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About us
Let's introduce you to our passionate team

Our team

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Cofounder, Tech Lead

Nadia is the heart of the technological development and long term tech vision of the company. She has a degree in computer science and worked in different development positions for 3D printing companies. She led the production of the first large format concrete 3D printer and printed several large-scale artificial reefs worldwide.

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Mechatronic Engineer

Andries is an enthusiastic and passionate mechatronic engineer. His background is in aerospace engineering with a decade of experience in software developing for automation and various experience as mechatronic engineer. He is leading the research, development and building of Coastruction’s printers.

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Multidisciplinary Designer, Biomimicry Specialist

With a broad experience in delivering sustainable and innovative Nature driven solutions, Carlos is our external expert in Design and Biomimicry Thinking, ensuring the full adoption of these methodologies in the research, development and implementation of the Coastruction products, processes and systems. His work has been internationally recognised with several major design awards.

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Emanuele Nocchi

Printer technician

Emanuele has been a construction worker for almost two decades. As a former process manager at D-Shape he was responsible for the development of the 3D printer production logistics. He is our external expert during printer construction.

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Cofounder, Marine Biologist

Astrid is a marine ecologist and writer who has worked in marine contracting for over 15 years. In her role as a bio-engineer, she has worked on coral relocation and artificial reef installation projects worldwide. Her passion lies in finding unusual opportunities for our 3D print technology, nature-based solutions and connecting people to get the most out of the technology. 

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Civil Engineer

Paolo is a civil engineer from Italy. His expertise lies in development of parametric algorithms which are key for creating modular artificial coral reefs. Paolo is collaborating with Coastruction to ensure that projects are well-engineered and 3D printed structures withstand the tough conditions of Mother Nature.

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Urban Planner, Climate Change & Sustainability specialist

With a Master's in Urban Management and Development, specialization in Urban Environments, Sustainability and Climate Change and a decade of experience, she supports stakeholder engagement and builds investment relationships, helping with targeting SDGs and marketing the company. She researches sustainability, carbon credits and other climate change issues.

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Chemical engineer

As R&D Engineer at D-Shape, Pietro was responsible for the research of additive solutions for printing materials. Pietro is a chemical engineer and collaborator in the search for new 3D printable materials.

Our Advisory Board

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David Lennon

Artificial Reef Design & Construct

Expert in the design of artificial reefs and reef layouts with more than 25 years of experience in the industry globally. He has founded 4 artificial reef companies and designed and patented reef unit designs. He first used a particle bed printer to print reef units back in 2012 and is passionate about innovation and advancing artificial reef design, therefore is excited to help Coastruction.

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Vishal Dembla

Business advisor

An entrepreneurial leader with success in scaling and managing business with multinationals and mid-sized start-ups. Vishal brings more than 20 years of progressive experience across a wide range of senior roles. He will help Coastruction to have a strong business strategy.

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Jeroen Ghijsen

Business advisor

An expert entrepreneur with years of experience in business development and strategy to lead from prototypes to products. Also experienced in sales and marketing of new products.

With his decades of experience, he will advise our team to successfully bring on the market Coastruction business. 

HOW IT ALL STARTED ...

Astrid

Working in marine contracting I have seen reefs that were crazy expensive and didn't really work. Why? Life below water is complex and amazing, shouldn't the reefs look a little more like the real deal?

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Let's meet for coffee in Rotterdam and see what we can do?'

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Nadia

My dream is to develop a 3D printer that allows the use of local raw materials and that is fully circular in its process. I would love to create customized and visually distinct artificial reefs with it and do something for nature.

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Yes let's do that!

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Help us save the reefs, let's start printing!

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