VHK : : research engineers

MottoIMG_vhkvignet-lightteal2_h360px.jpg

Ir. René Kemna

Co-founder/director

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 DUT 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. In 2001-2002 he had a mandate to represent 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.
CV-overview of René Kemna [PDF]

telephone: +32 2 345 9275
e-mail:

Ir. Rob van Holsteijn

Co-founder/director

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.

telephone: +31 15 2755 760
e-mail:

Ir. Martijn van Elburg

Senior consultant

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

Previous work experience includes topics such as ecodesign, sustainable building, pollution prevention, product oriented environmental management (POEM) and eco-labeling (European Commission - DG ENV).
At VHK responsible as a senior consultant for research on sustainable buildings, eco-efficient consumer durables and product-service systems. Networks in Ecodesign (secretary of O2 Netherlands, network for sustainable design).
Fluent in English and Dutch; passive knowledge of French and German.

telephone: +31 15 2755 772
e-mail:

Dr. ir. Leo Wierda

Senior research engineer

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

Previous work experience in Italy on design and analysis of structures for the aerospace sector; thermal analysis; concentrated photovoltaics (HCPV); modelling of complex structural, thermal, optical and electrical systems.
Fluent in Dutch, English, Italian. Knowledge of French and German.

telephone: +31 15 2755 755
e-mail:

Ir. Ing. Roy van den Boorn

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

telephone: +32 2 345 9275
e-mail:

Ir. William Li, MSc.

Industrial design engineer

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

Activities include product concept design, development and engineering, 3D CAD, CFD, 3D animation, software/user interaction design and website development. Other activities include graphic and multimedia presentation design.
Fluent in English and Dutch, passive knowledge of German.

telephone: +31 15 2755 771
e-mail:

Ir. Sanne Aarts, MSc.

Junior research engineer

Background: Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, with a specialisation in medical design applications. Experience in sustainability and BoP projects.

Involved in research projects on ecodesign regulations and impact accounting.
Fluent in Dutch and English; passive knowledge of French and German.

telephone: +31 15 2755 766
e-mail:

Nicole Koot

Office manager

Responsible for overall office management, projects & contracts administration, human resources and public relations.
Fluent in Dutch and English; active and passive knowledge of French and Spanish, passive knowledge of German.

telephone: +31 15 2755 775
e-mail:

Jacqueline Been

Assistant office management

Fluent in Dutch and English; active and passive knowledge of French and German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 778
e-mail:

 

Back to top

::

Contact

Rotterdamseweg 386 B-18
2629 HG Delft - NL
+31 15 2755 755

Route