About Us

Solving Sustainability

Solving the problems of sustainability in every aspect of life, using green resources for basic activities from handwash, to space propulsion, to green circular energy systems.

Hands on Involvement

SolvGE believes in unity. Unity of the team, unity with customers, and unity with SolvGE’s mission.

Equality

Everyone working together are considered equal in terms of idea values, along with work and social environments within and outside the company.

Our Mission

Global accessibility to green energy for every inhabitant in the world is essential to ensure the progress of humanity, here on Earth and even beyond to space. SolvGE will enable people to use basic resources such as water and sunlight to provide themselves with sustainable means of energy production, storage, and generation for versatile applications. Using one green resource for many applications, just Hydrogen Peroxide, as a method of not only accessing green energy but also as a means of disinfectants, bleaching, and oxidizing agent, and much more.

Meet the team

Dr. B.V.S Jyoti

Dr. B.V.S Jyoti

Founder & CEO

Dr. Jyoti is an Assistant Professor Space Engineering Department, Aerospace Engineering Faculty, at TU Delft. Specialize in ‘Energetic Materials’ (especially Green) and ‘Propulsion System’.

Coming from India, she did most of her higher education in South Korea. She was awarded the “Korea Young Research Fellowship (KRF)” and received a grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Ministry of Science, South Korea, for her project on ‘Green Hypergolic Propellant (H2O2) based Propulsion System’.

Dr. Jyoti has secured 5 patents, 14 International publications, and 19 international conference papers.

Jaime Quesada Mañas

Jaime Quesada Mañas

Co-founder & CTO

Jaime graduated with a bachelors and masters degree, obtaining each a Cum Laude for Space Engineering, in Aerospace Engineering Faculty in TU Delft. During the masters, his research focus is in the field of ‘H2O2 concentration and detailed hypergolicity study for dual-mode green mono/bi-propellant based micro propulsion system’. From which he has been able to file for one patent and a journal publication.

He participated in a 6-month internship at the Ariane Group in Munich, Germany with a focus on data science applied to thermomechanics applications. He has previously collaborated on market analysis for a start-up named Tocano. For his course titled “High Technology Start-ups,” his project obtained the title of “Most Promising Startup” for its course work.

Pranav Prasad

Pranav Prasad

Co-founder & CSO

Coming from India, Pranav completed his bachelor’s degree from the Aerospace Engineering Faculty at TU Delft. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Space Engineering and also involved in research of “Hydrogen Peroxide – as green energy system” and has also obtained a patent filing and journal publication from his work on H2O2 concentration.

He has spent 6 months of internship at the E-Space Center at Lausanne, Switzerland, along with an internship at the Indian Space Research Organisation, Bengaluru, India.

Shiva Botchu

Shiva Botchu

Accenture, Strategy Advisor

Shiva is an MBA graduate with a specialization in Finance and Marketing. He has completed Management Accounting from CIMA, UK. At present, he is pursuing Ph.D. in Financial and Monetary System from IIT Delhi.

He has over 17 years of experience as a technology strategy consultant and over the years has advised CXOs of large Global banks, Consumer Goods companies, Telecom, Fintech, and Publishing companies. At present, he is working as Senior Manager with Accenture Strategy & Consulting.

Shiva has a keen interest in tech startups and advises them on a pro-bono basis. He is also a hobby astronomers and enjoys star gazing on clear nights along with his 7 year old son.

Nico Hiemstra

Nico Hiemstra

Junior Chemical Engineer

Nico has always had a strong interest in chemistry. He obtained his bachelor's degree in molecular science and technology. This program is a joint degree between TU Delft and the Leiden university, combining the technical knowledge in Delft with the Chemistry knowledge in Leiden. Followed by a master's in Chemical Engineering at the TU Delft.

During his studies, he followed the Chemical product engineering track. Focusing on the utilization of advanced chemical products in the chemical industry. It sparked his interest in the energy transition and the utilization of renewable techniques in the chemical industry. He performed his master thesis in the product and process engineering group at the TU Delft. He worked on the optimization of particle photocatalysts for hydrogen gas production.

Larissa Arif

Larissa Arif

Product Designer

Larissa came from Indonesia, obtaining her bachelor's degree in Industrial Design Engineering at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. With a passion to design for impact, Larissa has Research and Developing experiences in start-up companies valuing sustainability. From plastic waste solution to providing accessible green energy for the festival industry.

Larissa was granted by The Hague University of Applied Sciences to participate in The European Innovation Academy 2019 in Portugal. The entrepreneurship program led her into being one of the Co-founders and Chief Design Officer of Urbanbee, focusing on the awareness of the bee population and safe urban beekeeping. With over 1300 participants and 90+ start-ups, her start-up made it into the Top 10.

Andreas de Roos

Andreas de Roos

Chemical Propulsion Researcher

Andreas has been fascinated his whole life by both the very small and the very large. To study both simultaneously, he chose to pursue two academic careers: one in Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft and another one in Chemistry at Utrecht University. He is currently on track for cum laude graduation for both a Master’s degree in Space Engineering at TU Delft and one in Nanomaterials Science at Utrecht University. Andreas will be conducting his Master’s thesis at SolvGE. In this time, he will focus mainly on developing a regenerative and sustainable, yet economical catalyst for inducing hypergolicity in hydrogen peroxide for space propulsion.

