The newest addition to our logistics team

The newest addition to our logistics team

At DENSsolutions, we cover every aspect of our solutions, from concept to creation to delivery. Our In Situ solutions can only get to your microscopes with the best minds in our logistics team.

We interview Magda Wierzba, our newest addition to the logistics team. As part of her duties, she oversees our warehouse stock and deliveries of our solutions. She tells us how her mathematics degree helps with the pressures of her role, and how a dream and a warehouse in Holland led her to logistics.

Can you tell me how you ended up in logistics?

Eight years ago, I worked in customer service in the company Sloan LED, an American company that builds lighting systems with headquarters in California.

I worked for a year and a half in customer service when the company expanded and opened a warehouse in the Netherlands that delivered to Europe and the rest of the world. A colleague and I were asked to run the warehouse. We started to build up our stock and we opened for more customers. We slowly built up the logistics team and I completed courses in supply chains and in export documents.

I built a database about the customers and, this way, I built up the logistics group with my colleague.

We focused on helping my manager in the United States coordinate between the sales team in Europe and the purchasing team in the United States. Each week we checked in with the forecast; where we are, how we are doing, whether we have delivered the goods on time, and what are the reasons if we haven’t.

So that was your first time in logistics?

It was my first time in logistics and I liked it very much. It is always a challenge and it is never boring.

If there is a problem we always try to find a solution, especially one that is best for the customer. If we have issues with the delivery time, we find the quickest options to satisfy the customer.

Before you came to DENSsolutions, you got a masters degree in mathematics and computer sciences. How does that help with logistics?

Focusing on the numbers; I’m really good at that. My background helps with logistics as logical thinking is very important. Sometimes you have to make a critical decision in five minutes. You have to sometimes think really quickly and, when it’s made, the decision has to be good

Do you feel pressure here because systems are connected to research – how do you deal with the expectations from the customers?

I’ve had that before; the expectations and deadlines, so I don’t feel the pressure now. I’m used to working like that. The customer is the most important for me and logistics, and my responsibility is that we have the products there on time.

How do we at DENSsolutions make sure that our customers receive their goods on time?

We have a set of procedures we use to always stay on top of every order. We are all very hands on, with daily meetings with a board and, above all, we just do it.

It is a challenge sometimes, all these rules, but everybody in the logistics team knows that we have to value them in order to deliver on our promises.

Sometimes we have to make decisions like closing the warehouse for a whole day because we have to do stock counting. It’s very important to know exactly, up till that last chip, what we have in-house.

You see a bright future for yourself at DENSsolutions?

Of course! I see it.

My opinion is that if I have a passion for something then I’ll like what I’m doing. If I don’t like it, I will not do it. I’m really happy to be here and we have a good team.

I’m feeling very positive about this company. We have good people with passion. Together, we are going to achieve a lot.

At DENSsolutions, we cover every aspect of our solutions, from concept to creation to delivery. Our In Situ solutions can only get to your microscopes with the best minds in our logistics team.

We interview Magda Wierzba, our newest addition to the logistics team. As part of her duties, she oversees our warehouse stock and deliveries of our solutions. She tells us how her mathematics degree helps with the pressures of her role, and how a dream and a warehouse in Holland led her to logistics.

Can you tell me how you ended up in logistics?

Eight years ago, I worked in customer service in the company Sloan LED, an American company that builds lighting systems with headquarters in California.

I worked for a year and a half in customer service when the company expanded and opened a warehouse in the Netherlands that delivered to Europe and the rest of the world. A colleague and I were asked to run the warehouse. We started to build up our stock and we opened for more customers. We slowly built up the logistics team and I completed courses in supply chains and in export documents.

I built a database about the customers and, this way, I built up the logistics group with my colleague.

We focused on helping my manager in the United States coordinate between the sales team in Europe and the purchasing team in the United States. Each week we checked in with the forecast; where we are, how we are doing, whether we have delivered the goods on time, and what are the reasons if we haven’t.

So that was your first time in logistics?

It was my first time in logistics and I liked it very much. It is always a challenge and it is never boring.

If there is a problem we always try to find a solution, especially one that is best for the customer. If we have issues with the delivery time, we find the quickest options to satisfy the customer.

Before you came to DENSsolutions, you got a masters degree in mathematics and computer sciences. How does that help with logistics?

