Amsterdam Scientific Instruments B.V. appoints Thorbjoern Schoenbeck as Chief Executive Officer

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Amsterdam Scientific Instruments B.V. (“ASI”) today announced that Amsterdam Scientific Instruments B.V. has appointed Thorbjoern Schoenbeck as CEO and chairman of the executive board.

In addition, Hans Brouwer and Steven Tan, who managed ASI since 2017, will join the executive board. The new leadership appointments are effective immediately and will enable ASI to execute its ambitious corporate development strategy focused on continuous innovation and persistent growth.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Thorbjoern’s caliber and experience joining ASI,” said Hans Brouwer. “After having developed ASI from a small academic startup to a fast-growing company with a robust organization, top-tier customer base and mature product portfolio, we need renewed leadership to successfully bring the company to the next phase of development and growth. Thorbjoern has a strong background in high-tech and a proven track record commercializing advanced instrumentation. He is a strong communicator who understands our customers, both academic and industrial. Furthermore, having served in various sales leadership roles at Malvern Panalytical for the past 14 years, Thorbjoern has a solid understanding of our products and markets.”

Thorbjoern Schoenbeck said, “I am honored and excited to lead ASI. I believe ASI has a great team, a unique innovation power and a wonderful portfolio of products that will empower researchers around the world to push the frontiers of life sciences and physics and to force breakthrough innovations that will change the world.”

Speaking on behalf of Value Creation Capital, one of ASI’s investors, Willem van den Berg said, “We very much appreciate Steven Tan and Hans Brouwer for developing and driving ASI to its current successful position and for having the awareness and insight that new leadership and governance is required in anticipation of the next phase of the development of ASI. We believe that Thorbjoern has the right expertise, communication skills and leadership abilities to inspire the team and deliver on ASI’s ambitions.”


TPX3CAM with Cricket image intensifier

ASI TPX3CAM with Photonis Cricket image intensifier.

AMSTERDAM, The NetherlandsPhotonis, expert manufacturer of electro-optic components and Amsterdam Scientific Instruments (ASI) have agreed to an exciting joint venture.

Photonis is a global innovator, developer, and supplier of photo sensor technologies. Photonis has agreed to supply ASI with highly optimized image intensifier for ASI’s ultra-fast optical imaging camera TPX3CAM.

“The TPX3Cam combined with our Photonis Cricket offers single photon imaging with high spatial and time resolution”, says Evert van Gelder, Global director of Sales and Business development. Its fast timing capabilities make it equally suitable for time-of-flight imaging of ions, electrons or neutrons. A truly versatile product.”

The joint efforts of Photonis and ASI is expected to improve the affordability and accessibility of high-quality single photon detectors. The collaboration will benefit researchers from all over the world who wish to image single photons with time sensitive data. TPX3CAM offers time resolution of 1.6 ns, continuous data readout, and can be used as stand-alone detector, or be easily integrated in table-top lab setups or free-electron-laser environments.

To find out more about TPX3CAM please visit

Happy Holidays from ASI

Season’s Greetings from ASI

Season's greetigs from ASI
As we wind down for 2020, our team at ASI would like to thank you for your continued trust in us. Despite the uncertainties and challenges 2020 has brought, ASI was able to grow and make strides towards our mission: to progress the pace and scope of scientific research by enabling more sensitive and accurate measurement of high-energy particles.

In 2021, we look forward to providing you with even more innovative imaging solutions to help you make breakthrough discoveries. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn as ASI has many exciting things planned for 2021 – and we know you won’t want to miss out!

We wish you a safe & happy holiday! Cheers!

Colleagues working from home

ASI Encourages Colleagues to Work From Home

Due to the rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Netherlands, the Dutch government has advised its people to limit any unnecessary travel and contact for the foreseeable future.

At ASI, the health and well-being of our team are of upmost importance. That’s why, we encourage everyone to work from home as much as possible during these uncertain times.

Stay safe everyone~

Colleagues working from home

Although physically far, we still find time for gezelligheid*! *cosy & fun times in Dutch