1980-1986 MSc in Theoretical Physics, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Advisor: Prof. Dr. D. Bedeaux
1986-1990 PhD, Leiden University, The Netherlands "Determination of the interfacial rigidity in microemulsions using the Kerr effect". Advisor: Prof. Dr . D. Bedeaux
1990-1991 Post-doc at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. Advisor: Prof. Dr. F.M. Menger
1991-1995 Product research manager structured liquid detergents Unilever Research Laboratories Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
1995-1997 Research project manager, Skin Care division Unilever laboratories, Edgewater, N.J., U.S.A.
1998- Professor of Food Physics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands