During my study synthetic organic chemistry I have used a lot of analytical techniques to identify and measure the purity of the synthesised products. At NIZO I got the chance to become a full time analytical chemist many years ago and specialised in the analysis of non-volatile components.
Main application fields are the measurement of:
During many years I have gained a thorough understanding how the composition of a food product is influenced by the starting material, the process and the storage conditions. I have been in several law suits an expert witness and have been member of an European group of experts of milk and milk products.
Main analytical techniques are HPLC using a large variety of detectors, including mass spectrometry, multi angle laser light scattering and viscosimetry and capillary zone electrophoresis.
Besides my work I like to do cycling (race and MTB), swimming, running windsurfing, photography and making video movies.