About our team

The Endures specialists
The Endures team consists of highly qualified specialists with diverse scientific backgrounds. Our unique balance between scientific experience and technical possibilities (partly due to our unique location by the sea) enables us to offer effective and appropriate solutions. Our team consists of materials scientists, (micro) biologists, chemists, corrosion, fouling and coating specialists.

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Sibo Buter

Managing Director

10+ years of experience in the field of electrochemistry and corrosion
5+ years of coating inspection experience

– BSc Analytical chemistry, 

Job Klijnstra

Expert Fouling Control & Material Protection

20+ years of experience in antifouling and material protection

– PhD Agricultural Science, University of Wageningen
– PhD Biology, University of Groningen

Nanni Noël-Hermes

Expert Microbial Corrosion & Biofilms

12+ years of experience in MIC and biofilms

– PhD Aquatic Biotechnology, Biofilm Centre, Duisburg-Essen.
– MSc Water Science: Analytics, chemistry and microbiology, University Duisburg-Essen.

Hans Christ

Expert Corrosion & Materials 

30+ years of experience in:
Material selection, corrosion and damage investigation

– PHBO 2 year Corrosion expert
– HTS Metallurgy
– MTS Mechanical Engineering

Xiaolong Zhang

Expert Corrosion & Electrochemistry

15+ years of experience in materials science, corrosion and electrochemistry

– PhD Electrochemistry & Corrosion Technology, Technische Universiteit Delft 
– MSc. Physics, Hunan University, China

Ilja Lubbers-Peters

Biotechnologist & HSEQ officer

3+ Years of experience in Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)

– MSc. Biotechnology Universiteit Wageningen
– BSc Biology & Medical Lab Research, Hogeschool Leiden

Ko Coppoolse

Researcher Coating and Conservation

8+ Years experience in qualitative coating testing, inspection and coating damage investigation

– Course, coating inspector (Nace II, cert no. 64048)
– Course, paint technology
– BA Museology & Cultural Heritage, Reinwardt Academie Amsterdam
– BSc Biological Laboratory Science, InHolland Alkmaar

Alessio Di Fino

Senior onderzoeker – Expert fouling beheer

7+ Years experience in ecotoxicology in marine ecology
8+ Years experience in anti-fouling & coating formulation
8+ Years experience in electrochlorination applications

– PhD Marine Science, Newcastle University (UK)
– BSc/MSc Marine Environmental Science, University of Genoa (IT)

Bastiaan Prins

Researcher Corrosion & Material Failure

8+ Years of experience in helicopter maintenance
2+ Years of experience in SEM-EDX

– Part 66 CAT A3 Aviation Mechanic, Lufthansa Technical Training, Hoofddorp

Joost van Dam

Expert Corrosion, Electrochemistry & Materials

6+ Years of experience in Material Science, Corrosion, Electrochemistry & Adhesives

– MSc Materials Science & Engineering, Technische Universiteit Delft

Sabine Meyers

Microbiologic Analist

13+ Years of experience as off-shore lab-technician
6+ Years of experience in Microbiological analysis.

– Food Technology, Clusius College Alkmaar
– Course Microbially Influenced Corrosion (MIC)


Below is a selection of our more recent publications in various scientific journals.

Application of transient analysis using Hilbert spectra of electrochemical noise to the identification of corrosion inhibition (2014)

Biodegradation of ballast tank coating investigated by impedance spectroscopy and microscopy (2014)

Biofilm formation, communication and interactions of leaching bacteria during colonization of pyrite and sulfur surfaces (2014)

Carbon steel corrosion induced by a cold-growing enrichment culture isolated from the Den Helder harbor (2014)

Corrosion of Steels in CO2 Storage Environments (2014)

A Critical Appraisal of the Interpretation of Electrochemical Noise for Corrosion Studies (2014)

Detection of microbiologically influenced corrosion by electrochemical noise transients (2014)
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion risks in the interior of offshore wind monopiles (2014)

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