Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2007 - Dec 2009

Project manager

KIG d.d.

I worked as a project leader in a manufacture of metallic products, with about 20% of my time devoted to marketing.

  • Design : I was in charge of the conception and development steps, the resistance calculation and the technical drawings in an ISO-certified environment (ISO 9001 and 14001). I worked either from an original idea or from a customer initial design, inside a qualified team always ready to interact when tackling critical issues.
  • Production : I supervised the project in the production phase and I was in first line to solve thedaily problems. Moreover, I used an ERP software to manage the "products and stock" database. Finally, I also discussed technical and cost-related aspects with our customers.
  • Marketing : I prospected international markets, I participated to international fairs and I developed KIG's future products (renewable energies : photo-voltaic and solar energies) in collaboration with the whole design team and the sales department.
Aug 2006 - Dec 2008

Researcher then research consultant

Institute of Metals and Technology

From 08/2006 to 09/2007 : full-time researcher. My research field covered the influence of alloying elements on the microstructure of non-oriented electric steel grades.From 09/2007 to 12/2008 : part-time research consultant. My expertise in the field of electric steels was used as a research support for further work in the same domain.

Sep 2001 - Aug 2006

Research assistant

Université Catholique de Louvain

Main themes of research :

  • mechanical properties of highly-alloyed steel grades
  • reduction of grain size in steel

Management and other :

  • Directing several undergraduate thesis
  • Teaching practical works to undergraduate students
  • Monitoring student groups
  • Representing the Scientific Staff in the faculty teaching commission


Sep 1996 - Jun 2001

Engineer in Materials Sciences

Université Catholique de Louvain

Magna cum laude

1 year student exchange at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (1999-2000)



Computer Assisted Design

  Good knowledge in reading and making technical drawings. Daily use of CAD programs (Pro-Engineer and AutoCAD).

Management and organisational skills

Co-manager of KIG's product and stock database since september 2007. Regular user of an ERP software (Pantheon). Founder of the Club of Slovene boardgames players (non profit organisation) Link to the club website (in English and in Slovene)

Material characterization

  mechanical testing : tensile tests, rolling, swagging,... microstructure exploration : optical microscope, SEM, TEM, EBSD, XRD, neutron diffraction,...

Computer use

  Advanced knowledge in the office softwares (Word, Excell, PowerPoint, etc.) and in Internet related communication techniques (e-mail, research on the Web, basic Web-site building, etc.), basic knowledge in algorithmics