Dr. Jaap Vente
Dr. Jaap Vente is the Innovation Manager Gas Processing, Treatment, and Conversion at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands,
in the group Sustainable Process Technology with a special focus on membrane and sorption technologies. Within this group, activities include materials research, system development, process design and implementation facilitation. We aim to take emerging technologies from discovery to deployment. Specific membranes that are being developed and brought to commercialisation include HybSi® (www.hybsi.com) and HySep® (www.hysep.com). Further, ECN has developed sorption based carbon capture technologies (caesar.ecn.nl/the-sewgs-process) which is currently being demonstrated within the H2020 co-funded STEPWISE (www.stepwise.eu). Until January 2016, he was also director of the cluster Gas Separation and Treatment within the Institute of Sustainable Process Technology (www.ispt.eu). Within this national cluster private and public parties work together on innovative technologies for gas separation challenges. Jaap was originally educated in materials science and engineering at the Delft University of Technology. For his Ph.D. he moved to the University of Leiden to study complex iridium oxides. In 1994, he accepted a position of post-doctoral research assistant at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory of the University of Oxford. Four years later, he moved to Mexico to become an investigator at CINVESTAV. In 2003, he returned to the Netherlands and started to work at ECN.
He has published over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals, two book chapters and filed seven patents. He was the co-chair of the International Conference on Inorganic Membranes in 2012.