Since 2006 associate professor (1992-2006: assistant professor) in the research-group of ''''''''''''''''Energy Technology''''''''''''''''. Main topics of research are boundary layer transition, heat transfer and cooling in gasturbines and the thermodynamics and transient behavior of turbine/compressor systems. From 1998 to 2006 also involved in the development of tar-removal for small-scale biomass gasifiers.

1988-1992: PhD at the department of Mechanical Engineering on the "Modeling of premixed laminar flames"

1981-1988: Physics at the TU/e, MSc-thesis on the study of droplet evaporation.

1975-1981: VWO at the Petrus Hondius Lyceum, Terneuzen.