Plastics in Medical Manufacturing 2020

Geert Jan Schellekens

Geert Jan Schellekens

Chief Scientist

SABIC response to COVID-19: From Emergency Relief to Global Sustainable Solutions


We face an unprecedented challenge with COVID-19. In these turbulent and uncertain times, healthcare has become an area of critical concern, worldwide. We are collaborating with our partners and prioritizing customers’ requests for the materials they need, to urgently develop innovative solutions that help address these challenges.

About the Speaker

Geert Jan Schellekens is chief scientist and application designer at SABIC, one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies. In his role, he drives the front end of innovation for the company’s global Polymer Application Development and Industry Solutions team. His mission is to lead and support the team in developing unique and sustainable solutions that enable SABIC’s customers to achieve breakthrough improvements in application design and production.

Geert brings a unique background to this challenge – a blend of expertise in engineering, industrial design and 25 years of application development in the plastics industry. Prior to joining General Electric’s plastics division (now a SABIC business) in 1995, his international career took him through various engineering and design positions with OEMs in the Benelux, France and Germany. At SABIC, he consults with a wide variety of customers around the world, managing the ‘plastics’ side of a multitude of design programs. He also coordinates the team’s external R&D collaborations including advanced academic design research programs.

Geert holds a Master of Vehicle Design from the RCA in London. He studied Industrial Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven and has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Haarlem Business School in the Netherlands.

Geert is based in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.

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