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Chris Valentin PhD


Project lead/Architect, ASML

Between 2008 and 2013, Chris Valentin concluded his PhD research in the field of Mechatronics at TU Delft and ASML. The research consisted of the mechatronic design of a photomask curvature manipulator to improve focus in photolithography machines. Chris has been working in the ASML Research department since 2011.


Bastiaan Knarren PhD


Sr. Hardware Architect Optical sensors, ASML – Development and Engineering

Bastiaan Knarren obtained his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Eindhoven. His PhD also was done at that university, in cooperation with the Physic department. His PhD was received in 2003. After his PhD he worked one year as researcher in the same group before joining a start-up company for one year. He joined VIRO Engineering in June 2005 and worked as contract engineer full-time for ASML.


Sandra Hötzl PhD


Project Manager/ Senior Scientist, Oral healthcare group, Philips Research

Sandra Hötzl studied Technical Chemistry at the Technical University in Graz, Austria with a specialization in Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Food Chemistry. After receiving her MSc degree in 2003 she moved to the Netherlands, where she pursued a PhD in the Membrane Enzymology group at Utrecht University.


Jan Willem Wijnen PhD


Executive Publisher, Elsevier Science

Jan Willem Wijnen obtained his PhD in organic chemistry at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 1997. He was researcher at ATO-DLO (Wageningen) for a year, after which he became publishing editor chemistry at Kluwer Academic Publishers (now Springer)


Petra van der Werf PhD


Advisor, Ambient / RO2

Petra van der Werf obtained her master in applied physics from the University of Twente. In 2005, she went to Utrecht University to start a PhD in the group ‘Oceans and Climate’ on the subject of variability of the Mozambique Channel through flow. Since 2010, she works at Ambient / RO2


Evert-Jan Blom PhD


Scientist Lead Discovery, Keygene N.V.

After Evert-Jan Blom (1978) studied Biology at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, with a specialization in Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics. After receiving his Msc degree in 2002, he started a PhD project within the Molecular Genetics Group in Groningen. In 2009 Evert-Jan joined the Lead Discovery group in the Bioinformatics department of Keygene NV.