Our people

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Research groups

Molecular and applied biotechnology
Luisa Bortesi, Associate Professor (PI)
Julia Jansing, Assistant Professor
Lara Bitar, PhD
Christian Schmitz, Researcher (BioMosae)
Stefan Rasche, Researcher (Fraunhofer) 
Organic chemistry of biobased building blocks
Romano Orrù, Professor (PI)
Jordy Saya, Assistant Professor
Prabhat Ranjan, PostDoc
Jay Hanssens, PhD
Diego Meneses Sanchez, PhD
Lisa Hendrix, PhD
Claudio Ferdeghini, Researcher
Minghui Wu, PhD (CSC)
Daniel Verdoorn, PhD (University of Antwerp)
Biobased polymers
Andrij Pich, Professor (PI)
Katrien Bernaerts, Associate Professor
Sonia Garcia Embid, PostDoc
Harry Lu, PostDoc
An Sofie Narmon, PostDoc
Silviu Acaru, PostDoc
Enzo Pichon, PhD (external)
Sofiya Vynnytska, PhD (external)
Harmen Spakman, PhD
Svetlana Stepanova, PhD
Tim Forstbach, PhD
Jian Liu, PhD (CSC)
Hongjuan Weng, PhD (CSC)
Huixing Cao, PhD (CSC)
Fang Zhou, PhD (ChemStream)
Polymer physics and technology
Jules Harings, Associate Professor (PI)
Maryam Safari, Sr PostDoc
Vincent Reinartz, PhD
Cristina Palacios Mateo, PhD (external)
Joshua Verstappen, PhD
Francesca Bertella, PhD
Roel Bröker, PhD (Zuyd Hogeschool)
Roy Kneepkens, PhD (CHILL)
Milo Gardeniers, PhD (Sabic)
Polymer engineering
Gunnar Seide, Professor (PI)
Maike-Eliza Ostheller, PhD
Simon Schick, PhD
Naveen Balakrishnan, Researcher (AMIBM e.V.)
Chrysanthi Oikonomidi, PhD (AMIBM e.V.)
Monika Oleksy, PhD (RWTH)
Fariha Sehar, PhD (RWTH)
Matthias Kesting, PhD (Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences)
Stefan Siebert, PhD (O11 biomedical)
Biobased materials for medicine
Samaneh Ghazanfari, Associate Professor
Anne Coenen, PhD (Avans)
Sustainability of materials
Yvonne van der Meer, Professor (PI)
Ali Ghannadzadeh, Assistant Professor
Pranav Nakhate, Assistant Professor
Sajuta Patil, PostDoc
Svetlana Obydenkova, PostDoc
Cris Garcia Saravia Ortiz De Montellano, PhD
Carolina Bettker Vasconcelos, PhD
Xinzhi Zhong, PhD
Michelle Gian, PhD
Rebekka Brandwijk, PhD
Felicitas Pellengahr, PhD (B4Plastics)
Ruud Bongers, PhD (Zuyd Hogeschool)

Support staff

General Support
Ermo Daniels, Managing Director
Marcelle Grandjean, Management Assistant
Katie Saralidze, Coordinator Education/ Teacher
Andrea Hameleers, Financial Controller
Mark van Gisteren, Financial Administration

 

Lab support
Nils Leoné, Coordinator / Lab Technician
Achim Besen, Lab Technician
Peter Lijnen, Lab Technician
Newton Thomassen, Lab technician