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during my phd, i developed several new metal oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications. this included their synthesis and surface functionalization (with custom-made Polymer ligands), as well as coating with Antibodies. my Research resulted in several Publications, international presentation opportunities and awarded follow-up grants. as the Lab responsible, i developed strong Leadership and management skills. i was responsible for the day-to-day organization of a Lab, including coordination of equipment maintenance, general Health and safety, ordering consumables and ensure an orderly Research environment. specialties: ✔ application development ✔ advanced (in)Organic Synthesis ✔ scientific grant proposal writing ✔ Coaching and supervising new scientists ✔ identifying opportunities in ResearchLab management ✔ multidisciplinary Product DevelopmentCommunication (written and oral)


Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    Since May 2015
    Coaching and supervising phd students, Project Management and conducting Research towards the applicability of Nanomaterials in various domains. Coaching and supervising PhD students, project management and conducting research towards the applicability of nanomaterials in various domains.

Past Experience

  • IWT Scholarship PhD Student

    January 2011 --- May 2015
    phd dissertation: "immunomagnetic separation of Bacteria by iron oxide Nanoparticles" supervisors: prof. dr. thierry verbiest, prof. dr. ann gils, dr. nick geukens

  • Intern

    February 2009 --- July 2009
    internship as a Research Scientist working on behaviour of Polymers in microfluidic devices.


Self Assessment :
TrustWillingness to compromiseAdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailCollaborationCuriosityCreative thinkingCritical thinkingFlexibilityOptimismEfficiencyProblem solvingInnovative thinking


Self Assessment :
R&D Scientific writing NegotiationAntibodiesChemistryConfocal MicroscopyELISAGrant PreparationLaboratoryLaboratory ManagementLaboratory ResearchLaboratory TechniquesLaboratory testingPolymer ChemistryNanoparticlesR&DPatentsScientific Writing
LinkedIn Assessment :
CharacterizationChemistryscienceNanomaterialsMicrofluidicsLaTeXMaterials ScienceNanotechnologyResearchScientific WritingMicroscopyNanoparticlesPolymersSpectroscopyR&DInorganic ChemistryOrganic ChemistrySurface ChemistryBiomedical ApplicationsChemDrawPOVRay

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Technology research Guide students Develop protocols Lab scale batches Report data Write papersAnalyze dataAttend seminarsVerify dataValidate dataSupervise techniciansSolve problemsSetup of research equipmentResearch at universitiesNetwork


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2015
  • Master in Chemistry from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2010
  • Bachelor in Chemistry from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2008
  • in from Sint Dimpnacollege in 0000

Training and Certification

  • Budgeting and Scheduling Projects (University of California, Irvine) in 0000 Certification
  • Communicating Strategically in 0000 Certification
  • Communication in the 21st Century Workplace (University of California, Irvine) in 0000 Certification
  • Finance for Non-Financial Professionals (University of California, Irvine) in 0000 Certification
  • Fundamentals of Management (University of California, Irvine) in 0000 Certification
  • Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management (University of Virginia) in 0000 Certification
  • High-Impact Business Writing (University of California, Irvine) in 0000 Certification
  • Initiating and Planning Projects (University of California, Irvine) in 0000 Certification
  • Inspiring and Motivating Individuals in 0000 Certification
  • Introduction to Python Programming in 0000 Certification
  • Leadership Fundamentals in 0000 Certification
  • Making Biologic Medicines for Patients: The Principles of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing in 0000 Certification
  • Managing Project Risks and Changes (University of California, Irvine) in 0000 Certification
  • Managing Small Projects in 0000 Certification
  • Project 2013 Essential Training in 0000 Certification
  • Project Management: The Basics for Success (University of California, Irvine) in 0000 Certification
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt in 0000 Certification
  • Solving Common Project Problems in 0000 Certification
  • Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills (University of Michigan, George Siedel) in 0000 Certification
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity in 0000 Certification


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Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Research Scientist Scientific Researcher senior research associate Research associate Project Leader Project Manager Scientist Principal Scientist Associate Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Flemish Brabant, Belgium Limburg, Belgium Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    Permanent placement% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 4 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Geel, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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