Research and technology engineer at Zodiac Aerospace.(2013-Present)Zodiac Galleys Europe is part of Zodiac Aerospace (www.zodiacaerospace.com), a stock listed company in the aviation industry. Zodiac Galleys Europe designs, manufactures, and markets high quality galleys and crew rests. It serves virtually all the world’s airlines and aircraft manufacturers. Working as industrial designer and lead engineer on several projects I gained experience in: industrial design, by designing multiple new products in the aircraft interior. being a lead engineer, with a leading role in multiple multidisciplinary projects. the development of new processes, for the creation and processing of innovative ideas. user centered design, involving the users in the design process. technical knowledge, created innovative technical solutions. Ranging from new material implementations to smart electronics. supervising students, coaching and supporting of interns, graduates and other student groups.
Internships and graduation2012 SKY worldwide, Shanghai Graduation internship at the design department. I designed a children’s toy to help them be more active by rewarding them for their activity in a handheld game. The project included: Working with the users, market and technologies. Designing of the game and product. Developing electrical components and the plastic parts in collaboration with local manufacturers. 2010-2011 Promolding bv, Den Haag Internship at the engineering department. Designing an incubator for newborn babies. I designed a additional fixture for the Babybloom incubator. This fixture helps the user safely attach parts of the incubator. This project incorporates interaction design, the design of the parts and health and safety regulations.
Product design engineering2009-2012University of applied sciences UtrechtI learned to turn an idea into a product. I obtained knowledge about all aspects of design and engineering. Combining the wishes of the clients and the users with the right form, ergonomics, material, production process and mechanical & electronic elements of a product.
Embedded system engineering2004-2009University of applied sciences Arnhem and NijmegenI studied the design and production of embedded systems. Including electronics, actuator systems, software programming and prototyping. I focused on the implementation of complex electronic systems for user environments. Integrating user needs into complex technical installations.
Crew rest area on board of a vehicle, in particular an airplane US 20150053817 A1 This patent describes a curtain in an aircraft that uses magnets to achieve improved privacy and separation without affecting the safety of the passenger or flight attendant. GLASS SURFACES FOR USE IN AIRCRAFT AND OTHER VEHICLES US2016221307 (A1) Innovative use of glass as a cover material for aircraft galleys LOWER DECK MOBILE CREW REST WITH LOWERED FLOOR US2016075432 (A1) Improved design of the crew rest container on board the aircraft. allowing for maximum standing height while keeping a mobile container.