Niels Groot (1955), PhD, is employed at The Dow Chemical Company, located in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. He studied Chemical Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology, receiving a PhD in catalysis in 1984. He started his career in Dow at the R&D department. After fulfilling roles at various production facilities he focused on technology implementation and project management.
As of 2021, he is within the Environmental Technology Center as a specialist on water and wastewater systems supporting plants globally. Over the past decades he was leading different teams to develop and implement a rigorous water management strategy for the Terneuzen site. As of 2011 Niels is apart-time professor in Water Technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.