After obtaining my BSc. degree in chemistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2011, I continued studying there focusing on molecular materials. On this subject I completed my master thesis titled “Opto- and electronic active materials from polyisocyanopeptides” in the group of professor Alan Rowan. After completing my master thesis, I spend six months in the physics oriented research group of Franco Cacialli at the University College London. Here I studied organic (polymer) solar cells and the properties of P3HT aggregation. Upon returning to Nijmegen I graduated for my MSc. degree (cum laude) in 2013.
From 2014 onward I have been a PhD candidate in the group of René Janssen at the Technical University Eindhoven. Here I focus on the synthesis, development and characterization of new polymer materials for the application in the photoactive layer of polymer solar cells.