Karlien Sambell joined Bax & Company as an innovation and sustainability consultant in September 2018. Together with her colleagues, she works on several sustainability and climate-related projects in cities and urban areas.
She has a masters degree in Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology (NL). For 6 months, Karlien followed energy courses at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. She also completed an internship at the R&D department of Schlumberger in Houston, where she experienced the dynamic field of innovation and technology.
In 2016, Karlien started a PhD in Applied Geophysics at Delft University of Technology and at the Royal Meteorological Insitute (KNMI). Her PhD focussed on the development of an innovative method to measure deep-ocean temperature changes. In addition, Karlien studied iceberg activity in the South Pacific Ocean by using sound recordings of iceberg disintegration and break-up processes. The goal of this project was to improve the understanding of climate change and how this is affecting the main oceans around the world
Despite of her technical background, Karlien has a very broad interest and likes to dive into new topics. She is especially interested in the added value of technology and innovation for societal purposes.
In her spare time, Karlien likes to express her creativity through photography and drawing. She is an adventurous person that loves to travel around the world. But whenever she is at home in Rotterdam, you’ll find her in the kitchen or reading a book. Karlien speaks Dutch and English fluently.