- After the event
Research scientist at TNO
Maurice Mourad works at the Material Solutions group at TNO (the Netherlands) and has been the scientific lead of the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposite upscaling pilot consortium CO-PILOT (H2020 contract 645993). In 2015-2016 he was involved in setting up the Brightlands Materials Centre, a regional competence centre in Southern Netherlands for polymer materials. He trained as a chemist (Utrecht University, Lund University) and obtained his PhD degree (Utrecht University, 2009) for work on liquid crystals of nanoparticles and their use in the synthesis of structured nanocomposite materials. Later, he worked with the London-based university-spinout Bio Nano Consulting before returning to the Netherlands to join TNO. He has extensive experience in nanomaterial and nanoparticle synthesis, surface modification and functionalisation and is (co-)author of 20 scientific publications, including three patent applications.