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Matthijs Roelofs

Matthijs Roelofs

  • Engineering
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Matthijs Roelofs studied Mechanical Engineer at the University of Twente. He did his masters at the Technical University Eindhoven where he completed a master in mechanical engineering and a master in science and technology of nuclear fusion.

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He specialized in systems and control in for nuclear fusion plasmas. During his studies he did an internship at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and did wrote his thesis at Princeton University.

Matthijs went on to work at ExxonMobil as a unit engineer at the refinery in Rotterdam. There he got into contact with various aspects of large-scale industry such as maintenance, project management and design. Matthijs joined V.O. in 2020 as a trainee patent attorney.

Education

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Eindhoven (2018)
  • MSc in Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion, Technical University of Eindhoven (2018)
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Twente (2015)

Working experience

  • Trainee Patent Attorney, V.O. (2020 – present)
  • Unit Engineer, ExxonMobil (2018 – 2020)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English

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