Dr. Jan-Willem Handgraaf originates from a small town in the Netherlands. He holds a master degree in theoretical chemistry from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and a PhD in Computational Chemistry from University of Amsterdam. Dr. Handgraaf also holds a MBA degree from the same university. Until recently he was as Chief Application Scientist part of the management team of Culgi B.V., a software and services company based in Leiden, the Netherlands, with a focus on industrial multiscale modeling. After the acquisition by Siemens Digital Industries Software in April 2021, he is as senior technical product manager responsible for the Simcenter Culgi product and team. Dr. Handgraaf has over 15 years of experience in industry and has co-authored close to 50 academic publications.