Brightlands Materials Center

The heart of Brightlands Materials Center is an evolving ecosystem where scientific excellence, innovative applications and societal challenges come together.

Brightlands Materials Center offers a meeting place at Brightlands Chemelot Campus and close collaboration with a global network of leading companies along the value chain and renowned universities and institutes

The themes of research address major societal challenges such as sustainable energy, mobility, and health & well-being. Three shared research programs are currently running:

  • Lightweight Automotive
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Additive Manufacturing.

Managing directors of Brightlands Materials Center are Marnix van Gurp and Peter Wolfs


Marnix van Gurp (Automotive)


Marnix van Gurp (Solar)