Curriculum vitae

Research experience and education

2014- Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
2011-2014 Postdoc at University of Michigan (with Ted Bergin)
2010 Postdoc at Leiden University (with Ewine van Dishoeck)
2005-2009 PhD in Astronomy at Leiden University (advisor: Ewine van Dishoeck)
2003-2005 MSc in Chemistry (cum laude) at VU University Amsterdam (advisor: Matthias Bickelhaupt)
2000-2003 BSc in Chemistry (cum laude) at VU University Amsterdam

Publications and talks

For my full publication record, lists of invited and contributed talks, an overview of outreach activities, and more, please see the entries under the Publications tab at the top of this page.

Successful observing proposals

2017 (co-I) NASA IRTF: “Spectrally resolving neutral carbon and oxygen emission from the inner regions of protoplanetary disks” (1.5 nights; PI: M.K. McClure)
2017 (co-I) TNG: “Probing the atomic layer inside the dust sublimation rim of protoplanetary disks with neutral carbon and oxygen” (1 night; PI: M.K. McClure)
2016 (co-I) IRAM 30m: “Cold gas reservoir in the vicinity of embedded disks” (B rating, 65.8 hr; PI: D. Harsono)
2016 (co-I) SOFIA: “Where is the oxygen in protostellar outflows?” (5.3 hr; PI: L.E. Kristensen)
2016 (co-I) APEX: “Water released in protostellar accretion bursts” (18 hr; PI: P. Bjerkeli)
2016 (co-I) SMA: “Characterizing the chemical impact of episodic accretion” (B rating, 5.3 hr; PI: J.J. Tobin)
2015 (co-I) VLA: “The VLA Orion protostellar multiplicity and disk survey” (42.5 hr at priority A, 297.5 hr at priority B; PI: J.J. Tobin)
2015 (co-I) NOEMA (former PdBI): “Imaging the water snowline in protostars with HCO+” (A rating, 30.1 hr; PI: E.F. van Dishoeck)
2015 (co-I) ALMA: “Orion disk and multiplicity survey” (top priority, 9.1 hr; PI: J.J. Tobin)
2015 (co-I) SMA: “Characterizing the chemical impact of episodic accretion” (B rating, 9.6 hr; PI: J.J. Tobin)
2015 (co-I) IRAM 30m: “Chemical signatures of episodic luminosity outbursts in embedded protostars” (A rating, 36.6 hr; PI: V. Taquet)
2014 (co-I) PdBI: “Imaging the water snowline in protostars with HCO+” (B rating, 15.9 hr; PI: E.F. van Dishoeck)
2014 (co-I) SOFIA: “Where is the oxygen in protostellar outflows?” (6 hr; PI: L.E. Kristensen)
2014 (co-I) SMA: “HCN as a probe of physical conditions: constraining the chemistry in low-mass protostars” (B rating, 4 tracks; PI: L.E. Kristensen)
2014 (co-I) ALMA: “Mapping ionization processes in protoplanetary disks with chemistry” (top priority, 5.2 hr; PI: L.I. Cleeves)
2014 (co-I) ALMA: “Water released in a protostellar accretion burst” (top priority, 2.1 hr; PI: J.K. Jørgensen)
2014 (co-I) ALMA: “Properties and evolution of embedded protostellar disks” (top priority, 5.7 hr; PI: J.K. Jørgensen)
2014 (co-I) ALMA: “The stellar masses and disk properties of Class I protostars: Edge-on disks in Orion” (top priority, 5.4 hr; PI: J.J. Tobin)
2014 (co-I) ALMA: “What is the snow line? Probing gas physics at the phase transition” (backup, 4.5 hr; PI: L.I. Cleeves)
2014 (co-I) ALMA: “Origin of warm water emission in low-mass protostars” (backup; PI: M.V. Persson)
2013 (co-I) PdBI: “Origin of warm water emission in low-mass protostars” (B rating, 16 hr; PI: M.V. Persson)
2013 (co-I) SOFIA: “COPS-GREAT: CO in protostars with GREAT” (backup, 6.8 hr; PI: L.E. Kristensen)
2012 (co-I) ALMA: “Outflow structure and origin of the high-J CO excitation processes toward low-mass embedded protostars” (top priority, 4.5 hr; PI: D.M. Salter)
2012 (co-I) ALMA: “Measuring the mass of the Class 0 protostar L1527 via disk rotation” (top priority, 3.5 hr; PI: J.J. Tobin)
2012 (co-I) JCMT: “HDO/H2O toward low-mass protostars in Serpens (resubmission)” (26 hr; PI: L.E. Kristensen)
2012 (co-I) SMA: “Probing small-scale UV heating in Ser SMM1 with HCN/CN emission” (B rating, 1 track; PI: L.E. Kristensen)
2011 (PI) Herschel: “Hot water in hot cores” (priority 1, 19.9 hr, $114,000)
2011 (PI) Herschel: “Variability in high-J CO lines as a proxy for variable accretion in embedded protostars” (priority 2, 10.3 hr, $11,000)
2011 (co-I) Herschel: “Disentangling energetic feedback in low-mass protostars with CO 16-15” (priority 1, 14.1 hr; PI: L.E. Kristensen)
2011 (co-I) IRAM 30m: “Origin of warm water in deeply embedded low-mass protostars” (B rating, 30 hr; PI: M.V. Persson)
2011 (co-I) ALMA: “Disks and complex organics in the inner regions of low-mass protostars” (top priority; PI: J.K. Jørgensen)
2011 (co-I) JCMT: “HDO/H2O toward low-mass protostars in Serpens” (31 hr; PI: L.E. Kristensen)
2010 (co-I) IRAM 30m: “Search for complex molecules in the Serpens core” (A rating, 25 hr; PI: L.E. Kristensen)
2010 (PI) JCMT: “HCN and CN as UV tracers of YSO envelope-outflow interactions” (76 hr)
2007 (co-I) IRAM 30m: “Connecting the ice and gas phase chemistry around low mass young stellar objects” (A rating, 36 hr; PI: K.I. Öberg)
2005 (co-I) VLT: “VISIR + ISAAC spectroscopy and imaging of PAHs in circumstellar disks around low-mass stars” (3 nights; PI: V.C. Geers)
2004 (co-I) VLT: “A 3.3 µm search for PAHs in T Tauri stars observed with the Spitzer Space Telescope” (3 nights; PI: J.-C. Augereau)

