Since my childhood, I have the desire to create something new, from a blank sheet of paper. After a very exiting motorcycle adventure driving from New York to Los Angeles, I got the idea to develop an all electric adventure motorcycle. I quit my job and started working on the adventure motorcycle, while doing freelance work to pay the bills.
What I Do
I’m a freelance mechanical engineer. I support small and large teams with concept development, all the way to proof of concept and start of production.
Since I learn and adapt extremely quickly, it allows me to work in various industries and for various clients. Over the years I worked in automotive, motorsport, industrial, marine and consumer products.
Over the years I specialised myself in lightweight engineering, a passion of mine. Someone once called me the “Heavyweight Professional in Lightweight Engineering”. Competences, techniques and technologies related to lightweight are:
- Topology Optimisation
- Concept Development
- Product Development
How I Work
In the majority of cases, I work out of my own office and prototyping workshop. Next to video meetings I frequently visit the customer for face-to-face meetings. Under circumstances, working onsite is also a possibility.
I either work with my own equipment and licenses, or if needed, I use the clients software licenses and hardware.
I have extensive experience in the following engineering tools:
- Solidworks (including simulation and PDM)
- Siemens NX
- Onshape (including simulation)
- Autodesk Inventor and Fusion 360
- Catia V5 and 3Dexperience
- Altair Inspire
- Many many more
Concept Development | Concept development of a new pipe connector system with a focus on LCA (Life Cycle Analysis)
IMS Group B.V.
Senior Product Development Engineer | Technical leadership of the internal engineers + external hires. Setting-up and streamlining an internal engineering department. Strategy development and technology roadmapping.
Product development of an electric propulsion unit for marine applications. Focus on rotor development.
Carbon Performance Ltd.
Chief Technology Officer – Developing highly optimised automotive products using Additive Manufacturing and an internally developed software platform.
SKF Research And Development Center
Development of carbon composite suspension components
Vuijk Engineering Rotterdam
Topology optimisation of a spud lifiting system.
Analysis, optimisation and redesign of a hydraulic manifold, suitable for Metal Additive Manufacturing. Result: from 13.6kg to 900g
SKF – Automotive Development Center
Concept Development Engineer – Concept development of lightweight systems and components of the automotive and motorsport clients. Worked with Carbon composite projects, electric vehicles and additive manufacturing.
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor in Automotive Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Department: Control Systems Technology