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Optical engineer

Hans Dekker, Dutch optical engineer. Achievements include design and construction of state of the art astronomical instruments for the Ultraviolet-NIR/focal reducers, multi-object spectrographs and echelle spectrographs.

Background

Dekker, Hans was born on July 20, 1951 in Kampen, The Netherlands. Son of Johan Laurens Dekker and Corrie Jongkees.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, University Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1973. Master of Science in Astronomy, University Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1976.

Career

Systems engineer Philips USFA, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1976-1981. Instrumentation engineer European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany, 1981-1996. Lecturer summer school for astronomy, Haute Provence Observatory, France, 1993, Lund Observatory, Sweden, 1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include design and construction of state of the art astronomical instruments for the Ultraviolet-NIR/focal reducers, multi-object spectrographs and echelle spectrographs.

Connections

Married Tineke Welvering, January 31, 1975. Children: Christiaan, Marjoleine, Peter Jan, Bobby.

father:
Johan Laurens Dekker

mother:
Corrie Jongkees

spouse:
Tineke Welvering

children:
Christiaan Dekker

Marjoleine Dekker

Peter Jan Dekker

Bobby Dekker