Michael Boot received his MSc. and PhD. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2016, he obtained an executive MBA from TIAS Business School with a final thesis on blue ocean product-market strategy. In May 2017, Michael founded Vertoro BV, which has the more upstream ambition of becoming this century's (bio-)oil baron.
Panos Kouris holds a BSc. and a MSc. in Chemical Engineering, from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras in Greece. Currently, he is a PhD candidate (TU/e) and workpackage leader (InSciTe) under the supervision of Professor Emiel Hensen and Dr. Michael Boot.