• Eldico Scientific AG


A strong team with complementary skills. Many years of experience in management, industry and in the scientific field. Excellently suited to master the diverse challenges of the new venture.

Hans Kühn


Hans is a seasoned expert in manufacturing and supply chain with more than 25 operations experience in a variety of industries technology as a consultant as well as in C-level functions. Areas of expertise include digital strategy and core operations transformation.

Eric Hovestreydt

Founder & Commercial CEO

With more than 30 years of experience in product development and sales of single-crystal diffractometers, including application consulting and development of customized solutions for Siemens and the market leader Bruker AXS, Eric knows the market like no other.

Gunther Steinfeld

Founder & CIO

Experienced chemist with extensive knowledge from transition metals to biomolecules and a heart for crystallography. Aside from being a  researcher at the University of Freiburg (DE),  Gunther has many years of experience in performing CRO services for a variety of industries. 

Gustavo Santiso-Quinones

Founder & Scientific Advisor

Gustavo knows exactly what it takes to design innovative crystallographic instrumentation to achieve the best possible results. Internationally distinguished scientist, contributed to more than 30 peer-reviewed publications @ FU Berlin, EPFL Lausanne, RWTH Aachen and ETH Zurich.

Nils Gebhardt

Founder & CFO

A hands-on professional combining conceptual vision with a pragmatic, entrepreneurial mindset and results-oriented management approach. Background from various positions in consulting and industry. Before co-founding ELDICO, Nils shaped Park Innovaare as Managing Director.

Francesco Garbuglia


Before deciding to challenge his technical flair with electron diffraction, Francesco spent some time in Oil&Gas, leading cross-functional teams in large R&D organizations at GE & Alstom and as Operational Excellence Consultant & Program Manager at Anheuser-Busch. 

Emmanuela Pustan

Scientific Community Manager

Her academic research at King's College was centered on medical humanities. Now Emma develops and drives scientific content management, implementation of marketing campaigns, conceptual communication strategies and event management.

Danny Stam

Sales Manager

Strong academic experience at Leiden University, doubled by more than 20 years of industrial insight from work at companies like Core Labs (R&D), Avantium and Technobis focusing on improving crystal growth. Now Danny is ready to convince about the potential of ED.

Christian Jandl

Application Scientist

Christian already contributed to over 70 scientific publications in his career and he is well prepared to deal with all kinds of crystallographic challenges our numerous clients from a broad variety of industries may need solutions for while operating our dedicated electron diffractometer.

Johannes Merkelbach

Manager Measurement Operations

With a degree in Business Chemistry, Johannes will be the much-needed business-science liaison, able to offer solutions for our growing customer base in regard to ELDICO’s measurements service in the most optimal way.

Petra Simoncic

Chief Innovation Officer

As a trained minerologist, holding a PhD in crystallography, Petra knows exactly how powerful our device is and has the right know-how to tackle its patent related issues. She will liaise with our clients and the broader scientific community.

Jamison Mize

Chief Sales Officer

Jamison is a seasoned sales and service professional with 15 years of experience across industry leaders within the analytical instrumentation and materials characterization space. His appointment as CSO deepens his knowledge in the field.

Board of Directors

Nils Gebhardt (Chairman)

Zurich (CH)

Dr. Bettina Ernst

Zurich (CH)

Dr. Martin Haase

Heidelberg (DE)

Dr. Eric Hovestreydt

Karlsruhe (DE)

Dr. Gustavo Santiso-Quinones

Albbruck-Birkingen (DE)

Hans Kühn

Munich (DE)
  • ELDICO Scientific AG
  • 5234 Villigen
  • Switzerland
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