Management 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).

TW-fotoTeun de Weerd – COO

Teun has a background in Process Development Management with broad experience developing ideas into commercial processes within Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Food businesses. He has held several principal project management and line positions. Teun studied Chemical Technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands).

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Vincent Philippi – Chemical Engineer

Vincent holds a Bachelor degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands).

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Dr. Susanne van Berkum
– Research Chemist

Susanne obtained her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in 2014. During her Ph.D. research she gained experience in the field of applications of magnetic nanoparticles and became acquainted with the early stages of product research.

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Dr. Sonja Castillo
– Research Chemist

During her PhD project at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), Sonja focused on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic particles. This experience and knowledge will be applied in her current project at Ioniqa, in which the physical chemical properties of the Magnetic Smart Materials are investigated.

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Stefano Piccinelli – Process Design Engineer

Stefano will drive the upscaling processes in Ioniqa and is a PDEng trainee from the TU Delft. He holds a master degree from Politecnico di Milano (Italy).

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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.

 

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

Koen Dortmans

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

Sabina Tokarczyk

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

Guus de Jong

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

Rick van de Ven

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

Luuk Thijs

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