Energy Delta Institute works with over 150 international guest lecturers who form a unique mixture of academic specialists and industry experts.
We work closely with a group of professors and industry experts in various fields who guarantee the academic quality of our programmes as well as with a number of industry experts who ensure that our programmes are always relevant to what is happening in the real world. In fact, our programmes combine the best of two worlds: our professors are often involved in business and our industry experts have a solid academic background.
Professors & Industry Experts
Bert Stuij (MSc.) is Vice President Innovation at the Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and Manager National Programmes/Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, a government institution. At EDI, Stuij works on programme development and education with a specific focus on energy transition. At RVO, Stuij is responsible for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy innovation policy. Previously Stuij worked in the private sector for Shell and at various semi-private institutions (Novem) and government agencies (SenterNovem, AgentschapNL).
Dr. Theo Fens is an independent consultant, associated partner at Deloitte Consultancy and associate partner at the Global Gas Netherlands Initiative. Since 2002 he has been senior research fellow at Technical University of Delft, Faculty Technology, Policy and Management. He specialises in strategic consultancy in the energy and utilities sector.
Dr Yanos Michopoulos is one of the greatest authorities in the gas world. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of DESFA, the newly privatised gas transmission operator in Greece. Next to that he is active as expert and ambassador for Energy Delta Institute, works with the UK’s Institute of Directors and other training organisation as leadership course leader, mentor, coach, and guest speaker for MBA and executive education.
With a PhD in Physics (Durham University) and over 30 years of senior international experience in various energy and related sectors, including oil & gas, renewables, infrastructure, shipping, and private equity, Yanos has a wide variety of expertise. He has led major change projects, including major organisational and cultural transformations, financial and performance turnarounds, introduction of new products and services, and new market entries. He has led, mentored, and coached large and diverse teams, operating across different functions, and distributed in various locations, countries, and cultures.
Earl Goetheer is part time Full Professor at Delft University of Technology, where he specializes in large-scale energy storage. He is also Principal Scientist at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), where he does research on CO2 capture and utilization 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 utilization (CCUS) technology (CASTOR, CESAR, CAPRICE, OCTAVIUS, ICAP). His current research focus is on electrochemical conversion of CO2 to useful products within the E-Refinery and VOLTACHEM programmes. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and holds more than 40 patents in process engineering.
Alexander Van de Putte is Member of the Board of The National Investment Corporation of the National Bank, Kazakhstan. His professional career includes executive positions at the Kazakhstan Development Bank, the World Economic Forum, Shell, PwC and McKinsey. Alexander Van de Putte is also Professor of Strategic Foresight at IE Business School, and Co-Director of the Master of Energy & Sustainability Leadership programme at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
Ad van Wijk is sustainable energy entrepreneur and Professor of Future Energy Systems at Technical University Delft, the Netherlands. His research focuses on hydrogen and fuel cell cars. He is also involved in building new energy systems at “the Green Village” on the campus of TU Delft.
Dr Albert van den Noort is senior consultant at the international energy consultancy DNV. He has a background in chemical engineering and applied physics. He specialises in hydrogen, smart energy systems, scientific modelling and simulations, and smart grids. Prior to joining DNV, he worked as a researcher at Gasunie.
Dr. Thierry Bros is Senior Manager European Affairs & Lead Analyst for IOGP in Brussels. Thierry is also a Senior Expert at Energy Delta Institute, a visiting Professor at SciencesPo Paris, a member of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council, an advisory board member and a contributor to the independent specialized website Natural Gas World. Thierry has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy field, from policy side to trading floors. Thierry Bros holds a Master of chemical engineering from ESPCI ParisTech and a PhD from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Dr Andrej Pustišek teaches energy economics at the University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany and at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany. He owns a consulting company providing services to international natural gas and energy companies. From 2002 to 2012, he worked for E.ON Ruhrgas, first as Senior Vice President International Natural Gas Sales and from 2008 as Senior Vice President Portfolio Management.
Peter Hendrickx has been active in the automotive industry for almost thirty years. He has extensive experience in the (business) development of LNG and CNG fuelling stations. From 2010 until 2017, he was Senior Operations Manager at Rolande LNG in the Netherlands. With his assistance Rolande LNG managed to become Europe’s biggest operator of LNG fuelling stations.
Kostas Andriosopoulos is the Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management at ESCP Europe Business School where he holds the position of full Professor in Finance and Energy Economics. He is also the Academic Director of the Executive Masters in Energy Management (EMEM) programme at ESCP. In addition to his academic profile he has extensive experience in the business world.
Robert Kleiburg, MSc, was Chief Operations Officer at the Netherlands Energy Research Center (ECN) from 2011 to 2017. In 2017 he founded his own company, Recoy, whose mission is to accelerate the energy transition by helping customers increase their energy flexibility. Before he worked at Shell for 22 years, including as VP Strategy and Planning at Shell Renewables & Hydrogen.
Dr. Tatiana Mitrova is Director of the Energy Center at SKOLKOVO School of Management, Head of the Oil and Gas Department at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS) and Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES). Mitrova is a member of the Governmental Commission of the Russian Federation on fuel and energy and member of the Board of Directors at Unipro (formerly E.ON-Russia).
Catrinus Jepma is one of New Energy Coalition’s energy experts and professor of Energy and Sustainability at the University of Groningen. His field of expertise is energy policy and markets, environmental impact and policy issues, energy efficiency measures and energy technologies. Thanks to his years of involvement as (coordinating) lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), professor Jepma received a personalised certificate for his share in the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC in 2007.
Leon Stille, General Manager EDI, 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.