About us

Seaborough invents, develops and commercializes groundbreaking innovations for the lighting industry. With these innovations we aim to make a positive impact on the world. Many of our projects are truly breakthroughs yet require stamina to develop from idea to market entry. Therefore, Seaborough runs mostly long-term research and development projects.
Seaborough office and research center

This is who we are

Light is the source of all life. It fascinates, it is a primal force, it heals, it romanticizes, it brings imagination to life, and it is also necessary in our daily lives.
At Seaborough we are fascinated by light. We want to give light a purpose, develop and market the best lighting solutions. We see it as a challenge to develop groundbreaking, innovative, and efficient solutions to improve LED lighting. And what is important: we always do this with an eye and heart for the environment!

We are not afraid of challenges. We don't walk the beaten track, because we are always looking for the very best solutions and we dare to go the extra mile to get there. We want to be frontrunners in the market and make the best products possible. Innovation is in our DNA.

I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.

Thomas A. Edison - Inventor of the light bulb

Our Mission

Seaborough wants to contribute to a healthy and sustainable world. We do this by improving current state of the art LED solutions to reduce energy use and CO² emissions and improve wellbeing. For example: if all mercury-containing fluorescent tubes were replaced with our oneTLed retrofit LED tubes, 50-70 % energy costs could be saved and 3.2 % of the Paris Agreement's CO² reduction target would be met immediately. At the same time, the environment would be relieved of the toxic mercury.

Another example: if all warm white LEDs would contain our EuroLED technology, every LED would be 20% more efficient while having a more pleasant light experience for the consumer. Worldwide LED adoption would just be around the corner, just like energy savings with an equivalent of 684 coal fired power plants.

Seaborough also develops light applications for direct impact on health and well-being. By using invisible infra-red light, we optimize the living environment so that people benefit from the positive effects of light for their health.

Our method

Seaborough protects its ideas and inventions by patents. This intellectual property (IP) is commercialized through licensing contracts with strategic partners. This is the way we make the real difference. Seaborough is highly committed to support these partners during the implementation phase of its inventions in finished products.

Seaborough was founded in 2013. Since then we have experienced strong growth with great collaborations, big inventions and even bigger plans for the future. We can’t wait!

Our People

Our team consists of highly educated and skilled scientists and engineers. We are an energetic group of innovators who are dedicated to make a difference. Due to our broad range of talents, we realize ground-breaking light innovations. Nice to meet you.

Pieter Six


Pieter Six is a seasoned professional with a breadth of experience in Marketing, Communication and Sales at Corporate Institutions and Start-ups. He has strong management experience in Europe and Asia and is passionate about innovative and disrupting technologies.

Pieter Six is well versed in the world of LED. Before joining Seaborough, he worked as Chief Commercial Officer for Ellipz Smart Solutions, a company that enables data communication via light. Pieter Six will further shift the scope of Seaborough towards market introductions.

Matthijs Mollema

Finance Manager

Matthijs is an all-round finance manager and worked for various organisations in several finance leadership functions. Matthijs is an educated Qualified Controller and as of 2021 he continued his career as an interim finance professional. He is a result driven team player, hands-on and pro-active.

Marie Anne van de Haar

Program Director Materials

Marie Anne obtained her Masters in nanomaterials sciences cum-laude from Utrecht University and holds a PhD in Nanophotonics from the physics research institute AMOLF. She joined Seaborough as Materials Scientist and Project Manager in 2015. Currently she is the Program Director Materials, where she is the technical program lead and responsible for running the current EuroLED program, including external partnerships and internal R&D Materials Team. She has been selected as ‘Technical Talent 2020’ by the Dutch engineering journal De Ingenieur, and is member of the program committee for the SPIE Photonics West Conference on Light-Emitting Diodes.

Anne Berends

Program Director Life Science

Dr. Anne Berends studied chemistry and holds a PhD in nanomaterials science from Utrecht University. As Program Director Life Science she is responsible for the SunLED business strategy and the team working on this technology. This includes scientific collaborations, IP portfolio, product (concept) development, and commercial partnerships. Anne’s ability to bridge academic research with real-world applications is exemplified by the scientific publications and patents she wrote, the well-received talks she gives at both scientific conferences and industry events, and the commercial partnerships she developed.
She is determined to make a positive impact to the world by bringing science-backed technology to the market.

Vahhab Mohammadi

Program director Electronics

Vahhab is a technology enthusiast who has the know-how to take an idea all the way to the production line. He enjoys working in international teams with a spirit of innovation. Vahhab enjoys being part of a team that focuses on solving existing problems with innovative ideas, a team that wants to grow and create a better and brighter future for all of us.

Anne Jansen

People & Office Manager

Anne works with dedication and enthusiasm at Seaborough. With a hands-on mentality and is the linking pin within Seaborough. She leverages her organizational skills and positive attitude to ensure smooth operations.
Anne places great value on everyone within Seaborough feeling seen and heard, and she actively contributes to maintaining an enthusiastic team.

Ayhan Siriner

Head of Marketing & Business Development

Ayhan, a strategic business leader with 24 years of experience in the global lighting industry, has successfully executed commercial leadership roles across Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. His expertise spans marketing, sales, business development, and go-to-market strategies within the lighting industry. At Seaborough, Ayhan focuses on launching and scaling up the company’s technologies in the lighting and related sectors. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Aleksandra Goncharova

Marketing & Communication officer

Aleksandra obtained her Master’s degree in International Management from Tilburg University. Before starting as a marketing officer at Seaborough, she worked at a dynamic global marketing agency in Amsterdam. She is passionate about international business and has undertaken several business and volunteer trips to different countries during her studies. She is eager to bring a fresh perspective to Seaborough’s digital marketing and communications.

Marcel Verhoeven

Senior Advisor

Marcel Verhoeven has a huge track record in the lighting industry. Marcel has worked in various sr. management roles for Philips, where he for example was responsible for the product strategy for LED retrofit bulbs and initiated the development of the first generations retrofit LED lights in Shanghai, China. The Philips MASTERLED product family became a huge success after introduction, and it still is today. After a period of 2009-2010 as Category Leader for Scene Setting LED products at Philips Consumer Luminaires in Kontich, Belgium, Marcel was asked by Osram in 2010 to return to Asia to manage Osram’s division for professional LED lighting in Asia and became CEO of the Business Unit Luminaires Asia Pacific. From 2013-2016 Marcel was President Asia Pacific for Zumtobel Group, where he was responsible for all activities of the brands Tridonic, Thorn and Zumtobel in the regions of Asia and Pacific. He returned to Europe in 2016 and since the start of 2017 Marcel works for Momentum Capital and is responsible for their Technology Investments such as Perpetual Next and Seaborough.

Mike Krames

Senior Advisor

Mike is a recognized world authority on visible-spectrum LEDs and their applications for lighting and displays, with more than 20 years of experience in both startups and large companies in the LED industry. He is currently President and Founder of Arkesso, LLC, based in Silicon Valley, California.  Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer at Soraa, Inc., an LED product company founded by Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakamura.  Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President at Philips Lumileds, where he ran the Advanced Laboratories and pioneered programs in LEDs and luminescence, focusing on materials, devices, and systems for applications to lighting and displays. He has served on numerous roundtables and panels for the U.S. Department of Energy and Basic Energy Sciences. He is an IEEE Fellow, IES Fellow and Chair of the SPIE Photonics West Conference on Light-Emitting Diodes.

He has been an advisor to Seaborough since 2015, where he is supporting technical and intellectual property development, project management, business development and the establishment of new partnerships.

Lisette Hendrikse

Legal Officer

Lisette is a senior legal officer who studied Dutch and business law at the VU University in Amsterdam, she also studied at the University of Amsterdam (international and European law – UvA), University of Leiden (energy law), Università di Bologna (international law) amongst others. She works for Seaborough for many years and knows the company’s technologies like no other.

Atul Sontakke

Principal Scientist

Atul is a materials scientist with expertise on optical and luminescent materials. He did master’s in physics and holds PhD (Science) from CSIR-CGCRI in collaboration with Jadavpur University, India. Before joining Seaborough, Atul did post-doctoral research at Kyoto University (Japan), Chimie-ParisTech (France), Ghent University (Belgium) and Utrecht University (Netherlands). Atul has extensive experience on synthesis, spectroscopy, and quantitative analysis of functional luminescent materials. At Seaborough, Atul is working on development of phosphor materials for solid state lighting.

