Pieter-Jan is a naval engineer and has been active in a broad range of activities, including the modeling of ship behavior at the Port of Antwerp, the development of satellite mission planning software for ESA’s INTEGRAL astrophysical gamma-ray mission, measuring the Earth's energy balance using ESA’s MSG meteorological mission, and estimating turnovers for the Belgian retail landscape. Besides that, he also played a pivotal role in the shaping of the Gatewing (UAV manufacturer) story.

At VITO, Pieter-Jan treasures the image processing pipeline. He aims for generic, automated and high-performance solutions that provide the best answer to specific industry needs.