After finishing primary and secondary education in Deventer, I studied Chemical Engineering at University Twente (UT). After my "Kandidaat's" I worked as a trainee (`85) as well as "free lance" (`86) at Shell, Pernis (topics: Waterhammer modelling; heat transfer in stirred tanks). In `87 I got my master's degree on "The kinetics of the synthesis of methanol and modelling of new methanol process", a project of Kuczynski and Westerterp. Thereafter I did a ph-D project on the "Reactor and catalyst dynamics and stability; The selective hydrogenation of ethyne in ethene", also within the Laboratory of Chemical Reaction Engineering of Prof. Westerterp at the UT. With my colleague and friend Peter Borman (DSM) we developed the so-called BoBo-reactor (click to see pix).
During my Ph-D I also worked as:
In 1996 I was transferred to Shell Chemicals
Europe and worked as an advising technologist for Versatics&Derivatives
plant in Pernis.
In 1998 I was transferred to Shell Chemical Company, Houston, TX, USA, where I worked as a research technologist for the EO/EG business focussing on manufacturing support and product quality.
In 1999 I was transferred to Shell Research and Technology Centre, Amsterdam, where I work as a senior research technologist for the EO/EG business focussing on both product quality and EO/EG process improvement R&D.
In 2003 I moved to a different product group in Amsterdam (PSM), again as senior research technologist, working both as project leader for opportunistic longer term options and consultant for a number of other projects
Here is a list
of my publications in the open literature dd 1997