Sjef van Gastel obtained a Master’s Degree (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology in 1977. He has worked in various engineering and technical management positions in production technology and automation at Royal Philips Electronics,
Assembléon and K&S for almost 40 years. Currently he is director Innovative Production Technology at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven (NL).
At Fontys University he is responsible for the applied research at the Centre of Expertise High- tech Systems & Materials (CoE HTSM) for Additive Manufacturing (Objexlab).