MESA+ University of Twente
Inorganic Materials Science Group

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

 

Surname

Veldhuis

Given Names

Sjoerd Antonius

Date of Birth

03-07-1982

Place of Birth

Almelo

Marital Status

Married

Nationality

Dutch

 

 

Education

 

Jan. 2011 – Present

PhD-student at University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. Project: “Thin Film Electrolyte Manufacturing Technology for SOFC and SOEC”.

1999 – 2003

BSc Analytical Chemistry at Saxion Hogeschool, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Graduation: Chemical Analysis Group at Twente University, Enschede, The Netherlands. Project about the development of new HPLC-method for the determination of acetaldehydes in aqueous solutions.

Internship: Skool vir Chemiese en Mineraalingenieurswese at Potchefstroom University for CHO, Potchefstroom, South Africa. Project about removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions using biomaterials.

1999 – 2000

Propedeuse Analytical Chemistry at Saxion Hogeschool, Enschede, The Netherlands.

1994 – 1999

HAVO at R.-K. S.G. St. Canisius, Almelo, The Netherlands. Subject: Dutch, English, German, Mathematics B, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

 

 

Courses

 

2 Nov. – 9 Nov. 2009

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology at University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Oct. –Dec. 2007

CV1-A: Paint Technology (Binders) from Elsevier at Elementis Specialties Netherlands B.V., Delden, The Netherlands (in company).

March – June 2007

CV1-B: Paint Technology (Pigments) from Elsevier at Zwolle, The Netherlands.

 

 

Experience

 

Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2010

Research Technician at Inorganic Materials Science Group, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Tasks: Independent research for a PhD (support), in charge of chemical laboratory, purchasing of chemicals etc.

April 2006 – Dec. 2007

Laboratory Specialist at Elementis Specialties Netherlands B.V., Delden, The Netherlands.

Tasks: Development of colorants for paints, color matching of fan decks, production- and technical support for customers.

Jan. 2005 – April 2006

Laboratory Employee at Elementis Specialties Netherlands B.V., Delden, The Netherlands.

Tasks: Quality control at chemical laboratory (shiftwork).

Febr. 2003 – June 2003

Researcher at Chemical Analysis Group, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Tasks: Development of new HPLC-method for the determination of acetaldehydes in aqueous solutions.

May 2003 – Dec. 2004

Nutritional Assistant at Maaltijdvoorziening De Garde, Almelo, The Netherlands.

Tasks: Chef’s assistant, washing the dishes, serving food etc. (also in weekends).

 

 

Other Experiences

 

Aug. 2007 – May 2010

Voluntary worker for volleyball club Krekkers, Harbrinkhoek, The Netherlands.

Tasks: Responsible for finding/planning/finances regarding accommodation.

Dec. 2006 – Sept. 2008

Member of technical board of volleyball club Krekkers, Harbrinkhoek, The Netherlands.

Tasks: Responsible for all technical issues regarding the senior (male) section.

Jan. 2004 – April 2004

Backpacking through Southern Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia)

Summer Holidays 1997 – 2002

Working at home for elderly people (different locations) and food manufacturing company.

 

 

Skills

 

Languages

Dutch – Native speaker

English – Very well (in speaking and writing)

Afrikaans – Very well

German – Reasonable

French/Spanish – Little bit

Computer

Experienced working with all programs of Microsoft Office, OriginLab Pro and Corel Draw.

 

 

Hobbies

Travel, Sports, Photography, Music, Reading and Research.