Richard Smits

  • Born in the Netherlands in 1966
  • Graduated from the University of Twente with a master’s degree in chemical engineering in 1989
  • specialisation: heterogeneous catalysis
  • traineeships in the United Kingdom (Johnsson Matthey Research & Technology Centre) and Slovenia
  • Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering in 1994 from the University of Twente with prof. J.R.H. Ross
  • post-doctoral position with prof. Y. Iwasawa at the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1994
  • R&D project manager with Haldor Topsøe A/S 1996-2003
  • R&D project manager “prereforming” 1996-1999: operation of pilot plant, development of new catalysts, troubleshooting in catalyst production, management of an outsourced research project in Russia
  • R&D project manager “catalytic combustion of VOC vapours” 1999-2003: development of new catalysts, sales support, troubleshooting in catalyst production, management of an outsourced research project in Bulgaria
  • founder of CSI in 2004
  • Project Technical Advisor (PTA) on behalf of the European Commission, for the management of 5 research consortia within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) with a total budget of more than 30 million Euro. Ensuring good cooperation between partners of different national and business cultures for research that leads to exploitable results

Contact Information

E-mail: richard @ csi-bg.com
Mobile: +359-899-332283
Skype: richard-csi

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