Susan Branchett


Susan works in the ICT-Innovation department of the Delft University of Technology, where she looks for ways to help researchers be even more effective through IT. Susan has a Ph.D. in computational Physics and is a certified the Carpentries instructor and Kubernetes Application Developer. Find out more on TU Delft website or here Open Working Blog.

Mateusz Kuzak


Mateusz is a Community Manager at the Netherlands eScience Center where he coordinates the training program and supports communities around research software and reproducible and open science. Mateusz co-leads Software Development Best Practices Working Group in ELIXIR Europe and is the Carpentries trainer, instructor, mentor and former Executive Council member. Before joining the Center, Mateusz made the whole journey from the wet lab, using microscopy to study cell biophysics, through bioinformatics data analysis, Research Software Engineering to Scientific Community Management. You can follow him on Twitter.

Anna-Lena Lamprecht


Anna-Lena is an assistant professor in the Software Technology group at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University. In her work she combines the areas of research software engineering and applied formal methods. Currently she focuses on automated composition of scientific workflows, FAIR software and computational science education.

Carlos Martinez Ortiz


Carlos works at the eScience Center, he has worked as an engineer in diverse projects in digital humanities and life sciences, developing expertise in natural language processing, linked open data and software sustainability. He is also a certified Software Carpentry instructor and is frequently involved in organising trainings.

Carlos obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Exeter.

James Meakin


James leads the Research Software Engineering team of the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group. The RSE team provides tools, advice and training on how to develop scientific software, and is responsible for the translation of algorithms from DIAG to the clinic. James joined DIAG in October 2015 and worked on the Automation in Medical Imaging (AMI) project, in collaboration with Fraunhofer Mevis. He holds a PhD in Medical Imaging from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining RadboudUMC he worked as a Software Developer for Philips Healthcare.

Albert Meroño-Peñuela


Albert Meroño-Peñuela is a postdoctoral researcher at the Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Group of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He studies the construction of and access to cultural knowledge bases, and their role in human and artificial processes. His interests include knowledge graphs, Linked Data, APIs and Web query languages. He is involved in CLARIAH, the largest research infrastructure for Humanities in the Netherlands, and serves in the CLARIAH Technical Board as coordinator of the LOD Interest Group. Find out more at Albert’s website and Twitter

Thomas Pronk


Thomas Pronk develops and consults on technology for psychological research. He is interested in mental chronometry, which is making inferences about the mind based on how fast it responds. This interest involves research software engineering and behavioral data science, with special considerations for the circumstances under which data is collected. His main employer is the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. On the side, he does community gardening and a Ph.D. in mental chronometry via the internet. Find out more at

Past Core Team members

  • Maria Cruz, VU University Amsterdam
  • Niels Drost, Netherlands eScience Center
  • Vahid Garousi, Wageningen University & Research
  • Ben van Werkhoven, Netherlands eScience Center