Advisor: Hans Roeland Poolman
Hans Roeland Poolman combines his experience as business developer and investor, especially in seed and early-stage companies, with a scientific background focussed on subatomic physics.
Dr. Poolman is co-founder and managing director of several high tech start-ups. He is the CEO of Omics2Image, and Advisor of Amsterdam Scientific Instruments, subsequently spin-outs from FOM institutes Nikhef and Amolf. These companies are closely related due to their commercialization of Timepix detector technology and the synergies they create due to shared operations at the Science Park in Amsterdam. He received his PhD degree in Experimental Subatomic Physics at VU/Nikhef on January 15, 1999. After a Postdoc position of 2 years at the VU Amsterdam, he joined Lucent Technologies where he held several positions as project manager, exposure manager & asset manager. As project manager he was responsible for the execution of several high profile pan-European projects. In addition, he graduated (Cum Laude) in May 2007 at Babson College (MA, USA) where he received an MSc in Management and Finance.