Focusing on the numbers; I’m really good at that. My background helps with logistics as logical thinking is very important. Sometimes you have to make a critical decision in five minutes. You have to sometimes think really quickly and, when it’s made, the decision has to be good

Do you feel pressure here because systems are connected to research – how do you deal with the expectations from the customers?

I’ve had that before; the expectations and deadlines, so I don’t feel the pressure now. I’m used to working like that. The customer is the most important for me and logistics, and my responsibility is that we have the products there on time.

How do we at DENSsolutions make sure that our customers receive their goods on time?

We have a set of procedures we use to always stay on top of every order. We are all very hands on, with daily meetings with a board and, above all, we just do it.

It is a challenge sometimes, all these rules, but everybody in the logistics team knows that we have to value them in order to deliver on our promises.

Sometimes we have to make decisions like closing the warehouse for a whole day because we have to do stock counting. It’s very important to know exactly, up till that last chip, what we have in-house.

You see a bright future for yourself at DENSsolutions?

Of course! I see it.

My opinion is that if I have a passion for something then I’ll like what I’m doing. If I don’t like it, I will not do it. I’m really happy to be here and we have a good team.

I’m feeling very positive about this company. We have good people with passion. Together, we are going to achieve a lot.

UConn Opening a New Center for In Situ & Operando TEM in Collaboration With DENSsolutions

UConn Opening a New Center for In Situ & Operando TEM in Collaboration With DENSsolutions

UConn Tech Park (Magda Biernat)

At DENSsolutions, we believe that together we can achieve more. So, we are proud to announce our partnership with the University of Connecticut (UConn).

A new center commemorating this exciting collaboration will be opened. The UConn DENSsolutions Center for IN-siTu/Operando Electron Microscopy (InToEM) will be the home of scientists and engineers with complementary expertise working at the frontier of understanding materials dynamics. The InToEM center is situated in UConn Tech Park, the University of Connecticut’s premier center for cutting-edge research, industry collaboration, and innovation.

Our contribution

The DENSsolutions Climate MEMS-based Nano-Reactor TEM system will be at the heart of this research center. The system has a unique capacity to probe high-temperature gas-solid reactions with high spatial resolution under ambient pressure, in gaseous environment controlled by sophisticated dynamic gas mixing. Dynamic changes in local site-specific structural information of nanomaterials can be monitored in real-time under realistic reaction conditions.

Climate In Situ Gas & heating system with featured MEMS-based Nano-Reactor (gas supply not on the picture)

Climate In Situ Gas & heating system (gas supply not on the picture)

MEMS-based Nano-Reactor

New Opportunities

As the demands of research need more complex solutions, we want to move towards Operando environmental electron microscopy. Our solutions will allow concurrent mass-spectrometry, calorimetry and chemical analysis during reactions.

These new capabilities will provide unprecedented insight into the correlation between materials dynamics and temporal performance at the fundamental atomic-scale, and will open up a world of research opportunities in heterogeneous catalysis, fuel cells, corrosion, and materials growth and transformation.

Dr. Zhu with the Climate system (UConn Photo)

Yuanyuan Zhu, the Director of the InToEM, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, UConn commented:

“Being able to study the behavior of materials in their native environment has been microscopist’s dream since the birth of TEM. I’m very excited about the InToEM center, which will provide an optimal scientific “sandbox” to explore microscopy as it should be.”

Ben Bormans, CEO of DENSsolutions, is very pleased to have UConn and the InToEM center led by Dr. Zhu, as a customer:

“DENSsolutions’ vision is that in situ and operando TEM can contribute to solving societal challenges like climate change and green/clean technologies.

These new techniques connect microscopy more meaningfully with chemistry, materials research and nanotechnology. Therefore, here at DENSsolutions, we all are very, very excited about being a partner in the InToEM center.

Here, a lot of good things come together: the Materials Science and Engineering Department and Institute of Materials Science of UConn with world-class performance in Materials research, the fantastic facilities of the Business Innovation Center, and the focus and passion of the scientists of INToEM.”

Download the Climate Brochure

For more information on features and specifications.

UConn Tech Park (Magda Biernat)

At DENSsolutions, we believe that together we can achieve more. So, we are proud to announce our partnership with the University of Connecticut (UConn).

