About

Education
2004 – 2011 Atheneum – track Culture & Society, Marne College Bolsward
2011- 2015 BSc Architecture and Construction Engineering, specialization Structural Engineering, NHL University of Applied Sciences
2013 MSc course: Smart & Bioclimatic Design, TU Delft
2015 MSc course: Sustainable Innovation in Practice (D-Exto), TU Delft
2016 – 2018 Master in Design Engineering, Harvard University
2017 – 2018 Community Biotechnology Initiative, MIT Media Lab Visiting Student
2018 – 2020 Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS), MIT Media Lab

Applied Research
2014-2015 BSc thesis: (induced)earthquake-resistant renovation of existing buildings in Groningen (NL)
2014-2015 Project leader: integration of PV in the historical areas of the Wadden Islands, province of Fryslân / municipality of Leeuwarden / Duurzame Wadden (NL)
2015 Research startup ecosystem Boston, Omrin / Paques / Wetsus / EcoStyle / BioBrug (USA)
2018 Project leader: Bio-based substitutes for Titanium Dioxide in Paint, Boston (USA), Innovatie Pact Fryslân & Anker Stuy 

2018 MDE thesis/Final Design Engineering project: Towards a Circular Economy: Bio-Based Building Materials, Harvard University

Teaching
2012 Student Assistant Mathematics (BSc, freshmen’s class), NHL University of Applied Sciences
2014-2015 Student Assistant Structural Engineering; Steel Structures (BSc, junior’s class), NHL University of Applied Sciences
2017 Teaching Fellow EPS25: Energy and Climate – Vision for the Future (Harvard College Gen Ed)
2018 Teaching Assistant How to Grow (Almost) Anything, MIT

Publications
2013 Photovoltaics in Historical Built Environments – Interactive Design Manual, NHL University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden. ISBN: 978-94-91790-03-4
2018 Food Systems, Harvard openMDE, Cambridge (MA). p. 104-123
2018 Conference paper/workshop: Community-Driven Design of Living Technologies, Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference – Volume 2, Hasselt and Genk. 

Conferences
2017 Global Community Bio Summit, MIT Media Lab – host & organizer
2018 Participatory Design Conference, Genk (BE). Workshop WS(9): Community Driven Design of Living Technologies.
2018 Global Community Bio Summit, MIT Media Lab – host & organizer

Contributions
2015 “Het Zodenhuis van Firdgum. Middeleeuwse boerderijbouw in het Friese kustgebied tussen 400 en 1300” – Daniël Postma. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groninger Instituut voor Archeologie. ISBN: 978-90-367-8280-7

Lectures
2013 Book presentation “Photovoltaics in Historical Built Environments”, NHL Hogeschool, 19-11-2013 (Leeuwarden, NL)
2014 “Zonnestroom in historische gebieden Waddeneilanden”, ARK Fryslân, 02-10-2014 (Leeuwarden, NL)
2015 “Zonnepanelen in beschermd dorpsgezicht”, counsel meeting municipality of Vlieland, 14-09-2015 (Vlieland, NL)
2015 “How To Integrate Solar PV in Historical Buildings?”, MIT Energy Club, 19-11-2015 (Boston, USA)

Extra
2011-2015 Honors program NHL University of Applied Sciences
2011-2012 Board member student association Built Environment
2012 Course Interior & Design
2012 Project Eco-Acupuncture, Florence (IT)
2013 Project reconstruction Sint-Clemens church Ameland (NL)
2014 Project reconstruction ‘Zodenhuis’ Firdgum (NL)
2014 Spanish language course
2015 Project Eco-Acupuncture, Leeuwarden (NL)

Awards
2012 1st prize architectural model, project ‘EWO’, NHL University of Applied Sciences
2013 Jury prize NHL Academy Award, NHL University of Applied Sciences
2013 1st prize Pecha Kucha contest, Leeuwarden Studiestad
2013 Jury prize LC Award, Leeuwarder Courant
2014 2nd prize academic project, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou (CH)
2016 Fulbright scholarship
2018 Peter Rice Prize for excellence in Architecture and Structural Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design