CDO Sessions

Dear participant of the NCCC XXIII,

The Career Development and Opportunities (CDO) session during the next NCCC will take place on Monday evening (9th May). The CDO session is an excellent opportunity for you to get in contact with chemical companies in the Netherlands and abroad, and to prepare for the next step in your career. To further facilitate your orientation on and preparation for the job market, together with the KNCV we offer you the possibility to talk to career coaches. Please read below for more details, and how you can register.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference!

Best regards,

The NCCC Committee


The Career Development & Opportunities (CDO) session has become a regular event at NCCC. The aim of this pre-recruitment session is three-fold:

  • Providing PhD-students and post-docs with a better insight into their career opportunities
  • Giving companies and institutes the opportunity to present themselves as potential employers
  • Creating the right ambiance for informal discussions

Tailored career advice from KNCV coaches

Professional career coaches will be available at the Career Development and Opportunities session of the NCCC to help you figure out the next step in your career and/or give you tips for your resume. A career advice session takes approximately 30 minutes and is free of charge. If you want to participate, please bring your resume and think about the questions you would like to ask beforehand. 

The career coaches will be available during the Monday evening Company Market (20:00h, 9th May). There are only a limited number of slots available! If you want to be sure of an appointment, please send an e-mail to Frans Koeman ( to make one.

Our speaker for the CDO session this year is Dr Jasper van Noyen (DOW)

Dr Jasper Van Noyen obtained his master degree in bioscience engineering at the KULeuven in 2005, after which he completed a PhD under supervision of prof. Pierre Jacobs and prof. Bert Sels at the Centre for Surface Science and Catalysis (COK), working on the synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotubes. After obtaining his PhD in 2009, Jasper started as a researcher in the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), where he was leading several projects on the synthesis and manufacture of oxygen carriers and heterogeneous catalysts, mostly sponsored by the EC FP7 program. In 2014, Jasper joined Dow as research engineer for Hydrocarbons R&D, where he was providing hydrocarbon process technology expertise in support of the global Dow hydrocarbons manufacturing assets, covering a broad area of reactor technology, catalysis, process chemistry and furnace technology. 4 years ago, he became R&D leader for the Alternative Feedstocks R&D group, overseeing implementation and delivery of projects in the Hydrocarbons and EO/EG business.



CDO sessions