I work as an assistant professor at the laboratory of Design, Production and Management, part of the Engineering Technology faculty of the University of Twente.

The focus of my research is enabling digital twinning by the development of a digital system reference (a.o. digital twins, masters and prototypes) in the Industry 4.0 and Smart Industry context. This is supported by use of IoT, advance manufacturing, virtual dashboards, smart industry testbeds and remote collaboration support. My research aims on realizing appropriate decision-making support to determining when, how and why to use what kind of technology and how to implement it in line with the used methodology in a multi-stakeholder setting. My expertise is on the use of Synthetic Environments and Virtual & Augmented Reality in product development processes. I also manage the ‘Virtual Reality and Smart Industry Lab’, where much of this research is performed together with industry.

Furthermore, I’m a Research Affiliates of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), a member of the Industrial Reality Hub, a member of the EuroXR Association, and also work for the Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente.