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Summary

a pragmatic, dedicated Senior Researcher (physical-organic Chemist) specialized in organic materials for (opto-)Electronics who likes to tackle complex problems and is ready for other challenges in Research. i enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment, stimulating others and connecting people with different backgrounds to deliver innovative concepts and results in team. i have strong Communication Skills, especially across disciplines and at all levels of the organization and a clear and concise presentation style.

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Post-doctoral researcher Diepenbeek, Belgium

    September 2006 --- August 2012
    • started Research on polythiophene nanofiber preparation and Characterization in collaboration with cea grenoble. initiated collaboration with the uhasselt Physics dept., resulting in a publication and an e-mrs conference oral presentation.
    • developed a novel way to control the fraction of crystalline Polymer nanofibers in the active layer of organic solar cells. collaboration with the uhasselt Physics dept. lead to a patent and two papers.
    • initiated and lead a Research project on poly(3-alkylthiophene)s and crystalline nanofibers made from these Polymers in relation to transistor performance which lead to funding for several phd and postdoc projects (7 fte in total), 8 Publications of which 4 in high impact journals, several Presentations at (international) conferences and caught international attention.
    • developed a ‘building block’ for the up-scalable synthesis of a range of n-type Small molecules with specific electronic properties (e. high electron mobility, lumo level around -4.5 ev, air stable fet operation) as well as small Molecule semiconductors with other properties.
    • supervised a Lab-assistant and several phd students leading to a phd thesis committee membership for four of them.
    • responsible for the timely completion of several work packages of european projects.
    • stimulated Research on the role of charge-transfer complexes in organic solar cells in the uhasselt Physics department, ultimately leading to collaboration, higher quality Research and 2 Publications.
    • contributed to the long-term Research vision of the uhasselt Physics department.
    • wrote a european science foundation - exchange grant proposal for a Scientist from abroad to collaborate with us in hasselt University, which was granted.
    • represented the head of the department in several project meetings and in a seminar (presentation).

  • Marie-Curie Host Fellow & Experienced Researcher FP6 Diepenbeek, Belgium

    September 2004 --- September 2006
    • improved the Polymerization science)" rel="nofollow">Protocol for the synthesis of poly(3-alkylthiophene) semiconducting Polymers via the rieke method (1 publication). this allowed the synthesis and Characterization of several (functionalised) polymeric semiconductors and demonstration of state-of-the-art p3ht/pcbm solar Cell efficiencies by imec.
    • transferred this knowledge to a PhD student and guided him in his Research on solar cells from functionalized poly(3-alkylthiophene)s, resulting in a finished phd and 3 co-authored Publications.

  • Post-doctoral researcher Diepenbeek, Belgium

    April 2004 --- August 2004
    • synthesized and characterised several small Molecule p-type semiconductors for use in organic electronic devices within the context of an eu-project.
    • collaboration with imec to produce a light-emitting field-effect transistor with one of these molecules, resulting in 2 Publications.

  • PhD student Utrecht, Netherlands

    October 1996 --- September 2002
    • elucidated photo-induced charge separation and recombination kinetics in a special kind of organic molecules, both in solution and in the solid state resulting in 5 first-author Publications in peer-reviewed journals.
    • thesis (defended 9 september 2002): electron transfer in donor–bridge–acceptor systems and derived materials.
    • have taught practical Organic chemistry courses to chemistry and Medical Biology students.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Attention to detailAnalytical thinkingCollaborationCritical thinkingStrategic thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
R&DChemistryPolymer Chemistry

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Guide students Write papersCoach staffConduct research at universitiesConduct university research Data analysisManuscript preparation and reviewOral presentationSupervise techniciansGuide staff

Education

  • Master in Chemistry from Utrecht University in 1996
  • Bachelor in Chemistry from Utrecht University in 1993

Training and Certification

  • The Power of Macroeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World – UCIrvine, Coursera.org in 2014 Training
  • The Power of Microeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World – UCIrvine, Coursera.org in 2014 Training
  • Adhesion Science and Technology (8 & 9 December) – IMEC, Leuven in 2008 Training
  • Leadership Course* – Royal Dutch Chemical Society (KNCV), Utrecht in 2003 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    Dutch
    Native
    English
    Full Proficiency
    German
    Elementary Proficiency
    French
    Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Senior Scientist Scientific Researcher Associate Scientist Research Scientist Scientific Advisor Principal Scientist Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Eindhoven, Netherlands Hasselt, Belgium Leuven, Belgium Liège, Belgium Maastricht, Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands The Hague, Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    70%-100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Hasselt, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes

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