Mr. Victor van der Chijs
President Executive Board University of Twente
Victor van der Chijs LL.M is the new chairman of the federation of the three universities of technology, a position which he assumes from ex-TU Delft president Dirk Jan van den Berg. Van der Chijs believes ‘it is very important for the Netherlands that we provide high-quality education for potential new engineers.’ He wants to invest more in people who contribute to scientific research, technology and innovative strength.
Drs. Carolien Gehrels
Member Supervisory Board
Carolien Gehrels M.A. has been appointed Member of the Supervisory Board of TU Delft, having been nominated by the Works Council and the Student Council, as well as the Supervisory Board. Gehrels has worked for one year for the engineering and consulting agency Arcadis, before which she was an alderperson for the Labour Party in Amsterdam for over eight years, responsible for example for Art and Culture and Economic Affairs.
Prof.dr. Nynke Dekker
Nynke Dekker was recently admitted to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The professor of Molecular Biophysics (Applied Sciences) works at the interface of physics and biology, studying the physical properties of biomolecules. The new members were officially inaugurated at the end of September. Membership of the Academy is for life.
(Photo: TU Delft)
Prof.dr. Wiro Niessen
Prof. Wiro Niessen will receive the prestigious Simon Stevin Meester award from Technology Foundation STW on 5 November. The award, worth 500,000 euros, will be used to continue his research into computer systems that can predict which diseases a person is likely to have, based on thousands of MRI and CT scans. ‘I don’t believe in a viable society’, he states in Delta.
(Photo: Sam Rentmeester)