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6+ years research experience with focus on advanced imaging and spectroscopy methods. I have applied these methods to study materials with potential use in novel electronics, and to study biological relevant systems (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease and Antimicrobial resistance). I have being involved in highly interdisciplinary research teams and projects, working within the fields of chemistry, physics, and biology. I have built excellent communication skills by presenting complex ideas to broad audiences in international conferences, and group meetings.


Current Experience

  • FWO Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
    Since October 2016
    Live-cell optical microscopy applied to the study of bacterial survival and killing. Research and development of super-resolution imaging applications. Image analysis software development for shape recognition and classification (machine learning). Next-generation DNA sequencing

Past Experience

  • Wetenschappelijk medewerker
    November 2014 --- September 2016
    Live-cell optical microscopy applied to the study of bacterial survival and killing. Design and development of a microscope for super-resolution imaging. Image analysis software development for shape recognition and classification.

  • PhD student
    May 2010 --- October 2014
    Single molecule spectroscopy studies of objects with potential use in nano and molecular electronics. Detection of protein aggregation related to Alzheimer’s disease by fluorescence resonance energy transfer imaging. Construction of a polarization sensitive fluorescence microscope with single molecule precision. Design of graphical user interfaces for data acquisition and analysis. Training in value creation and patent application for life sciences.

  • Master student
    January 2008 --- January 2009

  • Bachelor Student
    January 2004 --- January 2009


Self Assessment :
Problem solvingCommunicative


Self Assessment :
Scientific writing R&DChemistryPhysicsSpectroscopyFluorescence MicroscopyData AnalysisStatistical Data AnalysisProgrammingMATLAB (matrix laboratory)PythonConfocal MicroscopyNanotechnology
LinkedIn Assessment :
SpectroscopyFRETMicroscopyFluorescencePhysical ChemistryMatlabNI LabVIEWPythonSuper-resolution microscopySingle Molecule SpectroscopyFluorescence AnisotropyPolarized Light MicroscopyFluorescence SpectroscopyScientific WritingChemistryResearchscienceModel-view-controller GUI patternMachine LearningCADImage ProcessingImage AnalysisStatisticsGithubCellular ImagingPolymersConjugated PolymersLaboratoryOptical MicroscopyMartial ArtsTeachingAikidoMicrosoft OfficePhysicsEnglish


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Physics from Lund University in 2014
  • BS in Chemistry from Universidad Simón Bolívar in 2009
  • Master's degree in Chemical Physics from Lunds universitet in 2009


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Heverlee, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes