Mr Mostert started his engineering career in 1978 after graduating in electronics and information technology at the HTS Groningen. At this time the electron tube era came to an end and semiconductors, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits appeared on the horizon. The first microprocessors became commercially available. Mr Mostert developed several microprocessor controlled dedication systems and used them in a variety of industrial automation processes. He also designed a modular industrial controller system and implemented the CP/M (predecessor of MSDos) operating system to develop and test the controlling software in the actual hardware.
Until 1986 Mr Mostert worked at the department of experimental surgery at the University of Groningen and was involved in many research projects. He worked on the automation and control of the heart-lung machine and controlled thorax blood suction in open heart surgery. He also developed a fully automated three mode jet-ventilation system for the artificial ventilation of babies who are born prematurely.
Since 1981 Mr Mostert runs an engineering agency. He undertakes technical automation projects and has developed a wide range of hardware modules and controlling software. Examples of these projects are metal roller forming, extrusion, press forming, laboratory automation, paper handling machines, paper production machines and automated fluid (milk) transport.
In 2001 Mr Mostert began additional development assignments in interactive multimedia. He combined his photo and video skills with his technical and automation knowledge. This resulted in the production of interactive websites, automated presentations and discovery rooms for museums. Digitizing museum collections of photos, documents, videos and historical films was also part of the job.
Mr Mostert has worked as a practical instructor and developer at HIT since 2010. He works closely with students and staff on a range of education and research projects as well as community ventures. He is honored to be able to share his skills, knowledge and experience with a new generation of motivated engineers.