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prof. dr. ir. C.J.G. (Gerco) Onderwater

Experimental Particle Physicist
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Education & Training

University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands (1988-1993)

M.Sc. (Ir.) in Applied Physics, specialisation laser physics. Research performed at Center for Materials Processing using Lasers, TNO, Apeldoorn, NL, in collaboration with Engineering Department. 

Free University and NIKHEF, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1993-1998)

PhD in Physics, on "Investigation of short-range correlations using the 16O(e,e'pp) reaction" 


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain, Urbana, IL, USA (1998-2003)

Postdoctoral research associate (1998-2000), working on muon g-2 experiment E821 at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Visiting Research Assistant Professor (2000 – 2003), working on muon g-2 experiment E821 at Brookhaven Laboratory, Coordinator of "Midwestern Analysis Effort"; (2000). Overall analysis coordinator (2001). Public release of final result. Weekly run coordinator.

University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2003-2023)

Assistant Professor (2003-2010) in Experimental Particle Physics. Testing discrete symmetries, in particular time-reversal invariance (EDM, beta-decay) and Lorentz invariance. Recipient of a 2003 VIDI Innovational Research grant. 

Associate Professor (2010-) in Experimental Particle Physics. In search of new physics by testing fundamental symmetries, in particular time-reveral invariance, lepton flavour, and Lorentz invariance. 

Program Director Physics and Applied Physics (B.Sc.) (2017-2020)

Director Undergraduate School of Science and Engineering (2020)

Director School of Science and Engineering (2020-2023)

Maastricht University

Dean Maastricht Science Programme

Member Management Team - Education

Member Management Team - Research

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