Meet our Postgraduate Programme in Hydrogen. During our lunch break session on Thursday 21 April, we will inform you about our unique and innovative Hydrogen Specialist training. The only accredited Postgraduate Programme in Hydrogen in Europe trains engineers and lawyers to become the specialists of the future. During this session, we inform you about the content of the programme and the opportunities it offers you. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.
Hydrogen, like solar and wind power, plays an important role in the energy transition. An estimated 50,000 Hydrogen Specialists will be needed by 2030 to implement the hundreds of planned hydrogen projects in Europe. The problem is that there are not enough potential technical and legal specialists in the field of hydrogen. Because the field of hydrogen is relatively unknown, there is a lack of knowledge and experience. This puts the success of hydrogen projects at risk.
Therefore we launched a post-hbo Hydrogen Specialist programme in 2021 in collaboration with Brunel. This makes the students the first accredited Postgraduate Hydrogen Specialists in Europe, closing a knowledge gap in the energy transition.
Huub Sturkenboom is the Key Account Manager Energy at Brunel and co-responsible for the collaboration with various companies and specialists for hydrogen. He’s also the main account manager of our Postgraduate Programme in Hydrogen.
Earl Goetheer is professor at Delft University of Technology, where he specialises in large-scale energy storage and principal scientist at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), where he does research on CO2 capture and utilisation processes. He received a PhD in chemical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology and MSc in organic chemistry and process engineering from Wageningen University. In his career of over 20 years in chemical engineering, he has participated in a number of major international research programmes on carbon capture and utilisation (CCUS) technology (CASTOR, CESAR, CAPRICE, OCTAVIUS, ICAP). He has published more than 100 scientific papers and holds more than 40 patents in process engineering.
Leon Stille, General Manager of our Business School, has a background in Earth Sciences (BSc) and renewable energy technology (MSc) from the University of Utrecht. From the start of his career he has focused on conventional and renewable energy technology development and education. He has held commercial roles in several energy companies such as the Dutch gas grid operator Alliander and international oil & gas company Frames. Furthermore, he worked for Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research (TNO) as business development manager dedicated to enabling and accelerating the energy transition. Leon holds two patents, is key lecturer renewable gas, expert speaker on energy transition topics and moderator of an energy series webinar.