Jul 2013 - PresentAssistant Professor (Universitair Docent) at Eindhoven University of Technology
Tenured since July 2016
Oct 2010 - Jun 2013Postdoctoral Researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology
Oct 2007 - Sep 2010Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania
Jul 2007 - Sep 2007Researcher at Universiteit Leiden, employed by Stichting FOM
Oct 2003 - Jun 2007Research Assistant (OIO) at Universiteit Leiden, employed by Stichting FOM
Sep 1998 - Aug 2003Teaching Assistant at the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen


Oct 2003 - Jun 2007Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Universiteit Leiden.
Thesis Advisor: Wim van Saarloos
Sep 1997 - Aug 2003M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen.
Thesis Advisor: Hubert J.F. Knops


See the publications page.

Grants and Awards

  • 2010 Callen Prize (University of Pennsylvania)
  • NWO-Veni grant 2010 (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific
  • 2015 STOOR Education Award (Best Instructor Freshman year)


  • Organizer of the Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter group seminar series (2011-2016).
  • Organizer of the 2nd Mid-Atlantic Soft Matter
  • Member of APS and NNV.
  • Referee for Physical Review Letters, EPL, Physical Review B and E, European Physical
    Journal E, Soft Matter, the Journal of Physical Chemistry, and JSTAT.