Before starting at WEcR (september 1st 2020) I worked for four years at the Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving, where I was part of the IMAGE team. Within the IMAGE framework (and integrated assessment model), I focusses on the land use component of the model focusing on, amongst others, biodiversity protection and it's relation to food security, as well as agricultural producitivity. For this we employed the MAGNET model for the agro-economic assessments, the results of which were inpu for the biophysical, gridded IMAGE-land module. I spent quite some time trying to understand and improve the linkages between these models, and learned quite a bit about MAGNET while doing so.
Before PBL, I worked at Blonk Consultants for over 5 years, with a main focus of life cycle assessment analysis in the agri-food sector, as well as helping companies in their environmental/sustainability reporting. And finally, before that I finished my PhD in theoretical chemistry at the Vrije Universiteit in 2011, employing quantum mechanical modelling to improve our understanding of basic catalytic processes of transition metals and the activation of organic bonds.