Dr Klaas van Alphen
Dr Klaas van Alphen is the Research and Innovation Manager for the Energy Pipelines CRC. In this role he is responsible for Delivery of a large portfolio of industry-led research projects, while maintaining a healthy pipeline of new research project proposals that represent a high value to industry.
A key part of Klaas' work is to identify and manage the Energy Pipelines CRC Intellectual Property (IP) with a strong focus on commercialisation opportunities.
Before joining the Energy Pipelines CRC, Klaas worked as a Senior Advisor for the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute. In this position he managed a number R&D projects undertaken by research bodies and corporates in North America, Europe and Australia.
Over recent years, Klaas has been actively involved in (inter)national research and industry fora, including the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association’s Research and Standards Committee (APGA-RSC), the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO TC265), and the Executive Committee of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme.
Before moving to Australia 2009, Klaas worked as a researcher in the Dutch Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation (Utrecht University) for nearly five years and was involved in various energy related research programs.
Klaas holds undergraduate and postgraduate science degrees and a PhD in carbon capture and storage research.