Steven van den Berg
Steven van den Berg studied physics at Leiden University. In 2002 he obtained his PhD degree in physics, also at Leiden University. His PhD research was on the dynamics of light-emitting polymer lasers, which was studied with ultrafast lasers. Subsequently, he started as a research scientist at VSL, the national metrology institute of the Netherlands, where he was appointed as principal scientist in 2009. Driven by new developments in physics and by requests from the market, he focused on research and development in the field of optical measurements, often in collaboration with national and international partners. Examples of this work vary from highly accurate long distance measurement with frequency comb lasers, to the measurement of nanometer scale displacement with a Fabry-Pérot interferometer and from the calibration of spectrometers for Earth observation to the measurement of flicker of LED-lamps. Optics and photonics have been the cross-cutting theme in his carrier for about 25 years. Since January 1st 2021 he has been appointed as a professor in Photonics at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.