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Isabelle Surdej

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Isabelle Surdej

Isabelle Surdej

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Associate

Isabelle Surdej studied Physical Engineering at the University of Liège and holds a PhD in Physics from the Ludwig Maximilans University (Munich).

More information about Isabelle

Before starting her career in Intellectual Property in 2014, she worked as an optical engineer at the European Southern Observatory (Munich), on projects such as the European Extremely Large Telescope project.

Isabelle has deep knowledge in the fields of optics, software, mechanics and physics.

In addition to her work as a patent attorney, Isabelle is a teacher at the Maastricht University to help candidates prepare for the European qualifying examination.

Working experience

  • Patent attorney, V.O. (January 2019 – present)
  • Patent attorney, private practice (2014-2019)
  • Post-doc at Free University Brussels (2011-2012)
  • Optical Engineer at European Southern Observatory ESO (2005-2011)

Education

  • PhD, physics, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich(2011)
  • MSc, physical engineering (2004)
  • BSc, civil engineering (2001)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Non-resident teacher at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (2018-present)

Publications

  • Challenges in precision and vibration control for physics experiments A. Preumont, R. Bastaits, I. Surdej, and C. Collette, Part I Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, (2012).
  •  On-sky performances of an optical Phasing sensor based on a cylindrical lenslets array for segmented telescopes F. Gonte. R. Mazzoleni, I. Surdej, and L. Noethe, Applied Optics 50, Issue 12, 1660-1667 (2011).
  • Fresnel Phasing of Segmented Mirror Telescopes G. Chanan, M. Troy, I. Surdej, G. Gutt, and L. C. Roberts, Jr., Applied Optics 50, Issue 33, 6283-6293 (2011).
  • On-sky performance of the Zernike phase contrast sensor for the phasing of seg- mented telescopes I. Surdej, N. Yaitskova, and F. Gonte. Applied Optics 49, Issue 21, 4052-4062 (2010).

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Polish

 

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Events

Open house at Liège Science Park

Rue Bois Saint-Jean 29, Ougrée 4102 Seraing, Belgique

Recently we have settled in the Liège Science Park in Belgium. On this occasion, we are happy to invite you to our open house and meet you during drinks and an ice cream around 3pm. If you are not available on June 13, do not hesitate to come another day. In this case, please make an appointment via info@vo.eu. Hope to meet you! More about this event

IPBC Global 2019

The Westin Boston Waterfront, Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, Verenigde Staten

IPBC Global is an annual event hosted in the summer. The 2019 will take place in Boston from 16 to 18 June 2019. More about this event

European Patent Seminar

Hotel Excelsior München, Schützenstraße, Munich, Germany

Know the latest ins-and-outs concerning examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Be updated on the unitary patent and the unified patent court. Anyone wishing to increase his or her working knowledge of procedures for European patents, German utility models or designs as for instance strategic complements or alternatives to patents, should register now for the fourth edition of V.O.’s IP seminar in Munich! More about this event