About Embedded Acoustics

Embedded Acoustics was founded in 2010 by experts in speech, hearing and acoustics from TNO (the Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research). The founders of Embedded Acoustics are known for developing the Speech Transmission Index, and were among the first to develop Active Noise Reduction systems for hearing protection (to name but one thing).

Embedded Acoustics is the owner and developer of the Bedrock Audio product line, and developer of many cutting-edge miniaturized electronic devices for speech, audio and acoustics. We carry out specialist R&D and design projects for customers worldwide, from local SMEs to Fortune 500 companies.

Contacting and visiting Embedded Acoustics

Our phone number is: +31 88 8770700. Email addresses for individual staff members are listed below (the address "embeddedacoustics.com" after the @-sign is omitted to prevent email harvesting by spambots).

Our mail and visiting address:

Embedded Acoustics BV
Ampèreweg 18

Key staff members

Just to further introduce you to our team, you will find the resumés of our key management and R&D staff below. To get in touch with members of our staff not listed here, please call or general phone number or send email to our "info@" mail address (stating for whom the message is intended).

Note: our domain name after the @-symbol is omitted to prevent email address harvesting by spambots.

Sander van Wijngaarden

Sander van Wijngaarden obtained his Masters degree in applied physics from the Delft University of Technology in 1996. His specialization was Perceptual Acoustics. Sander then joined the Speech & Hearing group at TNO, where he worked on a broad range of R&D projects, mostly on hearing protection and speech intelligibility. He obtained his PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam in 2002. His PhD thesis ("The intelligibility of non-native speech") is based on work done at TNO.

After gaining experience as a project manager for several years, Sander was appointed team leader of the Speech & Hearing group in 2002. He took on a new challenge in 2006, when he joined a different division of TNO as a Business Developer. In 2007 Sander was appointed Department Manager in the Chemical and Biological protection department. Sander finally decided to leave TNO to co-found Embedded Acoustics in 2010, returning to his technological roots.

Sander is managing director at Embedded Acoustics.

Phone: +31 88 8770701
Email: sander@

Jan Verhave

After obtaining his degree in electronics engineering in 1989, Jan joined the Phonetics department of the University of Amsterdam to work on a European "Esprit" project on speech technology. In 1993, he accepted a research associate position at TNO in Soesterberg. At TNO Jan specialized in real-time low-latency hard- and software for acoustic signal processing. Applications that Jan worked on include 3D audio, the Speech Transmission Index and Active Noise Reduction.

Jan was lead engineer and software developer in many development projects, including the first IEC-compliant STI measuring software application and several generations of Active Noise Reduction headsets (analog and digital). Jan was also the primary developer of STIPA and was involved in several commercial implementations of STIPA. He has been the driving fore behind most STI-related innovations over the last decade.

Jan is Director of R&D at Embedded Acoustics.

 Phone: +31 88 8770702

Email: jan@

Matias Slagt

After graduating from the University of Amsterdam in 1994 Matias has held various commercial and managing positions within private, governmental and non governmental organizations, mostly defense related. Matias’ focus has always been to seek out new market opportunities and turn these into success for the organizations he was employed for or which he represented.

Joining Embedded Acoustics was a logical next step within the relationship between Embedded Acoustics and him. In the past Matias has already been involved in the design and development of some of Embedded Acoustics products for the defense and security market. He is currently responsible for marketing and sales at Embedded Acoustics.

Matias Slagt is Commercial Director at Embedded Acoustics.


Phone: +31 88 8770717
Email: matias@ 

Madelon Pijnenburg

Madelon is Office Manager at Embedded Acoustics. She makes sure that the day-to-day activities around our office run smoothly and efficiently. Madelon processes our incoming and outgoing invoices, makes sure that our shipments arrive with our customers on time, and that our technical reports and papers are presentable. Madelon is also the only one who knows to brew drinkable coffee with our office coffee maker.

Feel free to contact Madelon with any of your questions - if she does not have an answer straightaway, she will direct you to the right person. Madelon is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Phone: +31 88 8770717
Email: madelon@

Pieter Postma


Having been an enthusiast about everything that has buttons and displays since childhood, Pieter Postma decided to study electrical engineering. He obtained a bachelor degree from The Hague University in embedded systems and hardware prototyping. During his studies, Pieter gained experience with various companies, such as Stork, Getinge, Skydec and Thales. He did his graduation project with Embedded Acoustics.  In his spare time, Pieter enjoys photography, hiking and winter sports.

Pieter is currently hardware engineer at Embedded Acoustics.

Phone: +31 88 8770714
Email: Pieter@

Miguel Asselbergs

Miguel has always been interested in technology, especially electronic devices. Since young he has been tinkering with electronics, therefore he chose to study electrical engineering. In 2016 Miguel obtained a bachelor degree from The Hague University in Embedded  Systems. Miguel did his graduation project with Embedded Acoustics. Having worked as a IT Specialist he has acquired the skill of systematic thinking, which comes to use in his work.


Miguel is Hardware Engineer at Embedded Acoustics.


Email: Miguel@ 

Stefan Oud

In 2015 Stefan Oud had finished his master degree in experimential physics at the University of Leiden. In his spare time he was interested in programming and he learned his skills autodidactically. He has also taught himself some basic knowledge of electronics. These practical skills combined with physics and system thinking, come to use in his work for Embedded acoustics.

Stefan is Embedded Systems Specialist at Embedded Acoustics.


Email: Stefan@ 

Ruben IJlst

Ever since Ruben was a young child, Ruben has been experimenting with electronics with the help of his grandfather. As just graduated mechatronics mechanic, he wanted to explore the electronics field even further, so in 2013 started studying electrical engineering at The Hague University in Delft, which he finished in 2017. During his study he worked on different group projects as software and hardware engineer and he worked as tutor at different electrical engineering courses at The Hague University. During his graduation internship at Embedded Acoustics he combined hardware with software in a new state of  the art personal data protection device.

Ruben currently works as hardware engineer at Embedded Acoustics.

Email: Ruben@ 

Diede Dijkstra


As a little boy, Diede already picked up the habit of disassembling every old device he could find, out of interest in how these devices were built. So the choice to start studying Electronics was a very natural one. In 2017 Diede obtained his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. During his time as a student, Diede discovered he enjoyed coding more than anything else. Already having spent lots of hobby time creating programs, Diede decided to bring coding to a new level by making it his profession.

Diede currently works as Software Engineer at Embedded Acoustics.

Email: Diede@ 

Karolijn van Oeveren

In 2017 Karolijn had a production job at Embedded Acoustics during her Electrical Engineering bachelor at the Hague University. Having experienced the company and the people in it, she decided to stay for her internship, researching ways to improve the STIPA meters. 

Searching for something more applied for her first job after graduation, she came working in production again. This gave the opportunity to grow the capabilities of the in-house production and gives the production one contact point that makes the communication and planning easier. 

Since 2018 Karolijn works as Lead Production Engineer at Embedded Acoustics.


Email: Karolijn@ 
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