Dr. Victor R. de la Rosa
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Victor R. de la Rosa studied Chemistry at the University of Valladolid (UVa; Spain) and Ghent University (UGent; Belgium), where he spent a year within the Erasmus programme. Upon graduating in 2010, he returned to Ghent to conduct a PhD on
In 2015, he was awarded an IWT post-doctoral grant (now VLAIO) to create a spin-off company based on the poly(2-oxazoline) platform. He developed scalable processes for the production of high-quality polyoxazolines and derivatives, with a special focus on biomedical applications. He is co-inventor in five patents and has co-authored over 20 scientific publications, mostly in the polyoxazoline field.
Early 2018, Victor co-founded the spin-off company Avroxa, dedicated to the design and production of polyoxazolines and derivatives under the Ultroxa brand name. Victor leads the Avroxa team since 2020.
Phone: +32 487 196 739
Prof. Dr. Richard Hoogenboom
Co-founder and Scientific Advisor
Richard Hoogenboom studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e; Netherlands). In 2005, he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Ulrich S. Schubert (TU/e) and continued working as project leader for the Dutch Polymer Institute; partly combined with a part-time position as Senior Product Developer at Dolphys Medical.
After postdoctoral training with Martin Möller at the RWTH Aachen (Humboldt fellowship; 2008) and Roeland J. M. Nolte at the Radboud University Nijmegen (NWO veni-grant; 2009), he was appointed as associate professor at Ghent University in 2010 and promoted to full professor in 2014.
His research interests include poly(2-oxazoline)s, stimuli-responsive polymers, and supramolecular materials, fields in which he is (co)inventor in more than 10 patent families and has co-authored over 300 scientific publications. He is currently associate editor for European Polymer Journal and Australian Journal of Chemistry.
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +32 926 444 82