I am a passionate scientist with management experience on both sides of the divide between academic and commercial ventures.

Foto Rob 2017

  • Dutch, Born in Utrecht (25 June 1967)
  • Current Employment: Programme manager data stewardship at DTL; Technical coordinator of the Dutch ELIXIR node.
  • 2009-2013: Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of NBIC BioAssist; managing the academic engineering team like it is done in a company.
  • 2001-2009: Manager R&D at Bruker AXS BV, in Delft; running a commercial group run with a  long-term, almost academic, focus.
  • Scientific background: Crystal and Structural Chemistry (PhD thesis A Computer-Simulation Study of the Correlation between Molecular Conformation and Sweet Taste [ISBN 90-393-0266-9] Utrecht, 1993). Science is my passion, from theoretical mathematics to biology.
  • Scientific Publications: I (co)authored 36 publications between 1990 and 2019. These papers together were cited 4900 times (May 2019), resulting in H=20. See also ORCID:0000-0001-6825-9439Google Scholar and Publons.