Research Group

Personal Data & Academic Degrees

  • Place & date of birth: Wilrijk (Belgium), June 27, 1948
  • M. Sc. Physics: University of Brussels (VUB), 1971
  • Ph. D. Physics: University of Antwerp (UIA), 1977
  • habilitation: University of Antwerp (UIA), 1987

Scientific & Academic Career

  • 1971-83: Assistant in physics at the University of Antwerp (RUCA)
  • 1983-88: Research leader at the University of Antwerp (RUCA)
  • 1988-now: Professor in Physics at the University of Antwerp (RUCA)
  • 1990-92: Vice-president of the Belgian Society for Electron Microscopy
  • 1992-1994: President of the Belgian Society for Electron Microscopy
  • 1994-1998: President of the Belgian Society for Microscopy 
  • 1991-200 : Chairman of the Department of Physics at the University of Antwerp (RUCA)
  • vice-rector, president research council

Scientific Activities

  • 150 papers in international journals with referee system
  • 15 chapters in books
  • 60 abstracts in proceedings
  • Invited speaker at numerous international conferences
  • Co-editor of "Microscopy Microanalysis Microstructures"
  • Associated editor of "Solid State Communications"
  • Associated editor "Ultramicroscopy"

Main Topics of Interest

  • Dynamical electron diffraction
  • Image interpretation
  • Image simulation
  • Image processing and reconstruction
  • Pattern recognition
  • Cognitive, auto adaptive processing, artificial intelligence