Academic Appointments

Apr 2017 onward: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

June – Oct 2016: Mildred Dresselhaus Guest Professor

Coherent X-ray Scattering group, Centre for Ultrafast Imaging & DESY, Hamburg, Germany

June 2015 – Apr 2017: Postdoctoral Scientist (Humboldt Fellow)

Institute for Theoretical Physics II, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Advisor: Prof. Hartmut Löwen

May 2012 – May 2015: Postdoctoral Scientist (Rubicon Fellow)

Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, USA

Advisor: Prof. David R. Reichman

Education

2008 – 2012: PhD in Theoretical Chemistry (cum laude)

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Advisors: Prof. Ad van der Avoird and Prof. Gerrit C. Groenenboom

Visiting student in the group of Prof. Jeremy M. Hutson, Durham University, UK

2005 – 2008: MSc in Chemistry (summa cum laude)

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Major in Theoretical Chemistry, minor in Molecular and Laser Physics

Visiting student in the group of Prof. David C. Clary, University of Oxford, UK

2002 – 2005: BSc in Chemistry (cum laude)

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Honors & Awards

Scholarships and Research Awards

Humboldt Research fellowship (2016) [press release]

Mildred Dresselhaus Award / CUI Guest Professorship (2015/2016) [press release]

NWO Rubicon grant (2011) [press release]

Niels Stensen fellowship (2011)

Unilever Research Prize (2007)

HSP Talentenbeurs of the Huygens Scholarship Programme (2006)

Presentation Awards

NTvN (Dutch Journal of Physics) 1st prize for best popular article on PhD research (2014) [pdf]

Best poster, Postdoc Research and Career Symposium, Columbia University (2014)

Best oral presentation, sIMMposium, Radboud University Nijmegen (2010)

Best poster, NWO-CW meeting in Spectroscopy and Theory, Lunteren (2008)

2nd prize KNCV poster competition, Utrecht (2007)

Best poster, NWO-CW meeting in Spectroscopy and Theory, Lunteren (2007)

Honors

Selected to participate in the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in physics (2012)

Highest honors for BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees (each awarded to top <5%)