Anton B. Schaap (1961) studied mechanical engineering at the Twente University in Enschede and graduated in the field of renewable energy for developing countries (1986). Since 1987 he is working in the field of renewable energy. At Ecofys Anton worked on the structural mechanics of the Wave Rotor. In 2008 the Wave Rotor was mounted and grid connected at a pier in The Westerschelde in the Netherlands.
Nowadays Anton works for the Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) on technology innovation and standards. He was the convener of the IEC TS 62600-3 technical specification on mechanical loads measurement of marine energy converters. For his valuable contribution he received the IEC 1906 award.