Education: Graduated from Delft University of Technology (1976).
PhD Thesis (1980): Zeeman atomic absorption spectroscopy (supervisor Prof. Dr. L. de Galan).
Position until 2009: associate professor at the faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
2009 – 2016: guest scientist faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
2009 – present: guest professor Atomic and Mass Spectrometry in the Department of Chemistry at Ghent University, Belgium.
2001 – present: Editor Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy
2006 – present: Editorial advisory board member Analytica Chimica Acta
2003 – present: Technical assessor Dutch Accreditation Council
2009 – present: Teacher atomic spectroscopy for analytical chemists in industry, University of professional education (Avans+)
1998 – 2001: Reviews editor Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy
1991 – 2016: Advisory board Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
1992 – 1997: Editorial advisory board member Spectrochimica Acta Part B
Research interests: Analytical atomic spectroscopy, especially atomic absorption spectrometry, ICP optical emission and mass spectrometry.
Publications: about 80 research articles and review articles published in international peer reviewed scientific journals.
Presentations: about 130 lectures presented at international conferences, including several invited and keynote lectures.