DSM names scientific advisory board
June 07, 2007
by Jeff Gelski
HEERLEN, THE NETHERLANDS — DSM has installed an international scientific advisory board that will work with DSM’s internal Science & Technology Council.
"The members are complementary to one another," said Jos Put, chief technology officer and chair of the DSM Council, of the advisory board. "Besides being experts in their own specific fields, they are broadly oriented and sufficiently knowledgeable about other areas of science."
Bert Meijer, a professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands, will serve as the board’s chairman.
"The board is deeply impressed by the breadth and depth of DSM’s competencies," Mr. Meijer said. "We highly appreciate DSM’s openness in discussing its competence position — an openness that we see as a token that DSM considers the board and its work to be of great importance to the company."
Mr. Meijer gives the advisory board an expert in organic and polymer chemistry. Hannelore Daniel, a professor at Munchen University of Technology in Germany, provides expertise in nutrition. Gerhart Eigenberger, a professor from the University of Stuttgart in Germany, gives the board expertise in process technology. Ed Kramer, a professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara, has expertise in material sciences. Hermann Sahm, a professor at the University of Dusseldorf and Julich Research Center in Germany, gives the board an expert in bio technology.
Based in The Netherlands, DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharmaceutical ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals.