Stijn Baken is an environmental scientist and regulatory professional supporting the Material Stewardship (MS) team in its efforts to identify challenges and opportunities for copper in European chemical regulations. Stijn works closely with the European Copper Institute’s network of scientists and consultants to develop and deliver relevant research that he then shares with regulatory consultants and policymakers.
With a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Sciences, Stijn brings his expertise to his work on the MS team. He is most proud of their recent success in developing a refined test method for assessing the hazards of copper concentrates, which was formally accepted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
A family man, Stijn loves when he can spend time with his three young children cycling and hiking in the great outdoors.