Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analysing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another.

Professional Experiences

Delft University of Technology - PhD Candidate (2024 - today)

Delft University of Technology - Lecturer Structural and Building Engineering (2020 - today)

Nederland Maakt Impact - Founder and Chairman (2019 - today)

Visual Human Rights - Founder and Photographer (2018 - today)

Engineers Without Borders Netherlands - Engineer and project leader (2018 - today)

One Young World - Ambassador to the Municipality of The Hague, The Netherlands (2017-2018)

Royal HaskoningDHV - Structural Engineer (2016 - 2020) - Co-Founder: A project that helps children with their homework (2014 - 2015)

Course Builder at Delft University of Technology: Civil Engineering (2013 - 2015)

Teaching Assistant at Delft University of Technology - Construction Design (2012 - 2013)

Teaching Assistant at Delft University of Technology - Integral Design (2011)

Co-Founder STeLA Europe - An international organisation that trains students on leadership skills (2011 - 2014):

Delft summit (2013), London: Shared Vision (2012), Tokyo summit (2012),

Zurich: Mental Models (2012), Delft: Leadership (2011)


Delft University of Technology, MSc Civil Engineering - Structural Mechanics, MSc Honours Program (2012-2016).

Delft University of Technology, BSc Civil Engineering, BSc Honours Program (2008-2011).

Applied Sciences (HBO) Built Environment, Hogeschool Zuyd Heerlen: Civil Engineering, Architecture and Construction Management, Propaedeutic graduated, (2007-2008).

Secondary school (HAVO) BC Maastricht, (2005-2007).

Secondary school (Theoretische Leerweg, VMBO - TL) BC Maastricht, (2001-2005).

Life Long Learning

Philosophy and Critical Thinking - University of Queensland, Australia.

World Religions Through Their Scriptures - Harvard, USA.

Justice - Harvard, USA.

Introductory Psychology - St. Margaret's Episcopal School, USA.

Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness - MIT, USA.

Mechanical Behaviour of Materials - MIT, USA.

Cellular Solids - MIT, USA. 

Evaluating Upward Mobility: The Fading American Dream - Harvard, USA.

Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking - Harvard, USA.

Extra Curricular

National Geographic Masterclass Photography - Amsterdam (2022)

Avance Impact Bootcamp VSBfonds - Utrecht (2022)

European Development Days - Brussels (2019)

Mutual Understanding and Respect and Learning - Schoorl and Lisbon (2019)

One Young World Summit - The Hague (2018)

European Development Days - Brussels (2018)

One Young World Summit - Bogota (2017)

United Netherlands - Public Speaking (2016)

NLFE and Advanced Earthquake Analyses - DIANA software - Delft (2016)

RailTech Expert Series - Rail Technology Conference - Paris (2016)

Society of Petroleum Engineers - Young Professional Mentor - Abu Dhabi (2014)

ATHENS Program - The Art of Building Cities - Polytechnic University of Milan (2014)

CivilCon: Civil Engineering Conference - Istanbul (2014)

Actionaid International Leadership Training Seminar - Denmark (2012)

Festival of Thinkers - Abu Dhabi (2011)

Cultural Professor Vincent Mentzel - Photography course at Delft University of Technology (2011)

STeLA Forum, Stanford University - USA (2011)


Engineers Without Borders - The Netherlands

One Young World - London, UK

Delft University of Technology - The Netherlands

Masdar Institute of Technology - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dutch Embassy - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Honours Program Delft University of Technology


The Public Award - Engineers Without Borders Netherlands

RAILTech Young Innovations Award - Finalist

ECHO Award Netherlands - Finalist

Additional Skills

Languages: Dutch (native), Arabic (native), and English (bilingual).

Dynamics: Presentation, Speaking, Collaboration, Social, Leadership.

Computer Skills: MS Office, AutoDesk AutoCAD, Sketchbook Pro, Mathworks MATLAB, ANSYS, SolidWorks, Maplesoft MAPLE, Google Sketchup, BIM, DIANA FEA, SCIA Engineer, Computational Engineering, Optimisation procedures, Structural Analysis, FEM.

Cartoonist: sTUDelta, ExtraCT - Civil Engineering, Practische Studie, PromooD, Leonardo Times.

Secondary Jobs

Duinrell Amusement Park (lifeguard), Photo Model, IT Officer, Restaurant Livrei (cook), Restaurant de 4 Azen (cook), Albert Heijn (shelf stocker), (2001-2010).

Further Interests

Reading, writing, philosophy, art, photography, psychology, education, sports, ...