Dr. Huisman holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology and a Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology. He is a Scientific Advisor to the UNU – SCYCLE and steering the group’s research activities related to electronics recycling. He is involved in various international projects providing facts and figures for improving e-waste management.
In the past, Dr. Huisman has been the lead author of the UNU study supporting the European Commission’s 2008 Review of the EU WEEE Directive as well as multiple advanced e-waste country studies for various European countries. From 2013 to 2015 he was the scientific coordinator of the EU CWIT-project: “Countering WEEE Illegal Trade” and currently also the H2020 project ProSUM: Prospecting Secondary raw materials in the Urban Mine.
Besides his UNU responsibilities, he is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology teaching, supervising students and researching related to Product Recycling. His academic work related to electronics recycling includes over 80 publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings, research reports and policy briefs.
Besides his academic work, Dr. Huisman is the Director of OsevenfortytwO BV, providing worldwide consultancy regarding WEEE market development, product recyclability, WEEE compliance, ecodesign and policy evaluations for policy makers, recyclers and industry.