Short CV/Education and training

Head of research team:

  • Currently leading a research team within the Institute of Astronomy of K.U. Leuven

Current Positions:

  • Since 1/10/2007: 100% Full Professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium

  • Since 1/4/2004: 20% Professor leading the Chair "Asteroseismology" at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

  • Since 1/1/2011: 5% Professor for Astrophysics at Hasselt University, Belgium

  • Since 1/8/2011: Head of Institute for Astronomy, University of Leuven, Belgium (some 50 FTEs)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • President of the Astronomy Board of the Lorentz Center, Leiden, the Netherlands, since 2010

  • Member of the Science Advisory Committee, Las Cumbres Observatory Group of Telescopes, Goleta/Santa Barbara, USA, since 2009

  • Member of the Gaia Science Team, European Space Agency, 2007 – 2008

  • Member of the PLATO Science Study Team, European Space Agency, 2007 – 2008

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the NASA Kepler missions

    Asteroseismology Science Consortium (KASC), since 2007

  • Member of the Evaluation Committee, Section Space, Federal

    Services, Belgium, since 2006

  • Member of the Committee Open Competition, Dutch Organisation

    for Scientic Research (NWO), the Netherlands, since 2006

  • Secretary of the Belgian National Committee of Astronomy (Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Belgium), 2005 – 2008

  • Member of the Evaluation Committee Physics and Astronomy of the Fund for Scientific Research of Flanders (FWO), Belgium, 2002 – 2009

  • Member of the Astronomy Working Group, European Space Agency, 2002 – 2004

  • Belgian co-Investigator of the space mission CoRoT, since 2002

  • Member of the Eddington Science Team, European Space Agency, 2000, 2003 – 2004

  • President of Commission 27: "Variable Stars" of the International Astronomical Union, 2000 – 2003

  • Member of the Dutch Astronomical Society

  • Member of the Astronomical Society of Belgium

  • Member of Amateur Observatory URANIA, Hove, Belgium

  • Member of the Society of Academic Personnel of Leuven University

  • Member of the Academic Institution of Leuven

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