Dirk Van Dyck

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Contact

Prof. Dr.
Dirk
Van Dyck
Email: 
dirk.vandyck@ua.ac.be
Address: 

Vision Lab, Department of Physics
University of Antwerp (CMI)
Groenenborgerlaan 171, U316
2020 Antwerp, Belgium

Phone: 
+32 (0) 3 265 32 58
Fax: 
+32 (0) 3 265 33 18

Personal

Biography: 
  • Place & date of birth: Wilrijk (Belgium), June 27, 1948
  • M. Sc. Physics: University of Brussels (VUB), 1971
  • Ph. D. Physics: University of Antwerp (UIA), 1977
  • habilitation: University of Antwerp (UIA), 1987

Research

Scientific & Academic career

  • 1971-83: Assistant in physics at the University of Antwerp (RUCA)
  • 1983-88: Research leader at the University of Antwerp (RUCA)
  • 1988-now: Professor in Physics at the University of Antwerp (RUCA)
  • 1990-92: Vice-president of the Belgian Society for Electron Microscopy
  • 1992-1994: President of the Belgian Society for Electron Microscopy
  • 1994-1998: President of the Belgian Society for Microscopy
  • 1991-2000: Chairman of the Department of Physics at the University of Antwerp (RUCA)
  • 2001: Franqui Prize of the University of Leuven
  • 2004-2008: Vice-Rector of research
  • 2008: Honorary Doctorate from the University of Lima
  • 2008-now: Strategic research officer
  • Member of the Royal Belgian Academy of Science

Scientific activities

  • 300 papers in A1 journals
  • 15 chapters in books
  • Supervisor of more than 30 PhD theses
  • 60 abstracts in proceedings
  • Invited speaker at numerous international conferences
  • Co-editor of "Microscopy Microanalysis Microstructures"
  • Associated editor of "Solid State Communications"
  • Associated editor of "Ultramicroscopy"

Main topics of interest

  • dynamical electron diffraction
  • image interpretation
  • image simulation
  • image processing and reconstruction
  • pattern recognition
  • cognitive, auto adaptive processing, artificial intelligence