I am an Assistant Professor in the Chair of Design, Production and Management at the University of Twente. I graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Leuven, Belgium. My doctoral work focused on developing maintenance decision support models for managing failure risks of thermal power plants. My postdoctoral work, also at University of Leuven, focused on developing generic models for anticipating safety hazards for cobots within collaborative work environments. My research expertise also extends to developing robust simulation models for optimizing clinical care pathways, where my research focused on optimizing care pathways for stroke patients.
My current research focus at University of Twente is on organization and management aspects influencing the transition from traditional manufacturing setups, to the ‘industry of the future’ where automation and robotics will perform greater roles within the organization.