Principal Scientist/Professor


TNO/Technical University of Delft


Prof. dr. ir. Earl Goetheer graduated for his MSc. (specialization organic chemistry and process engineering) at the Wageningen University (the Netherlands) and has more than 20 years of experience in chemical engineering since. He obtained a PhD in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven. Dr Goetheer is now working as principal scientist at TNO on the development of CO2 capture and utilization processes.  Earl has been involved with CO2 capture at TNO starting from 2007 within a large variety of European projects (e.g. CESAR, OCTAVIUS, CEMCAP, ALIGN) and national projects (e.g. CATO). A significant part of his research has been devoted to solvent management ((aerosol) emission, solvent stability, reclaiming). He has published more than 100 publications and more than 50 patents related to process engineering. He has been appointed as part time professor at the Technical University of Delft on the field of CO2 utilisation in 2018. His research focus is on electrochemical conversion of CO2 to useful products.