Tenured Associate Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium. Professor by special appointment Asteroseismology, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Winner of the biennial prize of astronomical and geophysical sciences of the Royal Academy of Belgium, 1995. Kiwanis Club Award: best post-doc researcher in pure sciences, 1998. 26iÃ¨me Prix biennale Paul & Marie Stroobants, Academie Royale des Sciences, des Letres & des beaux Arts, Belgium 2003. Currently leading a research team within the Institute of Astronomy Leuven, Belgium, consisting of 4 post-doc students, 5 PhD students, 5 master students and 1 software engineer.