Julien Spronck ::: Curriculum Vitae

Julien Spronck

Postdoctoral Associate

Leiden Observatory

Leiden University

The Netherlands

mail: spronck at strw dot leidenuniv dot nl

PROFILE

Full name

Julien Félix Paul Spronck

Date of Birth

November, 14th 1981

Place o Birth

Liège, Belgium

Nationality

Belgian

Gender

Male

EDUCATION

2004-2008

Ph.D. in Applied Physics in the Optics Research Group, Faculty of Applied Sciences of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.  The title of the thesis is “The role of amplitude, phase, polarization and their interconnection in nulling interferometry”.

July 2006

Summer school in “Frontiers of Interferometry: Stars, Disks, and Terrestrial Planets” at the Michelson Science Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States.

2001-2004

Master degree with ‘Grande Distinction’ (magna cum laude) in Physics Engineering (with specialization in Space Techniques) from the University of Liège, Belgium, with a Master thesis entitled “Study and design of a co-phased optical aperture generator” performed at the Space Center of Liège, Belgium.

1999-2001

Bachelor degree with ‘Distinction’ (cum laude) in Civil Engineering from the University of Liège, Belgium.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-...

Postdoctoral Associate, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

2011-2013

Research Scientist in the Exoplanet Group, Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

2009-2011

Postdoctoral Associate in the Exoplanet Group, Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

2008-2009

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Exoplanet Group, Physics and Astronomy Department, San Francisco State University, CA.

2006-2007

Teaching-assistant in Research Practicum (Fourier Filtering and Microscopy), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Teaching-assistant in the group project-oriented course `Education in Applied Physics', Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

2004-2006

Teaching-assistant in Waves Practicum, Delft University of Technology. The Netherlands.

2002-2004

Teaching-assistant in Experimental Physics, University of Liège. Belgium.

2001-2002

Teaching-assistant in Solid Mechanics, University of Liège. Belgium.

1999-2004

Miscellaneous student jobs.

SKILLS

Computer Sciences

Good knowledge of Macintosh, UNIX and Windows environments.

Good knowledge in programming (Pascal, Fortran, Python, Objective C, HTML, javascript, CSS, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Bash, Batch) and computing (Matlab, IDL, Python, LabView, Excel)

Good knowledge in engineering software (SolidWorks, Zemax, Autodesk Inventor)

Knowledge of Project Management software (OmniPlan)

Languages

French: native language

English: fluent (spoken and written)

Spanish: good level (spoken and written)

Dutch: good level (written)

German: school level

Hobbies

Photography (took classes at International Center for Photography, New York and at the Yale School of Art)

Different individual and team sports (capoeira, climbing, squash, tennis, indoor soccer, biking)