John obtained his PhD in biophysical chemistry at Radboud University. Subsequently he joined Twente University as assistant professor and NMR facility manager. After four years, he moved on to Unilever R&D Vlaardingen where he became expertise team leader Spectroscopy and Imaging. In his industrial career he has been involved in a wide range of industrial food research and technology projects, being responsible for development and deployment of advanced measurement techniques. He also initiated and coordinated external research collaborations aiming at development and application of advanced analytical technologies in food science and technology. These collaborations were mostly carried in the context of private-public partnerships and involved a wide range of food industries and academic partners. Since 2010 he also holds a part-time professorship at Wageningen University, supervising PhD students in development and application of advanced analytical methods in food and nutritional sciences. One research line focusses on advanced molecular profiling methods to drive the development of natural lipid oxidation control strategies. A second research field concerns the assessment of the complex flow behavior of food dispersions to enable novel processing routes for sustainably sourced food products.