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Head of Scientific Service “Solar Influences Data analysis Center” (SIDC)
Royal Observatory of Belgium, Ringlaan 3, B1180 Brussels, Belgium.

Birth Place, Country:
Antwerp, Belgium

Academic Details:
PhD in Sciences (option Physics), KU Leuven on “Heating of coronal loops by MHD waves driven by photospheric motions” (May 1997)

Career overview: At ROB since June 1997.

Current research/ job focus: I will be Principal investigator for the “Extreme Ultraviolet Imagers” (EUI) instrument on board of Solar Orbiter (ESA) from 2020 onwards.

Area of expertise: Observational Coronal Physics

Area of interests: Solar Physics and Space Weather

Role in SOLARNET/PRE-EST: Team leader of SIDC team that participates in SOLARNET.

What do you like to do when not doing science/ engineering/ programming/ management?
Family live, gardening/farming, bee keeping.

What motivated you to choose your field of study/ your professional field? MHD theory and international travel