For the service my main responsibilities are the collecting, refining and solving of crystal structures. A particular area of interest is charge-density studies.
I obtained my MS and PhD in Chemical Physics and Crystallography from Twente University, the Netherlands, performing charge-density studies of nucleic acids. I then moved to Brookhaven National Laboratory, US, and later Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US, where I was in charge of the single-crystal neutron diffractometers. Then I moved to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, where I was a Principal Research Scientist in charge of developing the new quasi-Laue single-crystal neutron diffractometer. Then I moved to Nanyang Technological University and the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, both in Singapore, where I was an Associate Professor in charge of helping the research community with X-ray and neutron diffraction related research. After that I joined a private company, I Singapore, as Chief Scientist where I was in charge of all the science project in the area of nanomaterials R&D.