Dr. Wim Haije
Dr. Wim G. Haije (1959) is researcher at the Technical University of Delft, department of Process & Energy, Large-Scale Energy storage (LSE) section. He got his PhD in 1988 from Leiden University, Department of Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry; title PhD thesis: "The stability of helically deformed crystal structures: phase transitions and the phenomenon of structural resonance" (promotor Prof.Dr. W.J.A. Maaskant).
He started his career at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) in 1988 in the department of Solid State Physics, neutron scattering, as instrument scientist (Powder Diffraction, Texture Analysis, Phonon Scattering, Small Angle Neutron Scattering). From about 1994 he subsequently worked as a materials scientist on materials characterization, the development of solid sorption based industrial heat pumps, the development of pervaporation membranes, mixed ionic electronic conducting membranes for oxygen production from air, CO2 sorbents and hydrogen membranes, sensors and storage materials. As of 1-1-2010 he was appointed associate professor at the TU Delft, in the group Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage, MECS, with Prof.Dr. B. Dam (one day per week). His focus there was also on hydrogen: storage, membranes, sensors, and on solar fuels.
Since October 2015 he is employed by the TU Delft as a researcher in the section Large-Scale Energy storage (LSE) with the department of Process & Energy, with Prof.Dr.Ir. Wiebren de Jong. Here his focus is on catalytic gas phase processes and electro-catalytic processes for converting sustainable electricity into fuels or chemicals using CO2 as feedstock.