Willem is a specialist in technology, with a BSc in chemical technology, MSc in materials science and a PhD in applied physics. Willem has over 10 years research experience in nanotechnology, microscopy and materials science. In 2010 Willem obtained an NOW Veni grant (250k). Willem has extensive international experience and has participated in various European and transatlantic projects. Willem is consultant at Uniresearch since 2016 and responsible for grant application writing (H2020, Eurostar, national grants: SDS+, WOZ, WBSO, and many others). And Willem is experienced in day-to-day grant management and exploitation strategies.