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Research interests

I like to develop new technologies for a livable world. My ambition in research is to use microorganisms and renewable electricity to recover energy and resources to make processes cleaner. To do so effectively, I want to understand these processes from a fundamental point of view, but I also actively cooperate with industry to find applications. As this requires many disciplines, I like to do this as part of a group of people with a variety of backgrounds.

I get energy from learning about and discovering new things. I love coaching people and helping them develop on a personal and professional level. Besides my research experience, I have experience in writing European project proposals, involvement of industrial partners and teaching., In my personal life, I like to spend time with my family and I love running.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Engineering, PhD, Microbial Electrolysis: kinetics and cell design, Wageningen University & Research

Award Date: 1-Dec-2010

Bioprocess Technology, MSc, Wageningen University & Research

Award Date: 1-Jun-2003

Bioprocess Technology, BSc, Wageningen University & Research

Award Date: 1-Jun-2000

External positions

Scientific project manager, Wetsus, European Ctr Excellence Sustainable Water Technol

2010 → …

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