional) and tier-2 (local) supercomputer infrastructure that serves universities, research institutes and the industry in Flanders. Tasks include: * Coordination of the project * Technical and financial planning; acquisition of funding * Reporting about the progress of the project * Contacts with the financing bodies, participating institutions, industry and users * Awareness creation about the oppportunities that supercomputing may offer to academic and industrial users and organising information sessions

  • Assistant Professor Groningen, Netherlands
    August 2004 --- June 2008

    "Universitair docent" (assistant professor) at the Computational Mechanics and Numerical Mathematics research group of the Institute for Mathematics and Computing Science of the University of Groningen.

    Tasks included:

    • Research into numerical methods for large-scale and CFD-related problems
    • Lecturing of a number of courses in mathematics, numerical mathematics and scientific computing to students from various science fields; I've built a new course from scratch and rebuilt an existing course.
    • Memeber of the programme committee of mathematics
    • Head of the computer policy commission of the Institute for Mathematics and Computing Science

  • Postdoctoral Fellow of the F.W.O.-Vlaanderen. Leuven, Belgium
    October 1998 --- August 2004

    I was a postdoc funded by the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders, but on leave until September 2000. Tasks included: * Research into numerical methods for large scale problems and multiscale methods * Teachinf of two courses on numerical methods and scientific computing

  • Visitor Coventry, United Kingdom
    September 1999 --- August 2000

    I was a visitor at the Math department. * Research into numerical methods * Tutoring of a group of first year students I was funded by the FWO-Flanders, with a contribution of the University of Warwick

  • Postdoctoral fellow Ithaca, NY, United States
    September 1998 --- August 1999

    Research into numerical methods for dynamical systems, partly in collaboration with the United Technologies Research Center. Tasks included: * Research into numerical methods for large scale dynamical systems * Collaboration with the United Technologies Research Center

  • Postdoctoral fellow Minneapolis, MN, United States
    September 1997 --- August 1998

    * Research in dynamical systems * Summer stay at United Technologies Research Center (East Hartford, CT) working on reduced-order modeling in the group "Mechatronic Systems"


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationIndependenceInterest in knowledgeOrganizationSelf-discipline


Self Assessment :
R&D Scientific writingEngineeringEnglishHTMLInformaticsLaTeXLinuxMatlabMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordOutlookPerlPhysicsPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingProgrammingReport WritingResearchScientific CommunicationsScientific methodologyScientific WritingTechnology Development
LinkedIn Assessment :
High Performance ComputingParallel ComputingScientific ComputingComputational scienceMathematical ModelingLecturingNumerical AnalysisApplied MathematicsAlgorithmsComputer ScienceModelingLaTeX

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Guide students Technology research Write papersAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyAttend steering committeecollaborate in research projects at universitiesDevelop software programsDevelop training materialsdrafting grant applicationsGuide studentsInterpret analytical resultsInterpret research resultsInterpret scientific dataProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsProvide trainingPublish scientific projectsR&DWrite documentsWrite final reports


  • Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from KU Leuven in 1997
  • Master in Engineering in Computer Science (Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis) from KU Leuven in 1992
  • Middelbaar onderwijs in Latijn-Wiskunde from Sint-Lodewijkscollege Brugge in 1987


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Leuven, Belgium Mechelen, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region

Holsbeek, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes