Erwin Meinders

Department Manager at TNO
Research

Experience

Manager Additive Manufacturing
TNO

July 2013 - Present

Responsible for the Additive Manufacturing research at TNO. TNO has over 15 years background in Additive Manufacturing, in particular in the field of equipment and concept development for Vat photo-polymerization, viscous jetting and single-pass additive manufacturing. TNO has a track record of patents, scientific publications and technology transfers to partner companies. Responsible for a new open-innovation research initiative in the field of Additive Manufacturing to bring the technology to a high-tech manufacturing level by addressing process control, advanced design and process capabilities. Activities include the reframing of the existing Additive Manufacturing technology portfolio towards a co-creation platform, building capability for this shared research initiative, building a dominant coalition and a committed team, and creating an entrepreneurial mindset. Within the innovation research program, we bring together companies and knowledge partners from different parts of the value chain to co-create generic building blocks along shared technology roadmaps for High-Tech and Human Centric applications. We focus on predictive modelling, in-line control, equipment development and process capabilities (metal and ceramics) for powder bed and Vat photo-polymerization technology.


Location Manager TNO Eindhoven
TNO

January 2013 - Present

Research Manager
TNO

October 2011 - Present

Manager of the department ‘Equipment for Additive manufacturing’. The department develops cutting-edge technology and high-precision machine concepts for 3D printing and layer-wise material deposition. These technologies are seen as a holy grail for many applications, like large-area and printed electronics, integrated products, mechatronics, pharmaceutics, personalized and high-nutrition food. The department has more than 10 year experience with developing additive manufacturing technologies, like high-viscous jetting, spatial atomic layer deposition, patterning technology, stereo lithography technology, 3D printing, laser printing and structuring, and food printing with a track record of successful technology transfers to our business partners. Key responsibilities include innovation management, long-term technology and knowledge development, portfolio management, talent development and operational excellence.


Program manager
Holst Centre - TNO

February 2007 - December 2011

As a program manager at Holst Centre I have led the development of leading-edge patterning and printing technologies for new emerging large-area electronics applications, such as OLED, thin-film photovoltaic and flexible displays. We developed technologies, such as lithography on flexible substrates, laser patterning technology, smart imprinting, roll-2-roll inkjet and rotary screen printing and photonic sintering, with industrial and academic partners via an open innovation business model and along shared technology roadmaps. Track record of technology transfers to partner companies, patent applications and publications.


New business creation manager
Philips

2005 - 2007

Manager of the new business creation program ‘Future+’, to scout and develop new business opportunities for the optical disc development centre of Philips Optical Storage. Output: portfolio of technology projects in different maturity stages.


Project manager
Philips

2003 - 2007

R&D project/program manager of high-capacity and high-speed optical storage mastering and disc manufacturing projects (among others single and dual-layer BD-ROM, liquid immersion mastering, phase transition mastering). Transfer of technologies to the Philips Optical Storage business divisions and partner companies (Singulus Mastering, Moser Baer). Participation in international standardization groups for the standardization of next-generation optical disc formats (Blu-ray ROM, Blu-ray R, 4th generation). Track record of technology transfers (phase-change modelling, liquid immersion mastering and phase-transition mastering for BD-ROM), peer-reviewed papers and patents in the field of mastering and disc manufacturing technologies.


Senior scientist
Philips Research

July 1998 - October 2004

As a senior research scientist, I was involved in several multidisciplinary research projects for a number of Philips Product divisions and incubators (Philips Semiconductors, Philips Optical Storage and Philips Incubator). Subjects included high-speed and high-capacity optical recording (high-speed DVD and BD, dual-layer BD-R/RE and BD-ROM), liquid immersion mastering, flash memory storage, ambient lighting, micro-scale thermal physics. Activities included the participation in international standardization groups aimed at standardizing next-generation optical data storage formats (Blu-ray disc ROM, high-speed DVD) and the transfer of technologies to Philips businesses (Philips Semiconductors, Philips Shanghai, Philips Optical Storage). Track record of technology transfers, peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, patents and books/chapters on optical phase-change (ISBN 90-7444559-4), (ISBN 978-1-4020-9552-8), (ISBN-13: 978-1-4020-4216-4, http://www.springer.com/materials/optical+%26+electronic+materials/book/978-1-4020-4216-4)


Innovation champion
Philips

2002 - 2002

‘AmbiLight project’ at Philips Research. Idea generation and development of a concept to use on-line meta-data to control an ambient lighting device to enhance the perception of video content (http://www.babylon.com/definition/Ambilight/English). The technology was implemented by Philips Consumer Electronics in the Philips AmbiLight product line. Protected by a patent family.


