Born in Antwerp, May 21, 1956.

Lic. Physics, Universiteit Antwerpen, 1978

Lic. Mathematics, Universiteit Antwerpen, 1980

PhD Mathematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1984

Habilitation, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1991

Current position: Professor of Mathematics at the Faculty of Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Research interests: Algebra, ring theory, Hopf algebras, Brauer groups

Treasurer of the Belgian Mathematical Society, 1990-2005

Vice-president of the Belgian Mathematical Society, 2005-2008

President of the Belgian Mathematical Society, 2008-2011

Member of the "Commission des Mathématiques" (FNRS), 1998-2008

Member of the "Commissie Wiskunde" (FWO), 2006-2013; vice-chairman (2011-2012); chairman (2013)

Member of the National Committee for Mathematics, since 2009

Member of the "Meetings Committee" of the European Mathematical Society, 2009-2013

Vice-dean of the Faculty of Engineering, 2012-2016

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, since 2016