International Symposium: From waste heat to process heat. Heat reintegration and drying optimisation with industrial heat pumps.  
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Profiles of speakers

Dr. Robert de BoerRobert de Boer is project manager in the Thermal Systems group of the Energy Efficiency program of ECN, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands. ECN develops new technology and conducts pioneering research in into innovative solutions to facilitate the transition to sustainable energy management. With around 500 members of staff, ECN is active in national and international projects in collaboration with the industry, government authorities and research institutes.
As a project manager, he is responsible for various RD&D projects dealing with waste heat recovery and re-use. The technical areas of interest are thermally driven sorption heat pumps and compact thermal energy storage.
Robert studied chemical engineering at Twente University and holds a PhD in Thermochemistry.
He is a member of the IIR committee on heat pumps and energy recovery.


Dr. Jan DirikenJan Diriken obtained his PhD in Physics in 2013 at KU Leuven. Afterwards he joined the Thermal Systems team of VITO’s Energy Technology unit as a researcher. He has been involved in numerous projects related to thermal energy storage including phase-change materials, sensible heat storage, the thermal use of building mass and thermochemical storage.


Ir. Wouter Ducheyne Wouter graduated from the University of Leuven as Master in Chemical Engineering in 1997.
He has since built up seventeen years of professional experience in the chemical industry. Predominantly active in engineering and operations, he evolved from process engineer, project engineer, project manager (PMP) over director chapter liaison and production manager to coach and member of the PMI board of directors at a renowned industry reference.
Driven by his passion to turn ideas into practical applications, he started in 2010 to develop the new and patented technology to create industrial energy from waste heat. Wouter transferred the technology to Caloritum, which he founded in 2012.
Together with prof. dr. Chris Stevens (Ugent) he won the Emerging Technologies Competion 2015 of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Ir. Jan GriftJan Grift (1957) studied thermal engineering at the University Twente, with special interest in process integration. Since 1984 he worked as an energy consultant in industry and complex building (universities and hospitals). At the moment he is partner in Energy Matters at Driebergen. Recently he executed several studies for RVO to support the market introduction of industrial heat pumps in the Netherlands. He founded the platform for industrial heat to inform the Dutch industry about waste heat valorization in the Netherlands (

Ir. Carlo Groffils
  • Master Electronic engineer KUL leuven
  • Assistant division TELEMIC at KUL Leuven Research High power microwave applications
  • Co-Owner of MEAC spin-off company KUL until 2007
  • Patent holder of many patent in the microwave field
  • Writer of many scientific and other publications in the microwave energy engineering
  • ‘Industrie Technisch Management’ Winner Award
  • Chairman of an international microwave conference with VITO an KUL
  • Engineering Manager at UMICORE
  • Lecture at interim chemistry bachelor degree KUL
  • R&D consultant at Process Technology Europe UK
  • Director of AGB community centre in HERENT
  • Owner of MEAM bvba
  • Chairman, Vice Chairman of many social cultural organisations
Dipl. Ing. Maike Johnson

- 1997 – 2002    Bachelor of Science in Engineering in mechanical engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
- 2003 – 2006    Diplom in mechanical engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- 2006 – 2008    Project engineer, power plant planning, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Stuttgart, Germany
- since 2008       Research engineer and project manager, thermal energy storage, German Aerospace Center, Stuttgart, Germany

Ing. Jamy Logie Jamy Logie recieved his M. Sc. in Elektromechanical Engineering at Ghent University, Belgium in 2015 and also holds a B. Sc. in HVAC & Refrigeration. In 2013 he worked as an internship research assistant at the Korean Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea on Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology. As his thesis involved the integration of heat pumps in drying processes and with his interest in thermal applications, he now works for the Thermal Energy in Industry research group of Ghent University as a research assistant on the HP4Drying project.  
Ir. Jan-Aiso Lycklama à Nijeholt

Jan-Aiso Lycklama à Nijeholt graduated at the Heat & Fluid dynamics section of the mechanical engineering department at University of Twente in 1995. He started working as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) researcher and project manager at the nuclear department of ECN until 2010. ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands) is an international leader in energy innovation. Starting from 2010 he joined the thermal systems group at ECN as project manager for several national projects on the development of the thermoacoustic heat pump (TAHP). In these projects industrial end users, technology providers, and universities worked together on the further scale-up of the TAHP.

