Engineer with +19y experience and a demonstrated history of working in research and industry. Currently working as a Researcher at Karel de Grote-Hogeschool Campus Hoboken and as Technical Developer at Hasselt University, research group Rehabilitation Research Center (REVAL), Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Experience in electronic engineering, data science and machine learning.
Technical Developer @ Hasselt University, Research group Rehabilitation Research Center (REVAL) - Faculty Rehabilitation Science, Hasselt, Belgium, fixed-term contract (20% FTE) - (vervangingscontract / replacement contract), until 31 December 2022.
Task: technical/engineering support for the research activities: data pre-processing, signal processing, …
🔨 Tools: Python (pandas, …)
Senior Researcher @ Karel de Grote University of Applied Science and Arts (KdG), Campus Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium - Fixed-term contract (80% FTE), until 31 July 2023.
🌐 ML@E2dge - 🔬PWO-project, 1 September 2021 - 31 July 2023 (ongoing).
Machine Learning @ the Extreme Edge (ML@E2dge) looks at how a developer can use tiny machine learning (tinyML) in the development of accurate, energy-efficient and intelligent (wireless) embedded sensor systems.
🔨 Software & hardware tools: Python (pandas, SciPy, …), scikit-learn, TensorFlow, TensorFlow Lite, Keras, Weights & Biases (MLOps platform), Edge Impulse Development Studio, IMU sensors (Xsens DOT and MTw Awinda) and Single Board Computer (Nvidia Jetson Nano) and MCU (Nordic nrf52840).
🌐 Elgas - 🔬 TETRA-project, 1 January 2020 - 30 November 2021.
Effects of air quality in the accommodations of ships on human health: monitoring environmental parameters, risk analysis and recommendations. Project partners: Hogere Zeevaartschool (HZS), Karel De Grote Hogeschool (KdG) and Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO). KdG was responsible for the (IoT) platform (system integration, software and firmware design). 🌐 Cloud-Based Data Logger (tutorial)
🔨 Tools: Python, Raspberry Pi and Teltonika RUT955 router.
Senior Consultant @ VeroTech, Leuven, Belgium - Full-time
@ Cochlear Technology Centre (CTC), Mechelen, Belgium. Tasks: a. system engineering support: PCB design, assembly and testing. b. R&D wireless power transfer (WPT).
🔨 Tools: SIMetrix Circuit Design and Simulation (Spice), Python and Altium Designer (PCB design)
Project Manager @ Peira, Turnhout, Belgium - Full-time
Responsible for: a. formulation of technical solutions; b. communication with customers and coordination of technicians, partners, colleagues and suppliers involved in the project; c. provides input for technical specifications, requirements and documentation.
Senior Electronic Engineer @ Bruker microCT & Bruker Biospin - Full-time
@ Bruker Biospin, Rheinstetten, Germany / Wissembourg, France / Kontich, Belgium.
Project: an application in the area Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR).
Comprising: a. sub-system analog electronic design using COTS high power operational amplifier; b. PCB design (software tool: Altium Designer); c. simulation and theoretical design (software tool: TINA and LTSpice).
@ Bruker micro-CT, Kontich, Belgium.
Responsible for: electrical and electronic design for the optical X-ray imaging system inside the Optical Molecular Imaging (OMI) team.
Comprising: a. architecture definition; b. (sub-)system technical requirement definition and design; c. integration and testing; d. contact person for electrical and electronic suppliers; e. stepper motor control (with encoder) using COTS (Nanotec) drivers (programming language: C and Python); f. firmware design (programming language: C) microcontroller-based design (Atmel) for low-level control and monitoring of the instrument; g. PCB design (software tool: Altium Designer).
Research Engineer @ Pepric, Leuven, Belgium - Full-time
Responsible for: technology development of an ex-vivo instrument for the quantification of magnetic nanoparticles.
