Since November 2006: Head of personal research chair "Mesoscale Chemical Systems", with an appointment as Full Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology on January 1, 2007.
2006- 2011: Director of Strategic Research Programme "Mesofluidics", MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, The Netherlands
2003- 2005: Associate Professor, BIOS - Lab-on-a-Chip group, University of Twente, The Netherlands. Activities: Research and teaching of topics related to microfabricated microfluidic systems to study and control (bio)chemical reactions.
2003- 2004: (Part-Time) Project manager NanoLab, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, The Netherlands. Activities: planning and design new clean room facilities.
2001- 2003: R&D manager, Micronit Microfluidics B.V., Enschede, The Netherlands.
Activities: development and test of lab-on-a-chip systems for biomedical and chemical analysis, responsible for IPR, R&D funding and (international) collaboration, and coaching and education of technical employees.
2001 Project leader MEMS & Line manager MEMS Production, Kymata Ltd. / Alcatel Optronics, Livingston, United Kingdom & Enschede, The Netherlands.
Activities: Management of projects related to integrated planar waveguide optics and MEMS; Management of small-volume MEMS production line.
May-Aug. 1995 Sabbatical leave, Integrated Microsystems Lab., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, USA.
1994-1995: visiting researcher at University College of London (with prof. I.W. Boyd)
Research topic: PLD of ZnO and PZT films for piezoelectric and optical applications.
1990-2001 Assistant professor, Transducer Science and Technology Group, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Activities: Research and teaching of topics related to materials science and microfabrication of MEMS and microfluidic systems for chemical synthesis and analysis
1985-1990 Ph.D. Experimental Solid State Physics, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Research topic: Fundamental aspects of semiconductor CVD (with prof. L.J. Giling)
1982-1985 M.Sc. Chemistry, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Research topics: Crystallisation of hydrogen phthalate from aqueous solutions (with prof. P. Bennema); Solid-state NMR-study on pure and oxidised polyacetylene (with prof. W.S. Veeman), 2D-NMR study on DNA-binding proteins & Binding kinetics of tRNA by stopped-flow techniques (with prof. C.W. Hilbers); Separation of enantiomers by directed crystallization (with TNO Apeldoorn)
1979-1982 B.Sc. Chemistry with physics and mathematics, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
1973-1979 Gymnasium-B, St. Janslyceum, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands.
October 15, 1960 Born in Valkenburg a/d Geul, The Netherlands