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

Nanni Noël-Hermes

Expert Microbial Corrosion & Biofilms

12+ years of experience in MIC and biofilms

– PhD Chemistry- Aquatic Biotechnology (Biofilm Centre, Universiteit Duisburg-Essen, DE)
MSc Water Science: Analytics, chemistry and microbiology (Universiteit Duisburg, Essen, DE)

Joost van Dam

Expert Corrosion, Electrochemistry & Materials

8+ Years of experience in Material Science, Corrosion and Electrochemistry
7+ Years of experience in Protective coatings and Adhesive bonding

– MSc Materials Science & Engineering (Delft University of Technology)
– BSc Chemistry (University of Amsterdam)

Alessio Di Fino

Senior Researcher – Expert fouling control

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)

Jaap Hooijmans

Senior Researcher Corrosion and Failure Analysis

25+ Years of experience in Material Science, Failure Analysis, Corrosion and Electrochemistry


-PhD Materials Science, Delft University of Technology

Maria Salta

Expert Biofilms & Microbially Induced Corrosion (MIC)

12+ Years of experience in Marine Biofilms, Biofouling / Antifouling
7+ Years of experience in Enviromental Microbiology


-PhD, Antifouling test methods for Marine Biofilms, University of Southampton, UK
-MRes (Masters of Research), Marine Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
-BSc (Hons), Marine Biology with Oceanography, University of Southampton, UK

Sabine Meyers

Microbiological 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)

Xiaolong Zhang

Expert Corrosion & Electrochemistry

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

– PhD Corrosion Technology & Electrochemistry (Delft University of Technology)
– MSc. Physics, Hunan University, China

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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