After finishing secondary education I moved to Wageningen Agricultural University where I qualified cum laude with an MSc in environmental sciences in 1996. Later on I finished my PhD thesis at the same university. Since then, I have been been working at several companies and research institutes. Furthermore, in 2011 I started working as a private consultant besides my research job and now advise companies on application of abatement technologies, both in industry and livestock farming.
Specialties: During my professional career, I have focused on solid waste management and abatement of airborne emissions, both in agricultural and industrial settings. I am driven by the desire to find practical solutions for complicated problems, building on my R&D background as scientist and process engineer.