Teaching

2013-2014 co-supervisor for undergraduate project by Nathan England
2013 co-supervisor for undergraduate project by Dana Anderson
2012-2013 co-supervisor for undergraduate project by Andrew Burkhardt
2012 co-supervisor for summer undergraduate project by Trevor McNeill
2010-2011 co-supervisor for MSc project “CO emission in C-type shocks” by Maria Drozdovskaya
2010 co-supervisor for MSc project “The behavior of scattered stellar UV photons in protoplanetary disks” by Joana Figueira
2009-2010 co-supervisor for MSc project “Outflow properties of Class I objects in Ophiuchus” by Nienke van der Marel
2006-2007 teaching assistant for the course “Radiative Processes” by Michiel Hogerheijde
2004 teaching assistant for the course “Introduction to Programming” by Matthias Bickelhaupt

Service

  • member of organizing committee for weekly departmental colloquia (2013-2014)
  • member of departmental computer committee (2013-2014)
  • external reviewer for NASA Origins of Solar Systems grant program (2012-present)
  • SOC member for “Exciting CO in the Local and High-Redshift Universe” (27 Feb.-2 March 2013, Leiden, the Netherlands)
  • referee for A&A, ApJ and Chemical Reviews (2011-present)
  • LOC member for “Oort Workshop 2009: Interaction of Cosmic Grains with Light: Recent Developments” (26 June 2009, Leiden, the Netherlands)

Technical skills

Astrophysics sub-mm data reduction, radiative transfer, chemical models, low-mass star formation
Chemistry reaction kinetics, photon-induced processes, chemical bond analysis
Computers C, Fortran 77 & 90, IDL, Python, Perl, CLASS, LaTeX, HTML, PHP, CSS
Languages native in Dutch, fluent in English, conversational in German, basic in French