The Executive Board has the overall responsibility for ARC CBBC. The Executive Board is formed by representatives from the founding partners and a scientific observer on behalf of NWO.
Ben Feringa (chair)Professor of Organic Chemistry and Molecular Sciences University of Groningen
Ben Feringa (chair)
Ben Feringa became professor Organic Chemistry in 1988. His research performance is so exceptional that he is generally regarded as one of the world’s most creative and productive chemists. He has achieved breakthroughs in various fields of chemistry, including organic synthesis, catalysis, supra-molecular chemistry and nanotechnology. Ben has been awarded numerous prizes and award, among which the 2004 Spinoza Award and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Bert Weckhuysen (scientific director)Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis Utrecht University
Bert Weckhuysen (scientific director)
Bert Weckhuysen received his master degree in chemical and agricultural engineering with greatest distinction in 1991 and his PhD degree with honors in 1995 from Leuven University. Since 2000, he is full Professor Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis at Utrecht University and has been appointed as Distinguished Professor of the Faculty of Science in 2012. Bert received several prestigious grants and awards, among which the 2013 Spinoza Award.
Hans KuipersProfessor of Multi-scale modelling of Multiphase Flows Eindhoven University of Technology
Hans Kuipers graduated in 1985 at the department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Twente (UT) and received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in 1990. In 1999 he became professor in Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering at the UT. Since 2010 he is a full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology and heads the group Multiphase Reactors. He received several grants and awards, for example the 2009 ERC Advanced Grant “Multi-Scale Flows”.
Marcel Schreuder GoedheijtDirector Strategic Research Group AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
Marcel Schreuder Goedheijt
Marcel Schreuder Goedheijt received his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry from VU Amsterdam in 1996, followed by a post-doctoral position. From 1998 on he held positions at several multinational companies: Celanese AG (R&D center), Diosynth / Organon (various positions within manufacturing and R&D), DSM (director R&D - Pharma business unit), Cambridge Major Laboratories (general manager of the European location). Currently he is the director of the Strategic Research Group at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals.
André van LindenDirector Coatings Technology AkzoNobel Decorative Paints
André van Linden
André van Linden studied Polymer Technology at Delft University of Technology. He started at AkzoNobel in 1986 as researcher and team leader and soon became R&D manager of technical support. In 1995 he became Marketing Manager of the Representative office in Moscow. After returning in 1998, he worked for ten years as Marketing Manager is several roles. Since 2008 he is R&D Director in Decorative Paints, first for North and Eastern Europe and currently responsible for the Global Research & Expertise group Woodcare, Trim, Specialties and Pre-Deco.
Adrie HuesmanPrincipal External Technology Collaboration Advisor Shell
Adrie Huesman has a chemical engineering background with many years of experience in process control. He started his career in Pernis and later moved to Singapore for an expat assignment. More recently he was the activity lead for various Shell locations, involved in several R&D activities and subject matter expert for advanced process control. Since April, Adrie works for external technology collaboration as principal advisor. Additionally, Adrie spent 12 years as an assistant professor in process control, modeling and optimization at Delft University of Technology.
Robert TerördeSenior Research Manager - Catalysis Research BASF
Robert Terörde obtained his PhD degree in Heterogeneous catalysis from Utrecht University. He started his career at Akzo PQ Silica as section head industrial silicates research. Thereafter he joined the chemical catalyst research group of the former Engelhard corporation (now part of BASF). Currently, Robert is Senior Research Manager, leading a process catalysis research group at BASF. Besides that, he is board member of the Dutch Catalysis Society, BASF representative in VIRAN and active in several programs and committees, such as the TKI Program Counsel for Chemical Conversion, Process Technology & Synthesis.