Kees Hummelen


Solenne was founded in 2005 by Prof. Dr. Kees Hummelen. He is currently CEO of Solenne BV.
Prof. Hummelen has over 25 years of experience with fullerene chemistry and the use of fullerenes derivatives in organic photovoltaics and many other applications. He is a full professor at the University of Groningen and a key speaker at many international conferences. He is also the inventor of PCBM, and inventor on many patents.

Maureen van Veelen

Managing Director

Mrs. Maureen van Veelen, MSc. is managing director at Solenne. She graduated in business economics (both in marketing and auditing). She has over 20 years of experience in business management. She has successfully completed many projects in bringing inventions to the market.

Alex Sieval

Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Alex Sieval is Chief Operations Officer at Solenne. He joined the group of Prof. Kees Hummelen at the University of Groningen as a post-doc researcher in 2001, and has worked on all aspects of fullerene chemistry ever since. Together with Prof. Kees Hummelen, he started Solenne back in 2005. He is the (co-)author of a large number of publications and co-inventor on several of Solenne’s patents