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Flexiramics

Our team

Our aim is to deliver customized Flexiramics® that will enable your new products.
Combining expertise and efforts in co-development will allow us to achieve the best results.
GERARD CADAFALCH

GERARD CADAFALCH

CEO / CTO

Gerard is originally from Catalonia, Spain. He studied chemical engineering at the University of Barcelona. Moreover, he had several jobs in chemical labs and was an active board member in different associations. He moved to the Netherlands in 2011, to pursue a PhD in fabrication of nanomaterials at MESA + (University of Twente). During his PhD he invented the flexible ceramic material that resulted in the foundation of Flexiramics.

MARCO BARSACCHI

MARCO BARSACCHI

CCO

Marco is originally from Italy. Marco holds a PhD in Natural Sciences and an MBA. He has been a New Business and New Product developer for the past 25 years in many B2B material markets. He sees the potential unique benefits of Flexiramics to several applications and markets. He is responsible for Flexiramics New Business Development and Strategy development.

BAS KERKWIJK

BAS KERKWIJK

COO

Bas holds a PhD in structural ceramics and his curiosity for “flexible ceramics” drove him towards Flexiramics. For the last 15 years he worked in various roles in manufacturing engineering, project and commercial management and business development. Currently he is responsible for the project management of operations, scale up and supporting the management team.

MARCEL TEN HOVE

MARCEL TEN HOVE

Senior R&D Engineer

Marcel was born in the Netherlands. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente. After graduation he started a PhD position in Inorganic Membranes at the University of Twente. Currently he is responsible for production scale-up and for research of new materials at Flexiramics.’

RUTA STANKEVICIUTE

RUTA STANKEVICIUTE

Senior Researcher / Chemist

Ruta is originally from Vilnius, Lithuania. She studied the chemistry of nanomaterials at the Vilnius University and holds a Master degree with Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry. During her studies, she managed to gain work experience at the Centre of Plasma and Laser Engineering in Poland, and at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology in the Netherlands. Currently she is responsible for the production, quality control and quality assurance of samples within Flexiramics.

ISABELLE HEIMANS

ISABELLE HEIMANS

Project Manager Engineering / Scale up

Isabelle is originally from the Netherlands, where she studied Industrial Design Engineering at Saxion University of Applied Sciences. She gained experience working for multiple international companies, in management as well as in engineering positions. She is currently responsible for project management and engineering concerning scale-up activities.

ROGIER BESSELINK

ROGIER BESSELINK

R&D Researcher / Materials Engineer

Rogier holds a PhD in Materials Science and has extensive background in sol-gel chemistry and mineral crystallization. He brings in experience as an independent researcher having worked internationally in a variety of European countries. He will play a key role in developing Flexiramics’ key IP to the next level together with developing new IP to support further growth opportunities.

TANJA WORTEL

TANJA WORTEL

Head of corporate and legal affairs

Tanja studied Law at TIO university of applied science. She has many years of experience working in the investment business and has a proven track record in legal support. She is responsible for the corporate governance,  due decision making and accountability of the Board. In her role as Head of Corporate & Legal Affairs she will focus on managing and improving current and future business performance now that Flexiramics is in the next phase of growth.

JORDY WINTERS

JORDY WINTERS

Lab Technician

Jordy holds a degree in Chemistry and has hands-on industrial working experience most recently as a Production Engineer. He now functions as our laboratory technician and has a key role in supporting our ongoing research efforts for both IP development and client projects in the broadest practical sense.

BRUNO PIZONE

BRUNO PIZONE

R&D Materials Scientist / Engineer

Originally from Brazil, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Joint European Master in Material’s Science. Research brought him to France, The Netherlands and Sweden, where he gained working experience in developing and investigating composite materials for different engineering applications. He is heavily involved in developing Flexiramics for composites that will be applied in e.g. electronics.

HENDRIK DIJKSLAG

HENDRIK DIJKSLAG

R&D TECHNICIAN

Hendrik holds a degree in chemistry and has been working in different product manufacturing industries.

He has broad experience in formulation- and processoptimization and in Research & Development.

A unique product and a small group of diverse and enthusiastic people has sparked his interest and enthusiasm for Flexiramics.

Thijmen Bos

Thijmen Bos

Laboratory technician

Thijmen is originally from the Netherlands and holds a degree in Chemistry. After finalizing his thesis assignment at Flexiramics he joined our team and started his function as laboratory technician. Thijmen will be involved in a variety projects that will benefit from his strength in process engineering, his practical approach in problem solving whilst also having time to learn on the job.

Rachel van der Sluis

Rachel van der Sluis

Intern material engineering

Rachel has a bachelor in chemical science and engineering from the University of Twente. She found her passion in the creation of new materials during her current master material engineering. Before graduating in 2023 she supports the production scale up during her internship at Flexiramics.

Flexiramics® is revolutionary technology that allows the creation of products that have the unique and novel characteristics of being pure ceramic and flexible. Flexiramics technology results in production of innovative ceramic based products, customized to specific applications, as Flexiramics Electronics®, Flexiramics Filtration®, Flexiramics Battery® etc.