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Our team consists of experts in vastly diverse fields and with different backgrounds. Due to their different perspectives we are able to deliver an innovative and complete approach to all of our courses.
Jan is the co-founder and director of DOB-Academy. He is an expert on offshore wind support structures and innovations. He previously was head of the Offshore Engineering Department at TU Delft and is the inventor and founder of Ampelmann.

Jan van der Tempel


Hendrik has worked in the Marine and Offshore Industry in various roles since 1986. He is experienced in setting up educational programs on offshore topics and is committed to meeting the varying needs of the offshore industry.

Hendrik Goos

Course coordinator

Helma has a background in petroleum engineering. After working in the industry for 15 years she has held different positions in course development and education. She is passionate about knowledge sharing to facilitate the energy transition.

Helma Cruts

Course Coordinator

Federica holds a MSc in Sustainable Energy Technologies at the TU Delft. She currently works as a project engineer in the structural mechanical department and on hydrogen related projects at DOT.

Federica Perassi


Roberto is a mechanical engineer with a MSc in sustainable energy technology. He is currently the team lead of the Automation & Control Department at DOT. Together with the A&C team, he designs and develops the systems that control and drive the DOT machines.

Roberto de la Garza Cuevas


As coordinator of our interactive lab, Wink develops and teaches practical cases and serious games that reinforce our courses. Being former part of our kitchen staff, he enjoys taking great care of participants practising their skills in our lab.

Wink de Groot


Steffan holds a MSc in Design for Interaction from TU Delft and has a background in Electrical Engineering. He thereby has extensive education and experience with prototyping and model making.

Steffan Roskam


Barbara is head of the graphic design department at DOB-Academy since 2016. Barbara graduated from St. Joost art academy and started off her career in Italy for four years as a freelance illustrator with very divergent work.

Barbara Termorshuizen

Graphic Design

Ariel has a degree in Law and Political Science, and has worked in different positions in Panama. In 2011, he moved to The Netherlands following his passion for cooking. Since 2017 he is part of the kitchen team of DOB- Academy.

Ariel Othon Herazo


After having worked at various restaurants in Rotterdam and having owned his own lunchroom, Thomas joined DOB-Academy in 2015 from the start. He enjoys making sure that our guests are fully taken care of as our host during events, dinners and drinks.

Thomas Diaz-de Jong


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