Our team has more than 250+ years of combined experience in the membrane industry

Dr. ir. Tymen Visser

Director EMI Twente

Tymen has gained 20 years of industrial experience in the development and scale up of gas separation membranes and leads the team.

Ir. Heleen Sombekke

Business developer

Heleen brings 20 years of water technology experience to the table and is our business developer working on new projects

Dr. ir Patrick de Wit

Project leader

Patrick has a PhD in inorganic membranes and works on challenging liquid separations (OSN)

Ir. Harmen Zwijnenberg

Researcher

Harmen has more than 20 years experience as a membrane researcher, with special expertise in electro-driven membrane processes and filtration of organic solvents.

Dr. Monica De La Viuda Caina

Researcher

Monica holds a PhD in organic chemistry and works on the development of new membrane materials

Dr. Alberto Tena Matias

Project leader

Alberto holds a PhD in polymer chemistry and works on development of new polymeric membranes and membrane materials

Dr. Oguz Karvan

Researcher

Oguz (PhD) is an experienced membrane researcher and works on the development of hollow fiber gas separation membranes

Dr. ir. Paulina A. Sosa Fernandez

Researcher

Paulina holds a PhD in electro-driven membrane processes and works on liquid filtration projects.

Wouter Nielen, Msc

Researcher

Wouter is our newest researcher with a backgrond in chemistry and LbL technologies. He works on the development of novel hollow fiber membranes

Janieke Blom, Bsc

Research assistant

Janieke is an experienced research assistant who works on the development and characterization of novel hollow fiber membranes.

Ing. Erik Rolevink

Research assistant

Erik is one of the most experienced research assistant at EMI and has been in  membrane research for more than 35 years.

Ing. Herman Teunis

Research assistant

Herman is one of the most experienced research assistant at EMI and has been in the membrane research for more than 35 years. His expertise is hollow fiber membrane spinning.

Youri Oude Luttinkhuis, Bsc

Research assistant

Youri is our youngest research assistant and works on the development of hollow fiber gas separation membranes

Alexander Bakhuis, Bsc

Research assistant

Alex is a research assistant and works on the development of composite hollow fiber membranes for CO2 capture applications.

Rick van Lin, Bsc

Research assistant

Rick is an experienced research engineer and is responsible for building our new pilot setups.

Kyra van Dijk, Bsc

Research assistant

Kyra is an experienced research assistant and works on the development of novel hollow fiber membranes for liquid filtration.

Aishah Boukili, Msc

Research assistant

Aishah is our newest research assistant and works on the development of dehydration membranes

Annet Molewijk

Secretary 

Annet is a very experienced secretary and takes care of most of the administrative work of EMI