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Ernst van Nierop

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

VP of Engineering, C12 Energy. PhD from Harvard. Process Engineerat AkzoNobel. Knows a lot about energy, and start-ups.

VP of Engineering, C12 Energy. PhD from Harvard. Process Engineerat AkzoNobel. Knows a lot about energy, and start-ups.

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Positions

VP of Engineering C12 Energy, LLC June 2009 - present
PhD Harvard University September 2004 - June 2009
Process Engineer Akzo Nobel Base Chemicals June 2003 - July 2004
Student Recruiter Ebbinge & Company 2001 - 2003

Education

Harvard University Engineering Sciences - Fluid Mechanics 2004 - 2009
Twente University Applied Physics - Physics of Fluids 1997 - 2003
Lorentz International 1992 - 1996

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  • • Manufacturing
  • • 3D printing
  • • Computer Aided Design
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Green
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation

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Justin Dawe
Previously Founding CEO, C12 Energy. Previously Project Manager, Horizon Wind Energy. Harvard Business School grad. Stanford grad.
I worked with Ernst for roughly 5 years in a quickly growing company, and over that period he was the most consistently high-performing tech ... nical individual contributor, as well as the most thoughtful and supportive supervisor in the company. Ernst can make his case using fundamental physics or engineering economics with equal clarity. I would love to work with Ernst again, and virtually everyone who does ultimately considers it a pleasure and a privilege.
Alex Johnson
We worked together  •  Founder, Plotly. Previously Contract database architect & programmer, C12 Energy. Harvard grad.
Ernst is one of the most astute observers I've ever met of technology and the energy industry. I've seen him tackle questions as large as ho ... w to reshape an entire country's electric grid, to the detailed geological and engineering models he managed at C12. He can always be counted on for thoughtful, clever, and precise solutions that go well beyond the question asked, delivered with great clarity and complete integrity.
Kurt Zenz House
We worked together  •  Cox Visiting Professor, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University and Chief Executive & Founder, Phase Change Resources, LLC.
Ernst is brilliant. He is thoughtful and analytic. As my VP of Engineering at C12 Energy, nothing escaped his attention, and I knew that if ... the number had come from Ernst, then I could trust it. More importantly, Ernst is remarkably resourceful and industrious. Ernst always finds the the information and contacts that he needs to push work forward. Ernst never gets stuck; he is self directed, and capable of navigating through challenging and poorly defined problems.
Pierre-Loïc Assayag
They're my friends  •  Co-founder, Traackr. Previously Founder, Ignesis.
Ernst has the experience of building a stellar and multi functional engineering group from the ground up and can offer great insights and op ... erational advice. His style of communication makes him great at giving feedback openly and positively. He's also a great listener and never has a "know it all" approach to a conversation.

Justin Dawe
We worked together  •  Previously Founding CEO, C12 Energy. Previously Project Manager, Horizon Wind Energy. Harvard Business School grad. Stanford grad.
Justin is a great entrepreneur with the ability to turn a grand vision into real results. Vision and integrity are two of his strongest char ... acteristics, and he is remarkably good at 'sensing' what other parties want in meetings and negotiations, giving him a definitive edge. At C12 Energy, Justin was rightly held in very high regard, simultaneously being the most accessible person in the leadership team. I give Justin top scores, two thumbs up, and I feel privileged to have worked with him for so many years.