Updated October 3, 2017


  • Highly Skilled Professional (i)(a),
    by Ministry of Justice of Japan (MOJ), Tokyo, Japan, October 2017.

    Awarded the residence status of Highly Skilled Professional in advanced academic research activities for being among “The quality, unsubstitutable human resources who have a complementary relationship with domestic capital and labor, and who are expected to bring innovation to the Japanese industries, to promote development of specialized/technical labor markets through friendly competition with Japanese people and to increase efficiency of the Japanese labor markets”.

  • Finalist Prize of Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017,
    by Amazon, Nagoya, Japan, July 2017.

    Ranked 6th and awarded 10,000 USD with Team NAIST-Panasonic in the finals of the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge (formerly Amazon Picking Challenge) among 16 top international teams and 27 entries worldwide.


  • Best of IET and IBC 2016-2017,
    by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) & International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2016.

    Selected among more than 360 submissions to figure in the top 8 papers at 2016 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC 2016) for “Outstanding research in broadcasting and entertainment and very best professional excellence in media technology”.

  • 1st Place of Airbus Shopfloor Challenge,
    by Airbus Group, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2016.

    Winner of the biggest robotics challenge held at 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016) with a cash prize of 20,000 EUR.


  • Japan Tent Ambassador,
    by Japan Tent Committee, Kanazawa, Japan, August 2014.

    Selected among 365 international students representing 102 countries gathering in Ishikawa Prefecture to foster friendly relations between Japan and my home country, Belgium.

  • MEXT Scholarship Recipient,
    by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), Tokyo, Japan, February 2014.

    Selected to conduct research in Japan through recommendation by the Japanese diplomatic mission in Belgium.


  • EXPLORT Grant Recipient,
    by Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX), Brussels, Belgium, September 2013.

    Selected among more than 70 candidates for a subsidized training in international business and management followed by a mission in the United States.

  • Professional Title: Ingénieur civil, Ir.,
    by Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, June 2013.

    Legally protected title under the Belgian law applicable to graduates of the 5-year engineering course of top national universities.