Together more sustainable

On 4 and 5 April, the NPS17 took place in the Aula Conference Centre of Delft University of Technology. We look back on a very successful event with fantastic main speakers and performances and very interesting parallel sessions and poster presentations. Thanks to everyone who was there for your contribution to this success!

NPS17 was postponed last year due to COVID-19. But we were glad to provide a series of webinars on the theme 'sustaining the future’ which created a platform to connect and exchange ideas. In line with this, the theme of NPS17 was ‘Together more sustainable’. The goal of the conference was to highlight academic research in sustainable process technology and connect it with needs from society, SMEs, and industry. Therefore, this was a great opportunity to share and absorb sustainable ideas by meeting process engineering enthusiasts from these sectors in the Netherlands and beyond.

Keep an eye on this website for the time being, because we will post here as soon as possible all the information we can share to look back on this event.

Did you have a good time? Give your feedback!

Thank you very much for attending NPS17 on April 4 and 5. We experienced this event as an enjoyable and educational gathering and we hope you feel the same way. In order to get a good picture of this, learn from experiences and perhaps give the next NPS organization some suggestions, we would like to ask you some questions. In general, this list requires very little of your time.

Thank you for your time.

Watch the lectures

The goal of the conference was to highlight academic research in sustainable process technology and connect it with needs from society, SMEs, and industry.

In two days keynotes, parallel sessions, poster sessions, panel discussion and social events updated you in relevant topics in establishing the sustainability transition.

Organizing Committee

Johan Padding, Alina Rwei, Valeria Garbin, Haneef Shijaz, Isabell Bagemihl, Paola Ibarra Gonzalez, Cees Haringa, Leonie de Kluijs, Leslie van Leeuwen and Gemma Steeman (ISPT)

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Tech Comedy and Science Communication by Barry Fitzgerald

Tech talk on April 4 at 16:00 hrs and Communication talk on April 5 at 13:20 hrs in Auditorium

Dr. Barry Fitzgerald is a physicist by training, author, speaker trainer, YouTuber, podcaster, and an energetic science communicator. He has spoken around the world about various topics in science and engineering at schools, universities, science festivals, and companies. For example, he spoke at TEDxBerlin 2019 about “Being a Responsible Superhero”. Barry is currently working at TU/e as a science communication officer. He’s an avid superhero fan, he’s seen the 2012 film The Avengers more than 80 times, and his superpower will remain a closely guarded secret.

Talk 1: A popular culture view on process technologies

Believe or not, but future advancements in process technologies could be influenced by popular culture elements such as films and comic books! Get ready to find how superheroes and Star Wars could guide your future research.

Talk 2: The fine art of science communication

Science communication is more than just telling the general public about your work. It’s also about making sure that you communicate with your peers in a clear and transparent manner. The absence of effective communication can negatively affect academic collaborations and the potential to work with new industrial partners. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the fine art of ‘scicomm’, and some tips and tricks to keep in mind when sharing your research with any audience.

Panel discussion

This year the NPS17 Panel Discussion will be held on Tuesday, April 5th in the main theatre of the auditorium of Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Prof.dr. Sascha Kersten from University of Twente as panel moderator will lead discussions on the following topic: ‘Sustainability in Chemical Engineering Curriculum (Educating for sustainability)’. The panel will include discussions about the role that education plays in the development of sustainable solutions, status and challenges, the perspective from academia, industry and community contexts, and how to benefit from working across disciplines as they propose options and their consequences for the future. Join us for an interesting session with academia and industry experts!

The panelists are:

Moderator: Sascha Kersten (Twente University)
Tjeerd Jongsma (ISPT)
Arian Nijmeijer (Shell)
Kim Ragaert (Maastricht University)
Martin van Sint Annaland (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Sascha Kersten


What is Sustainable Process Technology for you? (In a few words)

Tjeerd Jongsma

Arian Nijmeijer

Kim Ragaert

Martin van Sint Annaland

The conference dinner will take place on April 4th, 2022 from 18:00 – 22:00 o’clock at Heinde & Ver.
Walk-in from 17:45 o’clock.

Heinde & Ver
Zocherweg 9

Wifi code: Welkomindelft!

During dinner you can enjoy the live performance of Off The Record (

The restaurant is within walking distance of the center Delft.

If you come by car you can park it in the parking garage (Kampveld 3, 5 min walking distance): Prinsenhofgarage in Delft | Adres en tarieven | ParkerenDelft
Please note: make sure you take the exit closest to the car entrance.

The restaurant has a small parking lot and is usually FULL after 6pm. Parking in the neighborhood (Agnetapark) costs 30€ for a compulsory day pass due to permit parking.

For access to the venue, we will follow the corona rules that apply in the Netherlands at that time. We may ask for valid proof of negative testing, full vaccination, or recent cure.


During this event photos and video records might be taken for reporting purposes. If you participate in this event you consent to the fact that you might be photographed or filmed and that the images can be published on e.g. the event website, newsletters and social media. If you do not consent to this, please report this to prior to the event.