Federico Montanarella

Materials Scientist

Federico is an expert in the synthesis and optical characterization of luminescent (nano)materials. He obtained a Master cum laude in Materials Science and Engineering from the Universita’ degli studi di Genova (Italy) in 2015. He also holds a PhD, obtained in 2019, from the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands), researching quantum dots and their luminescent assemblies. After obtaining the prestigious ETH Postdoctoral Fellowship, he spent two years at ETH Zürich (Switzerland), studying the formation and functionalization of perovskite nanocrystals. In 2021 Federico joined Seaborough as a Materials Scientist, where he works on the development of novel phosphors for solid state lighting.

Vasilii Khanin

Materials Scientist

Vasilii is a Master in experimental nuclear physics with a focus on scintillation and engineering of nuclear spectrometers. He obtained his PhD in solid-state physics while working at Philips Research Eindhoven on development of scintillators for medical tomography. Afterwards he held Post-Doc positions in Utrecht University and TU Delft researching luminescence (solar) concentrators. Areas of expertise include luminescence spectroscopy, and energy and charge transfer in solids. He joined Seaborough in 2021 and works on optical equipment development and optimization of novel phosphors.

Mohamed Tachikirt

Research Assistant

Mohamed holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics from the Haagse Hogeschool (university of applied sciences). He has worked at the physics research institute AMOLF as lab technician, before moving to Seaborough in 2015. At Seaborough he is responsible for the optical characterization and prototyping of both LEDs and materials.

Daniel Lenting

Research Assistant

Daniël holds a bachelor in chemistry from Inholland University of Applied Sciences.

He began his journey at Seaborough as an intern, where he worked on the optimization of nano-phosphors. In 2023, he officially joined as chemical research assistant where he is responsible for the development, synthesis and integration of nanoscale luminescent material. In addition, he is responsible for the health and safety within the chemical laboratory.

Jana Floréal

Junior Scientist

Jana recently obtained her master’s degree in materials and nano chemistry at Ghent University, where she specialised in the synthesis of luminescent nano materials. As part of her studies, she did her internship here at Seaborough, and she has now decided to come back and take on the role of junior scientist. She will be working on the development of novel nanophosphors.

Jence Mulder

Materials Scientist

Jence is a Materials Scientist with broad experience in the synthesis and characterization of optically active nanomaterials. He obtained his masters in chemical engineering at Delft University of Technology with a focus on chemical product engineering. During his masters, in Delft, he worked on indium phosphide quantum dots, and subsequently he visited the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova where he worked on perovskite and lanthanide-doped nanocrystals. He holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology, where he further investigated these three nanomaterial classes. After a short Post-Doc in Delft, he joined the EuroLED team at Seaborough in May 2024 where he works on the optimization of novel phosphors in order to improve the efficiency of LED-based lighting devices.

Liselotte Nass

Junior Scientist

Liselotte obtained her Masters in Nanomaterials Science cum-laude from Utrecht University. During this master she did an internship at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She worked on the synthesis of different nanomaterials for optoelectronic applications such as photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and luminescence solar concentrators.
Now that she is back in the Netherlands, she joined Seaborough this year. She is working as a Junior Materials Scientist, where she develops phosphor materials for solid state lighting.”

Tom Hilgerink

Product Designer

Tom is a product designer with a background in industrial design engineering and experience in (LED) lighting design. He’s passionate about working on innovative and user-centered proucts to make everyday life more enjoyable. As per 2023, Tom returned to Seabourough after working in the E-mobility industry for several years (fun fact, he drives his “own” bike to work now).

Jeffrey Wongsodikromo

Electronics technician

Highly qualified, dedicated and project focused electrician. With 2 years of testing developing circuits and 2 years of installations. Skilled technician with in-depth analyzing and graphical programming skills. Self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Thrive on challenge with proven ability to successfully execute plans and complete tasks in a timely , efficient and safe manner.



Carlo van Maaren

Intern Materials

Carlo brings a spark of curiosity to everything he does. After graduating cum laude from Utrecht University in 2022 with Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Chemistry, he is currently pursuing an external dual Master’s program in Applied Physics and Nanomaterials Science at Eindhoven University of Technology and Utrecht University. As an intern at Seaborough, Carlo investigates the absorption and scattering of light within inhomogeneous nanocomposites used in LED geometries for the EuroLED program. Leveraging his interdisciplinary background, Carlo is eager to bring a fresh perspective to the team and contribute to Seaborough’s pioneering projects.