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Jos Wassink MSc. (1958) studied applied physics at the Twente University of Technology (graduated in 1984) where he also passed his first-degree teaching licence in mathematics and physics and his bachelor in philosophy.

His ambition was to make science television. His first steps were at the audiovisual centre of the Delft University of Technology in 1984-1985. That provided his with the basis for his job as audiovisual producer at the popular science museum Museon in The Hague (1985-1995).

In 1995, after a post-academic course on journalism, he got a chance to work as a producer/director at the documentary science series Noorderlicht at VPRO public television. When the series stopped seven years later, he produced four longer documentaries (50 mins) for the series Tegenlicht, also at VPRO.

When the interest in science at VPRO evaporated, Wassink stepped over to the daily science radio show HoeZo radio produced by Teleac. Two years later, he left broadcasting to join a website on sustainable energy ‘’ (in English), which was an activity of Ecofys in Utrecht, part of the Econcern holding.

The same year (2007) he stepped over to the Delft University of Technology to start as a senior science editor for the university newspaper Delta and the external quarterly publication Delft Outlook. At Delta he doubled the number of science pages and he switched over from Dutch to English to accomodate the large non-Dutch speaking population of the university.

Other remarkable iniatives:

• the book ‘Energierevolutie’ (Energy revolution) published by Veen Magazines in 2007 on the need and possibilities to switch to sustainable energy.

• the six thousand kilomtres long journey by bicycle around the North Sea in 2009. This has led to three 20 minute documentaries for Radio Netherlands Worldservice and the website

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