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A qualified materials engineer with multidisciplinary project management experience, skilled in people management, in-depth knowledge of metals/ceramics properties, processing and characterization, self-directed and highly accountable with strong interpersonal skills

 Specific areas of expertise and competencies include:

·Surface engineering

·Project management

·High heat resistant nano-composites

·Six sigma green belt

·Powder metallurgy

·Market research and analysis

Work experience

Oct 2008Present

R&D project manager


Performed market intelligence (market size, 5 forces, SWOT analysis) and gave strategic advice

Managed project teams with size of 4, 5 engineers and budget of up to 200,000 €

·Led the effort to standardize characterization methods for solar cell wafer and abrasive SiC – Diamond powders: Bekaert invested about 1,000,000 € in a characterization lab based on this work and given advice.

·Directed project ‘Cost-cutting possibilities for water pressure vessels production’: Bekaert reorganized water pressure vessels manufacturing sites in Spain and the US based on this output.

·Conducted technical feasibility study in preliminary assessment of a new market development for fixed-abrasive wire. Subsequently a development project was initiated.

·Performed technical/market entry feasibility study for composite railway sleepers and steel rope used in industrial fishing

·Evaluated market size and performed scenario analysis for geographical expansion of Bekaert in the Middle East

Jun 2004Jun 2007



Produced and characterized advanced nano-composites

·Developed 4 new electrically conductive zirconia based nano-composites which were tested independently in various companies and proven to be better performing than industrial benchmarks. More than 10 papers in internationally reviewed journals were published.


Jun 2004Dec 2008


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven