Dr. Kees van der Wiele (chair)
PhD, former CTO Albemarle Catalysts, the Netherlands
Adviser of the Institute of Sustainable Process Technology
Former R&D Director of Akzo Nobel’s Catalyst Division and CTO of Albemarle
Kees van der Wiele, born in 1945, Dutch, has a Chemical Engineering PhD from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He joined Akzo Nobel’s Salt & Base Chemicals Division in 1976 as a project leader in Process Development. From 1982 to 1987 he had a full professorship at Eindhoven University of Technology: he had the main chair in Chemical Technology and led a research group in Applied Catalysis. He continued his academic activities as a part-time professor until 1995.