Comprising: a. architecture definition and (sub-)system technical requirement definition; b. project definition and follow-up; c. contact person for solution providers and suppliers (i.e. electrical, electronic and mechanical design houses); d. hardware, software integration (C++, Matlab, Python and basic GUI design in C#); e. system test, validation and instrument control; f. RF design: surface coil design (300 MHz) mainly analytical (software tools: LTSpice and Matlab) and by experiment; g. IP generation (one patent, see publication list); h. provide input (technology, R&D, budget, roadmap, planning) for projects (IWT) and business plan (venture capital); i. member of European project 🔬 🌐 Multifun (Multifunctional nanotechnology for selective detection and treatment of cancer) and co-author of several scientific publications (see publication list).
RF Engineer @ Orban Microwave Products, Leuven, Belgium - Full-time
Responsible for: GaN power amplifier (using X-parameters and compact models) and active antenna design in the framework of European project 🔬 🌐 PANAMA (Power Amplifier aNd Antennas for mobile Applications) active in two work packages (one as work package leader).
🔨 Tools: Advanced Design System, Momentum, Microwave office, EAGLE (PCB design), Vector Network Analyzer, spectrum analyzer, power meter, signal generator and oscilloscope
Product Generation Engineer @ NMDG, Leuven, Belgium - Full-time
Responsible for: a. translation prototype to product; b. contact person for hardware (electronic and mechanical) suppliers and EMC/Safety test house; c. project follow-up; d. stock and order flow-up (‘procurement’); e. support in test and measurements; f. R&D (IWT O&O project, part: next-generation phase reference generator).
🔨 Tools: Advanced Design System, Mathematica, Vector Network Analyzer, signal and (arbitrary) waveform generator, power meter, (sampling) oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer.
Project: Antenna design for medical implant @ Client ‘X’ - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Esat-Telemic), project under Non-Disclosure Agreement, Leuven, Belgium
Achievements: proof of concept and a prototype design.
🔨 Tools: CST Microwave Office, Matlab and Advanced Design System
Doctoral Research @ Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Esat-Telemic), Leuven Belgium
Funded by IWT PhD scholarship (active participation in drafting and preparation of the grant application).
Research topic: Design of antennas used on the human body. Research that focused on the design of small low-cost ultra-wideband (UWB), 3.0-9.0 GHz, antennas for wireless body area networks (WBAN).
🔨 Tools: CST Microwave Office, Matlab and Advanced Design System
Other activities: a. treasurer IEEE Student Branch Leuven (2003-2005), b. supervision study projects in the course Wireless and Mobile Communications, c. supervision of different (Master) thesis. d. author of several scientific publications (see publication list).
Summer job, Clock-o-Matic, Holsbeek, Belgium
Task: a. solves component failure by lightning (surge immunity). b. feasibility study of wireless communications inside a church (communication between electronic bell ringing systems).
Doctoral degree in Engineering Science (PhD, dr.), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2007.
Funded by IWT PhD scholarship (active participation in drafting and preparation of the grant application)
Thesis: Design of Antennas used on the Human Body.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSc, ir.), Cum Laude, option Telecommunication and Telematic, Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2002
Thesis: Exposure of Human Blood to an Electromagnetic field and the numerical model.
In the thesis a numerical model (Finite-Difference Time-Domain method) was written in C on a Linux platform.
Extra courses in biomedical and energy engineering: Human Physiology, Biology and Biochemistry of Human Systems including Human Biotechnology, Biomedical Measurements and Stimulation, transport Phenomena in Biological systems, Finite Elements for magnetic fields and optimization.
Master of Engineering Electricity (MEng, Ing.), Cum Laude, option Electronics specialization telecommunication, Institute for Higher Education in the Sciences & the arts, De Nayer Institute, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium, 1999
Internship @ Hevrox EMC/Safety services, Beringen, Belgium (today Hevrox EMC/Safety Services is integrated in EMI solution).
Thesis: Validation of a fully anechoic room according the prEN 50147-3 with HP-VEE. Content: implementation of an automatic measurement tool using HP-VEE and the validation of the fully anechoic chamber.
Klinische Ganganalyse in Neurologische Populaties, UAntwerpen, 2021
Kinesitherapie op afstand, CHaT UAntwerpen, 2021
Technology-Assisted Upper Limb Rehabilitation in Neurological Conditions, SHaRe UHasselt, 2021.
