Steven van der Veeke studied applied physics at the University of Groningen and is currently an R&D engineer at Medusa Radiometrics. He combines this role with a PhD position at the University of Groningen, where he is conducting doctoral research to investigate the scientific questions that arise when using a drone as the platform for gamma-ray measurements. His thesis will address issues including height corrections, the footprint, spectral analysis optimization and radon correction methods. This work will result in a first draft of the ‘Guidelines for drone-borne radioelement mapping’.