A new center commemorating this exciting collaboration will be opened. The UConn DENSsolutions Center for IN-siTu/Operando Electron Microscopy (InToEM) will be the home of scientists and engineers with complementary expertise working at the frontier of understanding materials dynamics. The InToEM center is situated in UConn Tech Park, the University of Connecticut’s premier center for cutting-edge research, industry collaboration, and innovation.

Our contribution

The DENSsolutions Climate MEMS-based Nano-Reactor TEM system will be at the heart of this research center. The system has a unique capacity to probe high-temperature gas-solid reactions with high spatial resolution under ambient pressure, in gaseous environment controlled by sophisticated dynamic gas mixing. Dynamic changes in local site-specific structural information of nanomaterials can be monitored in real-time under realistic reaction conditions.

Climate In Situ Gas & heating system with featured MEMS-based Nano-Reactor (gas supply not on the picture)

Climate In Situ Gas & heating system (gas supply not on the picture)

MEMS-based Nano-Reactor

New Opportunities

As the demands of research need more complex solutions, we want to move towards Operando environmental electron microscopy. Our solutions will allow concurrent mass-spectrometry, calorimetry and chemical analysis during reactions.

These new capabilities will provide unprecedented insight into the correlation between materials dynamics and temporal performance at the fundamental atomic-scale, and will open up a world of research opportunities in heterogeneous catalysis, fuel cells, corrosion, and materials growth and transformation.

Dr. Zhu with the Climate system (UConn Photo)

Yuanyuan Zhu, the Director of the InToEM, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, UConn commented:

“Being able to study the behavior of materials in their native environment has been microscopist’s dream since the birth of TEM. I’m very excited about the InToEM center, which will provide an optimal scientific “sandbox” to explore microscopy as it should be.”

Ben Bormans, CEO of DENSsolutions, is very pleased to have UConn and the InToEM center led by Dr. Zhu, as a customer:

“DENSsolutions’ Vision is that in situ and operando TEM can contribute to solving societal challenges like climate change and green/clean technologies.

These new techniques connect microscopy more meaningfully with chemistry, materials research and nanotechnology. Therefore, here at DENSsolutions, we all are very, very excited about being a partner in the InToEM center.

Here, a lot of good things come together: the Materials Science and Engineering Department and Institute of Materials Science of UConn with world-class performance in Materials research, the fantastic facilities of the Business Innovation Center, and the focus and passion of the scientists of INToEM.”

Download the Climate Brochure

For more information on features and specifications.

MPM4 conference, Zhejiang University

MPM4 conference, Zhejiang University

DENSsolutions presence at the 4th International Conference on Materials Microstructure and Performance (MPM4).

Zhejiang University and DENSsolutions have a long standing relationship. In 2013 already, the prestige Zhejiang University became one of our first clients. Choosing the wildfire system for its high stability at elevated temperatures. Later they also acquired the Lightning Biasing system and the Climate combined Gas and Heating system. Using the Climate system they published several high impact publications like the ones, among others, on Nanoparticles and Pd Nanocrystals.  

2015 Presentation by by DENSsolutions at Zhejiang University Conference

MPM4 conference, Zhejiang University May 15-19

This conference, organized by School of Materials Science and Engineering, will focus on the latest developments in In situ Electron Microscopy, Biological materials, Semiconductor optoelectronic materials and Energy storage materials and battery technology.

Zhejiang University in collaboration with our distributor DENS ALTA technologies will give a demonstration of the Climate In Situ Gas and Heating system on the 16th of May in their Center of Electron Microscopy.

Click here for more information about Climate

Dr. Qiang Xu

Presentation: Stream – New generation of In Situ liquid system

Also on the 16th of may, our Vp of Business Development, Dr. Qiang Xu,  will give a presentation on our Stream In Situ liquid and biasing system. Explaining how we at DENSsolutions achieve to create a reliable and user friendly solution taking in to account the complexity of hardware, software and methodology.

Click here for more information about Stream

DENSsolutions presence at the 4th International Conference on Materials Microstructure and Performance (MPM4).

Zhejiang University and DENSsolutions have a long standing relationship. In 2013 already, the prestige Zhejiang University became one of our first clients. Choosing the wildfire system for its high stability at elevated temperatures. Later they also acquired the Lightning Biasing system and the Climate combined Gas and Heating system. Using the Climate system they published several high impact publications like the ones, among others, on Nanoparticles and Pd Nanocrystals.  

