You never know what the day will bring, because a process is always to some extent unpredictable

ir. Marijn Kappers

My main reason for studying Chemical Engineering and Chemistry in Eindhoven was my interest in the plastics industry. That’s why TU/e was a good choice, because of its partnership with the Dutch Polymer Institute.

Right from day one it was exactly what I wanted to do. It’s hard work, there’s no doubt about that, but you get intensive support in a closely knit team. And even though I’m now working in the Botlek in Rotterdam, and not in the ‘Eindhoven Brainport’ region, my time at TU/e was certainly a big help in my career. I’ve been working for ExxonMobil for five years, and now I’m just about to start work as process engineer at the refinery in Singapore. What I like most about my job? You never know what the day will bring, because a process is always to some extent unpredictable.