Erik Pieter Adriaan Couzijn
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Bremen) GmbH
Hanna-Kunath-Straße 11, D-28199 Bremen, Germany
Tel. (+49)-421-5493 292 •
R&D Scientist in Life Science Mass Spectrometry, working with Orbitrap technology.
Expert in organometallic synthesis, physical organic and computational chemistry applied to homogeneous catalysis.
Successful and independent project manager and supervisor, technically skilled and strong in abstract problem solving.
Doctorate in Organic Chemistry
VU University Amsterdam (Prof. Dr. Koop Lammertsma)
Master’s in Chemistry, cum laude
VU University Amsterdam; Organic Chemistry, Minor: Physical Chemistry
Course program included included multiple Pharmacochemistry and Biochemistry courses
Gymnasium, cum laude
OSG Willem Blaeu, Alkmaar; 2 extra Science subjects
2008Ab Initio and Density Functional Theory, ETH Zürich
2005Computational Photochemistry, University of Amsterdam
2004Bio-Organic Synthesis, Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry
2003Molecular Modeling, Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry
2003Advanced NMR Spectroscopy, Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Science Mass Spectrometry; Orbitrap technology.
ETH Zürich, Physical Organic and Organometallic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Peter Chen)
VU University Amsterdam, Organic Chemistry; collaboration with ThermPhos International B.V.
Stand-in NMR specialist
VU University Amsterdam, Organic Chemistry; performed measurements for Avantium Technologies B.V.
Freelance software developer
Projects for PosEdge B.V., Bridge Systems B.V., Melexis N.V., VU University Amsterdam, Trammell Crow Nederland, and KPN Telecom
Organometallic and physical organic chemistry: synthesis, Schlenk and glovebox techniques, reactive intermediates, catalyst optimization,
reaction kinetics, stopped-flow method, photochemistry
ESI MS/MS: also in-house customization of mass spectrometers, servicing/troubleshooting
NMR: 2D heteronuclear and VT, also technical expertise
UV-Vis, IR, GC-MS Expert in advanced (quantum-)chemical computations and analyses
Methods: DFT, ab initio, semi-empirical, molecular mechanics
Areas: mechanistics, physico-chemical properties, bonding analyses, conformational searching Experience with a femtosecond laser setup, constructed an optical autocorrelator
Computer and Language Skills
Chemistry and chemical information retrieval programs (ChemDraw, MestReNova, Beilstein, SciFinder, CSD)
Molecular modeling software (Gaussian, ADF, Spartan)
Software programming (Delphi/Pascal, C/C++, assembly), incl. algorithms, Object-Oriented Programming, OpenGL;
Developed scientific programs for e.g. molecular modeling
visualization, isotope patterns, molecular structure alignment,
kinetic modeling CAD programs (AutoCAD, UGS NX)
Office and imaging programs (MS Office, PhotoShop, CorelDraw)
Languages: Dutch (native), English (business fluent), German (fluent)
Several awards at (inter)national Science fairs and conferences, including:
2003, 2004Poster presentation Prizes at Chemistry conferences
2000Scholarship for Excellent Chemistry Students, Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry
1998Silver Medal, 30th International Chemistry Olympiad, Melbourne
1998First Prize, International Conference for Young Scientists, Visegrád
Publications and Presentations
18 Publications in
peer-reviewed international journals, several manuscript in preparation.
Oral and poster presentations at numerous international conferences.