research engineers

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Mette Rames, MSc.

Partner, Head of Sustainability

Mette is head of the Sustainability department at parent company Viegand Maagøe. She works with Ecodesign and energy labelling tasks in the EU. In addition, Mette helps with energy optimisation and analysis for our industrial clients.


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René Kemna, MSc.

Executive consultant

Background: Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology.

International experience in design and engineering of whitegoods, lighting and (office) furniture industry (Italy, Germany, Netherlands). Teaching experience at the Delft University of Technology and Design Academy in Eindhoven. Responsible for consultancy on energy efficiency policy and Ecodesign of electric domestic appliances and lighting. Involved in EU and IEA projects regarding energy policy support for refrigerators, washing machines, CH Pumps, water heaters and ovens. He represented the Netherlands as a permanent technical expert in the EU's Energy Labeling Regulatory Committee (ELRC).
Fluent in English, German, Italian, Dutch; active and passive knowledge of French.


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Rob van Holsteijn, MSc.

Executive consultant 

Background: Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology.

Over 30 years experience as a consultant in the European central heating boiler, water heater, ventilation and radiator business. Technical consultant for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Energy policy consultant for Ventilation, Gas Appliances and Micro-cogeneration (fuel cells for stationary and mobile applications). Co-initiator, lead researcher and manager for the MONICAIR ventilation study.
Fluent in English, Dutch; active and passive knowledge of French and German.

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Leo Wierda, PhD., MSc.

Senior research engineer

Background: Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology. PhD. on "Cost-estimation tools for designers" at Industrial Design Engineering of the Delft University of Technology.

Previous work experience in Italy on design and analysis of structures for the aerospace sector, thermal analysis, concentrated photovoltaics (HCPV), and modelling of complex structural, thermal, optical and electrical systems.

He is with VHK as expert on light sources, carried out the ecodesign review study, and developing the appreciated MELISA scenario model for lighting with contributions to regulatory working documents and impact assessment. Also involved in scenario analysis for ecodesign and energy labelling (central heating boilers, water heaters, electric motors, water pumps, ventilation units, professional refrigeration, lighting systems), and technical project leader of the Ecodesign Impact Accounting (EIA).
Fluent in Dutch, English, Italian. Knowledge of French and German.


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Roy van den Boorn, MSc., BSc.

Senior research engineer

Background: Applied Physics at the Hogeschool Zuyd in Heerlen and Technical innovations sciences with specialisation in Sustainable energy at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Involved in design engineering and international research projects. International experience in research projects in Finland and Estonia. At VHK he is the primary consultant and leader of the monitoring of standards contracts for the European Commission.

Fluent in English and Dutch; passive knowledge of French and German.


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William Li, MSc.

Senior design engineer

Background: Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology.

Background working experience includes product r&d, simulations, specifically of mass produced consumer durables, ventilation units and heat exchangers. He works on ecodesign and energy labelling regulation research with a focus on impact assessments. Areas include room air conditioners, local space heating, ICT, electronics and ventilation units. He is one of the experts monitoring the standards of heat pumps.
Fluent in English and Dutch, passive knowledge of German, basic knowledge of Hakka.


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Pepijn Wesselman, MSc., BSc.

Senior research engineer

Background: Maritime Officer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, and Innovation Sciences with a specialisation in energy and sustainable development at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Has international working experience in the energy sector and oil & gas industry as a technical advisor and project manager for maintenance on heavy duty gas turbines. At VHK involved in reviews and impact assessments of ecodesign, energy labelling and standards monitoring for professional refrigeration products, central air heating and cooling products, space and water heating products, water pumps and industrial fans. He is also a team leader within VHK.

Fluent in Dutch, English and Spanish, passive knowledge of German and French.


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Greeshma Gowda, MSc., BSc.

Research engineer

Background: Aeronautical engineering (BSc.) and Aerospace engineering (MSc.) at the Delft University of Technology with a specialisation in aerodynamics. Currently finishing a PhD. in vertical axis wind turbines.

At VHK involved in ecodesign research on central cooling and heating.
Fluent in English and Kannada; passive knowledge of Dutch.


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Hans Couvée, MSc.

Research engineer

Background: Industrial design engineering (MSc.) at the Delft University of Technology.

Professor at the The Hague higher education institute for industrial design, with ample experience in technical design projects. At VHK involved as a specialist in monitoring test standards for professional cleaning appliances, taps and shower heads.
Fluent in English and Dutch.

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Daniela Kemna, BSc.

Legal adviser

Background: International Law at Erasmus University College, Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology.

Graduated cum laude in International Law at Erasmus University College on analysing the Dyson case and its adherence to EU-law rules and principles. Involved at VHK in providing legal support for office administration, as well as offering legal advice on EU law matters related to ecodesign and energy labelling.

Fluent in Dutch, Italian, English and French, passive knowledge of German.


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