September 1981 - June 1986
Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (5-year curriculum):
Master study in the Computational Mechanics Department, followed graduate courses in (fluid) mechanics, materials science and applied physics.
Traineeship: study of a non-linear dynamic system with dry (Coulomb) friction.
Graduation project: stability analysis of a non-linear hydrodynamic journal-bearing system using the Hopf bifurcation theory. Developed software was later incorporated in DIANA software code (STRDYN module), and the study is
published in an international refereed journal.
September 7, 1990
PhD degree in Technical Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Title:
Film models for transport phenomena with fog formation, with application to plastic heat exchangers and condensers. Supervisors: Prof. dr. A.K. Chesters
(Department of Applied Physics) and Prof. dr. ir. J. Berghmans (Catholic University of Louvain).
September 1986 - January 1992, Akzo Nobel Central Research, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Position: Research engineer and project leader in Department of Mechanical Engineering. Involved in development of production processes for plastic products.
February 1992 - August 2009, Twente University of Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands
Position: Associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering (& Management).
Field of interest: Environmental Engineering and Construction Materials.
July 2007 - present, Wuhan University Technology, Wuhan, China
Position: Guest professor in the
State Key Lab of Silicate Building Materials.
Field of interest: Construction Materials and Sustainable Building.
September 2009 - present, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Position: Full professor in the
Department of the Built
Environment (and since June 2013 also chairman of
Unit Building Physics and Services).
Fields of interest: Building Materials and Sustainable Building.
As of 2013 editorial board member of
peer-reviewed journal published by the Moscow State University of Civil
As of 2016
Member of Consultative Board from
Van Berlo Bedrijfsvloeren.