Ing. Bert Dekker received his Bachelor degree in Precision Engineering in 1999 from the Hogeschool Utrecht.
In the same year he started his full time employment at TNO as a Mechanical Designer. During this time he has gained experience in various projects for both space and ground based applications where high-performance optomechanical instrumentation was realized. Within projects he has a contribution in concept phase, CAD design, Finite Element Analysis, tolerance analysis and detailing.
The last three years he has been mainly working in the NOMI group, with the design of hardware for the parallel AFM systems and Metainstruments. His main contribution here is the development of new generations of mini AFM scan heads.