I am a postdoctoral researcher in the galaxy evolution group of Prof. dr. Arjen van der Wel at Ghent University in Belgium and survey manager of the LEGA-C survey. I am interested in empirical studies of galaxies. My research is based on large galaxy surveys, while looking as much as 12 billion years back in time.
I obtained my PhD in astronomy from Leiden University in the Netherlands in March 2016. I have previously been employed as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg in Germany and I have some additional experience working as a data scientist for utility corporation Stedin in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.