Who I am

I am an electromechanical engineer with a passion for industrial automation, especially robotics, computer vision and advanced control.

When solving your problem, I combine proven solutions and scientific innovation to find the best solution for your problem, given your project's constraints. I want you to be happy with my solution and I want to be proud of it.

As a person, I'm a team player and I value honesty and openness. These are key values in building excellent and long-lasting relationships with people in general and customers and partners in particular.


Master of Science in Engineering (KU Leuven, 2003)

Doctor of Engineering (KU Leuven, 2009)

And lots of tinkering with interesting technologies...

Things I do

Software engineering

Languages: C, C++, Elixir, Erlang/OTP, Fortran, Java, Perl, Python

Frameworks and libraries: OpenCV, Qt, ROS

Databases: Berkeley DB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite

Mechanical engineering

Design: AutoCAD, Inventor, PTC Creo

Mathematics: Matlab, GNU Octave, Scilab

Simulations: MSC Nastran (including DMAP) & Patran, PTC Creo

A few accomplishments

Vision system for mobile robots (2015-2016)

I codeveloped a computer vision system to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mobile material handling robots. We used the ROS framework with C++ and Python, OpenCV for common computer vision algorithms and CasADi and NOMAD for mathematical optimisation.

Smart ventilation controller (2014-2015)

I developed a model predictive ventilation controller, a simulation framework and a library to communicate with a KNX home and building control system in Erlang/OTP.

Non-deterministic FE solver (2003-2009)

For my PhD research, I developed a generic non-deterministic (interval and fuzzy) finite element solver for transient and steady-state structural dynamic analyses. I used C++ for the core, calling MSC Nastran for deterministic finite element analyses, various Fortran libraries for matrix operations and Matlab or GNU Octave for mathematical optimisation and visualisation.

Contact me

Vijfendertig bvba

Ganzebroekstraat 30
3590 Diepenbeek

VAT BE 0558833034