Egbert Lox earned his MSc (1982) and PhD (1987) in Chemical Engineering at the University of Ghent (Belgium).
He joined the central research laboratories of Degussa AG (Germany) in 1987, where he built up the R&D group for automotive emission control catalysts and assumed consecutive management levels in that area till 2006. From 2006 to 2012 he took care of the management of the corporate R&D team of Umicore, which deploys its activities in Belgium and in Germany. Since 2013 he assumes the position of Senior Vice President Government Affairs, based in Umicore’s headquarters in Brussels (Belgium).
He represents Umicore in the Board or Executive Committee of several industry associations in Belgium, France, Germany and the EU.
He lectures on automotive emission control catalysts amongst others at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. In 2015 he was granted the honorary professorship at this university.
He is a permanent member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts (KVAB) and elected member of the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea (EASA, Salzburg, Austria)