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Staff

Gilles Mertens
CEO & Analysis expert
Rieko Adriaens
Head Research & Analysis expert
Wathab Mohammad
Head Laboratory
Nancy Weyns
Laboratory specialist

Meet our team !

Gilles Mertens

Gilles studied Geology at UNamur and KU Leuven (Belgium). He obtained a PhD in Geology with specialty "Mineralogy" at the KU Leuven in 2009. During his research, Gilles qualified in the quantitative aspects of mineralogy. Gilles is specialized in the quantification of natural and artificial mineral mixtures by X-ray diffraction. Gilles is a co-founder of BeCOH. In this capacity, he is a member of the ISO working group silica (ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 7). Gilles is author of more than 30 internationally peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Gilles founded Qmineral in 2011 together with Jan Elsen.

Rieko Adriaens

Rieko studied Geology at the KU Leuven (Belgium). He obtained a PhD in Geology with specialty "Clay mineralogy" in 2015. His research focused on sample preparation and quantification of clay-bearing rocks using X-ray diffraction. Rieko is specialised in the quantification of clays and clay minerals by X-ray diffraction and the characterization of different types of grain-size analyses. Rieko is author of more than 20 internationally peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Wathab Mohammad

Wathab obtained a Master of Science Petroleum & Reservoir Engineering at the University of Baghdad (Iraq). Wathab worked as a laboratory analyst at the Geology division of the KU Leuven. He has a wide expertise in laboratory techniques and adequate sample preparation methods for clay-bearing rocks and sediments for all types of analyses. Wathab works with a high level of detail and is specialized in refining and optimizing laboratory methods.

Nancy Weyns

Nancy studied Chemistry and obtained a PhD in Chemistry at the KU Leuven (Belgium). She worked at the Laboratory of Medicinal Chemisty and as a laboratory analyst at the Geology division of the KU Leuven. Nancy is highly skilled and experienced in sample preparation of clay-bearing rocks and clay minerals for X-ray diffraction analysis. She is specialized in the analysis of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). Nancy works with a high level of detail and is very precise.