Visiting researcher
Philips

December 2000 - February 2001

Project: Experimental and numerical investigation into thermal performance of steam iron soleplates (performed at DAP Singapore).


Postdoctoral Researcher
TU Delft

February 1998 - June 1998

Visiting researcher
The University of Arizona

March 1998 - May 1998

Project: Development and testing of transient heat flux sensors to resolve time-dependent convective heat transfer from wall-mounted protrusions in turbulent boundary layer flow. Results published in AIAA/ASME conference publication and PhD dissertation 'Experimental study of heat transfer in turbulent flows over wall-mounted cubes (ISBN 90-9012103 – x, 1998)


Research associate
TU Delft

February 1994 - January 1998

Project: study into physical correlations of local heat transfer coefficient distributions and three-dimensional flow patterns in transitional and turbulent flows. Dissertation: Experimental study of heat transfer in turbulent flows over wall-mounted cubes (ISBN 90-9012103 – x, 1998)


Visiting researcher
University of Western Ontario

January 1997 - March 1997

Project: Experimental study into vortex shedding of two in-line wall-mounted cubes in turbulent boundary layer flow. Results published in ASCE conference publication and PhD dissertation: Experimental study of heat transfer in turbulent flows over wall-mounted cubes (ISBN 90-9012103 – x, 1998)


Research associate
Shell Research

1993 - 1994

Master graduation project. Subject: theoretical/ experimental research into sound propagation in drilling fluids for acoustic kick detection in drilling wells.


Education

Vlerick Business School
innovation management
2012 - 2013

12 months in-company program 'Business Modeling in Technology Based Ecosystems’ by Vlerick Management School, Leuven-Ghent, Belgium, including the creation of three business plans in the field of ‘Additive Manufacturing' and partipication in the Vlerick/Cambrigde Judge Business School program 'Leading Innovative organizations'.


Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School
leadership program
2008 - 2009

One year in-company leadership and business administration program with modules on leadership, strategic business development, business models, strategic marketing, SWOT, strategic account management, control cycles, disruptive technologies, entrepreneurship


Delft University of Technology
Applied Physics
1994 - 1998

Faculty of Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Project: study into physical correlations of local heat transfer coefficient distributions and three-dimensional flow patterns for protruding obstacles in transitional and turbulent flows. Dissertation: Experimental study of heat transfer in turbulent flows over wall-mounted cubes (ISBN 90-9012103-x, 1998) (with 20 refereed journal and conference papers).


Universiteit Twente
Fluid dynamics
1989 - 1994

Thermal Physics and Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Twente University, Enschede, The Netherlands. Master of Science thesis subject: theoretical/ experimental research into sound propagation in drilling fluids for acoustic kick detection in drilling wells performed at Shell Research Laboratory, Rijswijk


Aki Academie Enschede
1992 - 1993

Lyceum de Grundel
1983 - 1989

Patents (299)


Electric device comprising phase change material (2 worldwide citation)
Martijn Henri Richard Lankhorst, Liesbeth Van Pieterson, Robertus Adrianus Maria Wolters, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders
July 15, 2014: 08779474

Method of manufacturing a stacked foil sheet device
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders, Gerwin Hermanus Gelinck
February 4, 2014: 08640332

[en] Donor sheet and method for light induced forward transfer manufacturing
MEINDERS ERWIN RINALDO, FLEDDERUS HENRI, PRENEN AN MARIA
November 6, 2013: 2660352-A1

System for patterning flexible foils
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders, Maria Peter, Peter Theodorus Maria Giesen, Wilhelmus Johannes Maria de Laat
October 29, 2013: 08570491

[en] HYBRID MATERIALS FOR PRINTING (SEMI-) CONDUCTIVE ELEMENTS
ABBEL ROBERT J, MEULENDIJKS NICOLE, MEINDERS ERWIN RINALDO, BOERSMA ARJEN
October 16, 2013: 2649866-A1


Lithographic apparatus and method
Wilhelmus Johannes Maria De Laat, Cheng Qun Gui, Peter Theodorus Maria Giesen, Marcus Theodoor Wilhelmus Van Der Heijden, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders, Mária Péter
November 8, 2012: 20120281192-A1

HYBRID MATERIALS FOR PRINTING (SEMI-) CONDUCTIVE ELEMENTS
ABBEL Robert J, MEULENDIJKS Nicole, MEINDERS Erwin Rinaldo, BOERSMA Arjen
August 23, 2012: WO/2012/112027

Matériaux hybrides permettant l'impression d'éléments conducteurs ou semi-conducteurs
ABBEL ROBERT J, MEULENDIJKS NICOLE, MEINDERS ERWIN RINALDO, BOERSMA ARJEN
June 6, 2012: 2461655-A1