Frank started his Ph.D. in January 2022. Before the Ph.D., he obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in Economics and Governance at Wageningen University. Frank wrote his master's thesis about a change from animal production rights to phosphate production rights. For this thesis, he created a partial equilibrium model for five livestock sectors in the Netherlands.
During his Ph.D., Frank will be involved in the H2020 ZeroW project that aims to develop ways to reduce European food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030 and nearly eliminate it by 2050. Under the supervision of Dr. Dušan Drabik, Frank will be modeling the economic effects of reducing food waste along the supply chain.