Empowering engineering excellence

DOB-Academy Team

Our team

Our team consists of experts in vastly diverse fields. Due to their different perspectives we are able to deliver an innovative and complete approach to all of our courses. This guarantees not only an exceptional academic experience, but also a well-rounded and realistic preparation for companies requiring guidance in a specific area of expertise.


Jan van der Tempel

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 the inventor and founder of Ampelmann.

Rob Atkinson

Rob has a master’s degree in Offshore Engineering, specialising in offshore wind structures. He previously completed his bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in Australia, where he worked on several large infrastructure projects. Rob currently works as a project engineer at DOT developing the next generation of wind turbines.

Alejandro Velez Isaza

Alejandro is an aerospace engineer with a master’s degree in wind energy. Alejandro works as a lead engineer in the development of the DOT wind turbine.

Reinder Jorritsma

Reinder oversees the offshore energy playing field. He is widely experienced in manoeuvering technology focused teams through governmental and financial aspects of their projects.

Robert Hasselaar

Robert is responsible for the installation and (de)commissioning of DOT’s current test setup at the Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam. Together with a team of eight engineers, he is paving the way towards a full scale developed DOT drivetrain system.

Niels Diepeveen

Niels is an aerospace engineer with a PhD in offshore wind energy. He has a leading role in the development of the DOT innovative turbine concept.

Course Coordinator

Hendrik Goos

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 needs of the offshore industry with this.

Laura Domenech

Laura is a course coordinator at DOB-Academy. She has a background in aerospace engineering and her expertise lies in developing and teaching company-specific training modules concerning production processes for international businesses.

Elena Stroo-Moredo

Elena has almost a decade of experience of teaching, research and course development in the field of Maritime Technology at both Delft University of Technology and Netherlands Maritime Technology. She is broadly interested from human behaviour to learning styles and from design processes to salvage of vessels.  As a course coordinator at DOB-Academy, she is both part of our didactical and our sales team.

Niek Meurs

Niek is a researcher at DOB-Academy in the field of installation and logistics. He is currently investigating operation and maintenance strategies for large offshore wind farms.

Thijs Kamphuis

Thijs holds a MSc in offshore engineering at the TU Delft. He has a broad range of lecture and research interests with a strong focus on offshore wind support structures. At DOB-Academy he is responsible for tailor made courses and Japanese business (development) and works as project engineer and slip joint expert at DOT.


Lynette van der Giessen

Lynette graduated as an all-round filmmaker with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Before starting as a video editor and concept creative at DOB-Academy, she worked on sets of feature films and finished her first full length documentary as an executive producer the year after she graduated.

Bas Harteveld

Bas is an animator at DOB-Academy who studied multimedia technology and interaction design at Hogeschool Leiden. He has developed a wide experience in gamification and 3D animation. He is specialized in technical animations for the offshore industry.

Floris Gagesteijn

Floris is a motion graphics designer at DOB-Academy and graduated at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. Next to 3d visualisation, Floris has a wide experience in multimedia, with over half a decade in the offshore industry.

Orkun Tekeli

Orkun is a 3D design specialist. He has a MSc in strategic product design at TU Delft and is specialised in 3D visualisations and in the design and execution of Virtual Reality applications. His work focuses on offshore installations and construction vessels.

Niels de Wolf

Niels graduated HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and is a video editor at DOB-Academy. He has extensive experience in the commercial and national broadcast environment and worked as a (lead) video editor and compositor for several production companies.

Robbert Geers

Robbert is an all-round audio-visual designer at DOB-Academy. Graduated at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Since then, Robbert has specialised in editing and Camera work. Gaining experience in commercial and national broadcast environments, Robbert is now venturing into the world of offshore wind. For that reason, he acquired a full GWO certificate and he is allowed to execute commercial drone flying.

Menno van Roon

Menno is a motion graphics designer at DOB-Academy and graduated at the International Academy of Film and Television in Antwerp. Prior to that he acquired a Bachelor in Media & entertainment management. Specialised in 3D animation.


William Hagen

William is an industrial design engineer with a master’s degree in strategic product design. After having been part of our graphic team, he now develops serious games in our lab, specializing in user interface design and digital development.

Niels Steverink

Niels holds a Msc. in architecture and applies this knowledge of design and engineering at the DOB-Lab. In our Lab, he translates technical data into practical cases, serious games, and educational models using a wide range of techniques such as 3D printing, woodworking and laser cutting.

Ken Kitazato

Ken is a graphic designer and business developer, connecting the Japanese offshore wind industry with DOB-Academy. He graduated as an Industrial Design Engineer in The Hague and did also a project in Interactive Sound Design.  

Ruben Rast

Ruben is part of the graphic design department at DOB-Academy. Before he started to work here, he studied Multimedia design in Rotterdam and Illustration at the HKU in Utrecht. Ruben’s work can be recognized by his sleek line designs.

Paula Dooren

From studying Human Geography in Amsterdam to great practice as a cabinet maker, Paula combines her two interests and becomes a great asset for making games educational. Within the lab Paula organises and develops serious games.

Juliette van Eijk

Juliette has her master degree in communication science and worked previously in different positions in the marketing and communication branche. Since December 2017, she took a different road and started as a product manager at DOB-Academy. In this position she monitors the progress of the courses by creating overview and coordination, she provides the business contact of the studio and guides the kitchen team in their cooperation.

Desiree van Es

Desiree is event manager of DOB Academy, where she arranges both internal as external events at our venue. She is responsible for the development, production and delivery of projects from proposal right up to delivery. With almost a decade of hands-on experience as a hostess and event manager and a degree in Leisure Management, Desiree knows how to make sure that all guests of De Oude Bibliotheek enjoy their visit. Desiree is also responsible for the participation of DOB-Academy at the exhibitions.

Barbara Termorshuizen

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

Wink de Groot

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 still takes great care of students practising skills in our lab.