John Harinck - Program Manager ISPT

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John Harinck

Program Manager - Digitalisation, Electric Cracking

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John Harinck is our program manager Industry 4.0 and Digitalisation. He is an expert on how to advance sustainable processing using digital technologies, data science and model-based systems analysis, control and optimization, for example, digital twins and artificial intelligence (AI).

During his PhD in Process and Energy Technology at Delft University of Technology, John started using model-based optimization for novel, more performant and sustainable systems. At that time artificial intelligence (AI) was a niche field, and John recognised its immense potential for accelerating the energy transition. An early adopter of AI and digital twins was born.

The energy transition requires behavioral changes and innovations guided by fact-based future perspectives

John Harinck – expert on how artificial intelligence can drive sustainable development

After applying his knowledge in the industry for more than a decade, John joined ISPT in 2018. First, as a Program Manager for Industrial Fluids Processing. Subsequently, he got the opportunity to use his knowledge on digital, model-based and data-driven innovations in our Industry 4.0 and Digitalisation program.

Currently John Harinck leads that program and also manages the Electric Cracking program. He leads the track on system modeling and scenario analysis for integrating electric cracking technology. This is part of the e-Missi0n MOOI project.

“I would describe myself as a business-oriented person that is keen to solve complex problems in an analytical way. I like to identify common interests, needs and challenges for all organisations on their way to full sustainability and circularity. And I enjoy setting strategic directions. I find it important that my work is meaningful for people and planet. With my industrial background and my aptitude for innovation and technology, my work at ISPT brings together the main facets of my background: digitalisation and the system transformation of energy and circularity.”