Arij is the Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Lux Research in charge of all research and Lux Expertise teams. Arij joined Lux Research in 2015, leading the energy research and Lux Expertise teams until 2023, when he became CPO. As CPO, it is his mission to make sure Lux supports all its clients with the most relevant, highest quality and most up-to-date information, insights, analyses, and opinions to inform and improve the innovation decisions its clients make every day.
Prior to joining Lux Research, Arij worked for Shell and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), the public research and technology organization of the Netherlands. At Shell, he conducted research in process safety and combustion. At TNO, he worked on a variety of topics including food preservation, emissions reduction, and biomass conversion. Later, as TNO’s innovation director for the chemicals industry, he was responsible for TNO’s entire project portfolio for the chemicals industry and liaising with the Dutch and EU governments on innovation policy.
Arij earned his M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Twente University and a Ph.D. from Eindhoven University.