Information about the VSI/e
From left to right: Douwe Orij, Amy van Bezouw, Koen Kuijpers, Mellany van Heijningen, Stéphanie Vergeer, Dannie van Osch
The Vereniging of Scheikundige Ingenieurs Eindhoven (VSI/e) was founded in 1994, and counts at the moment approximately 500 members. Our most important goal is to enhance the network between engineers from Eindhoven and to connect the graduates with the TU/e and chemical faculty. The value of this network for our members is big, both in a professional as a personal sense. Members of our association are informed about the ins and outs of our faculty and they can meet each other during reunions, lectures, or our annual general membership meeting. The VSI/e represents chemical engineers who have studied Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the TU/e.
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Koen Kuijpers - Chairman
Hi! I am Koen Kuijpers, born in Den Bosch and raised in Vught not far from Eindhoven.. In 2009 I started to study Chemical Engineering & Chemistry, of course in Eindhoven. Besides studying, I decided to become active in organizing extracurricular activities, mostly for the study association Japie. Amongst other things, I was part of the F.O.R.T. committee, the board of Japie and I organized a study tour to South Africa.
In 2016 I started my PhD in the group of prof. dr. Timothy Noël. My research focussed on continuous flow (micro)reactor design and scale-up for photocatalysis.
Currently I am working as a process engineering scientist in R&D at Janssen Pharmaceutica.
In my spare time I like to go biking: you can always join me during the annual Maastricht-Eindhoven race hosted by the CE&C faculty. I also like to join a pub quiz.
Dannie van Osch - Secretary
My name is Dannie van Osch. I started at TU/e back in the day, in 2008, where I finished a BSc, MSc and PhD.
In my early career I worked at a startup company, where I was responsible for the business and product management. Currently, I work at DSM Engineering Materials as Application Development Manager
I hope that by organizing events for alumni, they also stay connected to the TU/e. With our broad portfolio of topics that we address, we can organize events for all our generations of alumni.
Jolanda van Helden - Treasurer
I am Jolanda van Helden, born and raised in Melderslo. In 2011 I started studying Chemical Engineering & Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology. During my studies I was part of the F.O.R.T. committee and the board of Japie.
Currently I am working at Janssen Pharmaceutica as a Chemical Analytical Analyst.
Stéphanie Vergeer - Board member
I am Stéphanie Vergeer. I was asked in 2017 to become a board member of the VSI/e. I will tell a little something about myself. I was born in Roermond in 1989. Went to school in Horn at SG St Ursula and followed courses like chemistry, physics, biology and economics. I passed my exam in 2007, and after I started at the Eindhoven University of Technology, studying Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. This because in 2006, I have joined the VWO-werkweek, which is organized every year. I did my masters in the group of SFD, Kees Bastiaansen, and worked on LC coatings which change shape upon temperature differences. After the gradation project I did my internship at Merck Southampton. I was there for 5 months. After finishing my internship I started with a traineeship called Eerst de Klas, and this lasted 2 years. Within this period I have received my teaching degree (Chemistry) and was offered a lot of leadership trainings. Also, I did a project within a company, all while teaching Gymnasium high school students in Breda at the same time. After 2 years, I wanted something else, and I joined ASML in the Global Training Center for Customer Support. After 3,5 years, I have become the skills and certification specialist for Knowledge Management. At the moment I live in Eindhoven with my husband and 2 daughters.
Wan Hon Chu - Board member
My name is Wan Hon Chu, I was born in Hong Kong, and I have lived for many years in the greater-Eindhoven area. I started studying Chemical Engineering at the TU/e in 1988, and graduated in 1994 (at that time as “Ir.”). After working for 5+ years, I had a study break from 2000-2002 to do a fulltime MBA at the RSM (Erasmus university).
During my career, I have worked for various food companies, and I had also started my own innovative food company. Since 2016, I am a full-time interim manager, being able to assist companies to achieve better results and realise sustainable turnarounds.
Since 2022, I have joined the board of VSI. It is my passion to share my knowledge and experience, to inspire others, especially young professionals, to find the right balance for staying on track for a sound career, and not neglecting all the other important things and people in life. "Stay (mentally) healthy, and develop and preserve positive relationships."
Diederik Houtkoop - Board member
My name is J.H.J. Houtkoop, but many know me by my given name Diederik. In 2012 I graduated from our university with the specialization of Process Engineering. In my time as student i was active as treasurer of the studytour committee to Brasil in 2008 and i was part of the 21th F.O.R.T.-committee.
After my studies i didn't start a job in the chemical industry, but no worries about that. In my spare time im busy with scuba diving. As PADI Dive Master i'm allowed to teach others this beautyfull hobby.
My name is Colette Keurentjes. I was born in Roermond in 2001. I started studying here in Eindhoven in 2019 and after three years of studying I decided it was time to do something different.
Since September I have been the chairman for the study association T.S.V. ‘Jan Pieter Minckelers’ and besides that I will represent Japie as a board member here at VSI/e. In this exciting year ahead I hope to learn a lot, connect with people and of course organize activities for both the members of Japie and of the VSI/e to enjoy!
In my free time I love to play volleyball but I also occasionally do some fitness, biking and hiking with friends or housemates.