About Anton-Jan Bons
Having worked in research and development for more than 37 years, in academia and industry, I now support organisations and companies in the area of analytical techniques, especially microscopy. I coach research programs and offer support for projects such as the acquisition of equipment or the design of laboratories.
Microscopy and materials science
I have worked in research and development for more than 37 years, at first in academia, later for a petrochemical multinational. I have worked on a large variety of materials (minerals, semiconductors, catalysts, polymers), mostly using advanced characterization techniques (optical and electron microscopy, diffraction, elemental analysis). I have been leading a range of research programs, with very diverse and often virtual teams – multidisciplinary, multicultural, often across continents, with participants from industry and academia. I have broad experience with the selection and acquisition of complex instruments and the design and implementation of laboratories