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Currently, I am working at SmarAct GmbH where I am involved in the development of instruments to characterize microscopic structures. This work recently resulted in the Picoscale Vibrometer, an instrument that employs interferometry with an IR laser to characterize MEMS and other micromechanical devices.

Before, I worked as associate professor at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, UK and as group leader at the University of Göttingen, Germany. In both positions, I developed instrumentation and methods to study problems in life science. I am still actively involved in teaching and scientific research.

Iwan Schaap

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