Skytree team

The Skytree team members have diverse backgrounds in education and origin, but we all share the same vision when it comes to the future of our company and of the environment.

Our working culture is based on a dynamic and smart approach to business, an open and understanding attitude to others and the desire to expand the boundaries of what is possible!

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Max Beaumont

CEO & Founder

Max graduated from the University of Warwick in the UK with a Master of Physics. After his studies, he joined ESA as a system engineer. During his time at ESA, he worked on the ACLS project and led a test campaign studying our sorbent before founding Skytree.




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Bardia Alaee

Marketing

Bardia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the HES Amsterdam. He has worked for over a decade in national and international sales departments in various industries, and most recently as an independent entrepreneur.


Ian Smith

Engineering

Ian studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. He began his career as an engineer at Jaguar Land Rover. He later shifted his focus to cleantech, working as a test engineer at a wave energy company, before joining Skytree.


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Piotr Kasper

Research & Development

Piotr graduated from the Technical University of Wroclaw in Poland with an MSc in chemistry. After working as a researcher in the field of life sciences at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University, he joined Skytree as an R&D consultant.




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Alina Chanaewa, PhD

Research & Development

Alina earned her PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Hamburg in Germany. She pursued her interest in solar energy conversion as postdoctoral researcher at Fraunhofer ISE/University of Freiburg and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam before joining Skytree as R&D scientist.


Patrick Hodgins

Engineering

Patrick graduated from the Mechanical Engineering department of the University of Ulster with a BEng Mechanical Engineering and proceeded to study MSc Advanced Composite and Polymer Engineering. He joined Skytree because he wanted to diversify into Clean Energy.


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Christopher Pourier

Technology

Christopher has a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from TU Delft. Before starting his Master in Energy and Process Technology this fall, he will be working at Skytree to simulate the fluid flow inside of the system in order to improve their operation.




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Silvian Baltac

Research & Development

Silvian graduated from the University of Cambridge with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Natural Sciences. Before starting his MBA at the Collège des Ingénieurs this fall, Silvian will be working closely with the R&D team to test Skytree’s technologies and help identify new potential markets.


Skytree advisors

Ivo de la Rive Box

Advisor

Ivo co-founded Quby, maker of one of Europe’s leading smart thermostats, and lead the growth of the company to over 150 employees and a successful exit for its founders. He graduated from the Delft University of Technology with a Master in Applied Physics.


Alexander Gunkel

Advisor

Alex studied mechanical engineering and business administration at the Technical University Darmstadt. After his studies Alexander joined the European Space Agency as project manager in the office of the Inspector General.