|Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam PhD, Chemistry|
Gert-Jan Gruter became Chief Technology Officer of Avantium in January, 2004. He joined the company as Technology Manager Chemicals when Avantium was established in 2000. Gert-Jan holds a PhD in Organo-metallic Chemistry and Catalysis at the Vrije Universiteit (VU University) in Amsterdam. He worked at DSM in 1994-2000, where he chaired DSM’s corporate high-throughput technology activities. He was also professor for Polymer Catalysis at Eindhoven University of Technology from 1999 to 2006. Currently, he is a member of the scientific / industrial boards of the Dutch Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK), the Association of the Industrial Advisory Board of NIOK (VIRAN), the high-throughput cluster of the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) and the bulk chemicals cluster of CatchBIO. Gert-Jan Gruter is (co-)inventor of more than 45 patents.