Short bio-sketch:

2020-present: Assistant professor (universitair docent), University of Amsterdam

2016-2020: NWO Vidi group leader, University of AmsterdamIMG_3540

2014-2016: Marie Curie fellow, University of Cambridge

2011-2014: Hubble fellow, University of Michigan

2010-2011: Postdoc, University of Amsterdam

2010: PhD in Astronomy, University of Amsterdam

2004-2006: Master in Astronomy, University of Amsterdam

Quick links:

CV (updated January 2021): full or 1-page summary

Publications on NASA ADS: first author or all

PhD thesis (UvA link)

Main research interests:

Jets and disk winds from X-ray binaries

The impact of outflows on binary evolution and the interstellar medium

Multi-wavelength observations of X-ray binaries

Evolutionary stages of X-ray binaries

Low-luminosity accretion onto neutron stars and stellar-mass black holes

Thermonuclear X-ray bursts occurring on accreting neutron stars

Using neutron stars to probe ultra-dense matter

Selection of press:

2020: Thirty years of Hubble Space Telescope (Dutch newspaper interview in Het Parool)

2020: Jet-setting in the infrared (AAS research highlight)

2019: Impossible black hole discovered (Dutch radio interview in the program Met het oog op morgen)

2019: Faces of JINA-CEE, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics – Center Interview for the Evolution of the Elements (interview newsletter September 2019)

2019: Black hole in our Milky Way is brighter and more active than ever (Dutch news item)

2018: Strongly magnetic neutron star with jet disproves existing theories (NOVA press release)

2018: Powerful jet coming from wrong kind of neutron star (NRAO press release)

2017: Neutron stars with strong magnetic fields may launch jets (NOVA press release)

2017: Mind the gap, Rapid burster behavior explained (ESA press release)

2014: Gas cloud on collision course with supermassive black hole (Dutch newspaper)

2014: Swift monitoring program of the Galactic center (HEASARC Picture of the Week)

2014: Black hole’s ‘Big Meal’ meal could spark fireworks (BCC news interview)

2014: NASA’s Swift catches X-ray action at Milky Way’s center (NASA press release)

2013: A cosmic sleight of hand (Sky&Telescope feature)

2012: Snacks for the supermassive black hole (German radio interview)

2011: Peeking into the interior of a neutron star (Dutch press release)