Graduate in chemical technical, Technology University Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1977.
Microlithography scientist, Philips Research laboratories, Eindhoven, 1977-1982; section head lithography development mega project, Philips Research laboratories, Eindhoven, l982-87; department head lithography and wet processing development, Philips Components, Eindhoven, l987-89; department head flat panel display pilot line, Philips Components, Eindhoven, 1989-1991; department head product engineering/quality and reliability, Philips Flat Panel Displays, Eindhoven, since 1992.
Member Society Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (program committee, session chairman conferences l986-87).
Married Inge Merkelbach, February 11, 1977. Children: Miriam, Jolien, Jorrit.