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CV and experience

find below an overview of relevant experience and positions I have held


Independent External Advisor to the European Commission on Quantum Communication, QKD and space-based optical instrumentation.


In 2010 I joined TNO where I held several positions: Senior Systems Architect and Project Lead of free-space and space-based Quantum Communication projects in the Quantum Technology department (2017-2021), Systems Architect of the Quantum in Space project at QuTech (2017-2018), Systems Engineer of R&D projects on space and optical instrumentation (2015-2017), Systems Engineer in Process and Instrumentation Development for Oil & Gas related projects (2011-2015), and Material Scientist (2010-2011).


Instrument Scientist at the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), where I worked on a new generation cryogenic X-ray and infrared transition-edge sensors (TESs) for space applications (ATHENA and SPICA).


PhD researcher at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) in Saclay, France, in collaboration with the French National Space Agency (CNES). In 2006 I obtained my PhD from the University of Paris 7 and the University of Twente on the development of an X-ray camera for space applications (Simbol-X, ECLAIRs) based on pixilated Cd(Zn)Te detectors.

Picture: CALISTE-SO (Caliste for Solar Orbiter), flight model currently on board of Solar Orbiter. Credits: L. Godart/CEA and O. Limousin/CEA.


Physicist at NIKHEF, Amsterdam, where I designed and built physics experiments for students, such as the muon lifetime experiment, the antimatter detector, and HISPARC, an educative high-school student project to learn about cosmic particle detection.


Master’s Degree in Applied Physics of the University of Twente, Enschede, with a specialization in High Energy and Particle Physics. After an internship at the University of Geneva and CERN, I finished my master thesis titled ‘The search for antimatter with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer in space’ performed at NIKHEF, Amsterdam.


Dutch: native, English: fluent, French: fluent, German: good.