Jan Decuyper was born in Jette (Belgium) in 1991. He graduated as an Electromechanical Industrial Engineer (Renewable Energy) at the Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel in 2013. In October 2013, he joined the department of INDI as a phd student. As of February 2014, he became a member of the ELEC department. His main research interests are in the field of modelling systems that are subjected to vortex-induced vibrations.