Dr. Michael MüllerMichael Müller received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from the Oklahoma State University, USA in 2009 and 2012, respectively, and received his Dipl. Ing. (FH) in Biotechnology from the FH Bingen, Germany in 2007. He is currently EU Project Manager at the Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V. (PFI), Germany. He is in charge of acquisition and management of European and transnational projects. His research activities include biomass conversion to products and energy, integrated biorefinery concepts, enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass, enzyme production with filamentous fungi, biogas production, and end-of-life possibilities of biopolymers. He was the project manager of the CORNET project W2PHeat within PFI and coordinated the German partners of the HP4Drying project.

Ir. Ilya T’JollynIlya T’Jollyn graduated as M. Sc in Electromechanical Engineering at Ghent University in 2014. Since then, he has been working as project researcher at the Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (ATHT) research group of Ghent University, which has vast expertise in experimental heat transfer measurements and thermal modelling. He has worked on research projects OPCOPE (electronics cooling), LBATTS (thermal battery management) and collaborated on the EPB consortium (building energy regulations) and the HP4Drying project.

Ir. Minh Cuong Tran Minh Cuong Tran received his M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 from the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi), Italy. From 2007 to 2009 he worked in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) field. In 2008, he was honored by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with the WIPO Gold Medal for Best Young Inventor in Vietnam for his research into the effectiveness of a low temperature drying heat pump system. He is now a research assistant at the HP4Drying project within the Thermal Energy in Industry (TEI) research group, Ghent University.

Dr.-Ing. Anne Tretau Anne Tretau received her PhD in Thermal Process Engineering from the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany in 2008. She is currently Project Manager at the Institut für Ziegelforschung Essen (IZF), Germany. She is in charge of acquisition and management of national and European projects. Her research activities include drying technology and energy demand of manufacturing processes, heat losses, product development and end-of-life possibilities of bricks. She is the project participant of the current CORNET project HP4Drying within IZF and coordinates the German partners of the current CORNET Shortstore project application.

Ing. Bruno VanslambrouckBruno Vanslambrouck graduated in 1981 as a Master in Industrial Sciences and joined Howest in 1986. In October 2013 his department integrated into Ghent University. He obtained a strong experience within the power generation sector (SPE Diesel power station Harelbeke). With this experience he was able to study and to realize a 288 kWe/478 kWth cogeneration unit, equipped with a didactical measurement system, built in 1995 and still in working order. Besides teaching several energy related courses, he’s initiating, coordinating or participating in multiple research projects, focused on waste heat valorization. So he’s a frequently asked speaker on external courses, seminars or conferences on Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), cogeneration and industrial heat pumps. He was also the organizer of the ORC symposium at Howest in May 2009, the International Symposium on Advanced waste heat valorization technologies in September 2012 and the International Symposium on From waste heat to process heat in May 2014.


Dr.-Ing. Thomas Ziegler Thomas Ziegler graduated in Energy Technologies and Power Plant Engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 1992. He obtained his doctoral degree from the Technical University of Dresden in 1999. The dissertation involved modelling and simulation of solar assisted drying of bulk grain. Since 2007, his main research interest at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering (ATB) revolves around investigating heat pump assisted drying processes. The work comprises model-based analysis and optimization of various designs and control strategies for batch-type as well as continuous dryers to ensure energy efficiency and product quality ( The close cooperation with industrial partners plays a crucial role in ensuring the practicability of the research.

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