Born: Juli 13th 1958 in Mierlo, The Netherlands
Married, two children
Tel. + 31 6 866 76 808
Full professor in (environmental) exercise physiology, VU University, Amsterdam
Director of Sizing Science
Data analytics in R - Advanced Statistics, 2020
Ph.D. Medicine, VU University Amsterdam, 1997, Thesis: "Central and peripheral control of finger blood flow in the cold"
Medical-Biological Sciences Teaching Degree, 1984
Post Doctoral Course Computer Science, 1984
M.Sc. Human Movement Science, VU University Amsterdam, 1978 - 1984
Carolus Borromeus College High School Helmond, 1970 - 1978
Johannes Primary school Mierlo, 1964 - 1970
Short courses: Project Management Techniques; Result Oriented Coaching; Project Development; Sales Management; Employee Assessment
Senior Management Development, Bonfire and TNO management, 2006 and 2007
Giving and receiving feedback, Hofkes Frolke Meekel Organisation Psychologists, Oktober, 2006
Project management, IPMA, june, 2006
Competence-based selection of personnel, Hofkes Frolke Meekel Organisation Psychologists, February 16-17, 2006
Management training for talented TNO employees. Vlerick School, 2000
2016 - now Full professor in (environmental) exercise physiology; director of Master education in Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam
2010 - now Director of Sizing Science
2013 - 2016 Professor at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
2011 - 2016 Principal scientist at TNO
2003 - 2016 Professor in Thermal Physiology (part-time) at the Faculty of Human Movement Science, VU University Amsterdam
2003 - 2008 Head of the department of Human Performance, TNO Human Factors
1998 - 2003 Research coordinator of the Thermal Physiology group; Acting head of the Dept. of Work Environment
1996 Collaborative research at the Computerized Anthropometric Research Laboratories of Wright Patterson Air Force Base (OH, USA)
1995 Collaborative research at DRDC Toronto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRDC_Toronto) (Canada)
1992 - 1995 Research coordinator of the Workplace ergonomics group
1990 - 2016 Research Scientist, TNO
1985 - 1990 Research Scientist and manager at the Orthopaedic Laboratory, State University Leiden
1985 - 1986 Teacher in Neurophysiology and Computer Science at the Academy for Physical Therapy in Breda and Leiden
Relevant Professional Affiliations:
Member of the scientific committee of the 5th international congress on soldiers' physical performance Quebec City 2020
Chair of the 2019 International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics
Lead auditor of Textile research group of Saxion University (dec 2016)
Chair of NATO Research & Technology group HFM-266 on '3D body scanning and logistics'
Member of the editorial board of 'European Journal of Applied Physiology'
Member of the board of the International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics
Member of the board of the WEAR legal body (2003-2013)
President of the Legal Body for the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) 2006 conference in Maastricht
Member of the ISO group on (3D) anthropometry
Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board for the International Ergonomics Association 2003 conference in Seoul and (IEA) 2006 conference in Maastricht
Member of Cluster 4 work group on Physical Protection of NATO Long Term Scientific Study on Chemical and Biological Defence
President of the Dutch Ergonomics Association (1999 - 2002)
Member of the scientific steering committee for the conference Drowning 2002
Member of Work Group 20 of AGARD AMP on 3D anthropometry (1995-1998)
Co-founder and Member of the Dutch Association of Exercise Physiology (now: Dutch Association of Human Movement Science)
Scientific leader of EU project "Prospie", about intelligent clothing for working in the heat.
Project manager of anthropometric surveys for the Royal Netherlands Air force and Navy, and how to use these data for cockpit design and evaluation
Author of a biomechanical computer model to calculate the load on human joints
Author of European patent 08154613.7 'Method and system for alerting the occurrence of wetness'
Project manager of NedScan, a Dutch anthropometric survey, part of the CAESAR project
Author of a book on hypnosis and editor in chief of a book on working conditions
Daanen, H.A.M., Hatcher, K., Havenith, G. Determination of clothing microclimate volume. Environmental Ergonomics X, Fukuoka, Japan. 23-27 September, 2002. Best poster award.
Reducing train costs, best computer program of the month, NOS (National Radio and Television). Hobbyscoop, May 1985.