Technology-Assisted Rehabilitation for Musculoskeletal Diseases, training, SHaRe UHasselt, 2020.
Learn to program with Python, Syntra Antwerpen & Vlaams Brabant, Mechelen, Belgium, 2017. Course content: Python incl. Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) (with a small introduction in databases (SQLite) and Django).
EMC PCB Design, One-day course, Canrinus Consultancy, Netherlands, 2016.
Safety procedures and equipment, One day training, AR Benelux, 2016.
Art Academy Temse, division Bornem (2007-2009)
Art academy “De Lei”, Leuven (2005-2006)
Li X., Torfs G, Vandewege J, Bauwelinck J, Verbiest J.R., Sensitive and quantitative pEPR detection system for SPIO nanoparticles, Electronics Letters, pp. 1600-1601, Volume 49, Issue 25, 2013. Paper
J.R. Verbiest and G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “A low cost small size tapered slot antenna for lower band UWB applications”, IEE Electronics Letters, Volume 42, Issue 12, pp. 670-671, 2006. Paper
J.R. Verbiest and G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “Small size planar triangular monopole antenna for UWB WBAN applications”, IEE Electronics Letters, Volume 42, Issue 10, pp. 566-567, 2006. Paper
J.R. Verbiest and G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “A Novel Small Size Printed Tapered Monopole Antenna for UWB WBAN”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, pp. 377-379, vol. 5, 2006. Paper
J.R. Verbiest and G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “Microwave Breast Cancer Detection and Superficial Hyperthermia Breast Cancer Treatment”, Revue HF, Belgian Journal of Electronics and Communication, no. 4, pp 35-44, 2004.
J.R. Verbiest and G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “Antennas for Wireless Biomedical Applications”, Revue HF, Belgian Journal of Electronics and Communication, no. 4, pp 13-24, 2004.
J.R. Verbiest and G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “Development of Optimal Radiated Structures in the Surrounding of Biological Tissues”, Revue HF, Belgian Journal of Electronics and Communication, no. 2, p. 18, 2004
Detection of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION’s) in the pig lung using the particle electron paramagnetic resonance (pEPR) technique, Christine M Shortt, Deirdre Edge, Eric Roskin, Joeri R Verbiest, Farouk Markos, Stephanie Teughels, WMIC 2014, Seoul; Sept 17-20.
Bio-distribution of supraparagmetic iron oxide nanoparticles in the pig, C. Shortt, D. Edge, S. Teughels, E. Roskin, J. Verbiest, O. Gobbo, A. Prina-Mello, Y. Volkov and F. Markos. Drug Discovery and Development, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Experimental Biology 2014, San Diego; April 26-30.
G. Pailloncy and J. Verbiest, “On the fly PA Design with the R&S NMDG ZVxPlus”, ARMMS RF & Microwave Society, April 2009.
J.R. Verbiest and G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “A Microstrip-Fed Equilateral Triangular Microstrip Antenna on a Finite Periodic Surface of Square Patches”, The Second IASTED International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation (ARP2005), Banff, Canada, pp.366-370, 19-21 July 2005.
J.R. Verbiest and G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “Design of very small antennas for biomedical devices”, Proc. 12th URSI Forum, Brussels, Belgium, 10 December 2004.
J.R. Verbiest, P. Delmotte, G.A.E. Vandenbosch, L. Verschaeve and A. Maes, “The Use of High Impedance Surfaces in the Construction of an Exposure Setup. A Preliminary Feasibility Study”, Journées Internationales de Nice sur les Antennes (JINA2004), Nice, France, pp. 116-117, 8-10 November 2004.
J.R. Verbiest, G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “Development of Optimal Radiated Structures in the Surrounding of Biological Tissues”, Proc. 11th URSI Forum, Brussels, Belgium, 18 December 2003.
J.R. Verbiest and G.A.E. Vandenbosch, “Development of a Finite-Difference Time-Domain model for the research on biological effects by electromagnetic fields”, Proc. 10th URSI Forum, Brussels, Belgium, 13 December 2002.
Last update: 27 May 2022