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.

About Hydrogen

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.




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The experts

Huub Sturkenboom

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.

Lecturer Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Earl Goetheer

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.

Leon Stille

Leon Stille has been General Manager of the Energy Delta Institute since September 2019. Before that he worked for 7 years as Business Development Manager Renewable Gas & Innovation and Renewable Energy at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). He has also worked in commercial roles for several energy companies such as Dutch distribution system operator Alliander and international oil and gas technology supplier Frames. He holds an MSc in renewable energy technology and BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Utrecht.