Hendrik completed his Masters Degree in Engineering Technology(1996) at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa. After many years in various Scientific institutions decided to pursue his PhD with Prof. John Carver at the ANU. As a student, Hendrik researched and developed an automatic optical measurement system for Mid IR pulse laser's including output energy after the Raman Shift Cell. This research was part of the development of an alternative Uranium enrichment process named MLIS (Molecular laser isotope separation). At ANU Hendrik hopes to expand his computational and automation skill set, focusing at investigating the behaviour of amyloid plaques found in brains of Alzheimer's using Femtosecond Science and 3D raster scanning automation to record growth of aggregate within bio-gel via turbidimetric principles.