Lucas van Vliet
Dean of the faculty of Applied Sciences
Professor of Image Analysis, Lucas van Vliet has been appointed acting dean of the faculty of Applied Sciences, now that the current dean Tim van der Hagen is President of the Executive Board. Van Vliet has been a professor at TU Delft since 1999 and at Leiden University since 2012. He combines these positions with the chairmanship of both the Delft Health Initiative and the Medical Delta Programme Board.
Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Will the ice on Greenland start to form again if we stop emitting greenhouse gases? Or will it simply continue to melt? These are the questions that Dr Miren Vizcaino aims to answer. She has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Union to achieve this. “As much as 90% of Greenland is covered by ice. This is an enormous amount of water, enough to make sea levels rise by around 7 meters. This is why it is important to make predictions.”
Bionanoscience , Applied Sciences
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has invited Prof. Marileen Dogterom, to become a member of the Academy. Members are nominated by other researchers for lifetime membership. “It is a great honour”, she says. Together with 17 research groups from six universities and institutions, Dogterom recently submitted a research proposal for the development of a synthetic cell that will show elementary signs of life.
Gijsbert de Zoeten
Minister Bussemaker has appointed Gijsbert de Zoeten as a member of the Supervisory Board. He succeeds Maarten Schönfeld whose second and final term of office is coming to an end. De Zoeten studied Business Administration at Groningen University. He started his career at Unilever in 1989, where he is now the financial director of Unilever Europe. In addition, he supervises the quality of the Controller programme at VU University Amsterdam, of which he himself is a graduate.