Hannes Bogaert received a MSc with honours in Marine Technology from the Delft University of Technology in 2006. His MSc research took place at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN). Since his graduation Hannes Bogaert worked at MARIN in the Hydro-Structural Services group of the Trials & Monitoring department. At the same time he was appointed as a PhD student at the Ship Structures Laboratory of the Delft University of Technology. His research focused on the sloshing impact physics in LNG tanks. As part of the Sloshel Joint Industry Project, Hannes performed and analyzed wave impact tests at different scales together with MARIN colleagues and the project partners. He also worked on the predication of the structural failure response of ships (LNG carriers and tankers) involved in collision and developed the Maritime Collision Model of MARIN. In 2011, Hannes became head of the Hydro-structural Services group, and worked on in-service monitoring projects and large scale tests in the field of structural integrity. He continued the work on sloshing impact physics, initiating and coordinating the PhaseTransition Joint Industry Project in 2013, and its extension, the SLING research program. As part of these projects, he was in charge of the design and construction of a new test facility at MARIN to perform wave impact tests in a controlled environment. Since early 2018, he is head of the department Trials & Monitoring and part of the overall management team of MARIN. At the end of 2018, Hannes successfully defended his PhD at Delft University of Technology.