Pascal is born and raised in Amsterdam. He is already part of our research group since his B.Sc. thesis in 2015. Currently, He is a PhD student in the groups of Prof. Dr. F. Matthias Bickelhaupt and Dr. Trevor A. Hamlin. Pascal’s goal is to understand astrochemical processes by making the connection between astrochemistry and terrestrial chemistry. His scientific publications describe, amongst others, the role of steric (Pauli) repulsion in chemical reactivity and molecular structures.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing and watching football. Besides that, he loves watching horror movies, especially b-horror movies from the 70s and 80s. Fun fact, Pascal has been repeatedly called a “crazy cat person” by the other group members.