Management Team

The management team of FLUIDDA includes the following highly qualified individuals:

Jan De Backer, MSc, PhD, MBA – CEO

janDr. De Backer graduated from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands as aerospace engineer. He attained an MSc degree in aerodynamics and specialised in applied biomedical computational fluid dynamics leading to a PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is an alumnus of the MBA programs at London Business School, London and Columbia Business School, New York. Dr. De Backer has received several awards for his innovative research in the field of airway modeling in respiratory and sleep medicine. His work has been published in international journals. Dr. De Backer founded FLUIDDA in 2005 and he holds the position as Chief Executive Officer since 2007.

Cedric Van Holsbeke, MSc, PhD – CTO

cedricDr. Van Holsbeke received MSc degrees in both automation and biomedical engineering at Ghent University, Belgium. While holding the position as research engineer at FLUIDDA, he obtained a PhD in engineering science at the same university. His main interests lie within continuous process optimization with a large focus on automated quality control. The work of his team has led to various publications in international peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded on multiple occasions. Since 2017 Dr. Van Holsbeke is Chief Technology Officer at FLUIDDA and is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Vlerick Business School.