Date and Place of Birth: 25 March 1988, London, England
Coached by: Juergen Klinger
Date arrived at Team Bath: September 2006
Course of Study: PhD in Biomechanics
Having first arrived at the University of Bath as an undergraduate in Medical Engineering in 2006, Jan combined his studies with an illustrious sporting career, coached by Team Bath’s Juergen Klinger at the Sports Training Village and supported by a Trendell Sporting Scholarship.
His long list of sporting achievements during his time at Bath included winning three World Cup medals, two European Cup medals, 7th place at the World University Games and competing for his country in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
After graduating with MEng in Medical Engineering Jan did a one-year internship at Bath-based medical engineering charity, Designability. He continued his studies with an MSc Design before embarking on a PhD in Biomedical Engineering before graduating in 2018.
His research focused on understanding the mechanisms of how hip replacements can fail over time, using new engineering solutions to improve their longevity.