Nanda Vinod

Nanda Vinod

Propulsion Intern

Nanda is an aerospace enthusiast and soon-to-be final year undergraduate in aerospace engineering at IIT Kharagpur (India), hailing from the state of Kerala in India. Books and movies introduce her to space flight and technology and have aspired her to work in the field ever since.

In her previous work, she worked on hyperloop aerodynamics and shape optimization of the hyperloop pod. Control systems and Propulsion form two of her favorite domains in aerospace.

Apart from that, She is a coordinator at the robotics club at IIT Kharagpur and has been involved in multiple projects/workshops related to the same.

Pieter Pinson

Pieter Pinson

Propulsion Research Engineer

From a young age it was already clear Pieter really liked engineering, making chain reactions and developing devices at home. As a bachelor student mechanical engineering at the TU Delft, Pieter has tried to develop himself in the most broad way possible. He can’t stand still and am always busy, doing (or watching) sports or other activities, such as soccer. Being part of several committees in the student community next to his studies for example, helped in gaining organizational skills. When doing the spaceflight minor however, Pieter really enjoyed the topic of space engineering and so he fully delved into it by doing the master subsequently. After a successful first year doing this master, Pieter performed an internship at DLR in Stuttgart. At DLR, Pieter learned more about interesting projects within the space industry and conducted experimental research. Pieter's  task was to characterize a miniature arcjet that is used for tests on ablative material mounted on re-entry vehicles.

"SolvGE was exactly what I was looking for and I am happy with the opportunity and to continue with my engineering  aspiration. I am more focussed now on finishing my studies and am very excited to work on such an interesting topic."

Dinesh Mengu

Dinesh Mengu

Propulsion Technology Lead

Dinesh is from India, he did a Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering. He obtained a Master of Engineering and completed PhD thesis work from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. He is specialized in chemical rocket propulsion and has expertise in testing and analysis of chemical rockets (Solid, Liquid, and Hybrid Rockets). 

During his PhD, he has worked on “Regression Rate and Combustion Instabilities of Hybrid Rocket Motor”. He was worked as a research fellow for the project “Effect of Protrusion on Regression Rate and Combustion Instabilities of Hybrid Rocket Motor” sponsored by the SERB, India. He was also secured the prestigious CSIR-Senior Research Fellow (SRF) award from CSIR, India for his project on “Effect Protrusion Configuration on Performance of Hybrid Rocket Motor”. Dinesh has secured 5 international publications and 9 (national and international) conference papers. 

Dinesh is currently working on applications of green propulsion mainly focusing on the development of H2O2 based dual-mode thruster for In-space applications.

Paras Adlakha

Paras Adlakha

Propulsion Engineer Intern

Since the childhood Paras has been fascinated with Aircrafts, being this the reason behind taking his Bachelor's study in Aerospace Engineering at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES, India). As an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student member, he has participated in several competitions like AIAA Design Build Fly (DBF) Challenge, AIAA Aircraft and Gas Turbine EngineDesign competition, Singapore Space Challenge. Apart from this, he has participated in Habitat Marte analog astronaut mission and Asclepios Mission1 of [email protected] EPFL.

Sami El Ayoubi

Sami El Ayoubi

Chemical Engineer researcher

Coming from Lebanon, Sami spent most of his life learning about Chemistry and Chemical engineering. Sami is a holder of three degrees; two Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and one Master of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Petroleum Engineering. His master Project was about the purification of hospital wastewater using Photocatalysis.Sami wanted to get more knowledge about Process Technology, this is why now he is doing his second Master in Process Engineering in TU Delft in order to grasp as many information as he could. Moreover, Sami focuses on his sport Life, he likes to play Squash and one time in Lebanon he won the interfaculty championship in Squash.

Eoghan Gilleran

Eoghan Gilleran

Propulsion Engineer Researcher

Eoghan is from Ireland and has studied at TU Delft since 2015, first the Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering before progressing to the Masters in Space Engineering. Eoghan has been active in the TU Delft student rocketry team DARE (Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering) since coming to TU Delft. He has been active in the Cryogenic Propulsion team, the Thrust Vector Control Minor, worked as the Treasurer of the Society for a year and completed a full-time year as the Team Manager of Stratos IV working towards building an 8 m long student sounding rocket to break the European student altitude record. Eoghan is conducting his Masters thesis at SolvGE, focussing on the design of an in-space propellant transfer system.

Pepijn Elferink

Pepijn Elferink

Propulsion Engineer Researcher

During his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at the TU Delft, Pepijn got enthusiastic in the field of space propulsion through his final thesis project; “Designing a modular, cost-effective manned spacecraft for an interplanetary mission to Mars and back”. This interest in space propulsion made him decide to pursue a master’s degree in Space Flight Engineering. As a highly motivated Aerospace Engineering MSc. student in Delft, Pepijn is eager to help finding solutions to current challenges we face in engineering and society. He is focused to solve these problems in the most elegant way using different tools he acquainted during his studies.

