Altogether, the Zeopore team combines decades of accumulated experience and covers all key disciplines of our business. On top of that, we are an international team with members from Belgium, Netherlands, France and Colombia. Zeopore is proudly supported by a network of professionals, and we are happy to enjoy the input of enthusiastic students associated with the Leuven academic domain.
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Kurt Du Mong
Passionate of bringing new technologies to the market, and leading start-ups into success and growth, Kurt is the CEO of Zeopore. He is excited to lead the journey of his team towards changing the world of zeolite catalysis, and enabling the optimal use of fossil and natural raw materials.
Business Development Manager
Gil Morieras is a chemical engineer who served global plastics industries in various sales and business development roles. He interacts and negotiates with large international corporations for many years and is looking forward to use his experience for the benefit of Zeopore. Gil will predominantly focus on commercializing Zeopore's unprecedented technologies in emerging circular applications and opportunities in sustainable refining and chemical industries.
Sandra De Clerq
Sandra manages and executes the daily tasks related to CEO agenda management, administration, bookkeeping, communication and human resources. She organizes information and formalizes processes so that the companies administrative structure can be organised more efficiently and is ready for the further company growth. Her long standing experience in office management and internal sales helps a lot in this regard.
Already writing and speaking on behalf of scaleup companies for 25 years, Rob Snoeijs is the communication specialist of Zeopore Technologies. Rob captures key messages and story lines related to zeolite innovations and communicates these to the general public and dedicated media in refining, petrochemical and emerging markets.
With more than 10 years in the world of zeolites, Danny is the main inventor of Zeopore’s technology portfolio. Based on his extensive background, Danny is responsible for the identification of optimal solutions for customers as well as streamlining production and spearheading product innovation.
Martin is one of the founders of Zeopore, he contributed to the development of Zeopore’s technology portfolio. Thanks to his general chemical background and high technical skills, Martin is taking charge of the development, production and quality control of Zeopore materials. He is also acting as internal prevention advisor for the company.
Having worked several years in international R&D organizations, and successfully developed new chemical and petrochemical products, Peter couples a solid formulation know-how and pragmatic mindset with a strong process engineering background. He will deploy this skill set in order to develop the core production process and up-scaling technology for Zeopore.
Henk Janssen is a long-time DSM veteran who now guides the operations team in Zeopore's industrial upscaling activities. This is an essential and value-adding step in bringing our innovative zeolitic catalysts to oil refineries and petrochemical plants, to make current processes more performant, sustainable and cost-effective. In the current development phase, Zeopore is creating its position as a process technology company.
Process Development Engineer
I graduated with a master's degree in bioengineering (catalytic technology) at KU Leuven (BE). This education gave me an extensive background in catalysis and during my first job assignments I gained experience in process technology and industrial engineering. I joined Zeopore at an interesting time in the company's growth trajectory. My role as a process development engineer initially started with laboratory scale production and now have moved into optimizing and maintaining larger production units being built at Zeopore. I have been made responsible for the maintenance of all equipment, from lab over pilot to larger scale units.
One of my key personal drivers is using my scientific education to make this world a better place. I love to work with my hands in the lab rather than diving into fundamental scientific articles. As a lab technician, I like to find practical and logic solutions to further improve lab processes and organization. I hold a bachelor degree in chemistry and started my career at Exxonmobil in Machelen (BE), in the department of catalyst development. I produced zeolites from the company's raw materials, and spent hours tuning the electronic microscope to evaluate the size and shape of the crystals. A few years later, I started working at Huntsman (BE), the first ten years as a process technologist at Polyurethane Europe and later as part of the Huntsman Global Research organization.