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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 research ✔ lab management ✔ multidisciplinary product development ✔ communication (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.

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 0

Training and Certification

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