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Ernst van Nierop, Ph.D.

Faculty, All Faculty
Director of Engineering
C12 Energy
Dr. Ernst van Nierop joined C12 Energy as Director of Engineering in 2009 after obtaining his doctorate degree in Fluid Mechanics from Harvard University. Previously, Ernst obtained a MSc degree with honors in Applied Physics with major in Fluid Mechanics from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He joined Akzo Nobel Base Chemicals as a Process Engineer at the Rotterdam membrane electrolysis chlorine plant in 2003, then moved to Cambridge MA in 2004 to pursue the Ph.D. degree. While at Harvard, Ernst was involved in the creation of the Harvard Energy Journal Club, the Harvard Energy and Environment Network, and the Harvard Dutch Cultural Society. His passions include gliding, and working towards a CO2-free energy supply.