Occupational field:

Environmental Technology, Microbial Electrochemical Technologies, Microbial Fuel Cells

Current Position:

2019-now: Associate Professor, Environmental Technology, Wageningen University and Research

2019-now: President of ISMET (International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry & Technology)

Previous Positions:

2012-2019 Assistant Professor, Environmental Technology, Wageningen University and Research

2006-2010 PhD candidate "Improving the cathode of a Microbial Fuel Cell for efficient electricity production"


2019: NWO Vidi Grant (€800,000) "Understanding and controlling electron flows in electro-active biofilms"

2018: Microbiology Innovation Grant WUR (€100,000) "Methane production from electricity and CO2"

2016: Environmental Science & Technology Letters "Excellence in Review Award"

2014: NWO Veni Grant (€250,000) "Fundamentals and kinetics of electrochemically active microorganisms on capacitive materials"

2011: Prof. Marcel Mulder Prize (€5,000) for PhD project achievements

2011: SENSE PhD Award (€1,000)

Teaching activities:

Coordinator and main teacher of course ETE32306 @WUR:

Renewable Energy: Sources, Technology & Applications

Lecturer in course ENP23806 @ WUR:

Sustainability Transitions: Concepts, Issues and Indicators

Other activities:

One of the founding members of the Wageningen Energy Alliance


(Recumbent) cycling -->

see our most fun & special bike, the rug-aan-rug-tandem!


Cooking vegan dishes

Enjoying time with my family