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.

Jeroen Taen

Jeroen is fascinated by innovations in sustainable technologies and is committed to aid in their development. With a background in maritime engineering, he focusses on technical details and is able to present them from an economic and social perspective.

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.

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 is a teacher and researcher at DOB-Academy and holds an MSc in offshore engineering. Field of interest: offshore wind turbines, and graduated on vibration installation of monopiles and the slip joint connection.

Liv Kooijmans

Liv coordinates the course development and communication department of the Academy. She has an academic degree in Industrial Design Engineering, along with a wide experience in teaching and concept development.

Hendrik Goos

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

Adriaan Pandelaers

Adriaan holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. Next to his MSc study in Aerospace Structures & Materials he is learning to become a Math teacher. As a result of his broad range of interests, he is also a glider pilot and professional tour leader. These skills, together with his creative mind, make him an excellent teacher and course creator at DOB-Academy.

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 behavior 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.

Robert Hasselaar

Responsible for the installation and (de)commisioning of DOT’s current test setup at the Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam. Together with a team of eight, he is paving the way towards a full scale developed DOT drive train 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.


Kim van Klooster

As coordinator of our interactive lab, Kim develops practical cases and serious games that reinforce our courses. She is sensitive to the educational needs in the sector and uses this as a developer of new courses for our own educational programme or for tailor-made courses.

Desiree van Es

With her degree in Leisure management and almost a decade of hands-on experience as a hostess and event manager, Desiree knows how to make sure that all guests of De Oude Bibliotheek have a great experience. If you have any questions, Desiree is a great source of information.

Jannie Munk

After running her own restaurant for 23 years, and even winning the prestigious Lady Chef of the year title, Jannie joined DOB-Academy in the early days. Every single day, Jannie and her kitchen staff cook different fresh and healthy dishes.

Paul Schoenmakers

Paul is a concept engineer at DOT, teacher and a motion graphic designer at DOB-Academy and holds an MSc in Integrated Product Design. Field of interest: Human factors and graduated at Delft Offshore Turbine