Curriculum vitae

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Experience

  • Software and Test Automation Engineer
    beQualified GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
    2020/02 – present

  • Guest Researcher in Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
    2019/02 – present

    Department: Mechanical Engineering
    Research group: Chair of Fluid Dynamics

    Advisor: Prof. Martin Oberlack

Education

  • PhD Computational Fluid Dynamics
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    2013/09 – 2020/10

    Department: Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
    Research group: Computational Mechanics & Numerical Mathematics

    Thesis: Physics-based turbulence models for large-eddy simulation: Theory and application to rotating turbulent flows
    Advisors: Prof. Arthur Veldman, Prof. Roel Verstappen

  • MSc Theoretical Physics
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    2010/09 – 2012/08

    Department: Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials
    Research group: Theory of Condensed Matter

    Thesis: Signatures of exciton-phonon coupling in linear absorption spectra of molecular aggregates: A polaron transformation approach
    Advisors: Erik Bloemsma, Prof. Jasper Knoester

    Distinction: Cum laude (with honor)

  • BSc Physics
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    2007/09 – 2010/08

    Department: Center for Theoretical Physics
    Research group: Theoretical High-Energy Physics

    Thesis: A quaternion formulation of the Dirac equation
    Advisor: Prof. Mees de Roo

    Distinction: Cum laude (with honor)

Study and research abroad

  • CTR Summer Program 2016
    Stanford University, Stanford, California
    2016/06 – 2016/07

    Department: Center for Turbulence Research (CTR)

    Project: Exploring nonlinear subgrid-scale models and new characteristic length scales for large-eddy simulation
    Advisor: Prof. Roel Verstappen
    Collaborators: Xavier Trias, Jane Bae, Mahdi Abkar, Adrián Lozano-Durán

  • Mathematics of Turbulence
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    2014/09, 2014/11

    Department: Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)

    Project: The higher-order gradient model for large-eddy simulation of turbulent flows
    Advisors: Prof. Arthur Veldman, Prof. Roel Verstappen

Awards

  • Awarded participation in the 2018 conference on Symmetry and Computation

  • Received the Young Scientist Award for the best oral presentation at the 2017 International Workshop on Complex Turbulent Flows

  • Awarded participation in the 2016 CTR Summer Program of the Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) at Stanford University for the research proposal entitled “Exploring nonlinear subgrid-scale models and new characteristic length scales for large-eddy simulation”

  • Awarded participation in the 2014 Mathematics of Turbulence long program of the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • Obtained MSc degree in Theoretical Physics with the distinction cum laude (with honor)

  • Obtained BSc degree in Physics with the distinction cum laude (with honor)

  • Received the 2008 Holland Society Young Talent Incentive Award for the best first-year study results in Physics in the Netherlands

Research interests

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Turbulence modeling
  • Large-eddy simulation

Publications

See Publications.

Metrics

Peer-reviewed journal publications: 4
Preprints: 2
Peer-reviewed conference proceedings: 5

Citations: 99
Citations excluding self-citations: 69

h-index: 5
h-index excluding self-citations: 4

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Presentations

See Presentations.

Teaching

Supervision

  • Bachelor research project in Applied Mathematics
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    2016/03 – 2016/07

    Student: Daniel Ward
    Project: Assessing turbulence models for large-eddy simulation using exact solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations
    Co-supervised with: Prof. Roel Verstappen

    Reference: Ward, D. (2016). “Assessing turbulence models for large-eddy simulation using exact solutions to the Navier–Stokes equations”. Bachelor's thesis. University of Groningen, The Netherlands. PDF Abstract BibTeX BibLaTeX

  • Master research project in Applied Mathematics
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    2014/07 – 2016/05

    Student: Ronald A. Remmerswaal
    Project: A Family of Orthogonalised Nonlinear LES Models Based on the Velocity Gradient: Discretisation and Analysis
    Co-supervised with: Prof. Roel Verstappen

    Reference: Remmerswaal, R. A. (2016). “A Family of Orthogonalised Nonlinear LES Models Based on the Velocity Gradient: Discretisation and Analysis”. Master's thesis. University of Groningen, The Netherlands. PDF Abstract BibTeX BibLaTeX

Teaching experience

Teaching assistant at University of Groningen, The Netherlands:
  • Numerical Mathematics 1 2016/02 – 2016/06

  • Partial Differential Equations 2016/01 – 2016/06

  • Numerical Mathematics 1 2015/03 – 2015/07

  • Partial Differential Equations 2015/01 – 2015/05

  • Linear Algebra for Industrial Engineering and Management students 2011/04 – 2011/07

  • Calculus 1 2010/09 – 2010/11

  • Linear Algebra for Industrial Engineering and Management students 2010/04 – 2010/07

  • Calculus for Industrial Engineering and Management students 2009/11 – 2010/02

  • Mathematics Refresher Course 2009/09 – 2009/10

  • Calculus for Industrial Engineering and Management students 2008/11 – 2009/02

  • Mathematics Refresher Course 2008/09 – 2008/10

Teaching certificates

  • Teaching for PhD students (2 ECTS)
    Educational Support and Innovation, and Graduate School of Science
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    2015/03 – 2015/06

  • Introduction to Teaching (1 ECTS)
    Educational Support and Innovation, and Graduate School of Science
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    2014/06

Other academic activities

  • Reviewer for Physics of Fluids 2017/11 – 2018/04

  • Organization of research group meetings 2013/09 – 2017/03

    Organize the bi-weekly colloquium of the research group I worked in, during which PhD students and, occasionally, (international) guests presented their latest results

  • Outreach: Presentation during student career orientation day 2017/03

    Tell students in Mathematics and Physics about my career path as an academic researcher

  • Research evaluation Mathematics 2015/11

    Participate in the five-yearly research evaluation of the Bernoulli Institute

  • Outreach: Popular science article 2015/02 – 2015/06

    Reference: Silvis, M. (2015). “Osborne Reynolds: On the phenomenon of turbulence”. Periodiek: Magazine of the FMF, student association for Physics and Mathematics, University of Groningen 3, 14–17. URL: http://perio.fmf.nl/archief/perio_2015-3.pdf#page=14. PDF Abstract BibTeX BibLaTeX Cited by 1

  • Outreach: Presentation during Student for a day 2013/11, 2014/03

    Present my research during open days for secondary school pupils, to inform them about the daily (working) life of an academic researcher

Programming

Programming languages

  • Java
  • Gherkin
  • Python
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • MATLAB
  • Mathematica
  • C++
  • Fortran
  • LaTeX

Tools

  • Bash
  • Git
  • GitLab
  • GitHub
  • Bitbucket
  • Jira
  • Jenkins
  • ReportPortal

Software

See Code.

Programming certificates

  • Programming in C/C++ (12 ECTS)
    Center for Information Technology
    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    2016/09 – 2017/04

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German