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.

Floor Spaargaren

Floor strives for a sustainable future and is interested in water and the interaction with its surroundings. Her master degree in hydromechanical engineering with a focus in offshore renewable energy gives a solid foundation for her lectures on offshore structures and environment.

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.

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.


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