dr. A.H. (Aaldert) van Amerongen
Earth science group
My profile description
Within the expertise group Instrument science, I lead a section of 14 instrument scientists with expertise in the design, manufacturing, calibration and operation of optical and X-ray payloads for scientific space use. I am responsible for the strategic development of the skills in the group and for staffing and steering of instrumentation projects in the Astrophysics and Earth program lines. Examples of current projects are: TROPOMI, Sentinel-5, and Spex.
As a project manager, I contribute to the realization of the complete life cycle of novel space instrumentation: from research and development, to manufacturing, test and delivery. An example is the development of new diffraction grating technology resulting in the first silicon immersed grating to fly in space.