To warrant the educational aspect of this study tour two scientific supervisors also go on this tour. The two supervisors alternate each other with a to be announced supervisor coming to South-Korea for the first two weeks of this tour and Bert Meijer joining for the last two week which are spent in Japan.
Martin van Sint Annaland
Prof. dr. ir. Martin van Sint Annaland started his academic career by joining the Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering research group as an Assistant Professor at Twente University, after obtaining his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in 2000 at the same university. He worked as Assistant Professor until 2006, after which he became Associate Professor. In 2010, Martin van Sint Annaland was appointed as Full Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology, where he chairs the research group Chemical Process Intensification, as well as being awarded a personal NWO/VIDI grant. Martin van Sint Annaland also has a lot of cooperation with industrial partners (i.e. Shell, SABIC and DSM), as well as Dutch and European research organizations. Besides his research activities, Martin van Sint Annaland is strongly engaged with education, lecturing three courses as well as being co-lecturer for another three, both at the bachelor and master level. He is also lecturer of two post-graduate courses and chairman of the educational committee at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and of the Advisory Committee of the Bachelor college.
E.W. “Bert” Meijer is Distinguished University Professor in the Molecular Sciences and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Since 2008 is he the scientific director of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems. After receiving his PhD degree at the University of Groningen, he worked for 10 years in industry (Philips and DSM). In 1991 he was appointed in Eindhoven, while he has part-time positions in Nijmegen and Santa Barbara, CA. Bert Meijer is a member of many editorial advisory boards, including Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Bert Meijer has received a number of awards, including the Spinoza Award in 2001, the ACS Award for Polymer Chemistry in 2006, the AkzoNobel Science Award 2010, the International Award of the Society of Polymer Science Japan in 2011, the Cope Scholar Award of the ACS in 2012, the Prelog medal in 2014 and the Nagoya Gold medal in 2017. He is a member of a number of academies and societies, including the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science, where he is appointed to Academy Professor in 2014.