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Engineering in Groningen - Scientific meeting

When:Mo 18-09-2023 14:00 - 18:00
Where:Zernike campus (Energy Academy Europe, Nijenborgh 6, 9747 AG Groningen. Room number 0029)

You are cordially invited to the annual Engineering scientific meeting, which will be held on September 18th, 2023. The meeting is jointly organized by the Groningen Engineering Center (GEC) and the Science and Engineering Business Center (SEBC) and it is a great opportunity to interact with engineering researchers from the RUG and the industrial sector on electrolysis, fuel cells and hydrogen, carbon circularity, polymer recycling and predictive maintenance.

You can register for the event using this registration form. If you have any problems with the form, please contact Marzia Nuzzolo (

We will keep you informed about any further updates.

Programma (voorlopig)


Walk in with tea and coffee


room 29


Opening Prof Jacquelien Scherpen, engineering director RUG, and Prof Joost Frenken, Dean FSE


Award ceremony for best engineering thesis 2022

KIVI: Ir. Gijs Breedveld


Keynote speaker: Lise de Jonge, Head of Department MedTech & Health for AES-NWO,
Will talk about NWO opportunities for the applied and engineering sciences


Networking break including coffee and tea


Parallel sessions, presentation and discussion by researchers and industry on the following themes:

Parallel A

room 110


Electrolysis, fuel cells and hydrogen
- Prof Aravind Purushothaman Vellayani, RUG
- Jan Leideman, Business development manager, Demcon

Parallel B

room 10


Carbon circularity
- Dr Jingxiu Xie, RUG
- Robin Post van der Burg, co-founder Torrgas

Parallel C

room 62


Predictive maintenance
- Prof Maryam Tehrani, RUG
- Marinus Tabak, Head of central asset management at RWE

Parallel D

room 29


Polymer recycling
- Prof Francesco Picchioni, RUG
- Jan Willem Slijkoord, founder CiorC



Drinks and 4th year PhD students poster presentations

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