Twan Bearda

Always ready to solve the next problem, combines curiousness with sound algorithm development


PhD Applied Sciences / Electrical Engineering
University of Twente The Netherlands, 1996 – 2001

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
University of Twente The Netherlands, 1991 – 1996

Work Experience

Senior Consultant
Entras, Belgium, 2018 – present
Entras is an independent advisor for complex energy assets
Activities: heat&mass balances, energy system modelling, optimisation of facility dispatch

Researcher Photovoltaic Solar Cells
Imec, Belgium, 2009 – 2018
Responsible for process development & process integration
5 patents, 75+ publications

Researcher Ultra Clean Processing
Imec, Belgium, 1996 – 2009
Team member, team leader, program manager
Responsibilities included: multidisciplinary applied research and development, operational follow-up and external communication
1 patent, 1 book chapter, 75+ publications

Language Proficiency

Dutch: mother tongue
English: very good (conversations, reading, writing)
German: good (conversations)
French: notions (conversations)


  • Data analysis and forecasting
  • Modelling of energy systems
  • Development of tools for facility dispatch
  • Flexible energy consumption/ production
  • Multidisciplinary research projects
  • Trainee coaching
  • Scientific reporting