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