Eric Arends

Curriculum Vitae

WORK EXPERIENCE
Nov. 2003 - now: Tessella plc (The Hague, the Netherlands)
Tessella provides software solutions to the scientific and engineering community.
  • technical manager for branch (since Apr. 2008):
    • sales & customer relationship
    • line & resource management
    • recruitment
  • project manager of small and medium sized projects (since Apr. 2003):
    • sales
    • planning
    • operation
    • management
  • sofware engineer for desktop- and web applications to support research processes in energy, chemistry en pharmaceutical industry:
    • requirements gathering
    • design
    • implementation
    • testing
    • support
Mar. 1998 - Apr. 2003: FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics “Rijnhuizen” (Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands) in association with UKAEA Fusion (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom)
UKAEA Fusion investigates - as part of a worldwide program - the potential of thermonuclear fusion as a future energy source using the MAST experiment. MAST is run by an international group of 50 scientists and engineers.
PhD project:
  • responsible for Thomson scattering diagnostic to measure plasma density and temperature distributions
  • researching experimental results:
    • data analysis and error analysis
    • numerical simulations
    • internal and external presentation and publication
  • software development
    • data analysis and error analysis
    • fast and efficient data storage and handling
    • graphical data presentation
  • supervising undergraduate student
  • public information tours on the MAST experiment
Nov. 1997 - Mar. 1998: Energie Delfland N.V. (Delft, the Netherlands)
Energie Delfland N.V. is a supplier of energy and water in the Delft area.
data analyst at the Human Resources Dept.: design and implementation of database system to allow for competence analyses
Sep. 1997 - Oct. 1997: Temporary employment (Randstad, the Netherlands)
marketing, construction, archiving
Jan. 1995 - May 1997: Interfacultary Reactor Institute (Delft, the Netherlands)
MSc project: experimental study of two-phase flows in natural-circulation boilingwater fission reactors: fluid dynamics, radioactive sources, tomography (initially part-time, later full-time)

EDUCATION
Mar. 1998 - Apr. 2003: PhD in Applied Physics
FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics “Rijnhuizen” (Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands) in association with UKAEA Fusion (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom)
dissertation: Density gradients is spherical tokamak plasmas, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2003 (the Netherlands)
supervisors: prof.dr. N.J. Lopes Cardozo and prof.dr. F.C. Schüller (University of Utrecht)
co-supervisor: dr. M.J. Walsh (UKAEA Fusion)
Aug. 1991 - May 1997: MSc in Applied Physics
Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands)
Interfacultary Reactor Institute (Delft, the Netherlands)
specialisation: Reactor Physics
supervisor: dr. T.H.J.J. van der Hagen (Interfacultary Reactor Institute)
Aug. 1985 - May 1991: VWO (A-level equivalent)
Leeuwenhorst College (Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands)

CERTIFICATES
Jun. 2006: Software Engineering, Open University (the Netherlands)
Feb. 2005: Project Management, Open University (the Netherlands)
Dec. 2001: Management training, Nyenrode University Business School (1 week, Breukelen, the Netherlands)
Sep. 1999: Carolus Magnus Summer School on Plasma Physics, Trilateral Euregio Cluster (2 weeks, Maastricht, the Netherlands)
Jul. 1998: Culham Summer School on Plasma Physics, UKAEA Fusion (2 weeks, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom)
Apr. 1995: Working with radioactive sources, level 5B (Interfacultary Reactor Institute, Delft, the Netherlands)