Team

CEO Tonnis HooghoudtTonnis Hooghoudt – CEO & Co-Founder

Entrepeneur with years of experience in commercial and management areas ranging from multinational to small companies in Chemistry, Electronics and ICT. He has held senior positions in general management, business development, sales, marketing and finance in Europe, UK, USA, and Russia and studied at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands).

Jeroen Bulk - resizedJeroen  Bulk – CFO

Jeroen is parttime CFO for various SME companies in both the servicing and manufacturing industries. Long term commitment until these companies have reached the level at which they require a full time CFO. Jeroen has held various positions (Finance Director, CFO/COO, General Manager, Country Manager, Auditor) at a number of multi-national companies such as Christies, Crown, Ernst & Young, Energis, Global One). He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (RA) and ISO 9001 Auditor.

Michiel de Groot – COO

 

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Dr. Joost Wolters – Research Chemist

Joost obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in 2015. During his Ph.D. he studied the self-assembly of colloidal particles. He now applies his knowledge to investigate and optimize Ioniqa’s Magnetic Smart Materials & Processes for circular recycling.

Gert van Exel - resized.pngGert van Exel – Director of Communications

Broad experience in the field of communications. Since his study Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Gert worked for a variety of marcom- and digital media agencies and was independently involved in many communication strategy and positioning projects. Gert is specialised in supporting companies to generate more meaning and impact with their core mission.

Nils Schneiders - resizedNils Schneiders – Chemist

Nils did his graduation internship at Ioniqa, studying the synthesis and application of Ioniqa’s Magnetic Fluid on various materials. After achieving his Bachelor of Applied Science at Fontys University of Applied Science, he started working fulltime at Ioniqa, working on various R&D projects related to circular recycling

Miguel Boutelje - resizedMiguel Boutelje – Process Engineer

Miguel holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Technology from the Fontys University of Applied Science.  He has worked in different multinationals and smaller companies, and has a broad experience in Research and Development in the field of nano technology.

Melinda Krijgsman – Office Manager

Melinda graduated in International Business & Languages at the Hogeschool Zuyd. She fulfilled positions in marketing and office management within large international companies as well as smaller organizations.

Sabina Tokarczyk – Chemical Analist

 

Scientific Advisors

Dr. Carlos Guerrero – Co-Founder

Dr. Carlos Guerrero possesses a Ph.D. degree from Technical University Eindhoven and developed during his Ph. D. research new Magnetic Smart Materials based on Ionic Liquids and further investigated them during his post-doctoral appointment at TU/e. He has a considerable technical background in the field of materials science from both the industrial and academic point of views, and he has been able to build an important scientific collaboration network for the investigation of these new Magnetic Smart Materials.

Prof. Dr. Albert Philipse – Professor of Physical Chemistry

Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Van’t Hoff Laboratory for Physical and Colloid Chemistry (Utrecht University, The Netherlands). His research focuses on thermodynamics and transport properties of liquid dispersions of specially designed modelcolloids. Specific topics are magnetic fluids and nano-particles, charged colloids, anisotropic shapes (cubes and rods) and Pickering emulsions. Colloids studied in his group are based on a variety of materials, including silica, aluminiumhydroxide, ironoxides and polymer latices.  www.albertphilipse.com

Josep Casamada Ribot, MSc

PhD Student at the University of Colorado Boulder (USA), holds a MSc Chemical engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) and was an Erasmus student at the Technical University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands). He is former IONIQA employee and has experience in the fields of Ionic Liquids and Magnetic Smart Materials.

Interns

Milou Jaspers

Student of Fontys University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.

Choukri Maazouzi

Student of Summa College (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.

Jean Luc van Eck

Student of Fontys University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.

Egor Silin

Student of Avans Hogeschool (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.

Tommie Geurdens

Student of Summa College (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.