2015 Presentation by by DENSsolutions at Zhejiang University Conference

MPM4 conference, Zhejiang University May 15-19

This conference, organized by School of Materials Science and Engineering, will focus on the latest developments in In situ Electron Microscopy, Biological materials, Semiconductor optoelectronic materials and Energy storage materials and battery technology.

Zhejiang University in collaboration with our distributor DENS ALTA technologies will give a demonstration of the Climate In Situ Gas and Heating system on the 16th of May in their Center of Electron Microscopy.

Click here for more information about Climate

Dr. Qiang Xu

Presentation: Stream – New generation of In Situ liquid system

Also on the 16th of may, our Vp of Business Development, Dr. Qiang Xu,  will give a presentation on our Stream In Situ liquid and biasing system. Explaining how we at DENSsolutions achieve to create a reliable and user friendly solution taking in to account the complexity of hardware, software and methodology.

Click here for more information about Stream

STEM Meeting, Tianjin University of Technology

STEM Meeting, Tianjin University of Technology

DENSsolutions presence at STEM meeting, Tianjin University of Technology

We are proud to be among one of the leading high tech companies invited for this meeting. In 2016, the prestige Tianjin University of Technology became the first client in China to use a Stream In Situ Liquid and Biasing system. At the same time they became a DECEM (DENSsolutions essence center of electron microscopy) and just recently they created a big impact with their new discoveries on single atom catalyst, with a significant contribution of Prof. Jun Luo, using our Climate In Situ Gas and Heating system.

Tianjin city

STEM Meeting, Tianjin University of Technology May 16-18

This meeting, organized by our dear customer Prof. Jun Luo, will host 40 well-known experts and scholars in electron microscopy and materials science to discuss the latest developments in the fields of materials science, applied physics, chemistry, and chemical engineering.

Dr. Hongyu Sun
Stream Demo: In Situ TEM Liquid + Heating or Biasing

On the 18th of may, our Application Specialist Dr. Hongy Sun wil give a demonstration of our latest system which allows for high resolution liquid phase TEM. With a unique level of control over a.o. the membrane bulging and liquid flow rate. Dr. Hongyu will demonstrate the sytem showing controllable electro deposition of copper layers in liquid.

Click here for more information about Stream

Dr. Qiang Xu

Presentation: Stream – New generation of In Situ liquid system

Also on the 18th of may, our Vp of Business Development, Dr. Qiang Xu will give a presentation on the Stream system. Explaining how we at DENSsolutions achieve to create a reliable and user friendly solution taking in to account the complexity of hardware, software and methodology.

Click here for more information about Stream

DENSsolutions presence at STEM meeting, Tianjin University of Technology

We are proud to be among one of the leading high tech companies invited for this meeting. In 2016, the prestige Tianjin University of Technology became the first client in China to use a Stream In Situ Liquid and Biasing system. At the same time they became a DECEM (DENSsolutions essence center of electron microscopy) and just recently they created a big impact with their new discoveries on single atom catalyst, with a significant contribution of Prof. Jun Luo, using our Climate In Situ Gas and Heating system.

Tianjin city

STEM Meeting, Tianjin University of Technology May 16-18

This meeting, organized by our dear customer Prof. Jun Luo, will host 40 well-known experts and scholars in electron microscopy and materials science to discuss the latest developments in the fields of materials science, applied physics, chemistry, and chemical engineering.

Dr. Hongyu Sun
Stream Demo: In Situ TEM Liquid + Heating or Biasing

On the 18th of may, our Application Specialist Dr. Hongy Sun wil give a demonstration of our latest system which allows for high resolution liquid phase TEM. With a unique level of control over a.o. the membrane bulging and liquid flow rate. Dr. Hongyu will demonstrate the sytem showing controllable electro deposition of copper layers in liquid.

Click here for more information about Stream

Dr. Qiang Xu

Presentation: Stream – New generation of In Situ liquid system

Also on the 18th of may, our Vp of Business Development, Dr. Qiang Xu will give a presentation on the Stream system. Explaining how we at DENSsolutions achieve to create a reliable and user friendly solution taking in to account the complexity of hardware, software and methodology.

Click here for more information about Stream