Dr. Hylke Koers is Product Director for Research Communities at Elsevier, driving a program of strategic experiments and pilots to improve the experiences of users across Elsevier’s online products including Mendeley and ScienceDirect. Prior to that, Hylke headed Elsevier’s Content Innovation team which delivered innovations to the article format such as interactive plots, 3D viewers, and the Virtual Microscope. He also served as co-chair of the ICSU-WDS/RDA Working Group that created the Scholix framework, an emerging industry standard for linking research data and the literature.
Before joining Elsevier in 2010, Hylke received a PhD in theoretical astrophysics from the University of Amsterdam and served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is based in Amsterdam.