Anne Francisca de Baas, Dutch from origin received a physics education in Eindhoven, Utrecht and Delft in the Netherlands and a MBA in Brussels, Belgium. She has been working at Risø National Laboratories from 1986 till 1992 and at the European Commission from 1992 till 2019 in DG CNECT and DG RTD.
Most recently, she works on ontologies for materials modelling, materials- and manufacturing data. This started with the Review of Materials Modelling (Review of Materials Modelling VI) with standards consolidated in CEN/CENELEC CWA 17284 This includes the MODA template, a standardised way to document simulations. Currently she is working on the emmo fundamentals and an ontology for coaching on simulation opportunities.
Her former responsibilities have included the forming in 2014 of a council in the materials modelling domain (European Materials Modelling Council), now EMMC ASBL.
Prior to that, the organisation of best practice activities and technology transfer programs and responsibility for benchmarking of industrial software applications was her job (europort on https://link.springer.com/chapter/10, www.europractice-ic.com and https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/7335-fuse-stimulating-use-of-microelectronics-technologies. She wrote a brochure on how to do road-mapping, on Network of Excellences and on metamaterials; all are available on http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/index_en.html