SolvGE was the perfect opportunity for my master thesis to combine my interest in space propulsion with the societal need and benefit of producing green solutions to space transportation”

Currently, Pepijn is conducting his master’s thesis at SolvGE where he will focus on spacecraft and bi-propellant propulsion system optimization to allow for the application of hydrogen peroxide as oxidizer.

Marinus Gabriël Smit

Marinus Gabriël Smit

Chemical Engineering Intern

Having been curious how Nature works starting from a young age, it was clear that studying physics was the perfect fit for Rinus. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Physics at the TU Delft. During his studies, he was involved in various projects related to green energy, such as nuclear energy applications and flow battery studies.

With great affinity for space and green energy and passion for the technologies of the future, he is currently on track to study Quantum Mechanics and Elementary Particles in the MSc Applied Physics. One of his dreams is space exploration where the use of sustainable energy is the worldwide standard.

Sasha Ivlev

Sasha Ivlev

Honor's Program Intern

While Sasha started his studies with a future of theoretical research in mind, already in his first year he concluded that his passion lied in engineering: Designing a product to perfection, developing it, and making sure that it worked in practice as well as on paper; that's what could get him out of bed every morning. So as a first-year student he joined a student team developing the world's most efficient hydrogen vehicle: The Ecorunner. He performed race simulations and later was responsible for the structural design. After finishing the double bachelor Applied Physics and Mathematics cum laude, he took amazing the opportunity to work at the Delft Hyperloop student team as Chief Engineer. 

Now in his second year of the Applied Physics master, the engineering passion hasn't left him and he is extremely excited to work on the fascinating SolvGE technology.

Leyi Hsu

Leyi Hsu

Honor's Program Intern

During her bachelor's in Applied Physics, she had to choose which direction she wants to head off for the future. She sees that the development of sustainable energy technologies as one of the most important challenges of our time. Now as a master's student in Applied Physics she follows the energy track and performs her thesis on Perovskite materials suited for Solar Cells. In addition to that, she follows the Honours track at SolvGE.

With her interest being in green energy, she is looking forward to making her contribution here.

Allan Barbosa

Allan Barbosa

Honor's Program Intern

Born in Mumbai, India and raised in Dubai, UAE, Allan was always fascinated by chemistry and its applications. This led him to study Chemical Engineering in his bachelor’s and complete a 6-month internship at Reckitt, Arabia as part of the R&D local operations department. Now, he is pursuing his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering in the Product Design track at TU Delft. He is eager to bring his own learnings and skills from his previous experiences to SolvGE as part of the Honors track.

Jan-Willem

Jan-Willem

Chemical Engineering Intern

Jan-Willem is a passionate team player with a keen interest in novel innovations for the shift towards a sustainable industry. He strives to be part of the solution and believes that through the combination of cutting-edge engineering and driven people, solutions to challenges like the energy transition become within reach.

Jan-Willem earned his BSc in Molecular Science & Technology, a joined program of TU Delft and Leiden University, whereby the work he performed during his bachelor's thesis was published. Currently, Jan-Willem is enrolled in the master of Chemical Engineering at TU Delft. Aside from his academic endeavors, Jan-Willem was a student-athlete at the DSRV Laga rowing club for five years and he gained valuable management experience by running the student employment agency ‘Stud’ for an entire year.

Mias Veldhuis

Mias Veldhuis

Honor's Program Intern

Starting as an Automotive Engineering student, Mias has always been very keen on the engineering side of technology. Nevertheless, he decided to pursue a degree in Chemistry at Radboud University with a sharp focus on physical chemistry. Upon completing his Bachelor thesis on the subject "Rapid-melt Dynamic Nuclear Polarization", a novel way of enhancing NMR sensitivity, he decided to transfer to the TU Delft as a Master's student in Chemical Process Engineering. 
Now in his second year of the Master's, he will be working at SolvGE as part of an Honours project alongside conducting research for his Master thesis on "Non-Photochemical Laser-Induced Nucleation". At SolvGE, Mias hopes to get a first-hand look at how start-up 
companies bridge the gap between fundamental research and bringing a real product onto the market.  

SolvGE  is looking for you! 

 

Careers at SolvGE

 Our team is growing! SolvGE is expanding its team and opening positions for both Technical and Business -oriented profiles!

If you are interested in solving today’s issues on the topic of green energy and sustainable development with a young and thrilling start-up, check our positions out!

If you’re interested to know more, write to us with your CV to [email protected].

Starting date: as soon as possible. 

Open Positions

 

Jr. Chemical Engineer

Technical Role - Full time / Intern

Jr. Mechanical Engineer

Technical Role - Full time / Intern

Jr. Process Engineer

Technical Role - Full time / Intern

Business Developer

Business Role - Full time

Marketing & Sales specialist

Business Role - Full time

Finance Expert

Business Role - Full time intern

The Future of Green Energy

SolvGE is introducing a revolutionary technology that will allow accessible green circular energy storage and generation system.

Let’s make a change together for a better future.

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Aerospace Innovation Hub

Kluyverweg 1,

2629 HS Delft,

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